Friday, February 29, 2008

Lakai's Fully Flared Intro



I'm lost for words with this video. It's magic! It's by director Spike Jonze.
More on the video @ Certified RANDOM.


Via: NOTCOT

The vitamins section

Sorry guys, unfortunately, by mistake I removed this element from the blog, so I have to put back all the links when I have some spare time.
Maybe now I can get it organized by themes instead of just one big mass!

I want one of these



It's called Punch'n'Cuddle, I'm guessing you need quite a lot of free space to have one, but imagine getting back from work and relieving all that stress you couldn't relieve on the person who probably deserved it!


Via: swissmiss/minor details

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Retna's Graffiti Wall



Short but cool video on Retna's amazing graffiti and art work.


Via: Juxtapoz

Friday, February 22, 2008

A History of Evil




A brief history of evil in these fantastic animation, well worth 5 minutes of your time.


Via: The Guardian

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Red Bull Art Of Can



Apparently this competition has been around for some years (since 1997). I have never heard of it before, but it is a very cool concept by Red Bull. Basically, any one with a creative flare can enter, and the principal is to make an art piece using a can of Red Bull as the primary material. So if you have some spare time and can of Red Bull, why not give it a try?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

+ Obama


I love this Obama phenomenon, cool projects just keep popping along. I don't think any ad agency could create such a buzz, sometimes it really is in the character of the person/product and a bit of luck. A good "product" sells for it self, you just need to know it exists.


Via: NOTCOT

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ideas are like fish



I like the metaphor D&AD used in this weird animation/advert. Even more I would like to win one of those Pencils.


Via: The Hidden Persuader

Bureau of workplace Interruptions



Thanks to Filipa for wanting to interrupt my work.

Tele2: Beatbox



I can't read swedish, but it is easy enough to use. Great fun.
I am very curious about the connection with Tele2, so if anyone does read Swedish, do let me know!


Via: NOTCOT

Ann Summers: Wood



I know it's gone past Valentine's day, but I'm sure all the male readers won't mind me posting this Ann summers ad, and the girls will probably see the funny side to the ad to ;)

Agency: Nitro, London, UK
Creative Director: Paul Shearer
Art Director: Jess Oudot
Copywriter: Matt Leach
Executive Producer: Laura Gregory
Producer: Jeremy McWilliams
Director: Paul Shearer
Production Company: Bang/Great Guns
Editor: Ted Guard @ The Quarry, London (UK)


Via: Ads of the World/AdGoodness

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bloody cute Valentine's day animation


Shannon (glossy) had this really cool animation sent to her by Psyop. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time, and who knows, you might want to share it with someone special or just be a cool colleague of friend.


Credits:
Production:
Psyop, New York (USA)
Directors: Todd Mueller and Jon Saunders
Design: Jon Saunders
Storyline: Pete Sickbert-Bennett, Todd Mueller, Jon Saunders
Executive Producer: Lucia Grillo
Producer: Nathan Jew
Animation: Damon Ciarelli, Helen Choi, Eric Luhta
Modeling/Rigging: Tony Barbieri, Lee Wolland, Joon Lee
Compositing: Danny Kahaji
Editorial: Brett Goldberg
Sound Design: Amber Music
Music Track: "Love in My Pocket" by VHS or Beta
Special thanks: Brian Long at Yes Know Management


Via: glossy

xkcd: comics by Randall Munroe


xkcd has some very funny comics, some of them are to geeky for most of us to understand, but I'm sure you'll like most of them. My favorite was the Mento's cartoon, keep an eye out for that one. Anyway, I choose this one to wish everybody a Happy Valentine's Day, if you couldn't care less about St. Valentines, happy thursday.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ikea: The Complete Bedroom Experience



Here's another great sample of digital work done for Ikea, very well made, with eye catching photography direction.

Credits:
Agency: Forsman & Bodenfors, Stockholm (Sweden)


Via: glossy/AdHunt

Save the Children: Clever



Nice ad for a worthy cause, another good animation from the guys at W+K London, it's very simple but in my opinion works very well getting the message across effectively. Good choice on the voice over, actor Thomas Turgoose.

Credits:
Agency: W+K London (UK)


Via: The Guardian

Axe: Hillary Clinton



This is what I call an opportunity ad. It's probably just a spoof but I do find it funny.

Credits:
Agency: BBH London (UK)


Thanks to Armando from A Source of Inspiration

Amendolara Design



Amendolara Design is full of "must have" cool things. Go check it out for your selfs. My favorite is this Frozen Smiles ice-cube maker.


Via: NOTCOT

Friday, February 08, 2008

World Press Photo 2008 winners



This years World Press Photo winners are out. The picture I choose is less emotionally heavy than most of the other photos which feature the very harsh reality that is war, plus it was taken by a Portuguese photographer (Miguel Lopes Barreira). I advise you to see, they are amazing photos, however, do be careful if you're very sensitive.


Via: CR Blog

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Yes We Can



I don't want to get political, however this is such a good campaign that I think it's worth sharing, whether you support Obama or not.


Via: swissmiss

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Adi Dassler



A bit of Adidas history on this claymation advert. There is only one thing I don't like, it's the way it ends with that ball. In my opinion it doesn't do justice to the rest of the animation. I didn't know how Adidas started, and what better way to learn it than with claymation?


Via: The Guardian

Monday, February 04, 2008

Arcade Fire: Black Mirror



This is the latest interactive video clip by Arcade Fire, after Neon Bible, aatoaa created the Black Mirror website.


Via: glossy

David Ellis: The Owl



Very cool project by David Ellis in collaboration with Doze Green, a musical sculpture featured at FIFTY24SF Gallery.


Via: Wooster Collective

Improv Everywhere: Frozen Grand Central



I wish I was there when this happened. Some type of flash mob consisting of 100s of people just freeze all at the same time. Awesome!

This is what Improv Everywhere say about the project:

This is one of over 70 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past six years in New York City. Others include the No Pants Subway Ride, the Best Buy uniform prank, and the famous U2 Rooftop Hoax, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.

Check out their site at www.improveverywhere.ning.com


Via: Wooster Collective

Honda: Problem Playground




Again, great work for Honda by Wieden+Kennedy London. I prefer the animation I posted earlier on, but this is very well produced and the concept is pretty cool, with a great choice of music, and with a nice "Cog" detail.

Credits:
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London (UK)


Via: welcome to optimism

Honda: do, keep doing, do some more



Nice short animation for Honda, it's not "hate something" but I do like it a lot. Let me know your thoughts on this one.

Credits:
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London (UK)


Via: welcome to optimism

Friday, February 01, 2008

Tagged in Motion



This looks very cool. Can I have a go? Please!
Read more about this project here. The project is by Jung von Matt/next (the agency's department of interactive and innovative communication).


Via: Wooster Collective/Core77 Design Blog

WK Interact versus Obey Giant



How about having these guys decorating your office? Jaw-dropping art from WK Interact and Obey Giant.


Via: Wooster Collective