Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - C'mon Pumpkin (2006) 0:30 (Canada)

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - C'mon Pumpkin (2006) 0:30 (Canada)
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AdCrap ReCap week 42

Sister site Adtothebone's post of the 1961 executive coloring book moves here due to bandwidth issues, stays hilarious. Color me important.

Bad cases of visual demo love hitting Badland, first GE vs Nakd self promo, then Helios vs Fried Pictures. With thanks to a little birde who has an eagles eyes.

Jeep sticks giant bug cars on walls, and Denmark shows off giant lego's out of containers. It's a big deal.

Nazi pigs not welcome in football. Meanwhile in Canada, Reginald Pike wants your help to save that actor pig.

The longed-for new Sony Bravia dissapoints, choice of music all wrong. Blame it on that evil clown.

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Oil pumpers, smokestacks and flowers - ditto!

What the hell? There's something in the water lately - found another strange visual pairing for Badland here, a promo that Helios did back in 03 for Tekko, a 3D festival. Richard Switzer at Helios tells us that this was also on Stash DVD #1.

also available in the archive here.

Now compare, here' something a Serbian MoGraph company Fried Pictures just did. Recognise some of the industrial landscape, the shots of smokestacks, oil pumpers and it all exploding with flowers a the end, plus the whole colour palette? Deja badland vu!

Check it out here on Fried Pictures site.

Pretty remarkable coincidence if it is one. To me, this looks more like demo love. Side by side shots inside.

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Creative circle's Guldkorn 2006 book out

Remember the Danish ad awards where I was doing jury duty this spring on the cyber awards? Well the awarded work is now out in book form and I thought I'd show y'all some interesting things in there. Like this stuff. What is that? Giant Lego?

Mystery solved inside!

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Jeep Wrangler - New Species (2006) Print/Outdoor (USA)

BBDO Detroit's work for the Jeep Wrangler "Species" campaign includes a storescape on display in NYC, a billboard with an actual Jeep Wranger hoisted on it in Times Square. and a Chicago Wallscape. Other executions included wild postings, billboards, taxi toppers, and bar danglers.

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Brand New School's New Ad for Target Pops-Up

Shopping for electronics isn't generally considered a walk in the park, but "Anthem" sets out to change that. The first of several Target spots directed by BRAND NEW SCHOOL, it places a live action guy in a pop-up world, where flat screens and mp3 players grow on trees, printers form fountains, and cell phones spin like windmills. And the right choice is only a cool gust of wind away. The spot concludes with the tagline, "Simply what matters."

"We asked, 'How can we make megabytes and megapixels accessible?" recalled Target Copywriter Travis Robertson of the retailer’s new E2 (Electronics & Entertainment) campaign. The simple but engaging solution was a 2d pop-up environment. "We'd seen all the animation companies, but what set BNS apart was diversity of thinking, and live action with animation done in a way that was so smart."

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Dove - Evolution (2006) 1:15 (Canada)

Dove - Evolution (2006) 1:15 (Canada)

She transforms from ordinary to supermodel with the help of light, makeup, styling and a lot of photoshop.

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Banks does TV and print for Hugo Boss' new campaign

The full array of talents behind bicoastal U.S. creative production company Stardust Studios are on display in a new print and television campaign for Hugo Boss Green debuting worldwide. Together with the brand's marketing executives and the creative team from Paris-based Callegari Berville Grey, Stardust’s owner and creative director/director Jake Banks helped to create the new look for – while also designing and directing – the breaking cross-media campaign's bold print and TV ads, which star Golden Globe-winning actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and introduce the new cologne for men.

Hugo Boss Green - Launch (2006) 0:30 (France)

The campaign's ads feature Meyers and the distinctive Hugo Boss Green bottle in a stylized blending of live-action elements with 3D designs and flowing motion graphics. "We came up with the unique visual aesthetic to unify the personalities of Jonathan and Hugo Green, with an overriding theme of irreverence," Banks explained. "In this world we created, everything is possible, and Jonathan is taking control. It's a simple story, told in a way that is visually stunning."

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Sony Bravia color like no other tears the house down.

We knew it involved thousand of gallons of paint and pyrotechnics, as seen in the sneak peak clip here, and I'll admit being pretty exited about the possible outcome here.... Jonathan Glazer and the creative team had some very big shoes to fill. Big red clown shoes as it turns out. So now that the New Bravia ad is here - what do we think? I'll go first.
big BIG shoes
See ad here: bravia-advert.com or here.

I dig that they're painting a grey housing estate in Glasgow, that's funny. I just wish they blew it all up while they were at it. All in due time, the site is set for demolition. But the music choice? My god - who set the time machine back to the late seventies? Haven't we done, re-done and over-done that piece by now? Is this perhaps a nudge nudge to the use of Carmina Burana in the BIG ad (qt here)....or just Jonathan Glazer wishing he was Stanley Kubrick? All I know is, it's not working. In the Big Ad, using Carmina is part of the joke. In a Clockwork Orange Ludwig van is the soundbed for everything. Here it takes us a little too close to ancient Fiat ads and more recent razor-blade commercials, all the while irony is dead buried and pushing up daisies that have been stomped on. Twice. And they've been grazed by a cow who has four stomachs. Mmmmkay? Just stop it already.

Having said that, I love the evil clown. And I love the exploding paint, a pyrotechnics wet dream. But when the sneak peaks are more tantalising than the end result, something is wrong and my money is on the music.

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Outsider's Henry Littlechild Gets Ejection for Sunday Times

Noticing how a buddy's sister has 'blossomed' may be fairly common…but don't bring his mother into it. Should the situation arise, however, InGear from the Sunday Times may have some suggestions, such as gadgets that eject your friend from the car.

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