Musuta to be featured at One Dot Zero - Adventures in Motion, London

We are happy to announce that our piece 'Urban Abstract' was curated to be a part of One Dot Zero - Adventures in Motion festival in London this coming week.

Our film is featured in the citystates 10 programme An exploration of onedotzero's fascination with the city via an eclectic series of filmic responses to urban environments and fast-paced city living, from quirky personal insights to shared global experiences.

The onedotzero_adventures in motion festival showcases a mix of the brightest up-and-coming talents alongside world-leading creative luminaries: an international array of creators who stretch ideas of motion entertainment through a compelling mix of ground-breaking cinematic work, stellar screening programmes, explosive live audiovisual and music performances, sensory installations, in-depth presentations and social events.
Taking place in London at BFI Southbank, Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 November,
citystates will be screened at the following times:

Wed 10 Nov 20:50 studio
Fri 12 Nov 14:00 nft3
Sat 13 Nov 16:15 nft1

tickets cost from £6.40 to £9.00, and can be booked here.

Onedotzero_adventures in motion 2010 festival motion identity from onedotzero on Vimeo:

Here's the Trailer / Screening programme teasers. Our piece is in the Citystates section:

onedotzero_adventures in motion 2010 screening programme teasers from onedotzero on Vimeo.


Musuta on Facebook

Just a quick note, that you can follow / like us on Facebook too.

Find us here.


D&Ad Annual 2010 Out Soon!

The D&Ad Annual 2010 'D&AD10: The Best Advertising and Design in the World' will be out mid-Nov. The book is published by Taschen. Our piece 'Urban Abstract', which was awarded Bronze / In Book is featured between the covers. :) More details about how to buy etc. on the D&Ad website here.


Tweak Festival Ireland - Features Musuta, Urban Abstract

We were contacted by the organizers of Tweak festival, celebrating interactive digital art in Ireland. They wanted to feature Musuta & Urban Abstract in their program.



Musuta Portfolio in We Are Helsinki Magazine

Selected pieces from our portfolio and a brief interview featured in the current issue of We Are Helsinki magazine - The Design Issue 9-10/2010.

This particular issue is released as a double feature with the official mag for the Helsinki Design Week 2010.

Many Thanks to Heini Lehtinen for the story!

Please follow this link for the whole scoop.


Urban Abstract GOLD LION, Cannes!


Urban Abstract won a GOLD LION in Cannes last night from Design category. We take our hats off and salute the jury.

Our friend Clemens was there to pick up our Lion since we couldn't make it (yes we are very bummed about this).

I cannot even begin to describe how flabbergasted we are about the lion. Just so so cool. And hey our CD / AD Jopsu is only 28 years old and a woman. Maybe not the most common creature petting a golden lion.

Before this year officially last time a Gold Lion came to Finland was 1969. So it's about time to start bringing those babies home. To hell with it, Finland even has a golden lion in the Finnish crest. 1969? Come on peoples!!

Also our tiger Iggy at home is happy about the news and gladly welcomes the new cat into the family. 'but I am still boss and kick any lion ass, any day - golden or not' - Comments Iggy.


Urban Abstract - Makes Shorlist in Cannes

They just keep on coming :) Our piece Urban Abstract made the shortlist in Cannes Lions. We are very very HAPPY!

So far with this piece of Motion Design we have been shortlisted for Vuoden Huiput (Top of the Year Finland), won bronze in European Design Awards and made the book / won bronze in D&Ad Awards. Super.


Carolina's blog...

We met a very nice and interesting German lady in Tokyo quite recently in Rich magazine launch party. Carolina Cwiklinska from the creative agency North Kingdom, based in Stockholm. She made a very beautiful blog about her trip to Japan. You can check it out here.

She also made a nice post about our encounter. You can find that

And here's her snapshot of Jopsu with the Founder & Creative Director of
+81 magazine Satoru Yamashita. Photo © Carolina.


D&Ad Awards Gala, London

We had a blast attending the
D&Ad gala in London to celebrate our bronze / in book award. We were in awe of the amazing quality of winning work and the colleagues who attended. Even Spike Jonze showed up to pick up the President's Award. Very cool. Here is a shot courtesy of D&Ad, more can be found from their Flickr page.

Manmaru - Adrien Dufond, Paris

Had a meeting in Paris with our dear friend and flashmaster from Paris, Adrien Dufond of Manmaru.

...very envious of his old Parisian flat or as he put it: 'it's like living in a museum' :D

Here's Adrian:


European Design Awards 2010 - Urban Abstract awarded!

Awards :) Yay!

We are proud to announce that in this years European Design Awards we were awarded bronze in the Motion Graphic category with our piece Urban Abstract.

Here's a link to the story.

Thank you ED Awards!


Double I - Identity Design

We created an Identity for a new Finnish design management, export and agency: Double I. The company is handling clients between Finland and Japan.

For the website we asked our dear friend Maruyama Chikao (the one behind score of urban abstract) to compose the music. Photos we took ourselves... and finally we got a chance to collaborate with Adrien from Manmaru with the interactive design. Merci beaucoup!

The paper for the business cards is thick stuff shipped from Takeo paper in Japan. We used silk screen printing to get the desired feel.

And we are proud of the logo design, why not :)



Jopo, downshifting in Tokyo

Jopo was kind enough to send us two bikes to Tokyo and asked us to create a quick moodfilm for them about these relaxed Finnish bikes in Tokyo.

Jopo, downshifting in Tokyo from Musuta on Vimeo.

Music by Maruyama Chikao, shot, written, directed, edited, acted and stunt doubled by Musuta Ltd.


Urban Abstract made the Book in D&AD Awards!


Urban Abstract has been chosen for the book in TV & Cinema Communications category under; TV Promotions, Stings & Programme Junctions. In our category, a total of 7 pieces were chosen for the book, us included.

We didn't win any awards
in Vuoden Huiput (except made the book there as well..) so this kinda softens the blow :)
It's always kind of cool to be amongst other small players such as BBC, HBO, MTV, NICK etc.. :D

List of nominations and the ones who made it to the book here:


Quote from D&AD:

'With over 30% of judging complete, 154 entries have been selected to go into the D&AD Annual – representing the best creative work of the year.'

And here's more info about the book on D&AD website. It will be published by Taschen, which is also very cool.

A lot of pieces took part in the D&AD competition this year. Nice:

'The D&AD awards panel judges over 20,000 pieces of work from design studios, advertising agencies, branding consultancies, film production and photographic agencies, digital media pioneers, and other creative firms from all over the globe.'



Urban Abstract shortlisted!

Urban Abstract was shortlisted in in Vuoden Huiput (Top of the Year), annual advertising, graphic design, design competition held in Finland. The winners will be announced in April.

We'll win, hands down :D

...and on a sidenote, Urban Abstract is getting a lot of hits on Vimeo. First month we got 60 000 hits and a lot more through embeds. Currently we are about to hit 80 000 mark. The video was also added to Vimeo Staff Picks, cool!, Thanks a lot for everyone!


MERRY™ logo design :)


Our friends had a exhibition- Tento ten- (Show your Peace ) at "UMU" Tv- asahi (Roppongi Hills), Tokyo.
We helped out with logo (MERRY™) and Tento ten!