Dark Igloo Create Video For Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project

Digital Design grad and Dark Igloo co-founder Mark Miller as Carbon Polution

Dark Igloo created another video for Al Gore‘s Climate Reality Project last month called The Price of Carbon, which launched last Wednesday (March 20, 2013). According to Digital Design grad and Dark Igloo co-founder Mark Miller, “It turned out to be pretty stylish.”

Mark and his partner, co-founder Dave Franzese, sent us some great shots, including a couple of great behind the scene moments they captured.

Mark tells us, “We shot The Price of Carbon in a rush, in the midst of another full scale production for m ss ng p eces (who is the executive producer of all our video work & our rep as directors now). Everyone was burning the candle at both ends inside a fire pit. Even the narration by our friend Reggie Watts was recorded cross country at midnight on a Friday night.”

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Gnomeland Security — Protecting Against Animal Terrorism

USA Gnomeland Security Badge

Dark Igloo (co-founded by Digital Design grad Mark Miller and his business partner Dave Franzese) along with a small group of their friends — {group theory} (production co.: Sagmeister’s The Happy Film, Moving Windmills) and Shift Editorial (animation director: David Bowie’s “Jeans and a T-shirt”; documentary on the band GenesisCome Rain or Shine) — have  made a 16 minute cartoon called Gnomeland Security.

As Mark tells us, “Gnomeland Security is the adventures of five idiotic gnomes struggling to protect our nation from the animal kingdom’s foulest terrorists. From the perspective of most Americans, animal terrorism looks a lot like “natural occurrences,” which is why you’ve had no idea that this secret task force of mercenary delinquents has been keeping your ass safe … until now!”
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Dark Igloo Selected As Part Of ADC Young Guns X

Dark Igloo YGZ Profile Page

We caught up recently with VFS Digital Design grad, Mark Miller, and got some cool news about his company Dark Igloo (co-founded with Dave Franzese): They were selected as part of this years’ Art Director’s Club Young Guns Class. It’s a select group of 34 people chosen from around the world (30 yrs or younger).

To celebrate, Dark Igloo has put together an online retrospective of their work from the last four years, which you can check out here. They’ve done a lot of great work, and its range is impressive, to say the least. We’ve featured some of that work on OOMPH!, but there is a lot more to see in their portfolio section.
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Dark Igloo’s Google Building Mural Illustrates Chelsea’s Rich Cultural History

Dark Igloo Google Building Mural 1

VFS Digital Design Alumnus Mark Miller and his Dark Igloo partner Dave Franzese have had a busy spring so far, what with their branding for the 2012 Bonnaroo and Googamooga festivals, but this one has got to of been a lot of fun. They did the illustrations for a 450-foot-long vinyl mural attached to scaffolding that wraps around Google’s New York headquarters at 111 Eighth Avenue.

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Branding Googamooga : Dark Igloo inspired by Brooklyn Bodega Storefronts

Dark Igloo's Googamooga Admat

Digital Design alumnus Mark Miller and Dark Igloo co-founder Dave Franzese did such a great job recently with the branding for Bonnaroo 2012 that Superfly Events hired them back to brand the Great Googamooga Festival in Brooklyn, New York, taking place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, May 19 & 20, 2012.

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