Collins Wins Effie

The TDC, a 65-year-old organization that promotes typographic excellence, tasked us with inspiring designers to enter its 60th International Typography Competition. Collins created the “New Generation” campaign, the centerpiece of which was a 7-minute film exploring how type lives and breathes the time and culture it is created in. Entry submissions for TDC’s 60th Annual Competition jumped 11%, and Collins won a much coveted 2015 Effie Award for Arts & Culture.

COLLINS at Apple

Friends in the Bay Area: Brian Collins and Matt Luckhurst will present at the Apple Store May 7th, 6pm! Register here.

COLLINS at Gel Conference

Leland Maschmeyer + Brett Renfer will be speaking at the Gel Conference April 23. For more info. about the conference visit their site.

Print 75

Brian Collins and Christian Widlic’s poster for Print’s 75th Anniversary is out! See the other designs here.

Fast Company: Here is An Open Office Any Employee Would Love

Envisioning a space where a tight-knit creative group can come together architecturally to share ideas wasn’t easy, but Collins and Thiel Architecture made it happen. Highlights: A library filled with hundreds of art and design books and a spectacular view of the Empire State Building.

Spotify at SXSW

Spotify blends its roots in tech with its connection to music culture in a new visual language that will span its website, application, social media, events, advertising and marketing collateral.

Forbes Magazine: "The future of music videos."

As Hollywood begins to consider how to harness virtual and augmented reality, the music industry is working out how to make moving images more interactive - and social.

Wallace at SXSW

Nick Ace and Brett Renfer’s talk about the making of Azealia Banks’ ‘Wallace’ video at the Google SXSW Fiber House.

Airbnb Haus

We helped Airbnb bring their Haus at Sundance to life with environmental and digital graphic systems.

Fast Company: Spotify Unveils a Bold New Brand Identity

FastCo.Design’s coverage of the re-imagined Spotify identity created by Collins and launched at SXSW 2015. The goal of the new identity was to create an evolving visual idea that would signal to the brand’s core audience of that Spotify is as rich and lively as music culture itself.

AdAge: Creativity Editor’s Pick of the Day

COLLINS created and produced the interactive experience that allows fans to both control Azealia Banks’ movements and appear with her in an interactive version of her latest video for the track ‘Wallace’.

Can Typography Become Conscious?

Leland Maschmeyer discusses how he and his team at Collins fed open source data into bespoke generative algorithms to create typographic forms. Data about Twitter activity, the weather, traffic congestion, geography and time of day all affected the expressions.

Brian Collins at Coca-Cola Design Summit

Brian will talk about how to create sustainable ideas through design at the Coca-Cola Design Summit in Atlanta March 12-13, 2015.

Control Azealia Banks in Interactive 'Wallace' Video

Rolling Stone says Azealia Banks’ latest single has gotten a video as inventive as her album Broke With Expensive Taste. Collins created and produced the online experience that has fans raving.

Azealia Banks

“Wallace”, the new single from Azealia Banks’ Broke With Expensive Taste, is a webcam-driven interactive film produced by COLLINS. Directed by Nick Ace and Rob Soucy, powered by Google Cloud Platform.

Innovation Award Winner: Solid Gold Pet

The Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Innovation Awards cited Solid Gold Pet for demonstrating innovative, disruptive thinking across the formulation, distribution and packaging sectors of the pet food market.

Can a Typeface Be Hacked?

Lee Maschmeyer will be speaking at the Type Directors Club February 5 @ 6:30pm about generative typography & the story behind Typography 35.

Houston 2015

COLLINS partner Leland Maschmeyer will be at Houston’s 2015 Design Week. His topic: why great experiences are the last competitive advantage a brand can keep.

Branding New Frontiers

DMI: Design Management Institute Webinar, “Branding New Frontiers” Brian Collins speaks with Pamela DeCesare about branding in the context of the social/mobile/co-created world.

Leland Maschmeyer x TDC

Leland Maschmeyer delivered a talk about generative typography at the Type Directors Club. Think science fiction + typography. Watch it here.

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