Ideas & Insight

Report from the 2015 Commodity Classic

March 2 2015 // Work Report from the 2015 Commodity Classic

We just returned from sunny Phoenix, home of this year's Commodity Classic, America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention & trade show. Throughout the weekend, we could be found with the Firestone exhibit. We set up a pop-up theater feature, an eye-catching video, and lighting design to showcase the latest AD2 tires.  We also provided A/V support from our plush headquarters inside the theater. Check it out:   

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Maytag Commercial Meeting

June 11 2013 // Work Maytag Commercial Meeting

2013 is proving to be a year of milestones at Applied Art, and one of those milestones includes Karri Higgins' 25th consecutive Maytag Commercial Laundry Annual Meeting. Karri heads up Black Cat Productions, a one-woman powerhouse of event production and support services housed in Applied Art. She works closely with founding partner Mark Wilke on event and meeting production. So closely, in fact, that they often spend day and night together (they've been happily married for 24 years). Karri has worked on Maytag events since the late 1980's. Her first Commercial Laundry...

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Applied Art and Songdish at SXSW

March 8 2013 // Work Applied Art and Songdish at SXSW

Applied Art graphic artist Scott Kaven created this vibrant :30 web spot for Songdish. Songdish is a new online music community and web tool that connects fans, bands and the music industry. Supported by producer Neil Zaugg and graphic artist Todd Huffine, Scott drove the creative and finished the spot earlier this week just in time for Songdish's arrival at this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas. Scott designed the spot so that any still frame of the video is an abstract piece of art. Check out the video!

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Mark Hawes Benefit

June 25 2011 // Work

The Final Season actor Sean Astin and real-life Norway baseball coach Kent Stock invite you to participate in a benefit for recent Waukon High School graduate and former baseball player Mark Hawes. Hawes is a young man who is paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a sliding accident during baseball practice. Mark is working hard to get himself in a position to follow his dream of attending Iowa State University in the fall, where he wants to major in Ag. Engineering.

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Civil War Mobile Exhibit Trailer

May 4 2011 // Work

The State Historical Society of Iowa celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on April 12th through the grand-opening of its Civil War mobile trailer exhibit. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was honored with the ribbon-cutting of the History on the Move trailer, which will travel to various venues throughout the state. Applied Art had the privilege to facilitate its interior and exterior design and renovation (previously it housed an Abraham Lincoln exhibit), in collaboration with Jennie Bailey of the Historic Iowa Exhibit Design ...

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Applied Art Develops Trustwave Multi-Touch Presentation

March 5 2011 // Work

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world. Applied Art developed a multi-touch presentation for an 85" screen (think CNN-style interface) in order for Trustwave to deliver 2011 security risk information at the USA 2011 RSA€ Conference.

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Slipknot Rocks Applied Art Once Again!

February 12 2011 // Work

Slipknot and Roadrunner Records in NYC again chose Applied Art & Technology to create their latest interactive DVD set - (sic) nesses. On top of developing the content of both disks, this time around we also completed the DVD interface, authoring and encoding. Editor and Producer Neil Zaugg developed and cut the content, including the "Live at Download" concert that was recently shown in theaters around the world. The high-energy concert was also broadcast globally on MTV's World Stage. In addition to...

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Applied Art Produces ISU Basketball Opener

February 10 2010 // Work

Applied Art teamed up with ISU to create a special video open for the basketball games against rivals Iowa and Kansas. The video was shot on location at Hilton Coliseum and features a young Cyclone fan paying homage to Cyclone greats past and present. This inspiring video fired up the crowd and a version was created for use at Hilton for all remaining games this season.

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Applied Art Assists With 2009 Ambassadors Tour Event

August 22 2009 // Work

Applied Art assisted The Meyocks Group and their client Firestone when Senator Charles Grassley’s 2009 Ambassadors Tour weeklong tour included a stop at the Firestone Global Distribution Center in Ankeny, IA. Firestone brought in various pieces of agriculture equipment that showcased their tires. In addition a static display of the various tires they produce was set-up inside. Applied Art provided both video and meeting support for the event. We created a Firestone Brand Video that was shown in HD as guests entered the facility as well as a theater-like...

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