This is the first in a series of posts featuring little bits of design and art created for holidays, special occasions, side projects or just for fun, but rarely seen by anyone but family, friends and co-workers. These are, put simply, Inbetween Projects.
If anyone would have told me I’d be the proud owner of the domain name heymahlmanncheckoutthissweetvid.com, I wouldn’t have believed them. But here we are, and it turns out dreams do come true.
Dave Mahlmann is the VP of Design where I (along with other talented folks) create experiences for Microsoft, T-Mobile, GE and other big companies. There are two key things to know about Dave prior to embarking on this experience:
- He’s a wacky guy.
- His birthday coincides with the anniversary of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.
This brilliant idea (admirably succinct domain name intact) was thought up by several of us after a morning meeting, and brought to life within an hour by myself and Calvin Ross Carl this morning.
The commemorative birthday-themed background is only visible on Dave’s birthday. The Tim & Eric clip is the default, but you can view any embeddable YouTube clip on the site by appending its ID to the query string. Try it yourself:
- Hey Mahlmann, check out this dramatic chipmunk!
- Hey Mahlmann, check out this Rube Goldberg machine!
- Hey Mahlmann, check out these clumsy cats!
If we had stuck some ads on this puppy, we’d be millionaires.