this week at via

Here's what happened this week at the world's most pimpin' design and branding firm:

Today started out with Journey blasting on our music server. Cheese factor set to high on a Friday is always a good thing.

We finished (or at least 99%, anyway) Stacie Orrico's new website. It's not live just yet - but should be sometime next week - so check that link later. Beautiful work done by Leigh and Paul. UPDATE: LAUNCHED!

We nearly completed a new site for IMARobot. Should also launch next week, so check that link later too. Very cool work done by David, Brent and Paul. UPDATE: LAUNCHED!

We're producing an interactive booklet for Janet Jackson, that fans will get when they purchase her music on iTunes. This is the second time we've done something like this, and it's pretty cool.

I met with another major record label this week, in an attempt to convince them they can't possibly manage another day without hiring our firm. I think the meeting went well, and we'll hopefully do some great work together.

We received a PIMP CUP! And some pimp gear. Some samples, for a project we're pitching to one of our clients. Everyone's planning on ordering their own pimp gear now. Can't really see Leigh wearing pimp gear - but hey, what she does in her own time is her business. Dave's attempting to look all badass with the pimp cup, above.

Giuli just tripped, and nearly fell flat on her face. She claims there's a ridge in the carpet - but I'm convinced it's the flip flops. We're all laughing hard. Cuz that's how we roll.


David Plain said...

That guy is really good looking.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the menu on IMARobot? Did the client add a link after it was finished? Or was it designed to go off the white?

David Plain said...

What can I say? Sometimes clients have you do strange things. Like making a menu not fit right. Listen to Ima robots music, maybe it will make sense... or maybe not.

darryl ohrt said...

The nav bar that bleeds off the sides was a point of some discussion at VIA. David (as apparently Casey does, above) felt it should fit within the framework of the site. The band really wanted a messy site. One band member even compared it to his messy apartment - in a good way. They pushed hard for a messy, layered approach. Including the existing nav.

As an aging punk rocker, I agree with the band here - David created an accurate DIY feel, while breaking the rules of design, just a bit. But I also know that David cringes just a bit, when he sees it. ;-)

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