Doritos ups the ante - you could win one million dollars if your commercial crashes the superbowl.

It's time again for the Doritos crash the superbowl competition where Doritos hands over their Super-bowl commercial air time to the by popular vote winning film. All budding film makers take note, classic funny unexpected twists wins. Just look at Mousetrap created by Billy Federighi which aired during the 2008 Super Bowl XLII. This year you will not only have a chance to get your work aired, but if its voted top ad of the bowl you score a cool cold one million dollars as well. $1 Million! Hey, this should be cake seeing as fart joke Bud ads tend to score high on that ad meter. ;)

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Spelling "change" for Obama - with funky designer alphabet.

SpellingChange.com, allows supporters of Senator Barack Obama to create custom banner ads, t-shirts, bumper stickers, posters, and postcards using letters of the alphabet specially-designed by dozens of the nation’s top designers, photographers, and artists.

Contributors to the project include Stefan Sagmeister, Karen Collins, R.O. Blechman, Larry Fink, Jake Chessum, MC Paul Barman, and even a housewife in Texas who created an embroidered “S”. Each of the participants reinterpreted one letter of the alphabet in a way that represents what Obama’s candidacy means to them. In all, more than 100 letters were created.

Supporters can browse the alphabet and click on individual letters to learn more about the artist and the inspiration behind the design. To view the alphabet, go to http://www.spellingchange.com/browse-alphabet.php.

You can even go to make a word and create your own bumper sticker or T-shirt with the letters and people posing in Letter-Tee's available. Here's Adland with a particularly nifty looking "N".

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The Times of India steal images off Flickr for publication, copyright be damned.

The Times of India, which by some is considered a reputable newspaper, have happily made a practice of printing copyrighted images without the rights holders permission. It gets better, they defend this with; ..it is common practice to “use” free images from the net.

The photographer whose work was printed in the Times of India tells the full Story here:

When I asked TOI for compensation, I was told that they will pay what they pay to their own photographers, which is a grand sum of 250 INR. I am tired of using this word repeatedly, but yet again, I was shocked and told the editor to keep this princely sum with herself. I was then offered 1500 INR as a “last offer” since this picture had been taken and used without my permission (such euphemism for THEFT). Just who the hell is TOI to decide compensation for MY piece of work?
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Suicide Kittens - finally, a use for trigonometry

My suicidal instincts aren't wha tthey should be, I kept trying not to hit the kittens, but the point is to kill yourself in 4mations suicide kittens flash game. You have to manoeuvre the 4mations' kitten-skull character "General Tiddles" and shoot laser beams from its eyes in a bid to ultimately self-destruct in a Kamikaze-style finale. The Ka-bloom is quite satifying. Trivia: General Tiddles also appears in two animated viral films ‘Driving School’ and ‘Deep Philosophy’ and an ‘interactive blog badge’ designed to let bloggers support 4mations by adding it to their blog.

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Mad Men : the fonts and what is wrong with them.

If you are font-obsessed enough to get annoyed by all the Gill Sans because it's all wrong in an American ad agency of the 1960's, you'll love that Mark Simonson - bless - has dissected all the font wrongs of

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Love Condoms - Penis personalities / Icedick, Hot Shot, Arnold, John, Bill - print, Belgium

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In this campaign we have penis-personalities. Everyone from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to billionaire Bill Gates. With a bit of John Lennon and Top Gun Iceman thrown in for good measure. Or is that Icedick? eeew.

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Editora Referencia - Horse, Robot, ET -print, Brazil

Neogama/BBH, São Paulo, Brazil created this campaign for Editora Referencia (Magazine Propaganda & Marketing) showing ET, Robots and horses reading their favorite mags. Cute.

Note: The magazine's name, "Propaganda & Marketing", literally translates as "Advertising & Marketing".

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The story behind the new look of Diesel - Unlimited Perfume - Fuel For Life Unlimited

See the Diesel ad here
"The new advertising campaign for Diesel Unlimited Perfume - both film and print - developed by the independent agency Fred & Farid (Paris) unveils a new dimension of hedonism"

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TV3 "Wipe out" - Dryer stickers - ambient, New Zealand

Colenso BBDO, Auckland are having too much fun with their TV show promoting again! This time, they placed
stickers inside laundromat dryers "to give people something to look at while they waited for their washing to dry" to advertise the show "Wipeout". Funny.

Nick Worthington : Executive Creative Director
Karl W. Fleet : Deputy Creative Director
Alexander Bartleet : Creative
Daniel Nelson : Copywriter / Art Director
Account Director: Karla Fisher
Account Executive: Virginia Frankovich

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Coca Cola Oasis Cactus Kid ads banned for teenage pregnancy & water rejection

The Coca Cola owned Oasis drink brand campaign about "Cactus kid" and his pregnant girlfriend has been banned by the ASA in the UK.

The ending to the story was chosen by Cactus kid fans at www.runcactuskidrun.com and aired the 22 August during the Big Brother show in the UK - making this a toothless ban indeed since the campaign has already officially ended anyway. This ad, it seems, was the final straw - the campaign received 32 complaints, which is apparently enough to get something off the air. It does make sense to kick Oasis a little for acting as if it is a relpacement for regular water. That ain't healthy.

Oasis – Cactus Kid part one (2008):30 (UK)

Oasis - Cactus kid / Diner (part two) - (2008) :30 (UK)

Oasis - Cactus kid / Motel (part three) - (2008) :30 (UK)

Watch the final ad inside, after the jump, folks!
The Coca Cola owned Oasis drink brand campaign about "Cactus kid" and his pregnant girlfriend has been banned by the ASA in the UK.

The ending to the story was chosen by Cactus kid fans at www.runcactuskidrun.com and aired the 22 August during the Big Brother show in the UK - making this a toothless ban indeed since the campaign has already officially ended anyway. This ad, it seems, was the final straw - the campaign received 32 complaints, which is apparently enough to get something off the air. It does make sense to kick Oasis a little for acting as if it is a relpacement for regular water. That ain't healthy.

Oasis - Cactus Kid part one (2008):30 (UK)

Oasis - Cactus kid / Diner (part two) - (2008) :30 (UK)

Oasis - Cactus kid / Motel (part three) - (2008) :30 (UK)

Watch the final ad inside, after the jump, folks!

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