By: Latoria Ortiz. Posted Sep 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM.

For Pacific Standard Time, yU+co. partnered with TBWA\Chiat\Day to create two, expressive documentary-styled pieces to help kick off the Southern California event. Utilizing archive photography, footage and landmark L.A. artwork, the two unique segments span the history of the L.A. art scene, celebrating its most storied artists while inviting viewers to experience the event first hand.


By: Johnny Ellsworth. Posted Jul 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM.

yU+co. won a 2011 PromaxBDA Gold award for Network Logo Design. This remarkable distinction was received for the design and animation of Showtime Network's "Energy" Logo. Many thanks to our friends at Showtime for giving us such a fantastic opportunity!


By: Johnny Ellsworth. Posted Jun 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM.

We won!

yU+co. took home the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design. The honor was given for our work on the opening title sequence for Dora The Explorer's Birthday Special. We had a great time working with Nickelodeon on this one, and we're thrilled to have this amazing recognition for it!


By: Johnny Ellsworth. Posted Mar 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM.

Check out this hilariously ironic music video directed by Michel Gondry and edited by yU+co. Performed by The Living Sisters, "How Are You Doing?" is a super upbeat song about three women talking nonchalantly on the phone as a series of increasingly absurd catastrophes happen all around them. Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow and stay cheery!


By: Johnny Ellsworth. Posted Dec 1, 2010 at 10:48 AM.

If you've seen The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, then you're familiar with the show's opening musical number. We had a great time shooting the music video and now, for your viewing pleasure, we'd like to share the full length version with more song, more footage, and more puppets! Enjoy!

3ALITY TECHNICA Rocks in Stereo 3D

By: . Posted Sep 28, 2010 at 1:17 PM.

If 3D is the next step in media, then yU+co. is already ahead in the game. Inspired by the technique of 3Ality Digital's unique camera systems, yU+co illustrates how each light of stereoscopic metadata amalgamates to form striking visual information such as the 3Ality logo itself. We hope you have your fashionably futuristic 3D glasses handy for a gander at our anaglyph result. If not, we've got a full color non-stereo version for you slackers. Enjoy!


By: Garson Yu. Posted Sep 17, 2010 at 4:52 PM.


Mobile Vid Play

I was asked by my friend Ahn Sang Soo to create an opening piece for the LG Optimus Launch Conference. I was thinking of visual music when I created this piece. Jason Sikora our sound/picture editor did a great job of placing the sound to accentuate each drop of punctuation. The Animation was done by Java Scripter Josh Nimoy and was choreographed by Etsuko Uji . Enjoy.


By: Garson Yu. Posted Aug 25, 2010 at 11:48 AM.

Life has a beginning and an ending.
But in our lifetime,
there exists a continuum,
a time full of curiosity and constant surprise,
observation and discovery.

When I look at Degas’ sculptures,
I am always fascinated by how I am able to see something new each time.
My perception changes at each angle and as I walk around the sculpture,
the figures give new meaning.
Figures in motion.
De Kooning defined painting as drawing,
and from his and Degas’ work,
I became curious as to how sculpture could be defined as drawing
and play with our perceptions of sculpture.

Dora the Superstar...Happy Birthday!

By: . Posted Aug 10, 2010 at 3:30 PM.

Brad and Angie move over! Dora the Explorer has become such a worldwide celebrity that her series is now broadcast in more than 100 countries and has been dubbed in 30 languages. Not only is she beating out all of her animated competitors, her global celebrity status has earned her a place in the Macy's Thanskgiving Day parade with her own balloon! To help Nickelodeon celebrate Dora's tenth anniversary, we created a 40-second stop motion animated show open for Nick's TV movie, "Dora's Big Birthday Adventure", which will premiere on Sunday night, 8/15.

FROM THE VAULT: Christmas Cards

By: . Posted Aug 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM.

Summer conjures up many images: the beach, barbecues, ... Christmas cards? Well, at yU+co. it does.

As we begin to brainstorm ideas for our annual company Christmas card, we dove into our archives to take a gander at cards from Christmases past.

One of Garson's personal favorites is the center card and rightfully so. Emblazoned with a traditional image of Jesus, "Happy Birthday to me from yu[+co]" is cheekily etched onto the bottom.

Christmas can't come soon enough for yU+co.