A Little Post About The Post-Apocalypse

Anyone that knows anything about end of the world knows that our imminent demise is fast approaching. That’s right, humans—on that fateful winter solstice day of December 21st, 2012 at precisely 11:12 UTC (personally, I’ve taken the day off) we will find out why the Mayan calendar ends. Some say the Mayans predicted the end of this epoch and the start of a new, “Yay new!” or “Boo, we are all going to die!” Interpret how you wish, but in the case of our Alien Workshop KTC series, we’ve braced ourselves for the latter.

Each board depicts a possible death-by-an-apocalypse scenario. Whether it’s death by alien invasion, nuclear fallout, or natural disaster, we have your skate graphics covered. Each board comes with a propaganda-like guide entitled 2012, So You’re an Apocalypse Survivor. There’s a limited batch of Alien Workshop branded apocalypse-proof steel cans that has all three board designs packed safely inside for all your bug out needs. We posted a few detail photos over on Facebook.

To get the word out, we have sent mysterious letters asking a chosen few to continue the mission: to ensure skateboarding post-apocalypse. Alien Workshop is even burying five canisters around the planet for the lucky living to find—hidden away from abduction beams, radiation, and known fault lines, of course. Check out the video we made below for a hint to the whereabouts of the first one.

Working on this project was a dream come true because: 1. I have apocalypse dreams all the time and 2. I grew up on skateboard culture. I would hang out every day after school at my local skate shop thinking, “Dude, how sick would it be to, like—do a board graphic!”  And Alien Workshop! With their love for Dayton and conspiracy theories, we were in alignment like the planets on apocalypse-eve. So suffice it to say, I will love this project until the end of time…or longer.

2012 Apocalypse Series by Alien Workshop and Real Art from Real Art on Vimeo.

Via: RealArt Blog
Written By: Crystal Dennis

Ro-Bros Goes Live

Our two prototypes are formidable machines, each with incredible force and precision. Plus, they’re 100% B.A. But only one of the Ro-Bros can reign supreme. To determine the winner, we need your help.

On February 1, 2012, Today we released our Ro-Bros to the public for their final test… the Ro-Bros will be controlled by YOU in a three-week battle at Ro-Bros.com. If our calculations are correct, it’ll be epic.

Follow the Ro-Bros on Facebook or Twitter for further notices and start training your fingers to hit those arrow keys because on 2.1.12, today, it’s time to put up your virtual dukes and throw down, Ro-Bros style.

Visit the site, log-in, customize your avatar, and start exploring the Ro-Bro Laboratories by checking out the prototypes, the technology, the fight stats and of course the restricted lab test videos. You can also enter the live stream on Level 8 to see what techniques other A & B-Bot pilots are performing.

The Battle Begins…

Remember last year, when we built the world’s largest claw game and invited everyone to play online? The response was amazing—over 100,000 people played from all over the world. The Santa Claw even spent a week in the Gizmodo Gallery in NYC. Since we packed it all up, people have been asking what’s next.

Well, this year the Real Art team is elbows-deep in advanced robotic engineering. In our secret underground lab, we have been developing devices decades ahead of our time. We are finally ready to reveal The Ro-Bros, developed side by side with technology never before seen outside our labs. Our two prototypes are formidable machines, each with incredible force and precision. Plus, they’re 100% B.A.

But only one of the Ro-Bros can reign supreme. To determine the winner, we need your help.

On February 1, 2012, we will release the Ro-Bros to the public for their final test… the Ro-Bros will be controlled by you in a three-week battle at Ro-Bros.com. If our calculations are correct, it’ll be epic.

Follow the Ro-Bros on Facebook or Twitter for further notices and start training your fingers to hit those arrow keys because on 2.1.12, it’s time to put up your virtual dukes and throw down, Ro-Bros style.

Via: RealArtBlog

The Santa Claw is Officially the World’s Largest Claw Machine

[photo by C.Wire]

We have a little bit of huge news to share: The Santa Claw—the ginormous claw game we built for everyone to play on the web—was just listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition as the Largest Claw Machine (Ever). The book is available now at guinnessworldrecords.com.

Our team paused for a second to celebrate this great start to 2012, then got straight back to work on our next launch, the top-secret Project B.A.

Via: RealArtBlog

 

Gizmodo Grabs The Santa Claw

Awesome news for all of you Santa Claw addicts…The Santa Claw is coming back!

