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Market Canada
Agency Lowe Roche Toronto
Photographer Sean Ohlenkamp
Released May 2012


London International Awards 2012
Design Motion Graphics - Animation Silver Winner

Credits & Description

Entrant: Lowe Roche, Toronto
Type Bookstore - "The Joy of Books"
Corporate Name of Client: Type Bookstore
Agency: Lowe Roche, Toronto
Creative Director: Sean Ohlenkamp
Art Director: Sean Ohlenkamp
Photographer: Sean Ohlenkamp
Animators: Sean Ohlenkamp/Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp/
Mike Takasaki/Hannah Charlick/Liz Walker
Cinematographer: Sean Ohlenkamp
Strategist: Andrew Carty
Sound Design Company: Grayson Matthews
Description of the Project
As 2011 drew to a close in what was known as the year of the eReader, independent bookstores all over the world were shutting their doors for good. Type Books in downtown Toronto needed to rekindle people’s love of books in a big way. With no budget for media, Lowe Roche turned to earned media to spread the word, creating a video that celebrates the Joy of Books. This up-lifting video was produced in-house and reached 100,000 hits on YouTube by the end of the first day, growing to over 4,000,000 views online inside of a few weeks. The film was the subject of over 40,000 tweets by authors, celebrities, and press and it aired on television news programs on five continents. It was shown in classrooms and libraries all over the world and was even asked to be added to McGraw-Hill's Digital Learning Library.