Pantone Swatch album covers, soon sported by Scroobious Pip.

Designer David Marsh (portfolio here) combined his love for Pantone with his love for great album covers and created these awesome prints that I need to decorate my next house with. Because, swoon, this only happens to be my two great loves as well. And as you can plainly see, it looks awesome. Even Scroobious Pip agrees:

"Hip-hop artist Scroobious Pip liked them so much he commissioned me to design his latest album cover and single releases in a similar style," says Marsh.

Can't wait to see that one. Via CreativeReview

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The Cosmopolitan - Let Me Go / Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - (2012) :60 (USA)

The Cosmopolitan - Let Me Go / Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - (2012) :60 (USA)

Cheeky guy at the hotel pool bar sneaks in an origami-swan to the mobster (?) bossman's pretty lady, and a spontaneous rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody breaks out. Spoken word version. Until the young man proves he has a surprisingly high voice as he sings "Let me go".

Works very well, as they'll tie it up with the line "just the right amount of wrong", the iconic Queen song actually kinda works as a dialogue, but then we always knew that before we headbanged ourselves silly to it.

First aired February 12, 2012 during The Grammy Awards.

(Sidenote, ever notice that there's only a one letter difference between "lady" and "lay" as I originally typed the blonde woman's description. Revealing typo right there, mate.)

 

Ogilvy Tunis wins the Osocio campaign of the year 2011 for toppling Ben Ali again

I've had the honor to help judge the Osocio Campaign of the Year awards 2011, and am really happy that all the judges have given high votes to my personal favorite. The winner this year is تصويرة بن علي رجعت في حلق الوادي - Ben Ali is back, by Ogilvy Tunis for Engagement Citoyen.

The ad was a stunt, spied on with cameras everywhere. One morning as people were going about their day, they noticed a giant poster of former Dictator President Ben Ali covering a wall. People were stunned, shocked, upset, and some got very angry. As emotions boiled over a group of men decided to jointly pull the poster down, toppling the dictator once again. That was exactly the point. At the elections a few weeks later 88% of the population went to the polls, rather than the 55% expected to show.

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Super Bowl advertisements critiqued by eight-year old.

Listen up, ad pros. Arturo the eight year old super bowl adcritic has a few choice words for you. Mainly "stupid" and "fools stupid".

He thought the Lexus ad was "funny stupid", the E*trade talking babies are "not even funny or anything like that. People may think so but I don't." You tell'em kiddo! The Dannon spot was met with giant eyes and a "what in the world...?" which is honestly the only reaction one can have to an ad that shite.

He also thinks there should be more monkeys in advertising. I think the person behind the camera who works at crowelladvertising should teach this kid that chimps are apes, not monkeys.

 

Lost In Motion

Lost In Motion

Opening on a lone male figure, Ben Shirinian’s two-minute film pulls its viewer into the world of dancer Guillaume Côté as he loses himself to his movement in an undefined, mysterious space. Combining live action with subtle visual effects, Lost in Motion encapsulates the precision and technique of the dance to beautiful effect, exposing the strength and athleticism behind it.

 

Gatorade G Moments: Eli Manning - Topical NYT ad yesterday

For the past few years Gatorade has congratulated its athletes by taking a step back, shining the spotlight on their G moments. Today they celebrate The Giants, and Eli Manning's G moment: winning his second Super Bowl.

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McDonald's Poppy guerilla stunt might last forever as it's illegal to remove it

Sean Click may have come up with the everlasting ad, as "it is illegal to pick, destroy, or dig up a California poppy" in California where this McDonald's logo appears on the side of a road. (California Penal Code § 384a actually this law applies to any plant, not just poppies.)

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Mars Bar - Grand Manan / Heated viewing area - (2012) :30

Mars Bar - Grand Manan / Heated viewing area - (2012) :30

Little-known New Brunswick island Grand Manan has become the star of a heart-warming new campaign for the MARS® brand aimed at bringing together local residents. A fishing community one and a half hour’s sail from the mainland, last year the island got what every small Canadian town dreams of – its own ice hockey rink. And this winter the makers of MARS® partnered with Hockey Canada to lend a helping hand by adding in a heated mezzanine, keeping out the cold for spectators cheering on their players who could now have the chance to become the future Sidney Crosbys of the game.

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