Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fwd: ADDY Web Site is Up! Enter Now!

The student ADDY Web site is now up at running at Here you can download a PDF of instructions and register online for the competition. 

Please contact me for promotional posters and entry envelopes as soon as possible. 

I can be reached through the contact information below. Thanks and I look forward to talking with you soon.

Taryn  |  President  |  Ad 2 Roanoke
540.983.0717 work  |  540.309.7717 cell  |

Learn Adobe's Pen Tool with Advanced Math breaks down the pen tool, maybe all this extra stuff will help some of you...

Web site converts photos to vectors

Vector Magic is a site that allows you to upload an image and instantly transform it to a vector image. Check it out for yourself.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Creating seamless patterns in Illustrator

Veerle works blog post magic again with a tutorial for Illustator's pen tool.

Western VA Student ADDY Awards!


The Western Virginia ADDY® Awards are the first step in a 3-tier national compeition sponsored by The American Advertising Federation (AAF), a not-for-profit industry association. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry. All Gold ADDY® winning entries are automatically forwarded to the Third District ADDY® competition with a chance to compete for a national award.

  • Entry deadline is January 9, 2008.
  • It's easy to enter online. Just print out your final paperwork and bring it with you when you drop off your entries.
  • Drop off entries at The Roanoke Higher Ed Center, 108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
  • Early drop off entries can be arranged through your school representative or by contacting . 


The ADDY® Awards recognizes excellence in creativity in every facet of advertising. There are categories for print, radio, television and interactive categories. For a complete list of categories and detailed entry instructions, please see the attached "student addy handout 08".


Entry deadline is January 9, 2008.

  • Members: $60 per single entry or campaign
  • Non-members: $100 per single entry or campaign
  • Students: $25 per single entry or campaign
  • Payment can be made online using a credit card or by check on January 9th at the Drop Off.


You can enter as many items as you wish at any time prior to the deadline and edit your entries right up until your print your final manifest. Soon we will have an ADDY® Awards page on our website ( that will make it easy to download our student packet and link to the omnicontest website for entry. Check back for update on our site.

Mark your calendars. March 1, 2008 at The Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia

If you would like AD2 ROANOKE to make a presentation to your students to inform them about the Student ADDYs, please email .The student packet of information is attached along with promotional posters. Please feel free to print and pass them out to friends, family, students and faculty!

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Aka Russ, the painter, illustrator and designer type bod, the United Kingdom based artist with these tasty sketches in ink.

Lichtfaktor, Light Graffitis

Whoa - did you see that?No it´s not photoshop skills, no it´s not 3D, no it´s not computer generated, we might say it´s Light generated it´s literally "hand made". Really, take some time to explore this light graffitis by Lichfaktor crew.

Static Movement lets us check out the outcome of a simple experiment that gives static images the feeling of movement .... some beautiful work.

What if the model for Michelangelo’s “David” had a higher BMI?