Cool Tools, Begging Bowls, and 3D Animation

It’s a little difficult to follow up from our last post, arguably the best Case Study feature we’ve done to date, talking to arctic explorer Ben Saunders (it’s required reading, so just scroll down a bit to check it out — then come back up here when you’re done). So instead of trying to hit you with another lengthy post, we thought we’d try a few miscellaneous links instead.

First up, it was an honor and a privilege to see that Jewelboxing had been picked up for some nice coverage over at Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools, the widely read and respected journal of all things nifty. Writer Elon Schoenholz had a lot of very nice things to say about our humble little cases, like “they go a long way toward making a small business or project appear bigger, undeniably professional.”

Next, a couple of very quick links. We randomly stumbled across San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Bill Foreman’s album Begging Bowl, which he’s been packaging using Jewelboxing Standard cases. Although the image on his site is just a scan of the cover, we imagine it probably looks like the comp we put together over there on the right. We also really dig Bill’s ongoing, simple, blocks-of-color layouts between his albums.

And last, we also stumbled across this post on a forum for the 3D animation program Kinemac, wherein a user was asking if anyone could assemble a model of our Standard cases within the program. So far, no follow up to the finished product, but we’re guessing it’s for something music-related, judging from some of the other links they’d included. We’d be happy to share with them the models we built in After Effects for our first Jewelboxing commercial, but those were something of a complicated jumble (more like 2.5D).

Thanks to all of those who have posted about Jewelboxing here and there, making it fun to stumble across random, interesting projects. Have your own Jewelboxing case you’d like to have us see and possible show off here on the blog? Send it in! In particularly, we’d like to see something from the attractive people in New York, Idaho Springs, Pasadena, Greensboro, Vestal, Venice, Boston, Los Angeles, Conroe, Saint George, Berwick, Langhorne, Bakersfield, Dallas, Brea, Santa Monica, Rancho Dominguez, Blackstone, Portland, and Denver.