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Bazillion Pictures' 3D Projection Mapping Makes 'The Monument Come Alive' - And Takes Home Two Gold ADDYs & A TELLY

Union Station’s Beaux-Arts facade was transformed into a canvas for a 3D projection mapping video that was the centerpiece for the iconic Kansas City building’s centennial celebration,entitled, ‘The Monument Comes Alive.’ Bazillion Pictures created the 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics for the project, and crafted the multitude of digital assets into a spectacle of imagery, color and light that tells the story of this architectural landmark and how it adapted and persevered through a tumultuous century.

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Gawker traps Coca Cola into tweeting phrases from "Mein Kampf"

Coca Cola ran the happiest super bowl spot this year. In between the cute pre-bowl puppies and the dead kids, it was a beacon of light of a rather somber super bowl. It showed how a bottle of Coke spilled over the internet, internet harassment turned into smiley faces, cyber bullying to cyber compliments. It was as I called it, an updated version of "I'd like to teach the world to sing". Wouldn't it be nice if we were all a little nicer to each other?

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Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art - and album covers.

London artist Nick Smith has made several pieces of Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art which is on exhibit at Lawrence Alkin Gallery until Feb 21st. Naturally the cool looking pixel art of fine art images have spread around the web as we're all suckers for this sort of thing.

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MAS Pairs Philosophy with Natasha Bedingfield for Charity Initiative Hope and Grace

When award winning wellbeing beauty brand Philosophy announced the launch of a new addition to its iconic skincare franchise, Hope in a Jar, the project took on a decidedly philanthropic edge.

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UMG hopes to make music profitable again with Havas

Over at Adage comes the earth shattering news that Havas is partnering (how I love that smarmy buzzword) with Universal Music Group to launch something called the Global Music Data Alliance. This new super company is purporting to create new revenue streams for UMG. How? Through data mining and monitoring consumer behavior.

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Celebrate Christmas the Finnish way: With a ham.

In Scandinavia they have a Christmas ham as a tradition. It takes four hours to make. So without further ado, enjoy this gift from Finnish agency 358. It's kind of like a yule log, but meatier.

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BETC celebrate 40 years of street art in Paris

BETC, just released General Graffiti, a book celebrating 40 years of street art in Paris. The book was written by street artist Karim Boukercha with photographs like the ones above by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. The book is coming out via publisher Dominique Carré, One of the highlights is the Magasins Généraux building in Pantin. Not only does it have a history of being a street artist hang out but in 2016 BETC plans to move there.

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South Dakota Yanks Their Don't Jerk And Drive Campaign

Yes, this is real. And yes, I am thirteen. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety -tee hee-- pulled -- tee hee -- its new public service campaign encouraging drivers not to jerk the steering wheel on icy roads after people complained that the ad contained double entendres. In other words, it was guilty of being written by a Copy Wanker, to use Dabitch's phrase.
The best part? It was intentional. According to the Argus Leader:

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PETA's bukkake "don't swallow" ad pulled

PETA; true to their tasteless sexist form decided to erect a billboard in Nottingham protesting milk. “Some bodily fluids are bad for you. Don't swallow. Ditch Dairy.” the line read, next to an image of a woman whose face and hair had chunks of white stuff sprayed all over it. Yes, it looks like bukkake, and considering the cheeky line, that was the point.

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Agency 358 revamps Finnish beer brand Lapin Kulta

My favorite Finns at Agency 358 just revamped Lapin Kulta, a lager that now looks, at least to me, a lot more premium than it used to. The red northern star on the packaging is a nod to the fact that the beer is ever moving forward. Nice and clean and crisp. Just like the beer. Love it.

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