FNAC vs. Rocket Boom vs. Flickr

It's good to see that album art is alive and well in the era of mp3s.
But to quote AC/DC, who made who?

Badland: 
 

Pilo font now available at Veer.

"Pilo" is a typographic debut by Kenneth Pilo, in collaboration with Mårten Fischer, Ray Larabie, and Göran Söderström. The font has evolved from the logo on Pilo's & posses website bold, a Swedish advertising and design forum where the above mentioned typographers hang out. One day the guys just figured that hey, why not make a real font out of it, and so they did. Now you too can play with the bold font, called "Pilo" because calling it "bold" would be both confusing and silly.
Check out Pilo

Adland: 
 

I'm wearing black until I find something darker.

All you horn-rimmed glasses, turtle-neck wearing, T-square wielding, mac-loving, spray-mount stinkin' arty folk rejoice. There's a new black in town, which is blacker than black.
The washingtonpost reports that "Black is getting blacker."

Researchers in New York reported this month that they have created a paper-thin material that absorbs 99.955 percent of the light that hits it, making it by far the darkest substance ever made -- about 30 times as dark as the government's current standard for blackest black.
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The newest black -- which when held next to something conventionally black, such as a tuxedo jacket, is noticeably blacker -- reflects just 0.045 percent of visible light.
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The material, made of hollow fibers, is a Roach Motel for photons -- light checks in, but it never checks out. By voraciously sucking up all surrounding illumination, it can give those who gaze on it a dizzying sensation of nothingness.

Better clear the closet from all the jet black, matt black (btw, there's an Art Director named Matt Black in Oz who promised to name his son Jet), antracit, asphalt, charcoal and black to make room for the new black. Wonder what we shall call it?

Adland: 
 

Pacific Blue - Boyfriend - (2008) :30 (New Zealand)

Pacific Blue - Boyfriend - (2008) :30 (New Zealand)

Because Lucy saved so much on her domestic flight to Wellington... She decided to stay a few more days in Wellington...

 

In an Absolut world... lemons and pears get steamy?

TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York bring us more fresh Absolut work. Fresh and fruity. What does this look like to you? Is that the idea? Is it streams as in streamlined or streams of steam as in steamy? Why do I even bother trying to figure this out? I need a stiff drink that does not taste like clam juice right now, thanks bartender.

Commercials: 
 

Bud Light - "Cut the cheese" - (2008) :60 (USA)

Bud Light - "Cut the cheese" - (2008) :60 (USA)

Slated for superbowl stardom, this ad was kept in reserve as an easter egg "secret spot" to view online after the game.

 

Zoo York & Jenna Jameson do skateboards.

Jenna Jameson's limited edition skateboard deck is on sale soon, and this ad created by davidandgoliath shows what you can do with it. ;) Pretty much anything that is in the Kama Sutra.

Commercials: 
 

Peugeot - Picky Hitchhikers - stunt, Denmark

These hitchhikers are extra picky, they'll only hitch a ride with a Peugoet! 89 lovely hitchhikers took to the streets of Denmark with different variations of their signs stating they would only accept a ride from a Peugoet.

Commercials: 
 

Big Big bubble-gum does "pop-up" magazine ad.

Leo Burnett, São Paulo, Brazil demonstrate that Big Big bubblegum allows you to make really big bubbles with this "pop-up" effect magazine ad.

Commercials: 
 

"Forbidden fruit" book Tutti Frutti advertises on, yep, fruit.


I'm showing off the book cover first, which was sent out to book critics wrapped in that familiar red net one buys oranges in. We've seen fruit stickers as ads before, on apples for Yrkes-SM and Bananas for Garfield the movie, but this example is less farfetched than a lasagna loving cat in your fruit bowl. The book it advertises, Tutti Frutti, is like a dictionary of every fruit and berry there is, where facts, recipes and inspiration on each fruit fills the pages together with ultra stylish and mouth watering photographs of each one. The book is written by Klas and Maria Lindstrand, and designed by Klas Lindstrand who also came up with the advertising concept. See stickers inside.

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