ah, the french, always finding a way to edge out everyone else in the name of cultural exception… this new anti-smoking campaign equates young people smoking to sexual mouth submission. which makes total sense. right?
don’t you love it when you see a car manufacturer try to emulate a competitor’s success (cough-mini-cough) by first designing as close to a copy as they can and then slapping a marketing campaign on it that not only denigrates the roots of the very inspiration drawn on but does so by utilizing post-fucked icons that prove their tag-lines wrong in the first place? is there something i’m not getting citroën? are your people talking amongst themselves?
for some strange reason, a danish tourist organization, produced this amazing video to attract foreigners to come… impregnate its women?
french connection uk, they of fcuk fame, have just launched a new campaign highlighting their new principled spokesperson, the man. designed to be one i would want to be, the one that, as a french man myself, i should probably be had i not be thrown away from the country 20 years ago for lack of smoking, eating red meat and not relying on either lunch or history to build self-esteem. of course, i can’t help but be reminded of the dos equis campaign and, antithetically, of the dumb man wave that is slowly sweeping over us. where are we men going? should we aspire for inexplicable smugness or simply do what we’re told in the hope of a reward? as someone for whom advertising is gospel, i feel confused, you know, just like when you read the real bible. (via animal)
this new concept by seymourpowell, named the aircruise is not going to work but employed a good halfdozen renderers for about 3 months. so i guess that’s something.
i bet george lucas kicked himself for not having been the first one to think about a line of star-wars-themed canned tuna, what a lost opportunity!
this is it people, defcon 1, 60 minutes away from taking delivery of information we have been waiting for since that black monolith freaked the shit out of those monkeys and a flying bone turned into a spaceship. due to overwhelming over-excitment on my part, i will not be able to post during the keynote but wanted to share with you the direct livestream links you might have missed and that i will be constantly monitoring on your behalf at 1pm easter standard time:
inevitably, i will probably fall victim to twittering incomprehensible words and profanities during the proceedings so i do encourage you to follow now if you don’t already. good luck to you all feature-seekers but do remember that the secret is in what you do with it, not what it looks like…
glorious ad for damaris directed by justin anderson and showcasing what survey said women did most of the chores wearing… obviously.
sometimes, i envy the french version of freedom… being able to create this kind of aids prevention commercial film must feel so, oh i don’t know… supair koule. here, i have to put a nsfw tag on this post, there it appears during the evening news, yet we stand as the global defenders of freedom of speech. is that weird? (via animal)
i’m not sure diesel is exactly “killin’ it” with their new be stupid campaign but they sure are trying, hard…
my 3 year-old daughter has become quite the naked performance artist when it comes to the hits of the king of pop. which makes for marvelous content to be unveiled at her 13th birthday party. so when i saw, in the same morning, this thriller figurine, complete with what seems to be pre-pubescent whiskers, and the fact that the grammies were going to air a mj tribute in 3D!, i thought “wow, we’re in for the long haul, better start trying to like beat it for realz now…”
got it lego, you’re getting really smart and cool, now can you please stop selling me scenes of movies and let me buy as many bricks in bulk as i want at an affordable price?
ok, fine, kleenex, cashing in on a long-standing relationship with your captive audience is a fine way to try new, more emotional strategies in order not to become faceless in a business where white cotton pulp is mere white cotton pulp to the customer, go for it, nice. but did you have to make it so ugly?
i hate to say this because i’m on his side but… take that hitchens!
so, yeah, paul rand was probably the most talented graphic designer of his and our time. and in no small part because he understood that graphic design, as the name does not imply, is about the dispensing of information, not decoration as most of today’s school graduates believe it is. easily seen in the IBM logo or the dubonnet ads but even more striking in his own business card. so. fucking. money. this is how steve jobs described him…