Thursday, December 27, 2007

A new breed of GPS



This could be an ad, but it isn't, it's just a funny video. I think anybody who has a GPS or knows someone who has, will relate to this.

Cork Stamp



Designer João Machado has created, for CTT (Portuguese postal service), the first cork stamp in the World. It is said to be almost sold out and there are no plans for a second edition of the stamp. The tree depicted is a sobreiro (I'm not sure how you call it in English, in Latin it's Quercus suber), basically it's tree from witch you take out the cork. Portugal is the world's biggest cork producer.


Via: ptFOLIO

Friday, December 21, 2007

R/GA: Tattoo Santa



I scooped this one from adgoodness, it's probably the best Christmas Card I saw this year.

Credits:
Agency: R/GA


Via: adgoodness

One leg dancing guy



It is a bit bizarre but the guy's dancing is amazing. I don't dance like that with two legs!

DDB London: Christmas Card



Nice animation on this DDB London Christmas Card.

Credits:
Agency: DDB London (UK)
Animation: Peepshow Collective (UK)


Via: It's Nice That

Camille Seaman: The Last Iceberg



Amazing photography by Camille Seaman.


Via: A CUP OF JO

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas



I wish you all and your family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a great year to come.

André

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LILT



Yet another spoof. This one, is great until the end. It doesn't even look made by the same people. I wonder what happened!

Mother



Don't know anything about this ad, don't even know if its new or not, but the animation is quite good.

Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies



I am lost for words to describe the beauty of these books. I don't know if they are actual pages of the book that are cut, or if it's made with collage. Anyway, they're amazing!
You can read some information about the artist on Wikipedia.


Via: swissmiss/xblog

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Good Food Fight



This is a brilliant new flash-game to promote General Mill's healthy living website. The interactive agency behind this is Daddy alongside with ad agency mono. Give it a try and you'll be hooked.

Credits:
Advertising Agency: mono, Minnesota (USA)
Interactive Agency: Daddy, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Creative Director: T. Scott Major
Art Director: Chris Lange
Copywriters: Michael Hart, Troy Longie
Agency Producer: Jolene Lew


Via: Everything's Better With Brentter

Tribute to Keith Haring



Amazing stencil work by Peat Wollaeger in his tribute to artist Keith Haring.
Here's what he says about this project:
This is my Tribute to the first artist that inspired me...Keith Haring....
December is Aids awareness month and this tribute is to his Life...FIND A CURE!
The Wall I sprayed out was Part of Primary Flight a large mural project during this years Art Basel in Miami's Wynwood Art District.
To see more of the walls visit:
tinyurl.com/36te5k or www.primaryflight.com/
If you Do Not know who Keith Haring is or his raw work do you self a favor and visit www.haring.com

If you're into street art, I recomend you to check Peats website ---> www.stensoul.com or his youtube page ---> www.youtube.com/stensoul



Via: Wooster Collective

Friday, December 14, 2007

Live Cheese & Biscuits



This is the best Christmas "card" I've seen so far. It's from web agency AKQA, it's a sort of gerbel Big Brother. The "Happy Christmas from AKQA" lights up each time a hamster goes on the wheel.


Credits:
Agency: AKQA, London (UK)
Web streaming: Groovy Gecko, London (UK)


Via: NOTCOT

Kswiss




Do you think these guys were inspired by the Cadburys ad? Anyway, it's simple, but I like it. Nice drumming.

Get a Mac Christmas Ad



Let me know your thoughts on this ad. I like how they transformed the characters into a "cartoon". Is this a one off?

The Vegetable Orchestra



This is another cool video I found on The Guardian Viral Chart. Great music played with vegetables! If you'd like more information, go to the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra website.



Via: The Guardian

More Christmas spirit: 12 Days of Christmas (remix)



I don't know if you guys know this classic Christmas jingle, if you do I'm sure you'll appreciate this new version by Straight No Chaser, if you don't, I reckon you'll like it all the same.


Via: The Guardian

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Orange: Ride



Nice production on this Orange advert. I'm not sure if it's new or not, I haven't seen before. If anyone has the credits for this ad let me know.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Starbucks: It's red again








Another great Christmas campaign. again by Wieden+Kennedy, however this time it's from the Portland office. Are these guys compiting to see who gets the best Christmas campaign? Pass the cheer with the Starbucks Cheer Chain ---> www.itsredagain.com

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Portland (USA)
Creative Directors:
Danielle Flagg, Jed Alger
Art Director: Matthew Carroll
Copywriter: Jen Nicolazzo
Interactive: Chean-Wei Law, Peter Yue
Producer: Bev Davis
Media: Lis Christy, Lynn Mayo, Lisa Osborne
Retouching: Kyle Pero



Via: Wieden+Kennedy Studio

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wieden's Wood



Nice festive-site by Wieden+Kennedy London. You plant, decorate and nurture your own Christmas tree. My tree "Breda" is the black one you see on the right side of the picture. Get in the spirit and make your own. Merry Christmas!


