Video of My Favorite Personalized Stationery Designs

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

Yesterday on Instagram I shared a little stop motion video of my favorite personalized stationery designs. Remember, all personalized flat and folded cards are 25% off through March 7! Get more details here

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Creative Soundtrack, Volume 3

Posted on April 05, 2013 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

I discovered La Blogotheque's Take Away Shows and, boy, have they been getting me through a lot of work sessions this week! It's an awesome music video series based in France where musicians perform in unusual places around town. Here's a few favorites.

Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains


Bon Iver - Skinny Love


The Lumineers - Stubborn Love



Phoenix - 1901

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Creative Soundtrack, Volume 2

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

I hope you enjoyed last week's first installment of my Creative Soundtrack series. I've been deep into prep for the National Stationery Show and the songs below have helped me get through this week. Have a great weekend!

Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds - I Can't Shake It


Milo Greene - 1957


Josh Ritter - A Certain Light


Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me a Tale


Hey Marseilles - Rio


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Creative Soundtrack

Posted on March 22, 2013 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I love music. I'm always on the lookout for new musicians to follow and have been putting together an annual "Best Of" mix for friends for over 10 years. As a new feature on the blog, I hope to share some of my new discoveries and old favorites - the tunes I listen to during the day while I'm working in my studio. Without further adieu, my first creative soundtrack!

Langhorne Slim and The Lumineers - I Held Her In My Arms (Violent Femmes cover)


Swear and Shake - These White Walls 


Shovels & Rope - Birmingham



Alabama Shakes - Always Alright

 

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Small Business Resources: Your Brand's Story

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

As my business grows, I'm always considering new ways to tell my brand's story and evolution. One of the best brand stories I have recently come across is this stop-motion animated video from the wonderful design/fabric company Skinny laMinx. It is so great! It also goes to show you don't need a huge marketing budget, voiceovers, or crazy movie making skills to make a fun video that honestly represents what your brand is about. 

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Creative Inspiration: SXSW Talk from Tina Roth Eisenberg

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

South by Southwest, the huge tech/film/music conference that takes over Austin every March, has been going for a week now. While I didn't shell out the big bucks for a badge this year, I was happy to see that many of the keynote speeches have been posted online. I just finished watching one from Tina Roth Eisenberg, the creator behind the design blog swissmiss, "designy" temporary tattoo company Tattly, and the Creative Mornings series. In her talk, Tina outlines the rules that she lives by personally and professionally. I found her talk so encouraging for a creative business owner like myself - acknowledging the joy that comes in being about to do what you love and confronting the inherent risks, challenges, and opportunities that arise. Check it out!  


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Creative Interpretations of Bob Dylan Songs

Posted on February 28, 2013 by Brannon Cullum | 0 Comments

I love Bob Dylan and am so in awe of and inspired by these creative interpretations of his songs I've come across. 

The first is Jason Holroyd's music video for "Like a Rolling Stone" using an overhead projector and photographic and typographic transparencies. 

The second is Leandro Senna's hand-lettering stop-motion masterpiece of "Subterranean Homesick Blues." I've watched this video numerous times. Her hand-lettering is amazing! 

Finally, you have to check out "Typo Dylan" - a website experience set to "It Ain't Me Babe." Watch Dylan's face appear as the lyrics are typed out on screen. Check it out here


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