February 10th, 2012

Simplehuman Wins HOW Design’s Interactive Design Award

You might recall our 30 days of simple campaign — a video-driven site that gave people a chance to discover and win a different simplehuman tool each day. Today we received recognition from HOW Magazine’s 2012 International & Interactive Design Awards and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Congrats to simplehuman and the Hello team!

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February 1st, 2012

Welcome to the Land of Yum

We’re excited to launch some new work for Tillamook — introducing the Tillamook Yogurt Yum Factory! We concepted and created an interactive 3D world where playful characters are hard at work, turning natural ingredients into the highest-quality yogurt. Product factoids appear throughout the whimsical world to educate visitors on what goes into making Tillamook yogurt such as high-quality milk and real fruit. So, step inside and see for yourself why Tillamook’s yogurt tastes better and receive a tasty treat at the end of the journey.

 

Award-winning milk goes into the fresh tasting yogurt.

Here on Granola Mountain, “Pull Me” to add four active cultures to every cup of yogurt.

Yogurt, meet fruit. “Mix Me” to your favorite tune.

Yum!

 

 

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January 22nd, 2012

C is for Cookie, W is for Website

Today, we are honored to announce the new SesameWorkshop.org, the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with Sesame Street. With co-productions seen in over 150 countries, tackling a range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment, Hello designed the site to tell the depth and breadth of the Sesame story, simply. Focusing on form, function and furry monsters, the redesign brings Sesame’s humanitarian work to the forefront of the user’s experience. To learn more and show your support, visit SesameWorkshop.org today!

Homepage with a carousel featuring case studies from around the globe.

Detailed case studies highlighting Sesame’s outreach efforts, international co-productions and domestic television shows.

Timeline featuring key milestones in the history of Sesame Workshop.

An interactive map, where you can learn about the Sesame Workshop productions all over the world.

 

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January 18th, 2012

What’s Cooking

Last year’s Tillamook Kitchen was such a hit with fans and the press, Hello and Tillamook have been busy filming and editing away, to bring you new chef profiles and recipes. Check out the latest from The Grilled Cheese Grill, where Portland gets its grilled cheese fix inside of a school bus or a double-decker dining room:

And The Oak’s Gourmet in Los Angeles, known for its weekly Wednesday Grilled Cheese Nights:

Stay tuned for more from our favorite Tillamook chefs!

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December 23rd, 2011

Warm Wishes from Hello

It’s been a busy and exciting 2011 and in these last few days the Hello studio has been abuzz with production on some fantastic work launching in the New Year.

Hello made sure to toast to a wonderful year with a night of Latin American-inspired tapas and holiday cheer. Raise a glass to 2012 and Happy Holidays from Hello!

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December 14th, 2011

Unearthing a New Site for the La Brea Tar Pits

We launched a new website for one of Los Angeles’ greatest attractions: the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. The Tar Pits boast asphalt seeps that represent the only consistently-active and urban Ice Age Excavation site in the world. The dig site and its fossils tell the story of life in that exact location, 40,000 years ago.

The website redesign parallels the indoor and outdoor experiences of the museum. Explore the Tar Pits and the excavation process outside but take a closer look inside at the research and exhibitions.

Features of the website include updates of new discoveries as they happen; downloadable scavenger hunts and teacher guides; an interactive map of the campus and suggested itineraries; a chronological overview of the La Brea Tar Pits and surrounding area.

Visitors of the website will also be able to view the latest films by Hello Design, including a video sneak peek into the wonder and discovery that awaits at the the Page Museum.

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December 6th, 2011

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

In conjunction with the release of “Eames: The Architect and the Painter,” a documentary that illustrates the work and lives of Charles and Ray Eames, we created a companion site connecting the Eames’ legacy and Herman Miller’s design heritage.

Eames Documentary

The site features a visual timeline that pulls out the major collaborations between the Eames and Herman Miller and the furniture icons they created together. By sharing content uncovered from the Herman Miller archives, our site invites users to take a closer look inside the work of the Eameses.

Eames Documentary

Historical images, videos and anecdotal quotes are sprinkled throughout the timeline. Users can scroll through the timeline or jump to specific time periods by clicking on the Eames’ signature icons. You’ve probably sat in an Eames chair before and haven’t realized it, like an Eames Molded Plywood chair or Eames Tandem Seating at the airport.

Users have a chance to win the classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman – seen everywhere from Frasier to Tron – by signing up for the giveaway.

Eames Documentary

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December 6th, 2011

Cooking with Top Chef

The Hello team on the farm in Boulder with Top Chef winner, Hosea Rosenberg.

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December 5th, 2011

MoMA: Digital Design Against the Grain

MoMA in Communication Arts

MoMA is featured in this year’s Communication Arts Advertising Annual. The feature talks about MoMA’s unique approach to digital initiatives and their partnerships in working with select agencies including Hello. We’re honored to work with the MoMA and share an understanding with them on the importance of collaboration and storytelling.

MoMA in Communication Arts

“They understand the power of the story and the content,” says David Lai, of Hello Design. “And they care very much about the end product.”

Check it out, on newsstands now.

 

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December 4th, 2011

Barbie, Icon of California Design

Barbie

We’ve been working with Mattel for the past few years on Barbie and currently over at the LACMA, as part of California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” the original 1959 Barbie doll and her boyfriend, Ken, introduced in 1961, are on display.

Originally designed in Hawthorne but made in Tokyo, the dolls are a gift from Mattel, Inc., sponsor of the exhibition and an example of a postwar California success story. Formed around 1945 in a Los Angeles garage, Mattel envisioned a three-dimensional fashion doll onto which a child “could project her own dreams of the future.” Fifteen years later, Barbie was born.

Barbie

It was interesting to see Barbie’s Dream House, which was made out of cardboard, but surprisingly modern in design.

Barbie

barbie

Be sure to check out the exhibition before it closes to see many of the great California design stories.

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