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Parallax Office Outing: Totem

Last week, thinkPARALLAX stepped away from the computers and entered into the world of Totem for a little creative inspiration.

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.

Aside from being incredibly entertained, from a design perspective, we were wowed! From the set design, costume design, lighting, and choreography, down to incredible attention to details, we were truly inspired by how Cirque du Soleil re-imagined and reinvented basic elements in nature in such a creative way and on such a large scale.

What’s it got to do with thinkPARALLAX?
Every day we’re challenged to take something basic or “straight forward” and make it special. How can we make a brochure, annual report or website original? What makes a print piece stand out from the crowd? — unconventional materials, unexpected color pairings, and thought-provoking marks and illustrations all work together to create a master piece — just as all of the moving parts of Totem make for one spectacular show!

Totem will be at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 26 – May 27th. Check out our pics from the show.

thinkPARALLAX Team
thinkPARALLAX Team at Cirque du Soleil’s Totem.
Kees enjoying a huge hand full of popcorn.
Kees enjoying a huge hand full of popcorn.
Elai enjoying a hand full of popcorn
Elai stuffing his mouth with popcorn.
Jonathan and Guusje head into the show with the kids.
Elizabeth was pretty excited about the show.
Totem Turtle Shell
The show opened with a bunch of frogs on a turtle shell.
Edison and Elizabeth enjoying the show.
Guusje and Kees
Guusje and Kees under the big top.
Totem Acrobats
Acrobats in action

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