Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011


A bottle of fancy French wine. Look closely at the label. Yes, it's lorem ipsum filler text.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Samsung takes a swipe at pretentious iPhone owners in its new viral ad

New ad for Samsung Galaxy S II shows urban scene kids with delusions of creative greatness (who are actually baristas, apparently) queuing for the latest iPhone. It goes on to show people outside the queue who already have a great phone with 4G and a big, bright screen.

It's a great ad, even though I’ve been pretty loyal to iPhones, it digs right to the centre of what I think about a lot, which is, if I actually did a little research…

Source: The Wall

Monday, November 21, 2011

World’s largest, longest 3D painting has been created in Canary Wharf, London

Reebok has collaborated with CrossFit to set two new Guinness World Records with the world’s largest and longest 3D artwork.

Street artist ‘3D Joe & Max’ turned part of London’s Canary Wharf quayside into the longest and largest 3D artwork, which covers an area of 12,490.441 square-feet and measures approximately 349.4 feet.

The painting, unveiled on 17 November 2011 (Global Guinness World Records Day), features a waterfall in a deep canyon image, as a ‘fun and thrilling’ outdoor workout experience.

Source: Design Taxi

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

World Leader Porn: Benetton wants the world to UNHATE

US President Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela

A new campaign from Benetton recalls the brand's controversial heyday. A series of posters features world leaders with lips locked to launch the UNHATE project

Benetton, says the accompanying press material, is inviting "the leaders and citizens of the world to combat the 'culture of hatred'". The UNHATE campaign is the first initiative from a new Benetton foundation of the same name, launched by Alessandro Benetton, executive deputy chairman of the Benetton Group.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy

A series of posters, created by Benetton's 'research communication centre' Fabrica, features political and spiritual leaders kissing (shown above, The Pope and Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, Imam of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. Below, US President Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

According to Benetton "These are symbolic images of reconciliation - with a touch of ironic hope and constructive provocation - to stimulate reflection on how politics, faith and ideas, even when they are divergent and mutually opposed, must still lead to dialogue and mediation."

The Pope and Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, Imam of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo

Hu Jintao, president of China and U.S. President Barack Obama

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak

Additional social media activity includes the Kiss Wall where users can upload images of themselves kissing.

Source: Creative Review

What does an Art Director do?

This is very funny. As Jacques Séguéla said, "Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency. She thinks I play piano in a whorehouse."

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

BA's latest ad: "To Fly. To Serve"

An industry email has just lead me to BA's latest ad, and my G-d they've pumped the pounds into this one. They're riding high with this "To fly. To serve" line and in my mind a bit too soon after the strikes for this type of ad campaign. 'To Fly, To Strike' is ringing through my head.

Additionally I dislike the gender stereotyping of male pilots and the way they've erased early female aviators from history. I do like flying BA but it's embarrassing that a major airline can still be so sexist.

Friday, November 4, 2011

WHSmith have pulled off a publishing coup

Brian of course...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011