GMUNK 20012
A Final Homage to the .SWF: It's no secret that the munkowitz and Shockwave Flash love affair dates back to the beginnings of the century, as his early outputs were largely based within the rich-web medium... He was planning a big .fla drop for the beginning of 2011, collaborating on the grand finale with the uber-ridiculously-too-talented Monster Shane Mielkebeast to introduce a unique interface to the community...

The process was, of course, slightly delayed when two dear comrades fortunately convinced him an HTML5 site would be much more future-proof, so a large break was taken to get down with some CargoLovin... Fast forward to the present, with munko finishing his prudent HTML5 duties and being quite elated to publish this .SWF monster with only a very slim one year time offset on it's release date:

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Design Concept: Munkowitz initially sent the mighty Mielkebeast a design frame, detailing an interface concept that involved a color-coded matrix representing content from a portfolio... The sorting commands were the usual by random, date and tiered order of preference, and included a tagged search func to get down with them tags...





Dynamic Content Matrix: Certainly the luxurious aspect of the interface was its dynamic behavior by rearranging its composition with each sorting command, rendering an endless array of rich graphic layouts to present the hierarchy of work... Indeed a tricky coding challenge but certainly an intriguing one for the German extraordinaire...





German Pixel Warfare: Of course munko designed all aspects of the site adhering to a 1 pixel grid, with every element being perfectly aligned within the lighter dots of the grid to render a darker pixel frame around each and every graphic... So not only did Mielkebeast have to figure out the dynamic randomization concept, but also had to execute the content re-structuring within the strict confines the death-inducing single pixel-fucking munkowitz eye.. Pure Evil; what a dick...





COME TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE


Mandingo Immortal 2003: Probably the all-time favorite and garnering the most web exposure was the 2003 update at the conclusion of a 15 month residence in Manhattan.. Mandingo Kirby, the feature-packaged mustangued master of dexter-romping disaster was pure gold from the get-go... The 4 audio tracks were done by the one and only Blazing Lazer Chazzo-muncher rad and the site's sound design by munkowitz and Ms. Jewel:

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NYSC Memorial 2001: Munkowitz moved to Manhattan in August 2001, taking residence with 3 very influential designers on Canal and Church.. Unfortunately, only few weeks later they were displaced by a couple giant explosions, all of which ultimately inspired a saturnine and mournful affect from the vaults:

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Seattle Extrasexxestrial 2001: During a four month residency in the most beautiful pacific northwest, munkowitz was certainly inspired by the oxygen feeds, developing an obsession of alien life forms and transplanetary flaxseeds... He decided to feature his favorite E.T lifeform and conceived a love connection with Vir2L's british secretary while also crafting an interface overlay of his favorite danish headlines... The exodus from Seattle was with maximum freshness and a destiny's child in place to one day return back to his roots of the PDX Oxygen Chamber...

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Mediatempler Saviorism 2001: Being a young, ignorant and rather poor web designer got munkowitz into a bit of bandwidth trouble, enabling his evil dick server admins to abruptly shut his site down while levying a large fine as the icing on top of the anguish... After a public plea for help, the lovely peoples at Mediatemple, led by the estimable Demian Sellfors, gifted munkowitz a server to populate with his rubbish for eternity...

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European Multi-Niners 2000: The follow-up UK residency site had all the flavor of the original EU Transitionalists, yet began to infuse munko's love of talking paper cut-outs mixed with pornographic thumbnails and other sentimental statements... A huge inspiration from the British aural stimuli was clearly evident, and a very peculiar short film debut on the site as well; so cute those little quicktimes they used to post, silly..

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European Transitionalists 2000: Arriving in London for a 14 month stint at Vir2L Studios Europe filled munkowitz with an endless feed of inspiration as he voraciously captured the visual and aural experience on his shitty handycam, crafting short films at an alarming rate due to this intense surge of the inspired self... He, did, however, make the mistake of featuring a douchey muggshot on the site, taken from his UK ID Card, and deeply regrets that pitiable decision even to this day...

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Vir2L Influentials 2000: Munkowitz's first gig out of Humboldt County was with the old-school design powerhouse Vir2L Studios, jamm'n alongside some of the best young designers on the entire planet, all of whom obviously had a massive influence on young munko's design vernacular... God speed dear friends, he shall never forget...

