Who are you talking to?

Bilal, as many of you may know, is a master of many forms of the written word. A longtime member (and current co-Artistic Director) of the quicksilver Neo-Futurists, he has written over 100 plays and performance pieces. But he’s also written everything from short fiction to poetic meditations on the CONTINUE READING /

Case Study Outtakes: Prince Charming (Customer Relations Management)

The Problem: It’s difficult to be an archetypal character, appearing in several different stories–even when that character happens to be the embodiment of noble heroism. As one of the more popular stock characters in children’s fiction, Prince Charming found himself with a lot of work across several different media, including film, … CONTINUE READING /

When You Have a Story to Tell

When people look at what we do as a company, I get this sense that we don’t fit into the box of what they expect. I get a lot of questions: “So do you build websites? What kind of industries do you specialize in? I need SEO help, is that something … CONTINUE READING /

Case Study Outtakes: The Mona Lisa (Rebranding & Design)

The Problem: Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece portrait was experiencing an itch to try something new. The painting was aware that in the digital age, stagnancy is a precursor to obsolescence, and decided that after over 500 years it was worth considering a reinvention that better caught the eye of the modern … CONTINUE READING /

Tech Week

This is a very short horror story.

You’re at the final point of your Big Project. You’re exhausted. You tell yourself you don’t even care anymore, and you might even believe it.

Except you’re also spending hours obsessing over the end result, or cursing decisions that were made months ago that … CONTINUE READING /

Case Study Outtakes: The Toaster (Portfolio Website)

The Problem: In the past decade, the rise of the celebrity chef has fostered a renewed understanding of food preparation as a type of art. We were approached by an extraordinary household toaster that wished to capture some of the lightning from this zeitgeist by displaying some of its most notable … CONTINUE READING /

Case Studies That Never Existed: Shadowy Criminal Mastermind (Strategy Consultation)

The Problem: According to the trio of bumbling henchmen who approached us, the client was looking for an objective third party who could assess and offer suggestions to improve an upcoming campaign that he–or she–referred to only as “P.Y.T.H.O.N.” We had been chosen, the voice-altered recording told us, because after … CONTINUE READING /

The Story Circle and You.

When you sit down to talk with the team from Marshall Creative, one of the concepts we’re going to introduce to you is the use of the story circle as a tool to inform your brand and your business model. At first, you might think this is a little weird. You … CONTINUE READING /

The Thousand Things That Are Killing You.

We know this came out in 2010, but we didn’t have a full appreciation of its genius back then — follow this link to see the online video for international pop sensation Robyn’s song “Don’t F***ing Tell Me What To Do,” a trippy and 3D-capable experience that is written entirely in … CONTINUE READING /

Darwin Deez Wins At Stockbit.

The more sophisticated but no less ridiculous sibling of the stock photo is the stock video–featuring the same generic images of actors doing generic things for purposes of being generic enough for anybody to use them, but this time in full, looping motion.

Wacky singer-songwriter Darwin Deez uses these bits of … CONTINUE READING /