July 11th, 2011

advertising and branding agency

We just think these images are great. As part of the branding and advertising campaign for Reporters Without Borders the advertising agency Ogilvy developed this idea.

To illustrate just how censorship gives the viewer only half the story and to illustrate how censorship is wrong they took everyday situations of political figures and with the addition of the censor pixellation gave each one a clever twist.

For more information check out the Reporters Without Borders website here.


March 2nd, 2011
Say 100

Say media partnered with 10 experts to curate a list of the top 100 voices online. There are some very interesting blog links on show, from graphic design and technology to parenting and food. It has become a list of the most influential voices on the internet.

Say Media has 7 principles on their website:
1. Attention is scarce
2. Passion is abundant
3. Media is fluid
4. Advertising is content
5. Storytelling is vital
6. Influence is earned
7. Engagement is a science

Found via the Swissmiss website: http://www.swiss-miss.com/2011/02/say-100.html

Read more about Say 100 here: http://www.saymedia.com/


January 11th, 2011
Intel. Motion Graphics

Pretty nice motion graphics piece for Intel, called The Chase.

Found via the website: 9gag


January 9th, 2011
Lego. Stop motion graphics

Really fun and kind of dark stop motion graphics piece for lego, titled The Brick Thief. The advert asks people to visit the Lego Click website, where there is other short films for viewing.


November 15th, 2010
Up There. Advertising


A very interesting video by Jon. He wrote this documentary along with his friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois. It follows, and tells the story of advertising hand painters in big cities. This is definitely a craft which is disappearing over time due to new printing techniques. Whis I think is a real pity. I do not understand why advertisers do not use hand painted posters anymore. I believe, as the hand painted adverts take so long to create, everyone can appreciate them being there. I believe they become part of the culture and heart of a particular city, or district within a city. When these graphics become part of the city people do not want to see them go or being repainted over. A good alternative, though, are vinyl or paper banners offered by 1daybanner.com.

A recent post on Vandalog, a blog for graphic street artists hit on a similar point. “As most of you may know, one of Roa‘s beloved works in East London is facing removal after the owners of the building were told they have 14 days to remove it or the Council will. The whole ordeal is a bit ridiculous, since the Hackney Council is calling the piece a “blight on the environment”even though the owners the building gave the artist permission to paint int he first place. An online petition is going on to save the work and pretty much tell the Council to back off. ”

Although both forms of graphics are different it still highlights the fact that the people where these graphics have been painted do get attached to them. And the public would be sad to see them disappear. I for one would love to see more advertising and painting like this around Birmingham.

Check out the Vandalog website here http://blog.vandalog.com/

Video found via the website Advertisers Anonymous


November 2nd, 2010
Chinese stunt drivers go wild! Cruzes playing Pacman indoors.

Some more viral advertising, this time a car acts as pac man.


November 1st, 2010
millimetres matter. motion graphics

A pretty funny advert. Nice simple viral advertising piece for Millimetres Matter. Get tiny pies, get a tiny catapult and attack some tiny insects.


October 11th, 2010
what does sound look like? photography/motion design

Ever since the advertising agency Fallon directed ‘Bouncy Balls’ for Sony Bravia TV, every so often a commercial will come out that has taken some inspiration from their original concept.  This advert by the design agency Dentsu London is for Canon’s PIXMA colour printer range. The images were created by placing a few droplets of paint on a balloon which was stretched over a speaker. A note was then played and the camera captured the results. Some really cool images were taken with the help of the photographer Linden Gledhill.

Check out the web site http://www.dentsulondon.com/blog/2010/09/28/sound-sculptures/ for more images on how this design was created.


September 9th, 2010

Making stuff thats not cool, cool. How can you make baby carrots cool? Shove them in a bag like crisps, have  crazy graphics on the package, have a mental advert and tell people to eat the like junk food.


September 8th, 2010
au revoir

Travel and holiday company organise a nice goodbye for people at a Paris train station.


August 23rd, 2010
urban proof


August 19th, 2010
mother & target

This is well worth a look. Created by Mother in New York (part of the advertising agency who brought us the fake spam christmas e-mail) and Target, they turned a building rooms into 155 pixels. I have seen a lot of this stuff happening lately but nothing to this scale and nothing backed by a 30 piece orchestra!


August 13th, 2010
how candy is made…


July 1st, 2010
swan dive!

Loving the new Old Spice advert. One comment on youtube says he is the black Chuck Norris, I agree.


June 28th, 2010
samsung presents 10 optical illusions in 2 minutes

This is a nice advert for Samsung. Its bound to start going viral. I like the fact there upfront about it being connected with them and didnt go the route RayBan did when they filmed a gu getting RayBans tattooed on his face.


June 25th, 2010
head, tennis advert


June 17th, 2010


June 7th, 2010

Some nice Aol. reveals done by universal everything. Simple and engaging.


June 1st, 2010
cnn. go beyond borders


May 29th, 2010
bp and the oil spill

BP and the oil disaster. Now there pumping mud into the hole to try stop the leak. Taken from BP global PR on twitter, images from I ride the harlem line.