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Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.


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December 31, 2008 | 1 comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

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December 23, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

Merry Christmas to one and all and please enjoy Stefan’s Holiday Monsters:


What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

December 17, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

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SEND A MONSTER XMAS E-CARD

Good afternoon. Let me use the momentary return of my DSL connection to tell you that you can now send any and all of the Monster videos as free holiday e-cards on YouTube.

Here are the links for the two Christmas Monsters:

The Jingle Bells Monster

The 12 Days of Monster Christmas

If you think any of your friends would enjoy getting a monsterized greeting from you for this special time of year, send them some creature love. In the meantime, warm yourself on the fact that 344 LOVES YOU

What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

December 10, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

Stefan reports:

“Good morning. Mrs. Joyner and her 6th graders at Davis Middle School in Gainesville, GA made some excellent, excellent Monsters that I think you must see! (Special shout-out to Kevin!) Aren’t they cool?”

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What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

November 26, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

A note from Mr. Bucher:

Good morning. Just because I’m tinkering away at some bigger Monster issues shouldn’t mean that I stop drawing them, should it? It’s so easy to stop drawing. And we can’t have that. So here are two new Monsters, fresh from my pen to your home. Please see it as a little reminder that 344 LOVES YOU

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November 19, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

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Stefan is in an uproar.  Someone has had the audacity to market a “Monster-Go-Away-Spray,” a product for the low-low price of $9.95 that purports to zap innocent monsters who only want to play hide and seek with little ones.  Some people will do anything for a dollar, including defaming blameless monsters.

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November 12, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

Another close encounter of the visual kind from Dr. Bucher…

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And remember, if you need more monsters more of the time, Stefan’s 100 Days of Monsters is the tome for you! 

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October 29, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

With election day less than a week away, monsters have decisions to make too:

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October 22, 2008 | 1 comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

One of Stefan’s monsters has been “Pumpkinized” by Terry Hardin.  Mr. Bucher explains:

“The brilliant Terri Hardin was on the team that designed and puppeteered the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man for Ghostbusters, and helped build the still-suits for Dune. She designed and puppeteered the Foster Farms chickens, but she also—and I found this out at the book signing at the West-Hollywood Book Fair organized by my friends at Dark Delicacies in Burbank—carves a mean pumpkin…

Of course, I immediately hit her up to carve one of the Daily Monsters, and she was kind enough to say Yes. Last Wednesday I packed up my camera and drove out to Terri’s studio in Burbank, where I filmed her as she carved a Monster cameo into one of the biggest pumpkins I’ve ever seen (or helped carry, for that matter). Take a look at the two-minute-version:”

 

 

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October 17, 2008 | 1 comment

From Laugh-O-Nomics:

“There Was This Principal, See, Who Went To School‚?¶


‚?¶and he learned how to be funny.

If you think humor is just for kids, shame on you.

Where most corporate types go wrong is in assuming that humor = jokes.  Or clown noses.  Or punchlines.  Fun can come in many different shapes, forms and places.

I recently returned from a motivational seminar on humor in the workplace for the Farmington Unified School District in New Mexico. (Actually, we met in Colorado‚?¶. just a few miles from their district across the border.)  I met principals and administrators who really liked the idea of “play” at work. I was able to help them find ways to transform their corporate humor culture and their funny bones in the process. However, as usual, the best humor at work ideas came from the audience. 

During the seminar, we looked at ways humor and levity could make any environment a little lighter—resulting in better productivity, morale, and retention. And, in a academic environment where things have to be very precise and “above the line”, it means that the administrators and leaders have to be more clever and more creative in finding the balance to make work and humor mesh…”


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October 15, 2008 | 1 comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

MONSTROLUMINESCENT PHOTOS
Good evening. You know how I couldn’t get photos of the new glow-in-the-dark Monsters yesterday? Well, turns out all you need is a 500W bulb to charge the ink, a tripod, a 30 second exposure with a few second of faint ambient light from an open closet door:

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Unfortunately, we could not recreate the full luminescent affect here but if you go HERE you will have to cover your eyes…it is just that brilliant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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October 10, 2008 | 1 comment

Have fun at work - it’s productive

”‚?¶Surely, creating a healthy workplace environment devoid of the usual toxic traits and personalities has got to be more complicated than simply carting to work a don’t-worry-be-happy attitude.

