Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hand lettered logos

There's been a massive resurgence of interest in hand lettering of late. Which really makes me happy.

Over in England designer Seb Lester has been building a lovely collection of timelapse videos of him hand lettering well known logos.

I'd share some of Seb's videos here, but Instagram video is damn tricky to resize. So they look ridiculous on my blog.

So here's a link.

Monday, March 30, 2015

After the Kodak moment

Pretty much everyone knows that Kodak came up with the idea of digital photography but chose not to pursue it as they thought it would canibalise sales of film.

Which has since given us the wisdom of it being better to canabilise your own products through innovation than to allow someone else to do it.

Live and learn. I guess. Or should I say hope?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kids lose their glasses

Gorgeous little spot for Specsavers. It's also a nice change of pace from their usual strategy. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A billion views!

Red Bull just celebrated one billion views on their YouTube channel. So they made this video to commemorate the occasion. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kid stuff

Love this campaign for the Museum of Childhood.

Really taps in to the way kids think.

If only we could find a way for people to retain this way of thinking/seeing.

Oh well...

Did I mention the campaign is by AMV BBDO in London?

Love your work guys!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Half 'n half

Mate of mine sent me this pic. Had to share! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

One of the greats of early DDB

Mr Len Sirowitz.

Hired by Bernbach in the fifties.

Ran VW in the sixties.

Set up his own shop in the seventies.

Now in his eighties.

One of the finest Art Directors ever.

Great interview with him here.

And a lovely piece of his work below.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lost type rediscovered

If you're a type lover like me you'll love this five minute film about the rediscovery of a long lost typeface.

And if you're not... Watch it anyway because it's a great story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You, Don & the carousel

The Kodak Carousel scene is one of the greatest moments in MadMen.

A show full of great moments.

Nothing portrays the power of great advertising (and Draper in full flight) quite like that carousel scene.

To celebrate the last handful of MadMen episodes the makers of MadMen have released an app that put your photos into the carousel.

Click here to go check it out.