Blacklist signs the Man

Man vs Magnet’s Matt Smithson has expertly combined years of experience in printmaking, animation, design and film to form a unique and signature style that’s all his own. His handiwork has graced the campaigns of Nike, Google, IBM, Volvo, Showtime and Nokia – to name only a few – and his videos have screened at numerous festivals worldwide. He’s been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, recognized by the ASIFAs, won at The One Show and was recipient of the prestigious ADC Young Guns Awards in 2009. And today Blacklist is happy to announce that he has joined their dynamic roster of directors.

Matt took a minute to catch up with Blacklist and talk about his past experiences, his dreams for the future his latest project with Blacklist for IBM.


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Blacklist director Cisma recently launched “Duas de Cinco and Cóccix-ência” – an epic music video for the latest release of Brazilian singer, composer and MC, Criolo. The chilling narrative sets the clock forward 30 years and gives viewers a glimpse into futuristic 2044, where life in Brazil’s infamous ‘favelas’ remains corrupt despite modern technological advancements.

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Golden Wolf sinks its teeth into US Market with Blacklist

Blacklist is proud to announce the signing of design and animation studio Golden Wolf. Based in London, and now with a home on New York’s Lower East Side, Golden Wolf is known for their design-driven body of work. They specialize in 2d, 3d, Mixed Media, and Motion Graphics projects. The studio is sister company to well known design firm, ilovedust.

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Tendril warms up the “Heart of the Arctic”

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Canadian Arctic Expedition, Royal Canadian Mint has launched the “Heart of the Arctic” – an interactive HTML5 story and game inviting parents and children to retrace the epic voyage of the 1913 HMCS Karluk crew.

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Royal Canadian Mint worked with its agency of record, Cossette Montreal, to create “Heart of the Arctic,” and enlisted Toronto-based digital production company, Jam3 and design and animation studio, Tendril, to bring the digital expedition to life.

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