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This week, the BlackDog team attended the prestigious Miami ADDY Awards. The top agencies from all over South Florida gathered on the Key Biscayne waterfront to celebrate the region’s best advertising. We were honored and excited to receive a total of 18 ADDYs, including 9 Gold awards. Our work was recognized in categories across the board, such as consumer websites, collateral material, videos, mobile websites, integrated campaigns and photography.

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We were honored to receive three Telly Awards for our work on Fury Water Adventures’ “Pack Light” TV commercial and the “Stay & Play” online video as well as Virwall’s “ViraShield” online video.

soviet graphic designDmitry Moor, Have you volunteered for the Red Army?, 1920

There is a growing influence of Soviet style propaganda being seen in contemporary art, graphic design and advertising in western culture. Bold prints and illustrations reminiscent of the posters produced in the Soviet Union in the early 1900’s have been appearing in magazine ads, billboards, street murals, galleries and art fairs. This retro style has become so popular that the advertising agency Clemenger BBDO decided to use it in their M & M, “The Redolution is now!” ad campaign.

scope art fair miamiArtist Unknown | Scope Miami, 2011

Contemporary art is a great source of inspiration for graphic designers. Gallery exhibitions and art fairs are full of compelling pieces that may give you ideas on how to approach your next design. You can get inspiration from looking at interesting compositions, textures and color combinations not commonly seen in commercial graphic design.

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