Can We Change our Behavior to Make Us Happier?

This is a fun and creative title sequence for “The Happy Film” (scheduled to be released in 2012). It was directed by reknown designers Stefan Sagmeister and Hillman Curtis, produced by Ben Nabors, and cinematography by Ben Wolf.

Notes about the movie (from official website):

The Happy Film takes a look at the strategies serious psychologists ‘recommend to improve one’s personal well-being and overall happiness. Questions such as ‘Is it possible to train our mind in the same way’ that we train our bodies?’ and ‘Can we change our behavior to make’us happier?’ will be put to the test in this highly visual documentary.

Designer Stefan Sagmeister will attempt a long list of various strategies – ‘from the sublime to the ridiculous – and report back on the results. ‘The documentary’s experiments and explorations are loosely based on Stefan’s book Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far. Though the focus will be on the ability of meditation, cognitive therapy, and pharmaceuticals to significantly alter well-being – the maxims from his book will ‘serve as access points to a larger exploration of happiness, it’s cultural’ significance, our constant pursuit of it, and its uniquely ephemeral nature. Throughout these experiments, our team will work closely with a group’ of health professionals to properly define and assess Stefan’s happiness.

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Stunning Vintage Style Print Advertising From Canada

We are going to share with you amazingly creative and brilliant vintage print media ads from the creative print media agencies from Canada. The printing work is good enough to share for your inspiration. Old looks and new and impressive feeling, these print designs will give you bundle of creativity and vintage design techniques. The look and feel of these ads are very clean and simple yet the message is clear. No heavy graphics and design components but the focus is on idea and creation.

Great use of typography and less use of colors, most of the designs are kind of minimalist and clean. Focus on the exact message and written in big font is the deal of the day. So lets have look.

The Potato Coalition Of Manitoba

 

 

 

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