MK12, Straight outta' Kansas City.
I stumbled across these guys a few days ago. They're a design agency out of Kansas City that make a wide variety of film and digital media related stuff for film and TV, their latest being " Stranger than Fiction". They have a very nice original design that blends a lot of kitchy, old-fashioned elements with modern ones. They're working on a project called " The History of America" that looks outright amazing.
As someone from the Southeast, I'm always glad to see design and film agencies succeed in their own way outside of the long-held strongholds of the industry: New York and California. I'm a somewhat firm believer in that people are affected in some ways by their surroundings and where they live. This seems pretty evident in MK12's work which has a very original style and character. In my opinion, a diversifying of America's advertising and film industry all over the country would lead to further innovation and more originality versus everything coming out of Los Angeles. Plus the sheer costs of doing business in California are almost prohibitive in the first place along with simply living there. So I would hope to see more companies like MK12 sprouting up everywhere to give California and New York firms a run for their money.
Take a look at their site. Amazing stuff. http://www.mk12.com