Thursday, 29 July 2010

Raging Zoo

Cool t-shirt design - the EX-MENAGERIE by Peter Kramar and Alice X. Zhang. Score it on Threadless. This t-shirt would have kicked ass at Comic-Con.

Via The Daily What.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Walking Across America

Fantastic stop-motion and time-lapse video of a guy walking across America. Peter Cote, director Sam Griffith, and the Conscious Minds Productions crew approached Levis jeans for sponsorship. The 14 day traveling shoot involved 6 very talented dudes in an RV on a Gatorade diet. The end result consists of 2,770 still frames. Checkout their trip on Google Maps.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Paper heads, music and kicks

Converse kicks it with branded All-Summer video featuring Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam of Vampire Weekend.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

Burgers, a dildo and flying horses

Checkout Vice Mag's 2010 Photo Show - Still Lifes. See more intriguing and interesting compositions in their gallery. They're like little nuggets of frozen expressions.

Shawn Records

Jamie Lee Curtis Taete

Katarina Soskic

Luiza Sa

Slava Mogutin

Tomoka Flex

Ben Rayner

Tweet Patrol

@copymatt's bike was stolen. As a copyrider (couldn't help myself), he has some serious guns. He blazed them on Craiglist and Twitter. So far, the fire's catching. He's even enlisted the help of PeeWee Herman. Help Matt find his bike!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Star Wars Style

Galactic rebellion and fashion - does it get any better? Great sketches by John Woo. 'He Wears It' prints are for sale on Etsy.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Coming to an iPhone near you.

Canal+ announces its arrival on iPhone. I'm not quite sure what this ad says about its content, but the execution is lovely (the Romanian song, Ciocarlia, by George Enescu gives the piece some flavor).

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Making a Movement.

Much has been written about w+k's Old Spice work, but they really pushed a great concept even further into the social stratosphere with Isaiah Mustafa's personalized responses to Tweets. The news that The Man Your Man Could Smell Like was responding to tweets in real-time blew the scent across the web, driving traffic to the YouTube page, and spreading the campaign further and faster.

Tweets or Facebook comments mentioning Old Spice were chosen strategically, with beautifully in character (hilarious) responses to influencers, from Ashton Kutcher (and in the words of Isaiah Mustafa - his gazillion followers), to Ellen Degeneres, the hit list of powerful bloggers and celebrities (and a few punters chucked in as well) went on and on (around 184 people actually), leading up to the grand finale, because "I am just one ridiculously handsome man. I can't write to everyone".

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like is a character that draws us into the absurd fantasy of advertising. It poked fun at itself, at the ridiculousness of it all, and with excellent copywriting and superb execution, made it rock and roll across screens. His responses worked so well because he was already known and loved, he was at the mustache wearing, horse-mounting height of attention - it was the opportune time to strike, and they hit a home run. A great idea will traverse and reverberate across channels, but it has to generate a certain level of awareness and celebrity before it can really soar. The Old Spice YouTube channel had 8,355,737 views and 83,197,201 upload views the last time I checked.

Perhaps the highest complement paid to the campaign are by the copycats already popping out of the woodwork. Check-out my fav below.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Vino anyone?

I was presented with a wine list at a dive Vietnamese restaurant in London. I was very tempted to go for the Finca Los Prados - who doesn't want to ooze style and wit (think Stephen Fry's brian in Sienna Miller's body)?

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Setting the Classics on Fire

It took two weeks and a lot of matches to recreate some classic video games (and some patience and passion). Check out brusspup's YouTube channel here.

Via Flavorwire.

Monday, 12 July 2010


On my way to London for a shoot, I came across this sign in the Copenhagen airport. It made me want to grab a cup of Joe before it was too late. Nice one.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

The Darth Vader Project

Over 1,000 pop surrealist, graffiti, tattoo, lowbrow, comic and underground artists customized helmets for The Darth Vader Project, an exhibition at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburg. See more here.

Via Fubiz.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Recycled sneakers

Some cool cardboard kicks by Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt. The sculptures show what shoes like Air Jordan IVs, adidas Gazelles and Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars would look like in recyclable form.

Pinched from the WebUrbanist