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 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

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine

Melvin the Machine is best described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. Besides doing what Rube Goldbergs do best – performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction – Melvin has an identity. Actually, the only purpose of this machine is promoting its own identity.

Melvin, who was created by Dutch Studio, HEYHEYHEY, takes pictures and makes video’s of his audience which he instantly uploads to his blog, Facebook and Twitter account. Besides that he also makes his own merchandise. The whole crazy process happens in about four minutes!

Via: ThePreSurfer

Santa Claw Merchandise

Hey readers as always thanks for visiting and reading Circa71. I wanted to invite you all to take a bit to check out the cool stuff over at Real Mart.

What’s Real Mart you say? Well the Real Art gang built an online Real Mart store to bring you the very best of our handcrafted products.

And now we have Santa Claw goodies! That’s right if you just can’t get enough of The Santa Claw then Real Mart is the place for you. Of course if you’re going to play a giant claw machine you need one of our giant Santa Claw tokens. Or maybe one of the cool Claw t-shirts are more your flavor.

With fun slogans like; I Fought the Claw and the Claw won, I played The Claw and all I got was this crappy t-shirt, Claw is for lovers, Clawsome, I <3 Claw, Biggest Claw ever, Balls, and I grabbed some balls in The Claw, you’re sure to find the perfect fit. More items will be available soon so hopefully you’ll enjoy the variety of goods that Real Mart offers and you’ll come back time and time again to see what’s new.

Or head on over to our Real Art blog for some fun Santa Claw freebies; such as phone backgrounds, desktops and ringtones.

More information:
The Santa Claw @ Circa71
The Santa Claw, the official site
Real Art Design Group, Inc.
Twitter: @TheSantaClaw
Facebook: thesantaclaw

For more information about The Claw please contact: info@thesantaclaw.com

The Santa Claw

Have you ever wondered what happens to Santa’s leftover gifts? The ones that never appeared on Christmas wish lists. Well…nothing. Until now. This year the Fat Man sent his friends at Real Art all the unused presents, and we gave them a home in The Santa Claw.

Yep we said claw. We built the biggest claw game ever. And you—or anyone in the entire world—can play the game from your own computer. Best part…if you win, we’ll send the leftover Santa goodies straight to your door.

Visit www.thesantaclaw.com for all the details. Check out the prizes, leather chaps, Dokken records, hand-held crossbows, t-shirts, Lenticular Sacred Heart Jesus, games, balls, models, scooters, skateboards and much much more. Log in now, create your customized avatar and be prepared for a clawsome good time!

School of Advertising Art

Shot by Showdown Visual’s Kenny Mosher this recruiting video tells you what The School of Advertising Art is all about. Way different than the old digs that I graduated from way back in 1991. Props to Kenny for a sweet promo video and to the good folks at saa for their ongoing efforts to raise the creative bar.

DCS Presents: Chuck Anderson

Get inspired to take your design to the next level. Chuck Anderson will share his experiences of diving into the deep end of the design world and resurfacing with his own firm, NoPattern. You might have even heard of some of his clients — Reebok, Pepsi, Google and Virgin Records, to name a few. How did this fresh-out-of-high-school kid transform into the hottest ad campaign asset since Technicolor? You’ll have to attend the event on April 27 to find out. Come with an open mind and leave with the reassurance that someday it could be you behind that podium talking about your forays into the design world.

About Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson portrait

What started as an experimental period to exercise his inner artist before heading off to college has spiraled into NoPattern, a firm that has garnered more than its share of star clients on its roster in just five-plus years of existence. Visit nopattern.com and prepare to have your eyes pop while you browse his portfolio.

Details

Pricing

  • $10 DCS/GDAA members
  • $20 non-members (join today)
  • $5 students (cash at the door with valid student ID)
  • Early bird special: register online and get a 20% discount!

Registration

Register online for this event

To register, you will be taken to a registration page on GDAA’s website. You may register at the event, but registering online will ensure your seat

Dayton: Average + Awesome

It seems like every city in America wants Google Fiber.  And who can  blame them?  Ever since Google announced its plan last month to bring ultra-high speed  Internet connections (as in, up to 100x faster than what most of the  country has today) to between 50,000 and 500,000 people, cities across  the U.S. have been clamoring to curry the favor of the search giant. Well Dayton, here is your chance to get involved an opportunity to make a difference.
Check out the new site Dayton: Average + Awesome. Enter your address and ZIP code to show Google what our local support for their program might look  like. By working together and acting with local partners committed to this initiative maybe we can bring Google’s Fiber Network to the Dayton Region.
We’ve made a video to share our interest about some of the great things Dayton has to offer. Now you can create and add your own videos to the site as well, or you can watch movies that others have posted.

You might also like to learn more about exactly what Google is planning to test and what it might mean to our region. If so please visit: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi and check out their video.

You might also like to learn more about exactly what Google is planning to test and what it might mean to our region. If so please visit: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi and check out their video.