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Teva Footwear

Teva Footwear

 

Teva Footwear

Nearly 30 years ago, a Grand Canyon river guide forever changed the way people experienced the outdoors. Rigging two Velcro watchbands to an old pair of flip flops, he created a shoe that wouldn’t float away, and thus, the world’s first sport sandal. In doing so, he built a loyal tribe of river enthusiasts and athletes that has lasted for decades...

 

While working at Frank Creative, the focus of our GO. DO. BE. print campaign was to fully embrace the fluid moments of life and sport that one experiences during a river trip. We had Teva gather their team and set them loose down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Through the use of photography, large-scale water polaroid transfers, and custom typography by notable poster artists, we were able create a liquid dream-scape that allows the amazing energy of the trip to flow right off the page.

 
 
 
 

The polaroid transfer process is pure magic, and separates the image into a jelly-like substance that can be freely manipulated underwater before placing it back onto a dry piece of paper.

 
 

Project Tasks: Art Direction, Print Design, Advertising


Dam That Cancer

Dam That Cancer

 

Dam That Cancer

 

Every summer, hordes of stand-up paddleboarders from all over the country descend upon Lake Austin, as part of the annual Tyler's Dam That Cancer fundraising event for The Flatwater Foundation. It is a somber and worthy cause that has been transformed into a very unique event and lively after-party thrown by the Tyler's team over the years. In short, it has quickly become an Austin summer tradition. But therein lies the problem. Event advertising in years past had relied solely on the party (and unfortunately, a LOT of dam = damn puns).

 

When we took a fresh look at things with Preacher for their 5th anniversary campaign, the first fact we latched onto was the strenuous nature of the event: 21 miles of paddling. This is no mere party. Participants paddle for hours and hours through intense heat and fatigue in efforts to raise money and reach the finish line. By leveraging this journey through the use of maps, undulating typography and headlines mixing both pained pleasure, we were able to highlight the tough reality of the event.

 
 
 

Diving into the historical map archives of Lake Austin waterways, we were rewarded with graphic details and subtle nuances that were carried throughout the project.

 
 

Project Tasks: Art Direction, Print Design, Advertising

Made at Preacher


 

TOMS Marketplace

TOMS Marketplace

 

TOMS Marketplace

When TOMS started, they did something no one else was doing: giving away a pair of shoes for every pair they sold. A few years later, this extended into giving sight-saving operations for every pair of sunglasses sold. The arrival of TOMS Marketplace took the pattern a step further: they turned over part of their site, stores and marketing budget to companies that could technically be considered their competition. All for the idea that "this is bigger than us".

 

And so the TOMS Marketplace was born. A website with over 250 products by 37 altruistic brands, customers were able to shop in entirely new ways: sorting by the cause or region they want to support. Through this platform, TOMS willingly sacrificed sales of their own goods to promote the good that other brands are doing. With the belief that business can be used to improve lives, TOMS leveraged their fan base to expose its Marketplace brands to a larger audience.    

 
 
 
 

Working with Australian illustrator Alice Carroll, we created over 50 approachable portraits of Marketplace brand founders for use in their web bios and print advertising.

 
 
 
 

Wild postings, billboards and magazine ads were purchased for the first time in TOMS history - and TOMS gave the space away to other brands.

 
 
 
 

Studio photography was a chance to showcase the breadth of product now housed under one roof, all contributing to a greater good. We also wanted to highlight the craftsmanship of each brand's unique  products.

 
 
 
 

Pop-up shops were held in various TOMS locations, as well as at other events, venues and concerts. These experiences allowed the Marketplace to take on physical spaces and reach new audiences. 

 
 

Project Tasks: Art Direction, Website, Photo Production, Advertising

Made at TOMS