What egghead came up with this visual? (oh you knew I had to go there).
100 reporters got the pink slip from the Washington Post today. So how do they bid their adieus? Linton Weeks coded his farewell in his last review published today. Read the upper case letter that starts each paragraph - yes, it spells out "Goodbye readers."
Now, that's a writers way of making an grand exit. One reader replied "and a goodbye to you Linton"
Tip Ministry of art.
The ad agency Famous in Belgium enlisted some help from JCDecaux media to create an Ice beer poster - that is, the poster is made of ice and the beers are frozen in it. The Jupiler beer bottles had to be replaced during the day, so in a sense it also worked as a sample stand. ;)
Reklamförbundet has changed their simple black and white logotype to a colorful circle that reminds me of a cross between TV test picture and a printers mark.
To celebrate they decided to let all their members eat cake. Not a ready-made cake, but a do-it yourself kit - with all the trimmings and decorations you could possibly want for a cake. Resumé reported that some recipients of said cake were offended because "canned whip cream is really bad for the environment".
But for those who did get it, it was funny. The cake was a nudge-nudge joke to all the recent cakes sent over to ad agencies by assorted affiliates and subcontractors, but with a twist, as you had to assemble this cake yourself. It sums up the advertising association, you'll only get back what you put in, and it beckons those who can't keep their hands off stuff to interpret the cake in their very own way. Some agencies did this, and their cakes can be seen at tarta.reklam.se (Hat tip, newmateria).
Dear Jane started it, oh yeah, it's all her fault that I sat here and tried to remember all the brands that I used today and made a timeline of it. Fora brief moment I tried to figure out if I could make a logo-tastic site where one could generate one of these timelines but I soon snapped out of it and just went ahead and photoshopped this little collection of possibly 'exotic' (to non-swedes that is) brands.
Check my timeline out inside.
Erik who was rocking our hall of fame last week with 12620 hits on The biggest drawing in the world: One part GPS, one part DHL, add creativity and stir gently now clarifies in bright red text on the biggest drawing in the world: "This is my graduation project on advertising and graphic design at Beckmans college of design. This is fictional work. DHL did not transport the GPS at any time"
So, that's settles then. A graduation project doesn't actually need to have been made in full, but I knew you adgrunts knew that anyway.
A spokeswoman said they had allowed him to film in their Stockholm warehouse as part of a college project, on the understanding that the work went no further than his art school. The GPS package was never sent around the world.
Features Kevin Federline , Tay Zonday of 'Chocolate Rain' fame, nunchuck guy, Nima Nima dude, Miss South Carolina, and "Leave Britney alone" Chris Crocker. Beacuse nothing says "fresh" like "remix" during the height of remix culture.
Andiamo is a Mediterranean restaurant in Brisbane, Australia and ad agency Junior in Brisbane wanted to send the message that it serves authentic foods.
The poster in the sign extended through it to hang below the sign like strips of pasta. A crank arm was attached to the side of the sign to complete the effect.