France privatizes an historically socialist service — phones — and look what happens. KITAYNS EVRAYWHAR! It doesn’t matter if you speak French or not, this commercial proves that before long, capitalism and socialism will both be dead and the furballs will rule over all.
Showcase Gallery officially opened in Darlinghurst this month, providing one a new avenue in Australia that supports creative professionals wanting to develop their artistic profile.
Outer space will be advertising’s new frontier and, even if we’ll be too old by the time this business is going to be fully established, it’s worth to imagine how it will look like. This is a short sample of Space Ads I made up, imagining a future of cross borders (the United States of China) and new bio-technologies (Liz Taylor will be brought back to life for the joy of all of us).
The Credit Counselling Society is a registered non-profit service based in Vancouver. We created this unique business card for them by reproducing a plastic “credit card” and then cutting it in half. The name of the client and telephone number were embossed on the business card in the same way they would appear as a card holder’s name and credit card number on a real credit card.
Adelaide commuters are in for a little extra entertainment this month thanks to what may be the world’s smallest movie theatre in the form of a bus shelter. A brainchild of Clemenger BBDO, the mini-cinema features authentic theatre seating, curtains and a projector showing screenings each evening at 9pm. It has been transformed to promote […]
Lovely work by Leo Burnett Kuala Lampur copywriter Paul Prabhakar for an Eco Heaven Bazaar, where junk is hand-printed and re-purposed into posters to publicise the event.
People travelling across the USA-Canada border (near Vancouver) might catch a glimpse of a newly erected billboard that advertises ‘clean air’. Created by Lead Pencil Studio, and funded by the US government, this creative piece is made from stainless steel rods, framing the clean air of Blaine, Washington.
The Everything Ages Fast campaign for Brazil’s Maximidia Seminars features fake vintage ads for Youtube, Skype and Facebook. It got me thinking about changes in society over the past fifty years or so. Before the world went digital, people read or watched a glittering product promise, or they heard about some new wonder-product from their neighbours. They saw ads, courtesy of clever Mad Man-type folk, and they bought the promise. Then they told people about the promise.
From the what will they stink of next universe comes this gimmick from Mattel to capatlise on the unwavering fandom around the Mad Men TV series and release an exclusive range of customised Ken and Barbie dolls, styled after four characters in the show. With a recommended retail price of $74.95 each, these will be […]
Chapel Hill-based printmaker Bill Fick makes awesomely grotesque faces and creatures with linocuts, silkscreens, and tempera paint. They have a vintage feel to them, as if the rotted remains ’50s advertising images have risen from the dead.
Through watching cowboy movies, among other things, we’ve learned that Texas is full of dust. Fortunately, there are people such as Scott Wade who knows how to embellish something that is disgusting. Wade started to produce simple hearts or phrases such as ‘Wash me, you dirty fellow’ on the windshields and windows of cars. Later on, he improved his skills and now he can make a Mona Lisa or a Rembrandt by using the ‘dust extraction’ technique. He does not own a gallery because it should be really expensive but he has a huge permanent exhibition touring the city. The art of Wade reached the advertising world and brands such as Mitsubishi have used it in their graphic campaigns.
Director Doug Pray (Surfwise, Scratch, HYPE!) has released a new documentary about advertising and inspiration which ‘reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry’. Art & Copy is a must see for anyone […]
In Japan, when one makes squeezing gestures with both hands at chest level, one is gesturing that one wants candy — soft, round, bouncy candy. At least, that’s what this commercial would have us believe.