Not according to American psychologist Stephen Lundin, author of the perennial best-seller Fish! The 67-year-old who ended a decade on the professional development circuit in Christchurch last week claims workplace morale and corporate success will sink or swim on the attitude of employees.

Sounds simple enough, but Lundin says the scarcity of positive work environments and employees packing a good attitude would suggest we humans are not as smart as we think. “It’s simplicity on the other side of complexity,” says Lundin of his ideas on building a better workplace.‚?¶”

Read the entire article here.

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The article goes on to discuss the workers at Pike Place (fish) market in Seattle, WA who are known for their non-stop humorous banter with each other and their customers, brightening up what would otherwise be a pretty dreary job.

Attitude can trump aptitude?!  According to psychologist Lundin, its as easy as these four steps: play, making someone’s day, being there, and choosing one’s attitude.

Give it a try!

 

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October 08, 2008 | 1 comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

We’ll let Stefan tell it:


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Good morning! I hope you’re having a good October so far. I just got back from the excellent 5D Conference in Long Beach, and I have some totally unrelated good news for you: The Daily Monster Facebook app is ready! It’s called SEND A MONSTER and lets you scare all your Facebook friends with Daily Monsters. And these are all new Monsters, I’ll have you know. Twenty of them, with more to come as we get closer to Halloween. Exclusively available on Facebook.

I hope you’ll go check it out. Send a few Monsters to your unsuspecting victims. What better time than the days leading up to the great autumnal Spookinox! More seasonal Monster Goodness is coming your way very, very shortly… And please, face facts: 344 LOVES YOU


And by the way: you can check me out on Facebook here!

 

What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!

October 06, 2008 | Comment

We recently told you about my assistant, Jessica’s fantastic voyage to the Mighty UG.  While there, she connected with an organization that for some might seem surprising to find in central Africa - the Uganda Skateboard Union.  The power of play (and the skateboard) knows no bounds!

I was not surprised, then, when I received the following email from my friend, Christian Scott with Sole Technology:

Kevin - hope you’re doing well.  We finally got the shoes through
Ugandan customs and the kids got their surprise.  Check out the photos.
I just hooked up with a girl in New York who does a similar program for
kids in Jamaica so it looks like that might be our next target.

Let’s talk soon

Christian

Seems that Sole Technology made a rather large donation to guess who?!  The Uganda Skateboard Union!

The world gets smaller day by day.

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September 24, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

“My Bodyguard” was a film (1980) about a kid who “hires” a rather huge classmate to protect him from a group of bullies, led by a young Matt Dillon. 
Stefan offers us his 21st century interpretation of every 95 lb. weakling-without-a-prayer’s secret wish:


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September 17, 2008 | 1 comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

Oh, yes.  Stefan is dipping into a whole new bag: SKATEBOARDS. 
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MONSTER SKATEBOARDS

Good morning. Another of the item I’ve been working on lately just got released, and I’m excited that I can finally tell you about it: Zazzle just started offering custom skateboards today. To mark the occasion they invited a whole group of artists to populate their inaugural line-up of decks, including… you know… me. And so, without further ado, please meet the Monster Skateboards!

Rolling down the sidewalk, jumping curbs, casually looking down and seeing your monster’s glossy reflection on your board…what could be better than knowing you’ll never have to skateboard alone again?!


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September 10, 2008 | Comment

Stefan Bucher’s Daily Monster is our Wednesday staple of creative, hairy fun.

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Well, its not a monster, but it is another accomplishment in a year of milestones for young Mr. Bucher.  His first book, “100 Days of Monsters”, is flying off of bookshelves.  And now,  Step Inside Design magazine has granted Stefan the honor of designing their latest cover.

Who knows what lurks over the next horizon in Stefan’s world; we certainly don’t, but we do know that we will be there documenting his doings for your viewing pleasure.

 


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