Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pepto Bismol: Empanada



Weird but funny commercial by Lapiz (A division of Leo Burnett Chicago dedicated to the Hispanic market in the US).

Monday, August 25, 2008

Skate 120 fps





Beautiful clip, very inspiring filming, with a nice track to go with it.


Via: FHM

Friday, August 22, 2008

Flairs: Better than Prince



Awesome hand drawn animation on this music video for Flairs.

This is the description of the process: "Handmade, 3000 paper sheets, a simple printer-computer & scanner trio, 7 black ink pencils, sometimes drawn in a Tokyo Hotel room, a Paris studio or on a Madonna video shoot in London, it's black & white simplicity suits the track like the best wedding possible...."

Credits:
Animators: Jonas & François
Production: SOIXAN7E QUIN5E, Paris (France)

Tele 2: Call Me



I scooped this great spot from Glossy. The performance of the actor matches the quality of the casting, fantastic.

Credits:
Agency: SMFB, Oslo (Norway)
Creatives: Hans Magne Ekre,
Alexander Gjersoe
Production: ACNE, Stockholm (Sweden)
Music: The Delfonics

Thursday, August 21, 2008

100 months



Apparently we might only have 100 months to save the World, so we better start doing something about it. Check the site here.


Via: Hidden Persuader

Blip.fm



I found about this one on W+K London's blog, it was a recommendation by Renny Gleeson (W+K Interact Strategy Director). It's one more of those web community, social gathering places. This one is great to find new music, and share songs you like. If you would like to check my selection, here is my invitation blip.fm/invite/akbsantos.


Via: welcome to optimism

How We Met



I'm sure some of you, or even most of you have seen this cute stop motion animation. Anyway, if you haven't, watch it, if you have seen it before, watch it again. Very nice animation and with a great soundtrack by Son of Dave. It is actually a promotion for the Samsung G800, as you can find in the website "zoom in to see".

MusaWorkLab on Flickr



I have posted about Musa before, however, they now have a page on Flickr, so take my advice and find some inspiration on their page.

KotoStudios



KotoStudios is a Motion, Animation and Cinema, production studio. Based in Lisbon (Portugal), it was founded in 2007, by award winning Cláudio Jordão and Nelson Martins.

-nada-





-nada-, founded in 2006, is a Graphic Design studio in Lisbon (Portugal). They have some amazing work, make sure to check their website here.

The daily figure



Simple, yet very beautiful sketches on this blog, where Kyle T. Webster posts his daily figure sketch.


Via: HELLO BAULDOFF/swissmiss

The Natural Confectionery Company: Mumble



Funny ad, and a great way to sell the "benefits" of these sweets. I bet it will work wonders with all the kids at home.

Credits:
Agency: Fallon London (UK)
Creatives: Matt Keon, Dirk van Dooren
Production: MJZ
Director: Tom Kuntz


Via: Brand Republic

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ford Ka website


Great looking weird site for the new Ford Ka.


Via: NOTCOT

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Skittles




More of the usual Skittles weirdness. The site is a lot of fun, and you can share it with your friends on YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, etc.


Via: CR Blog

Munna On The Run



Fantastic Illustration blog. One to keep in your favorites.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Political war: McCain vs Hilton





I'm not into politics and celebrities, but this just got into an interesting case.
McCain probably bought the wrong war. This will probably cost a few heads in their marketing department. Meanwhile, I might just propose Paris for a work placement in our creative department.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The End: Podcasts



This post is for the clubbers amongst you. The End is my favorite dance club in London, and it now has some great and free podcasts available. Don't know about you, but from time to time, I like to work to an energetic soundtrack.

If you like clubbing and don't know The End, if you have a chance, go there, I always had great nights there.
It's by Tottenham Court Road, so very easy to get there, by bus or tube.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The state of Art direction



Very interesting article on Creative Review's CR Blog, about the current "lack of quality" we currently see in Art Direction.

BBC School of Design



This is a great chance for anyone living in the U.K, who wants a boost in their career in Design, and who doesn't mind being under the watchful eyes of thousands (maybe millions?) of BBC viewers.


Via: NOTCOT

Goodwood



Don't know about you guys, but I love skate decks.
If you share this passion, here's a good place to bid on some very cool and exclusive boards.


Via: NOTCOT

Monday, August 04, 2008

Das great escape



Don't know if you guys have already seen this spoof of Hitler, but for the ones that didn't and don't know German, I'm sure you'll find it very funny. Hopefully it won't be offensive to anybody.

BBH: New Site



I, as probably most creatives, am a big fan of BBH. They just launched their new site. Worth a look, even if you're not interested in their work, the website is very clean, simple, and looks great.

Also, take a look at last years graduate recruitment advert. Very good acting by the ginger kid.




Via: Original Linkage



Friday, August 01, 2008

Follow Your Instinct




Interesting work for Samsumg Canada. Is this the first use of interactive YouTube in advertising?


Thanks to Bob Ferraz

The biggest ad in the world



It's not very modem-friendly, but it is a few minutes of no-brainer fun.


Thanks to Bob Ferraz