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The Year of Introspection

It’s been a hell of a year already, hasn’t it? 2020 has changed everything and we’re exhausted, yet the pandemic still rages and we’re all just trying to hang on. In these times of stress and uncertainty it’s important not to lose hope. It’s hard to believe there will be better times when it’s not […]

Get Blasted! Blaster Business Cards

Time to bury your toes. It’s spring break and ST8MNT wants everyone to know that heat and sand are back! We recently got the opportunity to create new business cards for one of our long-standing clients, Blaster Entertainment. While the company has a very simple logo, just black and white normally, we knew that we […]

I Pull Trilla(s)

One of the best things about looking at movies and their trailers is how they stylize the studio logos. Whoever started the trend needs to speak up and take all of the credit. Of today’s twenty or so majors, Warner Brothers seems to be the most lenient in allowing motion designers to accentuate the WB […]

E Pluribus Ocho: Out of Many, ST8MNT

This year we added four new people to the ST8MNT family and launched a killer responsive website — so it was definitely time for a new stationary look. Our business cards got a facelift with geometric patterning, clear foil stamping, and custom-designed eights! Check out the fun we had with this identity design from start […]

RANDA Tower: Animation Design Behind the Scenes

We’ve cranked out another RANDA video, this time for their teacher observation product, Tower™. We stuck with the tesselated / triangulated / tangrammed / origami / low-poly style that is consistent with the brand, but decided to flex more of our 3D-ceps. Just like the imagery, we disseminated the message down to its most primitive, […]

Designing for War with National Geographic Channel

ST8MNT has a longstanding relationship with National Geographic Channel, and we relish the opportunity to collaborate with their in-house team to design fresh creative for such captivating subject matter. Most recently, we did the branding and graphic design for two new premiers: “SEAL Team 6” and “Doomsday Preppers.” SEAL Team 6 Nat Geo asked ST8MNT’s […]

Using Evernote to Manage Print Jobs

As our design agency grows, we look for new ways to build efficiencies. Most recently, we realized we needed a way to track print jobs and the specs that went with them. At the time, we didn’t have a way to index production jobs by client or vendor, and this was a functionality that appealed […]

Cain’s Arcade 2: Global Cardboard Challenge

Inspired becomes inspiring. This cycle is a true example of perpetual motion and the greatest thing about the process of innovation. This is especially the case when a child innovates without the slightest inkling of bringing themselves, or anyone else, anything other than the simple happiness of playing a game. Caine did not intend to […]

A Lost Glyph

Proposed interrobangs from Type Talks, March-April 1962, drawn by Jack Lipton of Martin K. Speckter Associates, Inc. (Image courtesy of Penny Speckter by way of Shady Characters.) Today, we at ST8MNT took a moment to be inspired by some of the books around the office. Always lovers of type, we picked up “Just My Type” by Simon Garfield […]