Gizmodo invited The Santa Claw to be part of this year’s Gizmodo Gallery in NYC, which features some of the wildest devices they’ve blogged about on their site. In case you aren’t familiar with Gizmodo, it is THE gadget blog, covering nearly everything in the gadget and technology world. So, you can see why we’re super excited and honored to be a part of their gallery.

As you might remember, last year we built (yep—from scratch) the world’s largest remote-controlled claw game and then invited people from all over to log on and play. The response was overwhelming; over 330,000 people visited, and some waited in line for eight hours for their turn to play. And, in the end, we shipped out over 4,000 prizes to our winners. It was amazing and so much fun for us.

So in case you missed it the first time around or have missed playing for the last 6 months, you can log on December 5–10 and play The Santa Claw.

http://vimeo.com/19397620

Via: RealArtBlog

Throwing down the Gauntlet

In case you missed our Urban Knights shopping cart jousting, here’s what went down: Real Arters designed costumes, picked up their shields, jumped into shopping carts, and sped toward each other for an epic battle. Many tried, but only one team walked away with all the glory.

Check out the photos from the event here!

Via: Real Art Blog

Alderwood – Chapter 2

Our newest roommates in the Dayton office, Showdown Visual have made the top 5 in Vimeo’s Beyond the Still Contest. The contest has a pretty sweet premise – each short video is based on a provided still frame. Vincent Laforet created the first chapter and they’ve opened it up to the community to continue the story. The Dayton Real Art offices and condo are featured throughout their piece.

About this video:
“Chapter 2 of the Canon/Vimeo Film Contest
Check out Vincent Laforet’s Chapter 1 here:
vimeo.com/groups/beyondthestill

A 2009 Showdown Visual Production

Written By: Kenny Mosher, Rachel Mosher and Thomas Ross
Director: Kenny Mosher
Editor: Kenny Mosher
Music Written By: PJ Perretta and Kenny Mosher
Music Producer: PJ Perretta
Production Assistants: Kyle Brock, Jon Morton, Rachel Mosher

Actors
Salhouse: Jon Morton
Salhouse’s Voice: Pete Robertson
Sniper: Thomas Ross

Real Mart Grand Opening

Its finally here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Real Mart is open for business. After months and months of planning and talking and lots of hard work by many Real Arters, we are finally launching our very own store. It is very exciting to add this to the list of amazing things Real Art has done and we hope it becomes a major success and continues to be lots of fun. So, tell your friends and family to shoprealmart.com. And keep thinking about what you want to sell next!

Via: Real Art Blog Posted by: jenn.gobrail

A Christmas Card Project

Every year for the holiday season the company I work at, Real Art does some cool holiday gift for our clients, friends and family. In year’s past we’ve done photo kits, water bottles, desk lamps, light bulbs and travel journals and of course our smash hit the AAF National Addy award winning A New Year A New You puppets.

But this year we took a step back. We tried to be mindful of our time and our financially responsibility while developing a present that allows us to focus on what’s really important—our relationships with those around us. So we took our mailing list of 400+ names and split them up among the employees at Real Art. From there each of us was tasked with creating 12 or so, personalized handmade Christmas or seasonal cards. Each card contained a hand-written note from one of us talking about our holiday plans, our families traditions or what we were thankful for this year.

In a time when everyone’s looking for the next big impact project it’s nice to get back to the basics a little bit with an old-fashioned crafty-type card. In the end we had a huge pile of custom handmade cards that our clients, friends and family all enjoyed receiving.

To check out the cards I made, visit my Flickr account here.

A Real moving experience

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Just wanted to add a post to say sorry for the lack of updates this past few days. The company I work for, Real Art Design Group, has spent the last week packing and prepairing for the move to our new offices which took place Saturday June 6th and 7th. We had a great turnout of help. Many thanks to all who lent a hand.

Located in downtown Dayton at 520 East First Street. The new Real Art building sits beside Brixx Ice Co. and looks across the street towards Fifth-Third Field. The building, the move and making sure we can hit the ground running has been taking up a lot of our time lately.

But as of today, everything is moved and set-up. We’ve still got a few bugs to work out and some areas that need some attention but for the most part we’re good to go. In any case I thought it also might be nice to share some of our photos with all of you readers.

Check out the photos from our moving experience via these links below:
The Big Move
The Move Complete
Real Art touches down: Day 2
Flickr Complete collection of building photos start to finish

Thanks for reading, more cool posts soon.
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