Electric Courage

Posted by W. Shane Duquette
Filed under Motion, Print, Web Design, Work

Electric Courage is another fun young tech start-up that we worked with recently. We designed their app and website, and then we brought their brand to life with some illustrations, which we later turned into an animation. So what is it?

Ever see someone you like, but just couldn’t talk yourself into making the first move? Wish you’d done something about it? Electric Courage is all about that confidence. No, not the liquid kind of courage, but rather the electric kind. It’s a social app that lets you spark attraction and start real-time conversations with people in the same bar as you.

It’s dependent on your honey having the app, but if they do have it, it’ll send them a push notification with your photo and message. Pretty cool, right? We thought so, and we had a blast working on this project.

Check ’em out: Electric Courage

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Posterboard

Posted by W. Shane Duquette
Filed under Branding, Print, Web Design, Work

This team came to us and let our imaginations run wild. It’s rare that we get a company that just puts total blind faith in us when it comes to their brand. And we were so so pleased when they weren’t disappointed! On the contrary, I think it’s one of the raddest brands we’ve built yet. Sometimes the best and most inspirational feedback you can get is “do your thing, we trust you!”. Some wicked people came together to make Posterboard a reality and we couldn’t be happier with how everything came out! We designed the brand, app, website, helped with the copy and made a bunch of collateral gear. Cool people. Cool project.

What does it do? Posterboard is a social reporting app. It lets you snag a photo, post it to the app, rate other photos up and down. The cool thing about it though is that it’s location based. All of the photos are located on a map. You can prowl around the city using the map and see what’s going on around you in real time — check out the screenshots.

We love working with young entrepreneurs and cool tech start-ups, and these guys are one of the reasons why. They’re truly a wicked team to work with.

Check ’em out: Posterboard

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Live The Moment

Posted by Jared Polowick
Filed under Motion, Photography, Print, Work

This series of motion and print work investigates the way technology is embedded into the lives of ‘Digital Natives’. Digital Natives are the first generation to ever be raised entirely in a digital world. According to an article on Macleans.ca, constant access to technology is rewiring this generation’s brains negatively. The article claimed technology is replacing the development of social skills, literacy, the will to read, etc. with the development of skills related to technology such as the ability to sort through lots of information quickly. More so, the pervasiveness of technology is taking us out of the moment and making our experiences more passive.

The Gentlebeast

Posted by Jared Polowick
Filed under Print, Work

The Gentlebeast, written and illustrated by Shane Duquette, is a manly man’s manual that references science to explain our behaviour and its outcomes. This scientific approach to manhood and romance is by nature controversial. We don’t want to think of ourselves as biological organisms with evolved tendencies and needs; we want to think of ourselves as individuals with unique interests, aspirations, tendencies, and personalities (yet equal capabilities). The book deals with stereotyping, philosophy, morality, psychology, biology, anthropology, love and etiquette.

Want a copy? Great! Contact me using this form or send me an e-mail at shane@foxhoundstudio.com. Each cover is different. All copies are one of a kind and signed.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Homeboy

Posted by Jared Polowick
Filed under Print, Work

Don’t be worried. This isn’t an anxious backward-looking magazine. It is, however, just a tad nostalgic. Homeboy hearkens back to the days when housewives made real dinners, people threw real parties, and friends dropped by to say hi, instead of sending a text message.

Most men these days move out and live in squalor, or they stay at home and live with mom. Finding a man with a well put together living space is rare. Some don’t care. Some don’t know. Finding a man with a great pad that throws a mean party is a tough task too.

This will take you at least one step closer to being the king of your castle instead of the master of your dump.

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