Via: welcome to optimism

Monday, December 10, 2007

Skull helmet



This is the coolest helmet I have ever seen. Ideal for those people who don't wear a helmet because it isn't cool.


Via: NOTCOT

Sharp Aquos



Nice production and music on this tv advert by W+K NY for the new Sharp Aquos LCD TV.

Credits:

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy New York (USA)
Music: Takagi Masakatsu - girls
Music Label: W+K TokyoLab


Via: Wieden+Kennedy Studio

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Bits: ¿Y tú, qué harías?



Just found this one on the "blogs" section of Ads of the World. This is one of my favorites that I have recently seen. Tiempo BBDO made this 3 minute long animation with a killer soundtrack. The song is all about what you could do with the €600 you could win when you buy the snack "Bits". Let me know your thoughts on this. I think it's a serious contender to Cannes next year (at least a silver?)

Credits:
Agency: Tiempo BBDO (Spain)


Via: Ads of the World

Mikontalo Lights



This is an amazing project by Mikontalo, I'm a huge fan of Tetris, so to be able to play it on a building, there's just one word, WOW! Come to think of it, you don't even have to like Tetris to want to give it a go. Beats any PS3 (at least for a few minutes)!


Via: Wooster Collective

The Daily Coyote



Better than any advert, here's a truly inspiring story about a woman (writer) who left everything, got on her Vespa and crossed the country to finally stop in Wyoming where she now lives with her cat and coyote who she adopted when he was 10 days old after is parents died. Very cool blog which makes you want to own a coyote of your own. A must for any animal lover.


Via: NOTCOT

Zune: Intergalatic Swap Meet



I scooped this Zune advert from glossy, it's an amazing animation with very cool characters, all very colorful and with a nice tune adding to it all. It does remind me of Coca-Cola for some reason.

Credits:
Agency: 72andSunny, Los Angeles (USA)
Creative Director: Glenn Cole
Designer: Katie O'shea
Copywriter: Louise Shieh
Producer: Elisa Orsburn
Production: Blacklist, New York (USA)
Director: againstallodds
Animation Director: Derek Picken
Lead Animator: Tommie Lofqvist
Animator: Laurent Clermont
3D Artists: Kristian Rydberg, Steve Woodruff, Goran Forssling, Robert Andresson, Robin Arvidson
Music: The Deadly Syndrome - The Ortolan
Sound: Lime Studios Santa Monica (USA)
Sound Design: Lorren Siober


Via: glossy

MTV Switch: In your hands



Nice advert for MTV Switch by Ogilvy Portugal.


Via: ptFOLIO

Daedelus: Fair Weather Friends



This video-clip isn't fresh out of the oven, it has been seen by thousands of people already, so you might of seen it before, however it's certainly worth watching again for the great illustration it has.

Credits:
Music: Daedelus - Fair Weather Friends
Record Label: Ninja Tune
Director: Jordan Kim

Farmers HelpPoint: Morning Ritual



Although not an amazing advert, it is a very nice and well produced everyday ad. I specially like the scene with the hair blower.

Credits:
Agency: Campbell-Ewald, Los Angeles (USA)
Creative Directors: Bill Ludwig, Deborah Karnowsky
Art Director: Chip Kettering
Copywriter: John Dolab
Agency Producer: John Haggerty
Production: Biscuit Filmworks, Los Angeles (USA)
Director: Noam Murro

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Greenpeace: You are my sunshine



In my opinion, one of the first really good adverts from Greenpeace. Great song to.

Credits:
Agency: Escape Partners
Production: Park Village, London (UK)


Via:
The Guardian

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bigshot Toyworks Toy Design



This guys were featured in this month's Computer Arts issue. they make some very cool toys, check them out on their website ---> www.bigshottoyworks.com/

Beringer: Vineyard



Credits:
Agency: Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco (USA)
Director: Olivier Gondry


Via: NOTCOT

Death Proof



A severed arm was left in front of major theaters to promote the release of Tarantino's "Death Proof" on DVD. I'm sure it isn't to everybody's taste, however it must of caused quite an impact. Would you pick one up from the street? We might see them for sale on eBay.


Via: Invisible Red

Ikea: Fashion





Great photography in these Ikea ads. The photographers website is well worth checking ---> leardini.com

Credits:
Agency: DDB Oslo (Norway)
Art Director: Morten Foss
Copywriter: Espen Dysvik Hagen
Designer: Peter
Løchstøer
Photographer: Massimo Leardini

W+K Seeking: the movie



Credits:
Movie by: Dominic Orlando, Mathew Carey
Music by: MEGA*CHURCH


Via:
Wieden+Kennedy Studio

Mr Site: Take Away Website



Don't know if you guys have seen this product before. Basically, if like me, your not a web geek, you still get a chance to have your own website. You get 150mb web space, your own dot com name, it has hundreds of templates, which are customizable, you can have your own e-shop, etc. Do check it out to see the full list of features. You can find it also on Amazon.


Read about this on Practical Photography magazine.