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 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.

Dear Readers

Hello Circa71 readers!

Today I’m going to take a few minutes to do what I don’t often do here on the site…that’s write a little message directly to all of you. First off, thanks for all your daily visits to the site! Circa71 averages somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 hits a day. Not a whole lot of traffic in the grand scheme of things, but that’s ok because I feel like those that visit truly enjoy the articles enough to stop back on a regular basis (or tell their friends) which is by far more important to me.

Recently, I’ve noticed a large increase of spam comments on the site. I try to review most comments to make sure nobody’s input is consumed or discarded by my hungry WordPress spam filters but I often wonder if sometimes it’s a little too eager. If you’ve commented in the past, and didn’t see your comment I am sorry that it went unread.

I really enjoy seeing the comments, but I usually don’t approve comments for the pages (these are 99.9% spam)—only the articles or blog posts. So please make sure when you leave a comment you’re doing so on the related post.

Also, please feel free to use the like feature attached to the bottom of the posts. I’m often asked, how do you pick the subjects for your posts? Which is easy to answer, what do I want to know about that I didn’t already know before? That list could go on for ever. But in any case, I hope I’m helping to make everyone’s list of what they don’t know, a little shorter.

So, thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback in all the ways you do. I promise to continue to toss out cool posts as often as my schedule allows. In the meantime, I’d like to suggest that you readers send me ideas or leads for things you’d like to know about as well as, some of your favorite links or sites. Just attach the links or ideas to the comments area of this post for all to see. I’ll do the rest! Also, I’d like to invite you all to add Circa71 to your site’s blogroll or list of links, and to share our posts via your favorite social media outlet as often as you can so that more people can come to experience the joy of Circa71.

Anyway, this post is already too long so I’ll leave you with a simple adios, and I’ll be on my way.

For Sale: 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS,
Selling price $8725.00

This 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4 door sedan is in excellent condition, well-maintained and clean. The car runs well and has been regularly serviced. It belonged to my grandparents, who no longer have a need for it.

The mileage is 67,212
Our price ($8725.00) is based on private party, good condition listing with the following options from Kelly’s Blue Book.

• 4.6 Liter, V8
• Automatic Transmission, Rear-wheel drive
• Traction Control
• 4-Wheel ABS
• Air Conditioning
• Power Windows
• Power Door Locks
• Cruise Control
• Power Steering
• Tilt Wheel
• AM/FM Stero
• CD (Single Disc)
• Dual Airbags
• Dual Power Seats
• Leather interior
• Sun Roof
• Alloy Wheels
• Good Tires

For more information or photos please email:
If you would like to see the car in person please call: (937) 473-2803 and ask for Jennifer Romick to schedule a time.

For Sale: 523 Gondert Avenue

Live in or moving to the Dayton area and need a new place to store your stuff and live the dream? Well if so here’s the place for you!

523 Gondert features: four bedrooms (2 upstairs and 2 downstairs), 1 bath, a connected garage, wood floors, new paint, full basement, a wonderful, large, secluded, backyard complete with landscaping, perennial plants, large trees, an outdoor storage area / dog kennel, a large cement patio and 2 smaller brick patios, an open-pit bbq / fire area and a privacy fence with alley access.

Located in Dayton’s beautiful, Easter Hills area and just minutes from downtown Dayton, The Oregon District, I-35, I-675 and I-75 this brick and limestone faced Cape Cod styled house is in a quiet neighborhood, is close to everything and is priced to sell!

For more information visit: or to schedule a walk-through please contact Gina Landis of Real Living Realty Services (937) 623-9441, @ginakayRE

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 and prepare to have your eyes pop while you browse his portfolio.



  • $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!


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: 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: and check out their video.

DCS Presents: Jeff Hamada of

Written by Brian Ward


Vancouver’s Jeff Hamada will join DCS and friends on Tuesday, March 16. He’ll elaborate on his work and how “tangents” helped him create the highest-traffic art blog on the internet,, which gets 2.5 million pageviews each month.

About Jeff Hamada
Jeff Hamada is a Japanese Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. He was one of 100 artists selected by Converse and Product(RED) to create a shoe in celebration of their 100th year anniversary and has also designed for the likes of Oakley, Electronic Arts, and Endeavor Snowboards. In 2008 Hamada created an art blog called Booooooom, and it has since become his full-time job.


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. Register online for this event

2010 Hermes Real Art Style

Via: Real Art Design Group Blog

It’s that time of year again—The Greater Dayton Advertising Association’s Hermes Awards. A time to look back on all the work we’ve done collectively over the past year and a time to go out on the town to socialize with over 300 fellow Dayton area creative, marketing and advertising professionals. This year’s event was held at the Dayton Masonic Center and featured a moving video tribute to one of Dayton’s long-time and best loved designer, teacher and friend, Dan Johnson. In memory of Dan, GDAA and DCS have renamed the Student award as the “Dan Johnson Award”. This year the award was presented to three students: Real Art’s own interactive intern, Tyler Spahr, Anthony Wartinger and Reka Juhasz

2010 turned out to be a special year for Real Art as we were presented with a total of 29 awards. The unprecedented haul included a triple crown of Interactive Media awards for a total of nine Gold Addy’s or coveted “Hermes heads” and two overall “judges awards” which will all automatically move on to the American Advertising Federation’s 5th District competition covering Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The District winners will then move on to the national ADDY Awards in June.

