The DailyLoot Contest


The members of our pirate crew
have made some treasures (quite a few).
It’s loot we’d like to share with you.

Each ‘morn we’ll tweet a little clue,
a blank that must be filled by you
and duly hashtagged #DailyLoot.

By close-of-day we’ll judge the queue
and pick a winner (could be you!)
to send our Pirate booty to.

So peel your eyes and deign to view
the couplets we submit to you.
Then tweet into the ballyhoo.

The prizes will sail straight on through.


#DailyLoot Rules Recap (Pirate to English translation)
Starting on August 14th, each morning we’ll tweet a picture of the day’s prize with a clue that needs to be completed. Enter to win by tweeting to @realart with your solution and the hashtag #DailyLoot. Some time after 5pm, we’ll announce that day’s winner and ship their prize.

Good luck!
–Crew of the Good Ship Real Art

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Real Art Welcomes Researchers Nikola Tesla and Dr. Claw


Real Art welcomes Nikola Tesla and Dr. Claw as the newest additions to our team. Both Tesla and Claw are Caribbean hermit crabs working out of Real Art’s new, New York-based Crab Lab.

As a researcher, Dr. Claw brings unique insight and experience from the field of crab technology while Tesla’s thought leadership on the Internet of Shells will contribute to our growing explorations in crab housing.

Both crabs are recent transplants from the Union Square pet store where they worked together on multidisciplinary projects ranging from culinary explorations to Tilda-Swinton-inspired performance art. They look forward to continuing their practice of combining art, design, technology, and lifestyle processes in their research at Real Art.

Claw and Tesla are passionate about using design to improve the lives of all creatures, human and crustacean alike. They are intellectually voracious and excited to wear many different shells in their pursuit of good design. In her spare time, Dr. Claw enjoys visiting museums and sitting in the water dish. Tesla is working on his first book, a collection of haiku about molting.

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Real Art Welcomes Nick Cooper


Real Art welcomes Nicholas Cooper as the newest addition to our team. Cooper is an Interactive Design Intern working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. As an intern, he brings bright concepts and fresh ideas to the table while collaborating and learning as much as possible.

As a recent graduate from the University of Dayton in May 2014, Cooper received his Bachelors of Arts in Visual Communication Design and minored in Illustration. Throughout his college years, he has enjoyed transitioning from print to web and exploring the fascinating challenges of the web and interactive design.

Cooper has a passion for creating appealing designs that “WOW” the end-user. He loves working in a team and is always excited to try something new. With the ability to wear many different hats, Cooper continuously finds ways to become a better designer.

Originally from Knoxville Tennessee, Cooper has enjoyed living at the University of Dayton for the past 4 years. When he’s not learning about the web and interactive design, he enjoys illustration, getting outside, training for his second half marathon, and visiting his family and friends.

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Real Art Welcomes Darryl Robbins


Real Art welcomes Darryl Robbins as the newest addition to our team. Robbins is a junior Web Developer at our Dayton headquarters where he will be learning and working with a wide array of subjects.

Robbins has spent the last few years earning a Java programming certificate and learning a variety of languages and new technologies along the way. He loves code and is committed to absorbing and contributing as much as possible.

Robbins also has an extensive background as an audio engineer in both a live and studio setting and enjoys mixing older analog and newer digital technologies together for unique results. He’s recorded and mixed numerous projects over the years, including several for local troublemakers, Guided By Voices.

In his free time, Robbins is either playing music, listening to it, reading about it, or driving his wife insane with it. If you ever need someone to explain to you why Cheap Trick are great, drop him a line.

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The Twelfth Absolute: Initiate


Real Art’s 12 Absolutes guide our work, ensuring that we build wonder in everything we do. Read this blog post to learn more about our manifesto.

The Twelfth Absolute: Initiate
When you’re passionate you don’t need permission. Without being asked, the initiator fiercely pursues their interests, relentlessly pushing until concept becomes reality. Inciting and empowering others to grow, the initiator grabs their own reigns and takes ownership. Download the e-book to read more about being an initiator.


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