Friday, May 22, 2015

Kombi last wishes



Kombi has been gone for a while but these farewell films keep on coming.

No complaints from me though as I love them.

The films that is.

Oh. And Kombis too! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Why bother turning up?

Took this lock stock 'n barrel from a post on Medium by Dom Goodrum of Percolate Design.

It really resonated with me.

Especially now I've managed to transition my team from the one I inherited to the one I want. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Reinvention of normal



Put aside seven minutes in your day to sit down with a cup of coffee and watch this lovely little film about artist/designer/inventor Dominic Wilcox. It is practically guaranteed to get you creating. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Art or advertising

Snapped these two pics at a food related art show at the Triennale design museum in Milan last week.

Stupidly I forgot to note down the name of the artist.

I reckon if these were presented to the head of marketing at Mars they'd sign off on them straightaway.

Yes they're artworks. And yes one of them is in Russian.

But geez they're great posters. Don't you think?


Monday, May 18, 2015

Shoes or sexy?


I snapped this pic in the Milan airport while on holiday.

It's one of a couple of Bata posters hanging prominently throughout what is a truly magnificent beast of a railway station.

As a kid I grew up with Bata school shoes. I'm sure you did too.

So when I saw a Bata store in Italy I couldn't stop myself from taking a look inside.

They sell shoes. Not bad ones either.

Which is why I found this Bata ad so bewildering.

The girls have great legs. And they look like they're having a fun time.

But this is supposed to be an ad for shoes?

Shoes you can hardly see!

I saw dozens of these female focussed ads in Italy. All of them 'fleshy' and a little borrowed interest.

It's like the eighties never ended! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Taking a break

Heading off to Italy for a well earned break. Back in a coupla weeks. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

New words needed

 These new words are part of a set that's been doing the rounds of the internet this week.

To be honest I wish I'd thought of them.

So clever.

Especially Chairdrobe which sums up both of my kid's bedrooms perfectly.

Click here for even more great new words.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's small and there's Smart



I was working in the UK when the Smart was launched. I still remember the launch ad where two Smarts reversed into a single parking spot. This ad takes that great product demo a step further. Pretty sweet don't you think? 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Car ads are getting worse

Car ads have been a bit shit for some time.

The globalisation of the industry (and their agencies) has definitely not helped.

Boring ads for boring cars made by bored expat creatives in regional head offices.

The warranty offer below for Toyota is just brilliant.

Seems like every new car these days has a better/longer warranty that the last.

Hate to say it but I miss the good old days of motoring.

We may have been less safe behind the wheel, but we were certainly more in love with the thrill that motoring offered.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

No bollocks beer cap

Friend in the US shared this bottle cap inner on Facebook the other.

I can take or leave a lot of the Newcastle Brown stuff done by Droga5.

This however I love.