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RECENT HAPPENINGS AND RANDOM MUSINGS

Measure Twice. Cut Once.

Who loves a branding challenge? We do. We never shy away from an opportunity to collaborate with a company that is striving to make an impact in their industry, grow in a new market and make a more meaningful connection with their audience. Chicago-based Rose Development Corporation, is a full service construction firm specializing in …

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Splinter & Corkcicle. Of Course We Wood.

We like seeing out name on things, so when we found some wood-grain-inspired tumblers from one of our favorite brands we couldn’t resist. Personal projects like this keep our creative edge sharp. Working with new materials and printing constraints adds to the bucket of knowledge that we share with our clients – plus it never …

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Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA) Partners with Local Agency, Splinter

A growing portfolio, committed investors, and enthusiastic tenants. These three components are the foundation of Healthcare Trust of America’s (HTA) advancement in their field. As the largest public owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, they are continually improving their portfolio and assets. They came to us to transform their website …

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Photo Shoot: RV Having Fun Yet?

Cruise America is the largest RV rental company in North America. Their marketing necessitates an approach that encourages families to get out and explore the continent and make their own adventure. After packing up the studio, we headed north to an undisclosed location for three days for a photo shoot. The autumn environment of aspen, …

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    There’s simply no way to bill for all of the time we spend slacking.
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    -Brandon – #slack

Hoptical Allusion Video Display

We love new technology, so we were captivated when CCS Arizona dropped off a new transparent LCD display for us to play with. This nifty box allows you to place physical objects between the LCD and the backlight, allowing for the content on the video display panel to interact with the physical items within the …

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Note(worthy) Book Design

As you can probably imagine we go through a lot of notebooks around here, and because of this we’ve taken to binding our own. One day we got to thinking – why not create our own book design and make an entire series of Splinter notebooks? Using common “note” phrases, we created this environmentally friendly …

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Wine, Pine and Custom Design

From time to time we have the itch to create something custom, from scratch, to keep our skills and spirits sharp. It’s a particularly nice break from the monitor. Making things with our hands is a nice itch to scratch at times, especially when it has a great end result – a custom design that’s …

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Olmec Head Custom Mural

At Splinter we love checking out local art, and on a recent trip to downtown Phoenix we saw some street art that we fell in love with. If you look on the corner of Calle 16, next to Barrio Cafe, you’ll see the work that caught our attention. We’ve been itching to get some new …

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    Bullet points hide poor grammar in the same way loud music hides fart smell.
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    -Pete

And the Award Goes To…

Last year we had our work cut out for us with our rebrand project. For several months we poured ourselves into updating Splinter’s brand assets. It was a big undertaking but the rewards – or in this case, awards – have made it all worth it! We entered the ADDY Awards for the self-promotion category …

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back – Creative Drinking

Creative drinking at lunch will do that. Brandon was nominated online to participate in the trending 24 Hour Beer Challenge. It consists of drinking a beer on camera. You have one day to tape it and post it to social media, calling out others to do the same within 24 hours. We’ve seen this spread …

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Halloween and the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos share ghoulish qualities, but the two are distinctly different. Unlike Halloween, Day of the Dead centers around celebrating the lives of those who have passed, and the belief that death is just a natural transition in life. Festivities include elaborate face paintings that resemble skulls and …

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Renovated Photo Studio

Upon the arrival of our new in-house photographer, it was time to resurrect the photo studio. After a little TLC – okay, a lot of TLC – we’ve finally finished renovating the photography cove. The new photo studio allows Splinter to provide clients with impressive materials created in-house. Clients will be able to utilize Splinter’s own …

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    You know how italics are all slanty? I’m like that all the time.
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    -Stephanie