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Car vs Drones July 2015
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The Chamber June 2015
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Eric Prydz - Generate May 2015
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Twilio Beacon May 2015
Info: The lovely people at Twilio hit up Munkowitz and VT Pro Design to create something memorable for the 2015 Twilio Signal Conference in beautiful San Francisco.. Together, they sought to build an...
Adidas Climachill March 2015
Info: Our friends at Adidas Amsterdam granted Munkowitz the opportunity to direct a short film featuring their most advanced cooling apparel ever, the Cilmachill line of apparel... They also presented the opportunity to pair the shirt's...
Tycho - SEE Performance Cut October 2014
Info: Upon releasing the Music Video for Tycho’s track ‘See’ on Ghostly International, the team decided a special release of the Performance Cut was worthy of...
Blackhat Data Concepts October 2014
Info: In early 2014, Michael Mann and Legendary Pictures approached Bradley G Munkowitz to contribute concept art for a CG sequence in his cyber-crime thriller, Blackhat....
ORA Summoners HALO October 2014
Info: Upon releasing their inaugural product, the Summoner’s HALO, Mr. Munkowitz was once again brought on board by ORA...
Audi A3 Sportback September 2014
Info: Inspired by the creative application of design and technology demonstrated in BOX, Audi approached Autofuss to realize a spot that symbolized the harmony of art and engineering embodied in their vehicles. To promote
Adobe Logo Remix August 2014
Info: For many years Adobe has worked with designers in the community in the creation of their identities, each bringing their own unique style and allowing Adobe to curate an amazing body of work to represent their brand.. For this project, Adobe was seeking visionary artists who embody a multi-disciplinary...
OFFF Cincinnati 2014 July 2014
Info: Longtime friend and collaborator Hector Ayuso hit up the munkowitz to conceive the title sequence for the esteemed OFFF Conference, this iteration being held in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio.. For this particular task, munko reached out to his studio posse...
Tycho - SEE May 2014
Info: The one and only Ghostly International hit up Munkowitz to conceive and direct the first Music video off Tycho’s new album, Awake.. The track, entitled ‘SEE’ is a driving,...
BECK - Where It's At April 2014
Info: While freelancing at SF's lovely Bot & Dolly, Munkowitz was tasked with creating some concert visuals for BECK's 2014 Coachella performance.. Luckily this execution was set to one of...
GM Concept UI November 2013
Info: The General Motors Advanced Design Studio approached munkowitz to concept and design the driver console and touch screen UI for their upcoming Cadillac concept car,
Cubics Obsessive November 2013
Info: Working with Geometry and Rendering aesthetics is certainly one of munko’s favorite crushes, as countless nights are spent playing with a variety of generation engines.. Ultimately these exercises ignite the imagination of how these tools will enable new directions of graphic design...
BOX DEMO September 2013
Info: While collaborating with the geniuses at Bot & Dolly in beautiful San Francisco, munkowitz was tasked to Design Direct a truly unique piece called BOX.. The piece was originally supposed to function as a Technology Demo, but munkowitz...
GEO Series 2013 July 2013
Info: Munkowitz isn't shy about his love for Psychedelia, which contribute greatly to his design aesthetic... Infinite Tunnels, Diamond Voids, Op Art and endless iterations of bioluminescent GEO adorn his Favorite
OBLIVION GFX April 2013
Info: The mighty Joseph Kosinski invited munkowitz to the GFX party once again, this time for his spring blockbuster feature film JOE-BLIVION... Predictably, the list of graphic assets to be created was obscene, so munko assembled and led...
FOX MLB Package January 2013
Info: While freelancing at SF's finest Autofuss, munkowitz conceived and directed this pitch for the mighty Fox Sports MLB package. The concept, dubbed Kinetic Theory, explores...
FITC Amsterdam 2013 February 2013
Info: The FITC and munko's relationship runs deep, with over 15 speech collaborations over the span of 8 years.. So when FITC Founder and Master of Ceremonies Shawn Pucknell tapped munko to design the...
Defining Progeria January 2013
Info: While vacationing at the lovely Rabbit Animation with 3/5 of old BS Crew, munko was tapped to be the Lead Designer and Art Director on a explanatory graphic sequence in the forthcoming documentary
SONY Cat & Mouse September 2012
Info: The divine folks at Wieden Kennedy Portland invited munkowitz to assemble and lead a small team of GFX mercenaries into the lovely confines of MPC Los Angeles to generate a fuckload of...
Ventilate Hallucinations July 2012
Info: Certainly one of Munko's favorite design blogs of all time, Ventilate has always been a rich source of inspiration for the design community.. Ventilate was also very sweet to promote the munkosity in one of his first public interviews back in
ORA Prophecy June 2012
Info: Dear friend and fellow burner-for-life Stephen Marshall hit up Munkowitz with a golden opportunity to design and direct a tech-inspired, new-wave psychedelic trailer for his simulation model entitled ORA.. The clip,...
Semi-Permanent 2012 May 2012
Info: Munkowitz first participated at the Semi-Permanent Sydney conference back in 2004 as an alternate to a last-minute cancellation named Nando Costa.. So when
Infrared5 Mural March 2012
Info: Munkowitz was hired by his dear friend Rebecca Allen Smith, the CEO and Creative Director of the Boston-based tech company Infrared5, to design a mural for their studio space which had recently undertaken a full renovation..
GMUNK 20012 January 2012
A Final Homage to the .SWF: It's no secret that the munkowitz and Shockwave Flash love affair dates back to the beginnings of the century, as his early outputs were largely based within the rich-web medium... He was planning a big .fla drop for the beginning of 2011, collaborating on the grand finale with the uber-ridiculously-too-talented Monster
Flash On The Beach September 2011
Info: Every year a group of the world's elite designers and technologists take to the shores of Brighton Beach to meld their minds into one creative energy - known as FLASH ON THE BEACH.. Each year one artist is commissioned to create the title sequence for the conference - and munkowitz humbly accepted the...
Gillette Advantage August 2011
Info: While functioning as design director at the Swamp of Blackness, munkowitz conceived and designed a three tiered visual effect for a Gillette Advantage pitch, combining disciplines to render a unique and captivating visual moment in the spot.
Medal of Honor Warfighter August 2011
Info: While serving as Design Director at the Black Swamp, munkowitz was asked by Electronic Arts to concept and design the Player Menus & HUD for their upcoming release Medal of Honor -...