All posts by Mayowa

What I Learned: Paul Miller, Photographer

Paul Miller is a talented photographer in Indianapolis and a good friend. We first worked together in 2006, when he helped me shoot promo pics for an event marketing company I helped start. As I’ve started doing more production work, we’ve collaborated on Continue Reading →

My summer of music, technology and theatre

I’ve neglected my blog over the last few months. But that’s not to say I haven’t done or made anything cool. I’ve been a very busy bee. Continue Reading →

Story Time: Pentagram Turns 40

The Forty Story from Pentagram on Vimeo.

How do you measure, measure a year? Or 40? Or even 25?

Logo/identity whizzards, Pentagram, put together a really compelling narrative for their 40th anniversary. What made it so satisfying is that they managed to capture the essence of their brand, company and business and convey it in a very human way.

I’m similarly on the cusp of another important anniversary, in two weeks I Continue Reading →

4HourProject: iPad Sleeve!

My latest 4HourProject isn’t like anything I’ve ever done before. In the sense that it’s actually useful. I made an iPad sleeve on Sunday using a pattern by a local company called Pattern Patti.

While the cutting, sewing and finishing only took 4 hours, I spend probably another two hours wondering Continue Reading →

Toilet Humor from Down Under (Droga5)

“David Whittaker,” a great new video from Fiona  McGee  is one of the best stories I’ve seen in a while. It’s a short film/documentary about a an Australian body builder  and the incredible dedication that he (and his fiancee) share for the sport.

Watch it first, then let’s talk below. And watch out for the incredibly clever twist towards the end.

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What I Learned: Catching Up with CODO

CODO is a identity firm in indianapolis built by Isaac Arthur and Cody Fague, two talented, affable chaps who are passionate about design, beer and creating unique identities (not necessarily in that order). They are the brains and heart behind some of my (and likely your) favorite identities in Indy, The Libertine, Tomlinson Tap Room and Pogue’s Run.

I sat down with them (an embarrassingly long time ago) to learn more about what they do and what exactly “hands-on branding” entails.

Here’s what I learned from CODO:

1. The client knows best. Carry them along Continue Reading →

Tupperware Beat v. 1.0

I’m stoked that I’ve got this working! Excuse the extremely sloppy tupper-drumming!

Make An Electronic Drumkit for GarageBand

The Goal:

An electronic drumkit that will allow me to play virtual drums in software like Ableton, GarageBand, Fl Studo, by wailing on real things.

Example:

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The Sound of The Hunger Games

Watch this great, short piece about the sound of “The Hunger Games.”

How I Watch Movies:

I’ve always been the guy that stays behind and watches the credits at the movies. I’m usually looking for two things, Continue Reading →

Slothpop calls it quits!

I heard a rumor that Slothpop was calling it quits last week. I was crushed. To make things worse, it was just after I had spent an evening enjoying Slothpop’s lead singer/writer Ko performing with the Indianapolis Symphony.

It’s a real shame. Slothpop was easily one of Indy’s most accesible and amazing bands.

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow Though

Know No Stranger (and a handful of my favorite local videographers/photographers) put together a video from their last show – an epic end to the Slothpop era. It’s a video of my favorite song, “One,” a bouncy major key celebration of love (or something) with a bouncing bassline and driving disco beat, splashes of violin and many, many glorious harmonies.

Enjoy!

What do you think?