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Aug 15, 2012

Jack Daniel's Meets the Signpainter

Tennessee-whiskey juggernaut Jack Daniels (their Old No. 7 is the best selling whiskey in the world) is creating a new annual tradition where they team up with independent artists and craftsmen to create poster artwork and an ad campaign around the theme of "independence." 

They collaborated with Derek McDonald,

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May 29, 2012

Famous Artists Dissected in Their Own Painting Style

For a recent ad campaign for Brazil's Museu de Arte de São Paulo art school, ad agency DDB Brazil "dissected" famous artists, mimicking the painters own style and techniques. So, Van Gogh's insides are colorful and impressionistic, Picasso's bold but not-quite-cubist, and Dali's are a straight psychadelic organ-melting fest.   

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May 25, 2012

Brand Spirit: Mass Marketed Items Reduced to Their Purest Forms

Imagine you went to a big box discount store, picked up a bunch of small items covered in their own logos, brand identities, and promotions, took them home, and spraypainted them matte white.

Andrew Miller, of the New

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Apr 30, 2012

Famous Movie Posters, Viewed from Different Angles

As part of a new ad campaign for LG's new 3D Sound Home Theater system, Brazilian ad agency Y&R Sao Paulo created these new takes on well-known movie posters. In order to evoke the technology's "every side of sound" capability,

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Apr 23, 2012

Reimagined Skateboards by Arthur King

French artist and art director Arthur King uses a simple pair of skateboard wheels and a series of non-skateboard objects for his unique series, "La planche a roulette."

   

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Apr 06, 2012

Did You See This? All of Mitch Hedberg's Sandwich Ads

created at: 04/06/2012

Last week marked the seventh anniversary of the death of comedian Mitch Hedberg, the absurd comedian know for his perfectly crafted one-liners and non-sequiters.

To commemorate the cult comic, Laughspin dug up some little known and somewhat obscure radio ads that Hedberg did for Midwest-based sandwich shop, Jimmy John's.  

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Apr 04, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: April 04, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Squirrel Monkey created this engaging video that imagines what Facebook would look like if it were around in the 90s. Click play to watch the video in all it's VHS-taped, dial-up, Netscape-logged-in goodness.

See more at BuzzFeed

Australian spiders, fleeing floodwaters, have covered an entire field in a snow-like blanket of webs

Burger King released this clever ad in the Netherlands

Allan Benton makes some of the most amazing smoked food products in the US: his hams and bacon are legendary. See how he

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Mar 22, 2012

Vegetables Turned into Creepy Creatures

created at: 03/22/2012

Remember those "How Are You Peeling" books from the early aughts, when that dude would add little eyes to mishapen fruits to make squished little faces out of them?

These are way cooler. "BBDO Moscow created these interesting advertisements for Greenpeace to educate consumers about genetically modified foods. They made creatures out of vegetables to emphasize the theme of their campaign 'Do you know what you eat?'"  

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Mar 08, 2012

Dictator Cakes for Amnesty International

created at: 03/07/2012

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, Prague-based Euro RSCG created these Dictator Cakes in the form of two oppressing dictators: Cuba's Fidel Castro and Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko.  

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Feb 24, 2012

Video: 170,000 Bouncy Balls Going Down a Hill in San Francisco

created at: 02/23/2012

I am completely and utterly obsessed with this video. It's actually an advertisement for the Sony Bravia TV from 2005 [Edit: I had originally said this was from 2010, but was kindly corrected by a number of astute readers], however I never saw it, so it's new to me (and hopefully some of you). 

created at: 02/23/2012

Here's the premise: 170,00 bouncy balls are bounced down a hill in San Francisco, creating a cascade of colorful chaos. It's truly a beautiful site to behold (slow motion helps). And for all you skeptics out there that are thinking it's just CGI: take a look at the video at the end of this post that shows how this super ball stunt was done.  

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Jan 25, 2012

Cooking up a Rainbow

created at: 01/24/2012

It's not that often that I'm wowed by a TV commercial, but today I am. This ad for Lurpak, a Danish brand of butter (margarine?), is really great. The narrator's voice is a little strange, but I guarantee after watching this you'll be singing "Chop chop chop chopping!"  

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Dec 05, 2011

This is Your Brain on Art School: Brilliant Advertising for Creative Education

The College for Creative Studies has released this amazing series of ads that show parents the dangers of letting your kids experiment with art.

   

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Nov 14, 2011

Keep Fighting the Good Fight: Designers and Creatives vs. the Rest of the Office

The Art Directors Club recently released this humorous and true campaign that encourages creative types around the world to "Keep fighting the good fight" despite obstacles to creating great work.

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Aug 11, 2011

Hilarious Movie Clichés

In honor of the upcoming International Latino Film Festival, NYC Ad agency Wing created these beautifully designed graphic representations of hilarious movie cliches.

   

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Aug 04, 2011

Censorship Tells the Wrong Story

Hmmm...I'm not sure how I feel about these strategically pixelated images from the ad campaign, "Censorship Tells the Wrong Story. "To make a point, the new anti-censorship ad campaign for Reporters Without Borders purposefully blurs the line between decency and reality... Created by the firm Ogilvy & Mather, each image features the text “Censorship tells the wrong story,” and uses strategic pixelization to alter perception and add new meaning."

   

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Feb 25, 2011

Outrageous Vintage Advertising

It's no surprise that our language, sensitivity, and lifestyle values have shifted a bit since the heyday of vintage advertising.

But its still pretty fun to see the crazy $#*& these people came up with.

   

And it just gets...um, better?...    

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Jan 13, 2011

Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising

created at: 01/13/2011

Advertising, whether you like it or not, is essential to the way we experience media. It allow things like radio stations and alternative newspapers to be free, keeps the internet alive, and really can help you find out about new products and services. And when its done well, its seemless and helpful, and perhaps even creative and enjoyable.

created at: 01/13/2011

But sometimes, PR firms and ad agencies have pretty unrealistic expectations concerning user reception and social media. Enter Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising.  

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Oct 12, 2010

The Value of a Dollar: Photos of What $1.00 Can Get You

created at: 10/12/2010Photographer and former chef Jonathan Blaustein visited a certain, very famous fast food chain during the recent economic downturn. "'On one menu they had a cheeseburger for a dollar,' he said. What caught his eye, though, was another menu, which featured a double cheeseburger for the same price. That additional piece of meat, and the extra slice of cheese, somehow didn’t change the price."

And so began The Value of a Dollar, his 2008 series of photographs of food bought for a single $1.00 bill.

created at: 10/12/2010     

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Aug 10, 2010

Absolutely Brilliant Advertising for Pictionary

Pictionary Helicopter Print

Colombian artist Juan Jose Posada from Ogilvy and Mather made this genius series of images to advertise the classic boardgame Pictionary.

Get it? They're real world examples of exactly how Pictionary players would draw a helicopter, a bear, and a ship. Pretty striking, yeah?Pictionary - Bear  

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Aug 06, 2010

Vintage-Inspired Ads for Modern Communication Tools

created at: 08/06/2010

Brazilian advertising agency Moma created these retro-inspired ads for Facebook, Skype, and YouTube for the Maximidia Seminars campaign, "Everything Ages Fast."

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