Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Captured

Is there anything more personal and private than a woman eating junk food while taking a bath? Lee Price paints realistic and intimate portraits based on photographs.

Via Blckdmnds

Monday, 30 August 2010

Bring back Mad Men

Give me product benefits, screw participatory media. An open letter to the Ad world by 27 year-old father of two, Brian.

Via Agency Spy.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Mini Break

All the little people. Ministry of Sound Australia ditched the girls in bikinis, opting for plastic models instead. Found on Collider.


Friday, 27 August 2010

No silver bullet

Interesting print ad for Nike. It uses the attraction of quick fixes (as do some of their competitors), to draw you in, but then brings the truth home with a punchy tagline: This shoe works if you do. Nicely done.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Romancing the roach

Another great project on Kickstarter, a platform with an all-or-nothing approach to funding ideas. I'll be putting some kroners behind this one.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Monday, 23 August 2010

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Alone

This beautiful and poetic video celebrates being alone (which doesn't always equate to loneliness). When you're alone, you have a chance to tune-out and reconnect. You stumble upon yourself, experience moments of clarity, serendipity. Most of all, you're able to create, write, explore, which often, if not always, has to be done in solitude. You don't stay alone in the zone. Characters, places and ideas become a crowd, like friends huddled around a blazing birthday cake.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Thursday, 19 August 2010

I love Japan

Singing in the Rain brought to you by a Storm Trooper and two 3D buddies.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Drain the Rainbow

A giraffe eats the rainbow, and a rasta milks it to make Skittles. He laughs. Heartily.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

See no evil.

w+k's Evel Kneivel monkey disappears in response to PETA's complaints about using the confetti blower in the new Dodge ad. This quick reaction helped make these ads more popular (even Taiwan's NMA animated this story for their viewers).

Read the full article at the LA times. See original, invisible and animated versions below.







Via AdFreak.

Monday, 16 August 2010

I want your luv

The British version of Lady Gaga. Brett Domino perform Bad Romance entirely on the Korg Monotron and Kaossilator. Thanks @Meeni.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Lyrical Posters

Lyrics caught in a typographic maze. Love these designs for Doves by ilovedust. Multiple meanings and sentences collide in an explosion of words.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Under the Sea

The mystery of the sea caught in bubbles and beings - above and below ground. James Cooper's photography is weird and wonderful. See more here. Via Tiny Vices.


James Cooper is a artist based in Bermuda. His work is sculpture and performance-based, but lives mostly as photographs and video.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Physical FourSquare Badges

FourSquare just launched an online store where you can buy t-shirts, stickers and almighty badges. I can understand the motivation to accumulate badges (sort of like a latent Girl Scout thing); it's cool to get rewarded for just showing-up. But will people actually start crowning themselves in the physical world, wearing badges on jackets and bags? Not sure, but looking forward to finding out.

According to the Foursquare team, those online badges might be linked to the real-life ones soon, unlocking accomplishments and so on. [...] Users can also vote for which design they’d like to see out in the store, so they’ve got that ‘social’ element covered. Via Taxi.


Monday, 9 August 2010

Ze Man

This work may be somewhat under the radar, but I think the character and copy are great. Poke and Fallon are helping establish French Connection UK as a brand that understands the modern man through the Manifesto blog and a series of shorts which include the Kung Fu pigeon. The blog content is written by an editorial team with experience at Vice, The Face and The Juke. Nice one.






Sunday, 8 August 2010

Out to Sea

You know when an artist calls himself an Alphastructaesthetitologist, the work will be interesting, if not good. In Jon Contino's case, it's both. The mix of hand-lettering, design and type make me feel ship bound.









Saturday, 7 August 2010

Blazing Smoke

Brilliant Dancing Pigeons video directed by Tomas Mankovsky. The band is supported by Diesel U:Music, and the film is based on Diesel’s theme for their new collection - Fire & Water.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Love the 404

Click here (and then the unicorn) for full triple rainbow dazzling effect.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Writing on the Wall

Hand-painted signs found on streets across the world are posted on TypArchive. Sample a few.

Amidst a landscape of vapid strip malls and sterile signage, hand-painted lettering retains a soulful aesthetic to be treasured. Like other crafts dissolving in the digital age, sign painting is a fading occupation. - RD Granados