Monday, 31 May 2010

Stick it to the man.

Hard hitting headlines combine with a vintage look to tell the story of man. Nice work by Energy BBDO. Guys never change. Neither do we.

Via The Inspiration Room..

Saturday, 29 May 2010

A Caption a Day.

The Big Caption is a Tumblr site featuring typographic messages superimposed onto random images, to a sometimes hilarious or just plain bizarre effect. I'm digging it. (Hey Ian, we need a caption for Eurovision next).

Friday, 28 May 2010

Birthday Flash

(Mob). It was Mukhtar's birthday on May 5th. This bus driver had no idea that a large group of people planned to celebrate him...

The nicest flash mob ever.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Opening the curtain...

...and looking behind the scenes at the making of “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” for Old Spice. Watch W+K Portland’s Eric Kallman and Craig Allen talk about the creative process behind this rad ad.

Via The Denver Egotist

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Scary Shit.

When we have the real, yet manufactured, world to contend with? Three developments recently came to my attention, creating an atmosphere of paranoia and general discomfort:

1. I watched Food Inc. over the weekend, a documentary on the food industry (it's scary when certain socio-economic sectors become 'industries', like health care). The film raises issues I've been wrestling with for years as a pesco-ovo-lacto vegetarian (yes, I may sound like a Californian twat, but that's the best way to explain it), from genetically modified animals and ingredients, FDA duplicity under Bush, health, poverty, immigration, the environment to cloning animals. It's a reminder that we (the lucky ones) can vote three times a day. (Warning: this film will make you question the origins of everything on your fork).

2. An underwater look at BP's toxic soup is truly disturbing.

3. And finally, some sunscreens may actually speed up the cancer they are supposed to used to prevent. You might as well apply Coke and baby oil to your skin. A fact the FDA has reportedly known for 10 years.

Via The Awl.

No food, beach or sun. *sigh*

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sweet Chorus

Mixing typography, music and design: Mico's Music Philosophy. Reminds me a bit of Learn Something New Every Day, but with verse instead of info. Some favs below.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

No Vacancy.

There's something about the abandoned absence in these once public and social spaces that makes this photography series so compelling. See J Bennett Fitts's entire no lifeguard on duty series here.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Saturday Sights

I love exploring a new city. If you pay attention, it's funny what you can see when walking down streets or in cafes. One street in Nørrebro seemed to celebrate its tenants and neighbors, with a cool poster exhibit pasted on buildings and framed in glass at street level. (Although the downside is not being able to speak the local language, which leaves lots of room for subjective misinterpretation - maybe this exhibition is about crime or profiling neighbors?).

Friday, 21 May 2010

Dinner time

Everyone sits,
Staring into mounds of chopped liver,
tossing potatoes around
with a long-pronged silver fork,
splitting, breaking, tearing skin apart.

'Can you pass the salt please?'
'What, you're telling me there's not enough salt in this?'
'I'm not telling you anything, I'm asking for the salt.'

Glasses filled with wine chime
as fingers clumsily reach for stems
hitting the crystal against flowered plates,
silence slicing through turkey.

Crisply burnt honey crust
crackles with the split,
as the force of the knife
pushes the platter into Marcie's meal.

'For Pete's sake,
will you give me a hand with this over here?'

Manicured coral nails steady the bird
amidst an undercurrent of noises:
metal skating along ceramic,
teeth grinding into stuffing,
glass colliding with shakers,
murmurs spoken, whispered.

Feet escape under the table,
some creep up legs,
others play with shoes,
stroking places beyond plain sight.

Image via ilovedust.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

You gotta love this.

Tell me you aren't confronted by this nagging question every night: "What the fuck am I going to make for dinner?"

Well now, you don't have to ask - simply go to and figure it out (night after night;). Hilarious and useful, my favorite combination.