April 16, 2012
Bravo, Madness, Media, Sport & Health
Wow we just posted about Charlie Sheen making a come back and now Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) is ALIVE after showing up for a performance at Coachella.]
Don’t worry peep’s it’s only a hologram but it’s still pretty awesome, it’s amazing what technology can do these days.
Can’t wait to see them bring this into the ad world taking it a step further from the 3D building holograms.
Imagine seeing a live commercial of let’s say a giant David Beckham wearing Adidas, dribbling a ball down Oxford Street amongst all the traffic of buses and taxis. Rebounding it off the buildings and finally bending it into the top right net which is positioned at the cross section of Regents street, which also just happens to be where the Nike Flagship store is. Just saying.
and who said advertising is dead.
April 5, 2012
Try and find the 82 Absolut bottle’s in the image tomorrow.
First person to find them all let me know as there may be a little prize for you.
Otherwise have a great Easter people.
March 28, 2012
Advertising, Design, Good
Advertising, Alcoholic Beverages, Beer = Love, Saatchi's
Easter eggs made with beer and boobs, what’s not to love.
Looks like an Easter holiday in Brazil is in order. Damn they have everything why don’t we just move there.
Great work F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, now that’s thinking out the box.
March 23, 2012
An awesome time-lapse video portraying a day in the life of Kiev, Ukraine.
This amazing little vid was created by Efim Graboy and Daria Turetski took a total of 5 days and 2 nights with over 25,000 frames and a few months in post-production.
March 22, 2012
Advertising, Cool, Design
Advertising, Design, Toys and Games
Every lad played with this toy when he was a child, if you didn’t then your unique well done. I myself had hours of fun building random things or forts which would be bashed down while He-man and army men protect the fort from MY sisters (have to put that in) Barbie Ken. Lego was just part of growing up; it fuelled our imagination inspiring us to push the boundaries’, something which we sadly overstep in our more ‘mature’ lives. Some men I know still have their old lego kits and are not ashamed of it. To be honest I actually miss my lego and train set.
Moving swiftly on, recently a German ad agency Jung von Matt created this charming print campaign to advertise the world favourite toy blocks. The ads feature minimalist interpretations of some of our best-loved cartoon characters that are all created out of blocks of Lego.
Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix
Southparks' Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Powerful use of imagination.
March 22, 2012
Design, Good, Sport & Health
Bravo, Design, Madness, Sport & Health
Is it a bird is it a plane no it’s a crazy Dutchman, successfully taking to the skies on self-designed human powered wings.
Jarno Smeets, is a mechanical engineer who has kicked the rule of gravity right in the bollocks. Claiming to be the first man in history EVER to have made a successful short flight with home-made bird-like wings. Constructed from easily accessibly components that anybody could get their hands on, such as Nintendo Wii controllers; accelerometers from a HTC Wildfire S smartphone and Turnigy motors.
It took Smeets only eight months to complete the project after only a few test flights. Successfully leaving the ground at the Hague park on Sunday, March 18th which lasted about a minute and travelling a distance of around100m. By using 17m² wings built out of a kite and carbon windsurfing masts assisted with some power provided by a combined mechanism to help flap the giant wings without the risk of breaking his arms.
The Human Bird Wings is an independent project initiated from Smeets’ personal ambition and vision. Saying that“Ever since I was a little boy I have been inspired by pioneers like Otto Lilienthal, Leonardo da Vinci and also my own grandfather,” says Smeets.
What? how insane is that, even though he does look a little buggered after such short stint and maybe it’s not as effective as you would like it to be but hey give the guy a round of applause imagine his excitement being the first man to fly like a bird. It’s still early days and I would imagine that improvements can be made and soon all of us attending classes down at the local gyms to get you into flying shape. Now how cool is that, I want.
Hat’s off to Smeets for an incredible achievement whilst proving the impossible possible and big up’s to him for having the balls for using himself as a test dummy. Everyone has dreams and Smeets just proved that anyone could accomplish them with pure passion and dedication.
You can follow his inspiring story of human bird wings, here.
March 21, 2012
Advertising, Design, Tunes
Advertising, Tunes, VCCP
They recently teamed up with the guys from Walk off the Earth, yes that’s right the peeps who did that awesome Gotye cover for Somebody That I Used to Know, click here if you have already forgotten. Even though I have a bit of a pickle with O2 using the Malvina Reynolds track Little Boxes in their campaign which I slated here. However I always give credit when it is deserved and this is an amazing version and O2 has won respect for riding on the interwebs trend. Wonder what else they might have up their sleeves.
A little inspiration with the use of boxes as instruments, even though it is a given.
Can’t wait to be proved wrong and see more work like this for O2.
Well done VCCP
March 2, 2012
Bought to you by Chris Milk
No words needed.
March 2, 2012
Cleaver little idea from Hasan & Partners with the goal to educate the general public the importance of design in everyday life.
This little project took place in Helsinki the world design capital for 2012 by implementing the Kauko pop-up café featuring designs that you can control remotely in real time and on the web. All with the goal to demonstrate to those who are not naturally interested in or take notice of design benefits, to show them the importance how design influences their lives every day ever where and can be done by anyone.
March 2, 2012
Advertising, Cool, Design
Advertising, Automotive, Black Swan, Eleanor, Ford Mustang
It’s no secret that I’m a massive muscle fan and for those of you who know me, know’s that driving a GT500 67 Mustang (aka Eleanor from Gone In 60′) down route 66 is one of my dreams. Call me old fashioned but classics are classic, enough said. Saying that it’s been taking me a while to approve of the new series of Mustang’s which Ford have bought out. Yes Ford have kept the Mustangs’ fundamentals with the body work and performance, and thank goodness for them they even managed to keep the triple lens tail lights after all it is “the car that was designed by you”. Then recently London based agency Blue Hive (partnered with Ogilvy) released this little beaut which perfectly resembles exactly that and in the process persuaded my personal perception of the new release.
You have to love it when an agency respects the heritage of the product and more importantly the brand’s core values, by visually showing the design capabilities and don’t forget the stunning lines which Ford have kept in the new Muscle. Great timing with all the hype around the film Black Swan, toying with the alter ego factor, which we all know you have. Everyone has an inner Mustang, what a great line to finish it off.
Overall great work Blue Hive, I love it.
What’s you favourite design?