NOT2BAD

Contrary to the name, the mountain bike film NOTBAD was actually pretty great. It made you feel young – a feeling nearly everyone can appreciate. So when it came time to deliver the films sequel, expectations were high. And we knew that the self-deprecating humor that’s inherent in a film titled NOT2BAD doesn’t come along often. As such, we felt it was our duty to lean heavily into this creative play land. Our solution was to deliver film art direction and a campaign full of WTF’s!, seriously’s?, and “I have no idea what’s going on but I want to find out’s!”.

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Film Identity & Art Direction, Segment Naming, Custom typography & Titling Sequences, Campaign Concept, Writing, Art Direction

 
 
 
 

NOT2HOLLYWOOD.

Most action sports films try their hardest to appear to be big budget productions. We turned the tactics that Hollywood films traditionally use to promote their film into irreverent content, rooted in the mountain bike mindset.

 
 

TYPOPHILIA AT LARGE.

To get the perfect Spanish flair, we hand painted an alphabet inspired by local sign painters.

 
 

 
 

PAYING HOMAGE TO THE MASTER.

A bike film shot in Spain wouldn’t be complete without a nod to Pablo Picasso. This NOT2BAD bull head saddle gave the perfect opportunity to recreate Picasso’s 1942 found object artwork “Tête de Taureau / Bull’s Head” and was proudly on display at the movie premiere.

 
 

NOTBAD

It must be a prerequisite for mountain bikers to want to get loose all of the time. The first instalment of the NotBad series is no exception. This Anthill Films/GFC collaboration documents the Trek C3 Team’s trip to New Zealand for 30 days of non-stop bicycle tomfoolery.

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Film Art Direction, Titling Sequence & Animation, Custom Typography, Poster Art, Promotional materials

 
 

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES, WE’RE GOING PAINTING.

From film graphics to titling sequences, the goal was to buck the serious documentarian style of mountain bike films and get back to the fun of riding. So we broke out the paint brushes, tucked into some lo-fi stop-motion animation, created some non-traditional collateral materials, and had just as much fun making this film with the Anthill crew as the riders did. Short of being in New Zealand, of course.

WELCOME TO SHEEPTOWN.

We don’t have the proof to substantiate the claim, but it’s quite possible that Not Bad is the first ever mountain bike film to have a sheep on the poster. And why the heck not? Sheep are fun. They’re from New Zealand. And they happen to fit on a skate deck really well – The most coveted item at the world premiere in Whistler.

WELCOME TO SHEEPTOWN.

We don’t have the proof to substantiate the claim, but it’s quite possible that Not Bad is the first ever mountain bike film to have a sheep on the poster. And why the heck not? Sheep are fun. They’re from New Zealand. And they happen to fit on a skate deck really well – The most coveted item at the world premiere in Whistler.