Thursday, 23 December 2010

Sven Prim

I have spent the past few weeks speaking with Sven's agent Molly about a shoot for a project I am working on, unfortunately he did not get the job but Molly was amazing and patient, and championed Sven's work really well. He is quite remarkable, at about 25 years of age he was signed to Molly whilst still at university in Sweden. He does his own retouching too. Certainly one to watch.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Something for Christmas

My brother in-law is studying Photography at Bolton University and has done a project based on the work of Canadian photographer Diana Thorneycroft, to be honest I had not heard of her before he sent me a link to her work, I am not sure whether I should be disturbed or intrigued. I think I am both!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Gary Redford - Illustrator

See, you are not getting away from it, I am still very much riding on my wave of discovering new (to me) illustrators. Gary Redford I found through the Association of Illustrators website, I love old travel posters which is probably why his work caught my eye. Enjoy!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Roya Hamburger

Following on my love of illustration theme this week, I saw this work today sent around on an email, and it is quite interesting, thought I would share it.
Her name is Roya Hamburger and she is from the Netherlands.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Old VW ads

I was having a bit of a search on the internet and, though I am not that old, remembering when ad agencies did amazing long copy ads - I mean to be fair these are not the longest copy and probably not strictly 'long copy' but compared to our digital-i-want-to-know-everything-in-5-seconds-world you don't really see anything like these anymore. Enjoy!

Cheese or Font??

A bit of fun for a Wednesday evening. Some of my friends were posting this on their Facebook sites.
Have a go, see if you can work out if they are names of cheeseses or the name of fonts?? Cheese or font?

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Anthony Burrill

I really love this bloke's work, I was working on something a couple of weeks ago which made me think of his stuff. I just thought I would share a bit, you have probably heard of him, he does all those 'Work hard and be nice to people' posters but if not check his stuff out here.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Nokia ad - filmed on the N8

Stop Frame animation, shot entirely on the Nokia N8 they say. nice. W+K London.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Made by cows

Ad agency: CHI & Partners
Creative team: Matt Collier, Wayne Robinson
Creative directors: Dave Masterman, Ed Edwards
Typography: Alison Carmichael
Illustration: Paul Slater

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Monday, 26 July 2010

Cool interactive mobile app - Wi Fireworks

Unit 9 have this really cool technology to link smart phones with digital outdoor sites, this looks interesting;

'Wi-Fireworks – How it works: we are beaming free wi-fi from our windows. Open a browser on your smart phone. The phone automatically detects our wi-fi as the strongest signal and we redirect the phone to an html5 page optimized for multitouch devices running our game. Whatever you draw on the screen, appears on the windows. Click explode, and watch your doodle explode as a firework. Its not an app. It’s a wi-firework experience in HTML5'

Friday, 9 July 2010

Your very own website oilspill

Thanks to Mashable.
'A Cleaner Future' — which is a joint project between marketing company Mark & Phil and Post Production house Greener Media that wants to raise Clean Energy.
Visit and paste the wesbite you want to slick.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Incentives & Promotional Marketing Event 21/22 Sept 2010

You may be interested in going and book out your calendar, if you are into that sort of thing.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Cannes Lions 2010

Some really great work again this year, unfortunately not too many UK awards. You can see all the winners here.

Everyone is talking about the Old Spice ads by W&K Portland, getitng loads of attention on youtube and they through facebook.:

See the Old Spice ad here

Also the great 'Music. See what it's made of' ads by Billboard (US music chart)from ALMAPBBDO São Paulo

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Marketing Week Live on today

The Marketing Week Life conference is on today at Olympia. I just popped down there and there are loads of stalls - it is split into 4 sections:

1. In-store Show
What is says on the tin, all different mechanisms, ideas, shelving systems, presentation ideas for all you retail kids.

2. Data Marketing Show
Didn't bother with this one, all about marketing data I suppose.

3. Insight Show
stuck my head in but again a bit irrelevant to me.

4. Online Marketing Show
I really thought this was going to be exciting but it seemed to be more aimed to clients looking for individual inline marketing solutions.

All in all an ok event but probably not as relevant for creative services people.

That said, if you still want to go, details are on their website

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

IRN-BRU 2034 World Cup ad

I was up in Scotland last week with my wife's family, and not a big football fan myself the family up there are nuts about it (even though Scotland are not in the world cup)
Anyway during one of the fre commercial breaks this came on. Brilliant! It is part of a campaign of other ads produced by the Leith agency in Scotland. The other ads are on youtube too.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Twitter London Lanscape Map

Just a bit of something I find more interesting that useful to us. I saw this when Stephen Fry posted a link to this on his Twitter today, amazing what people do with their time. This work was crafted by CASA's Fabian Neuhaus for his Urban Tick blog

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Marketing Week Live - 29 & 30 June 2010

Had some bumf (love that word) through for this exhibition in June. Looks interesting. Register on their site if you want to go.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

12 February - 17 April 2010

Sorry to copy and paste from the Photographers Gallery site, but I am one armed at the moment (following a minor surgery):

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography over the previous year.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Coca Cola Argentina special build

Coca Cola Argentina have done created a living billboard for it's campain "Lo increible es possible" (the amazing possible) with 9 performers suspended from the site. The agency is Department of Innovation MPG Havas Media.
Quite a cool idea for a special build.
thanks to leblog