News Blog - The Real Art news blog delivers everything you ever wanted to know about our projects and people. Plus up-to-the-minute announcements, accolades and anything fun that’s worth a mention.

News Blog - The Real Art news blog delivers everything you ever wanted to know about our projects and people. Plus up-to-the-minute announcements, accolades and anything fun that’s worth a mention.

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’Tis the Season to Build Wonder

Twinkling lights, busy sketch books, frosty days, and late nights, it’s finally our favorite time of year, gift giving season! From our own Real Art holiday party to brainstorming something unique to make our friends and clients, the true Real Art spirit comes to life. Our makers love to build wonder and share it with all our favorite people.

Through the years we have delivered everything from hand-designed cards created individually for our clients, to the biggest claw machine ever brimming with Santa’s leftovers.

Holiday Notes – 2009
The Santa Claw – 2011

We handmade puppets for visitors to our New Year New You website, where clients turned themselves into puppets and we sewed and shipped them from our shop. Our elves have also created and built Grobots—recycled lifeforms on a mission—that were auctioned off to raise money for a few of our charitable interests.

Crystal Dennis in puppet form. New Year, New You – 2007 
Grobots – 2008

Here are a few more of our favorite holiday blasts from the past.

Ro-Bros – 2012
Be Moved – 2006
Clocks – 2003
Phot04 – 2004

It’s pretty impossible to top claws, puppets, and robots, but this year our makers really want to knock our clients’ socks off, argyle socks that is. A lucky crew will receive a shiny envelope in their mailbox filled with custom packaged argyle foot apparel. We hope our clients love their new socks, but we can’t wait to knock them off in 2019.

Argyle – 2018

So, cheers to the makers creating magic the whole year. And from our team to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.

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Having Some Damn Fun

We’re back in the swing of things with our series of Real Art window displays inspired by the 12 Absolutes. First was Dreamer, followed by CuriousFearless, and Futurist. Which now brings us to the fifth, and probably most joyous Absolute: Play.

As the manifesto goes, “Having fun is core to who we are and what we’re about. The player isn’t afraid to be outrageous.” Bearing this in mind, we set out to make the Play window as fun and over-the-top as possible, while incorporating our trademark affinity for found objects.

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The Modern Muses

Women are powerful. Throughout history they have fought hard to overcome challenging battles. With determination, persistence, and don’t forget beauty, they are works of art who have a lot to bring to the table.

Real Art welcomes Lexi White and Julia Kolb, the new chić and innovative externs, as the newest additions to our team. These artistic gals are working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. They are currently participating in the externship program at the School of Advertising Art, soon to be known as The Modern College of Design, so they found it fitting to name this project the Modern Muses. These soon to be grads are honored to be a part of our creative environment and are looking forward to growing while they are here; it’s time to get experimental and resourceful.

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Calling All Digerati

Psst… Can you hear me? It’s me… the future. Ready to whisper “what’s next” in your ear…

The fourth window installment of our 12 Absolutes  is the Futurist.

Futurists are the technologically elite. The oracles obsessed with discovering new and better ways to build. These visionaries can change the world. They are highly idealistic with eyes wide open.

We took the eye idea highly conceptual. Four figures stand in line, looking for what’s next. The last figure is enlightened by a beam of future-vision-goodness. The suitcases are packed—ready to step aboard the future train to next-land.

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Announcements

Real Art Welcomes Randy Forte

Real Art welcomes Randy Forte as the newest addition to our team. He is a Junior Developer working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. Randy brings an ambitious mind to the development team.

Recently graduated from Wright State University with his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Randy was most recently a software development intern at PQ Systems. Born in Dayton and raised in Eaton, Randy has spent his entire life Ohio.

Randy is always looking to learn more and have a better grasp on software development. He is motivated by his curiosity and his willingness to try anything at least once. He is an advocate for playing devil’s advocate.

Randy is an Eagle Scout from Troop 78 and supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He lives by the quote “There is no such thing as a lack of motivation, it’s a lack of discipline.”

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