Gold Addy’s were awarded to Real Art for the following categories and pieces:

Arkansas Children's Annual Report: Scout's Honor
Project—Arkansas Children’s Hospital Annual Report
Category—Collateral Material

greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Flip Books
Project—Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Flip Books
Category—Collateral Material

Dayton Children's: Just Right
Project—Children’s Medical Center of Dayton TV Spots
Category—Television, over $1,000
Shayla | Burr | Layla | Nate

Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Web Site
Project—Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Recruitment Website
Category—Interactive Media: Business to Business

Project—Real Art Design Group GroBot Website
Category—Advertising Industry Self-Promotion

Real Art Design Group Promo Reel
Project—Real Art Design Group Promo Reel
Category—Elements of Advertising

VTech Electronics Website Redesign
Category—Interactive Media: Business to Consumer

Project—Wright State University Day of Innovation
Category—Non-Traditional Advertising Campaign

Ford F-150 Raptor
Project—Wunderman/Ford F-150 Raptor Microsite
Category—Interactive Media: Online Advertising

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Annual Report and Real Art Design Group’s GroBot Website also earned Real Art two Judges Awards.

And just like that Halloween 09 is gone…

Despite some crappy windy wet weather leading up to the party Saturday cleared off for another wonderful Halloween evening. Special thanks to Tom Davis, Andy Nick, Rick Smith and everyone else who always helps to make these parties so special. Enjoy the photos—if anyone has any to add please send them to me via: I’d love to add them to the slideshow below.


H09 Slideshow of photos | H09 invite & poster design: Tom Davis
Invite printing: Oregon Printing Co. | Posters: All System’s Color, Inc.

Seeking Meet Me At The Club Donations

MMATC Splash

Dear DCS friend and supporter,

Thanks for all your continued support and well wishes for the continued success of Dayton Creative Syndicate. Every year DCS teams up with our sister-organization, The Greater Dayton Advertising Association and two other groups, AMA and IABC to sponsor a silent auction holiday party to celebrate the season and benefit all the groups involved.

The way it works is easy—each organization seeks out donations of products, services or discounts to be auctioned the night of the party. Then the proceeds from the sales of these donated items go to help to support: on-going education, programming, public service projects, and much more. Your donation not only helps the continuation of DCS, but is good publicity for your company as well.

So that’s our spiel—please help us by contributing what you can. Every items helps. In return we’ll do our best to promote the items and your company and you’ll have our enduring thanks.

The sooner you donate, the more you’ll benefit from the pre-event publicity which includes an item/donor list posted on our Web site(s), e-mail blasts, and more…plus, this year you can follow us on Twitter via: @mmatc As donations come we’ll promote the donated items and who the generous donor(s) are.

To see a list of items that have already been donated

To donate items

This year please mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Party & Auction at the NCR Country Club on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The theme this year is “Meet Me at the Club”, and we intend to bring back the glitz and celebrate the renewed optimism of the late 1930s.

Mark your calendar: Thurs., Dec. 3 at NCR Country Club, 4435 Dogwood Trail, Kettering.
Registration/networking will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30.

To reserve your spot for the holiday party.

If you have any questions about donations or the event, please contact DCS president, Patrice Hall via email: or DCS Director, Rob Anspach via email:


DCS Presents: Craig Neuman from Barkley


For the past 5 years, Craig Neuman has nurtured great ideas into great design as Creative Director at Midwestern creative powerhouse, Barkley. The Kansas City-based, full-service advertising agency has built up an impressive client list and some impressive work. They also have a rocket on top of their building and, among other notable quirks, they are 100% employee-owned.

Clearly, Barkley takes their work seriously, but they don’t take themselves too seriously—and neither does Neuman. Just watch his discussion about Americans butchering the Queen’s English and you can see that he delights in observing and critiquing the world around him. Craig’s work has appeared in The One Show Annual, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, National ADDYs and POP Times.

DCS will present Craig Neuman at SAA on Monday, November 9 beginning at 6:00PM. That’s coming up very soon and seating is limited, so register online now to reserve your spot.



  • DCS members: $5
  • Non-members: $10
  • Students (cash at door only with valid student ID): $5

Register Online

(You will be taken to GDAA’s website for payment and registration)

About Craig Neuman

Craig oversees a talented design group at Barkley that works on strategy and execution of brand identity, packaging and POP displays. His work has been honored by Communication Arts, Graphis, Print Regional Design Annual, National Gold Addys and One Show Design Annuals. Craig has been involved with creating effective communication strategies for clients including 24-Hour Fitness, Sonic Drive-ins, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, L’Oreal, March of Dimes and H+R Block.

Perhaps his proudest moment? Winning a James Beard Award, the culinary equivalent of an Oscar, for best restaurant graphics in the nation.

Halloween on Gondert 2009

Like a zombie in the night—Halloween has risen again to awake your terror and shake your bones. So conjure your imagination, resurrect your creativity wear your best Saturday-go-to-black-mass suit and join us as we celebrate the 12th annual Halloween on Gondert. Hope to see you all there.


H09 invite & poster design: Tom Davis / Invite printing: Oregon Printing Co.
Posters: All System’s Color, Inc.

This year’s festivities:
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
523 Gondert Avenue Dayton Ohio, 45403

8pm till it’s over

Please bring lawn chairs, coolers, beverages and any party favors that you care to share. A nice cozy bon-fire, plenty of food, music and a scary atmosphere will be there to greet you like a hump-backed lab-assistant. Guests are welcome however, please remember this is an adults only party. Costumes are expected but not required.

Questions & other correspondence: |  (937) 422-4055


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from past Halloween parties: