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iPhone 5c spoof - looks just like crocs.

Pretty much everyone who watched the keynote that announced the iPhone 5c thought of colorful plastic shoes when they saw it. Including the digital department of PKP BBDO from Vienna, Austria (pkp-bbdo.at) who dashed out on lunch and shot this spoof-ad.

People involved, Florian Kozak, Philipp Bayerl, Paul Horvath, Max Jürschik, Andreas Potzmann, Andreas Mahringer. Various co-workers and several crocs.

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LOWE's invites your playful side with fun boxes

"This is the box PVC pipe and fittings came in, from Lowe's" said my pal and happy photo snapper Mr Bill who also has an interesting photo of the shadow of the old AT&T Bell logo vs the new logo on a building in his stream. The box body copy reads:

FOUL VARLET! I CHALLENGE THEE TO A DUEL! Whosoever doth possess the power to free the sword from the box shall be king. The gauntlet has been thrown - now draw thy sword and have a thee!

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Jonathan Ive redesigns Apple: a.k.a colors, gradients, everywhere.

There's a new tumblr in town called Jony Ive Redesigns Things. He puts an orange-red gradient all over Marlboro, he makes the apple logo like a purple-pink pill and my personal favorite: Jonathan Ives redesigns the facebook timeline and Apple logo below.

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Funny or Die Rips Ram a new one

If you can get past the annoying voice, this spoof pretty much sums it up.

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Design Jargon Bullshit - the terrifying real examples.

You could be forgiven if you for e abrief moment upon visiting Design Jargon Bullshit that it is simple yet another tumblr with hilariously buzzworded pullquotes of jargon, so familiar to us in the industry. But look a little closer and you'll realize.... The horrors.... The horror.. They are all real and link to one jargontastic site after the other. This is the sort of thing that will give me nightmares, kids. Hold me.

“Whilst others may produce visible and visceral work, it is the added consumer memorability that makes ours a success” source

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Ad agency new years resolutions

Some smartarse out there has taken it upon themselves to make a tumblr out of the resolutions ad agency people make.

This year I will not take an idea from youtube and claim it as my own

Easy. Just go to Reddit instead.

Check agencyresolutions.tumblr.com and send in your suggestions.

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The Ad pad - that black squiggly square blank needs your ideas

The Ad pad is a plain paper pad designed specifically for advertising creatives. What makes it special? The squiggly black border that beckons you to fill it with an ad idea. It says I have 55 pages of CANNES LION WINNING POSTERS here if you'd only jot them down already, you lazy git. It challenges you to fill the blank. It screams "white space does not communicate".

Of course, the ad pad is everywhere too. On twitter: @the_adpad. On facebook The ad pad. Oh, and if your creative department runs out of ad pads, have them order some new ones with this handy form.

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Classic Badlander: X wants YOU - *points*

Because I am in a smartarse mood today, I'd just like to point out that Uncle Sam's "wants you" recruitment poster is totally a badlander as "Lord Kitchener Wants You" was the UK's call to personal action already back in 1914.

The "pointing at the viewer" guilt trip of the Lord Kitchener poster can be seen echoed in many more posters that came after it. Examples; Smokey the bear, Soviet Union poster by Dmitry Moor, 1941. A United States, World War I poster in Yiddish: "Your Old New Land must have you! Join the Jewish regiment". A British World War I recruiting poster with John Bull asking "Who's Absent? Is it YOU?" in 1915. A Reichswehr recruitment poster by Julius Ussy Engelhard, 1919. "You too must join Reichswehr". And so on. You, dear punter, are wanted as canon-fodder,

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The Condescending Corporate Brand Page on facebook

The Condescending Corporate Brand Page is the best thing to happen to facebook since.. yeah, I'll just leave that there, shall I? Encapsulating exactly how bland, boring and annoying a corporate brand page usually is, it mocks everyone. Adland likes it, or rather Adland liked this particular picture because it is anything but bland. I couldn't get so meta that one page liked another, that shit makes me dizzy.

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Fifty shades of Grey Advertising - a smutty tumblr for bored writers

Clearly, people don't have enough to do at the agencies around the world in July, an assumption I base on all the writing that is submitted to the Fifty Shades Of Grey Advertising website. Yep, a tumblr dedicated to making a day at Grey (or any agency) sound like bad smut. "I discovered I was a submissive when I joined my first ad agency." admits the sites creator, and it seems they have found friends.

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