Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Apple stickers



Nothing shits me more than the amount of crappy stickers my son has plastered all over his MacBook. His sister has some too.

Obviously this new Apple spot is designed to appeal to them. Because it's making me all hot 'n bothered simply posting it to the blog. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Maximum flexibility

I love a good product demonstration ad.

What we have here is not an ad exactly. But it is a brilliant product demonstration.

A Nike shoebox.

One third the size of a shoebox.

To show just how flexible Nike Free shoes are.

Pretty clever don't you think?


Friday, July 25, 2014

Music to my eyes

I stumbled upon this pic last night while trawling through some street art and graffiti websites.

It's the work of a Portuguese artist called Bordallo.

Now I don't about you but I can't believe nobody has thought of doing something like this before.

Which makes me wonder how long it'll be before it turns up as some kind of 'ambient idea' for noise cancelling headphones or something similar.

Keep an eye out for it at Cannes next year. I guarantee it'll turn up with a logo of some sort in the bottom right corner. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deliciously good

If you've ever had ribs slathered in Sweet Baby Ray's you'll understand how good this campaign is.

And if you haven't...

 Finger licking good work by MMB of Boston in the good old USA.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Two out of three


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The king of posters?

Every once in a while I see a print ad or poster that communicates its message with a wry smile.

This is one of those.

Kudos to Zulu Alpha of Toronto. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

What's up pussycat?



It's been ages since I posted an 'only in Japan' TV ad. This one is a classic! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bullshit free beer


Good. But not as good as the mighty Moo Brew from Tasmania.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shazamed ads on TV

Do people really Shazam ads?

I mean the media is constantly telling us that young people don't watch TV.

And apparently they don't trust advertising or brands either.

So why the hell would they be turning on their smartphones and pointing at the telly when adverts come on?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oh dear...

People often ask me about the difference between a designer and an art director.

It's simple.

An art director's job is ensure an ad communicates its message clearly.

A good art director would never ever think using a citrus segment as a substitute for the letter G was a good idea.

At least I hope not!