2012 AAF-Dayton Hermes Awards Intro Video

AAF-Dayton takes a field trip to the Schuster Center for the 2012 Hermes Awards. Mrs. McCatherine rounds up the local advertising community for a trip to learn about Hermes 101.

This was the opening video for AAF-Dayton’s Hermes Awards Ceremony, held at the Schuster Center on February 25, 2012. The theme of this year’s event as “Hermes 101,” in recognition of the Dayton chapter’s 101 year history. The folks on the bus are familiar faces in the Dayton advertising industry.

Via: UD Media Production Group

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.

Hanger 18

For many years after the alleged Roswell event in July 1947, when a flying saucer was said to have crashed on a ranch located about 60 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico. Rumors of alien corpses found nearby were largely dismissed by all but the more stubborn believers in extraterrestrial invaders. Every so often, though, stories would surface about Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which was said to hold the remains of the crashed Roswell flying saucer and the refrigerated corpses of the alien bodies that had been found beside the downed craft.

Dayton, Ohio is not a town that most people would find remarkable. Except for the presence of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This military base started life merely as Wright Field (so named for the Ohio-born brothers who invented modern aviation). But, not long after the UFO crash at Roswell, that changed. Materials from the New Mexico crash site were believed to have been transported to Dayton, after which, Wright Field became formally known as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Many UFOlogists believe, since 1947, Wright-Patterson has been used to store wreckage from the downed alien craft and the bodies of the aliens themselves. It wasn’t long before rumors began to circulate about the mysterious “Blue Room,” or, Hangar 18. Stories about this top secret location in the Air Force Base were so persistent that in the 1960s, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona dropped by the base and asked permission of General Curtis LeMay to view Hangar 18. His request met with quite a stir and was flatly denied by LeMay.

As UFO research enters the twenty-first century, controversy still rages over the truth of whether Major Jesse Marcel and his men collected pieces of debris from a flying saucer along with the bodies of two to five extraterrestrial crew members. Most civilian and military personnel accounts who claim to have been eyewitnesses to the events at Roswell speak of five alien bodies found at the impact site north of Roswell and state that four corpses were transported to Hangar 18 at Wright Field, with the fifth going to the USAF mortuary service at Lowry Field. Two years before his death in the late 1990s, pilot Oliver “Pappy” Henderson swore at a reunion of his World War II bomber crew that he had flown the remains of four alien bodies out of Roswell Army Field in a C-54 cargo plane in July 1947.

Don Schmitt and Kevin Randle, in their book UFO Crash at Roswell (1991), include an interview with Brig. Gen. Arthur Exon in which he states that, in addition to debris from the wreckage, four tiny alien cadavers were flown to Wright Field: “They [the alien bodies] were all found, apparently, outside the craft itself.…The metal and material from the spaceship was unknown to anyone I talked to. [The event at] Roswell was the recovery of a craft from space.”

In his subsequent research, Randle’s investigations confirm the claims made previously by other researchers that four corpses were transported to Wright Field and the fifth to Lowry Field. There are, however, numerous secondary accounts that maintain that one of the aliens survived the crash and was still alive when Major Marcel and his retrieval unit arrived on the scene. Some UFO researchers believe that as late as 1986 the alien entity was still alive and well treated as a guest of the air force at Wright-Patterson.

Via: UnexplainedStuff

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

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

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!

Downtown Dayton’s Renovated Space Odyssey

Below is an excerpt from Dayton Creative Syndicate’s Creative Crux article “Downtown Dayton’s Renovated Space Odyssey” by Marisa Becker.

This article features a look at the creative workplaces of four local creative companies; Visual Marketing Associates, Real Art Design Group, Forge Design and Hafenbrack Marketing Company and takes a look at how these companies have re-purposed existing structures to create new and exciting offices in Downtown Dayton.

Forge's wonderful stained glass window

It’s a cycle that has repeated itself in many urban areas across the country: the downtown core starts suffering, real estate prices go down, creative professionals take advantage of deals on great old spaces and fix them up, and the newly vibrant neighborhoods and valuable properties in turn attract businesses and residents back to downtown.

Four creative businesses in Dayton have taken the first steps to start revitalizing Dayton, beginning from the ground up by adapting existing downtown spaces to fit their needs. And while they’ve all taken different approaches, they seem to agree on one thing: in this market, it’s foolish not to invest in downtown Dayton.

Please visit: http://www.creativesyndicate.org/blog/creative-crux to read the rest of this super article and see all of the wonderful pictures of these amazing creative spaces.

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: http://523gondertave.realliving.com or to schedule a walk-through please contact Gina Landis of Real Living Realty Services (937) 623-9441, @ginakayRE

DCS Urban Nights Poker Run

Hit the downtown Dayton Urban Nights scene with the DCS crew and prepare your best poker face for the downtown poker run Friday, September 10.

You don’t need to be a card shark to play—everyone will get random cards at each location, so you’ll have to rely on simply getting lucky at each bar you visit.

We’ll kick things off at 6 p.m. at the former home of Real Art (232 East Sixth St. in the Oregon District across the street from Jay’s Seafood Restaurant). Then you will make your way around various downtown locations, collecting more cards as you go. Participating establishments include Tumbleweed Connection, Franco’s, Dublin Pub, Blind Bob’s and Bar Tiki. The person who shows up at the final location, Oregon Express, at 8:30 p.m. with the best hand wins the pot.

Winner must be present toclaim their prize: 25 percent of the pot goes to the first-place winner, 10 percent to second place, and third runner-up receives 5 percent. Entry fee is $5 per person; registration ends at 7 p.m. You must register at 232 East Sixth Street to begin the poker run.

Each contestant may also enter to win a four-pack of tickets to this year’s Renaissance Festival, It’s unequivocally the coolest way to kick off Urban Nights.

Get More Traction from Your Creative Career

Via: Dayton Creative Syndicatetraction_poster

How do you translate exuberant creative energy into a viable career with big-name brands? Find out Tuesday, Sept. 21, as DCS and the school of advertising art welcome Tony Neary and Tom Kisker from Cincinnati’s own Traction. The session kicks off at 6 p.m. at saa.

A founding partner of Traction as well as a talented designer and illustrator, Tony Neary has led creative development for multiple P&G brands as well as several national and global brands including Dave’s Gourmet, MeadWestvaco and Coca-Cola. The plan of launching Traction came to fruition in early 2007. Although, the contingency plan of enrolling in rodeo clown school is still a viable option.

WHO: Tony Neary, Traction
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 21
TIME: 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: saa
PRICE: $10 members, $20 non-members (join today!), $5 students (with valid student ID)

Click here to reserve your spot.

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.