November Soapbox

December 07, 2018
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It has rained three times in LA in the past two weeks and the Funkhaus holiday playlist is in full-force, which means two things: it’s officially winter and time for the seasonal inklings of December. But before we get to that, we’ve got to revel in all that happened in November—here’s what we read, watched, and discussed in the pre-holiday weeks.

Distracted by that kick-ass photo you just saw above? Yeah, we get it. Our new Visual Designer, Mackenzie Freemire, headed out to Joshua Tree for a desert-filled weekend that served up a lot more than your regular hiking and canteen-drinking itinerary. Quite a way to wrap up November.

The colorful website that we designed for Company Films has a punch of personality at every turn, which inspired a poster series that was part celebration and part creative exploration. Here are two of our picks from Jack Burnside’s creations.

The Clippers have a new jersey that grabbed the attention of the sports fans and design-inclined folks in our office. Featuring an LA wordmark that’s inspired by the 1984 LA Olympics, the city edition jersey plays homage to the sports legacy that drives this city.

When it comes to the world of sponsored, paid, and targeting social media content, nothing is as confounding as the mystery of the promoted tweet. The Ringer took a deep-dive into what they’re calling the Weird Promoted Tweet.

We’re always stoked to see exciting branding work out in the world. One that caught our eye in November was the Aesop rebrand. From a seamless and intutive shopping experience and a stunning visual identity that stays true to the brand, there’s a lot to the new site—it’s inspiring to see a brand out there making some strong decisions.

And now it’s time to officially welcome December. Whether you’re a Scrooge or a festive fanatic, we think you should give our seasonal playlist a listen.