These have seriously got to be the funniest ads i have seen in ages. I don't know if i have ever laughed allowed from a print ad until this.It seems to be stirring up some controversy here. So i can't imagine what kind of flack the The Gold Star beer company is getting for it. What do you think? offensive?
Just 2 of the new Skittles ads running by TBWA/Chiat/Day. Bold moves Skittles, bold moves. Not many companies would relate their product to someone elses sadness and still sell product. I think it's awesome. I will laugh at someone elses misfortune any day. That's why i watch reality television.
Design Police - Now all they need to do is arrest people for poor design. I think next week i am going to do a dedication to badly designed products, websites, ads, etc. That sounds like a lot of fun. Let the recommendations flow in. To bad i should be on the list too.
i am being a big baby and skipping the gym because i am sore all over. Will I go Saturday to make up for it? ...maybe. i think will do some sit ups then take a nap because i can barely keep my eyes open long enough to do this post.
Because most people don't watch Cartoon Network as much as i do i figured i would pass this one along. The Hives - Fall is Just Something That Grown-ups Invented. Beautifully illustrated and LETTERED video made for a promo spot with CN's new image. I believe the work is done by Shilo Creative, thats who did the short version of the commercial at least. There is also an other commercial with a tween boy rapping, with a similar style... but i can't find it on the internet anywhere. however, when i do find it, you will be seeing it. Word.
This meat masterpiece was brought to you by DDB, and Italian ad agency. Brilliant, a little tempting, but mostly disgusting. There is something about these landscapes that makes me feel greasey all over... but not to discount the amazing idea, and eye-catching look. There are two more here
Back in the saddle. Finding the right time to blog is tough. I will try and post some pictures of halloween tonight or tomorrow now that i have a cd of them. Also, yesterday was an awesome experience, and i wish i could share more than that with you, but i can't. I got to share a lot of ideas, and network with some very important people.
It's Friday and i'm just about to leave. I feel like i didn't do much today, but both of my cards are almost finished. Of course the art director could have something to say about that.
Nothing interesting to post today. Dinner went well last night. The chili was just ok though. =) Next time it will be better though. I learn from my mistakes. Last night Heather and I watched a movie called Born Rich, about heirs and heiresses (correct thanks to kristen, spell-master) of fortunes — The Trump girl, the Johnson & Johnson kid. It was interesting, but not thrilling.
The only thing i will post is this. Because i have friend at Nike:
The WWF (the World Wildlife Foundation, not Wrestling) often seems to come up with ingenius advertising. This one I think is definately along those lines:
As i promised, i am going to post briefly on the movie trailer that is making more waves then half of the summer blockbusters. 1-18-08 (or Cloverfield or The Parasite). Click the link for the trailer page. Notice a lack of title anywhere. The trailer leaves you feeling the same way. What the public does KNOW is the movie is by J.J. Abrams. He is the dude who brought us such masterpieces such as LOST!, Alias, MI:III and the new Star Trek film. Drew Goddard who was worked with Abrams before is writing. The director, Matt Reeves, did... Felicity. OK. It pretty much has to be a "monster movie." The trailer makes that pretty obvious. A website emerged soon after the trailer was premiered with the Transformers movie. It has been updated with pictures that are along the same lines as the trailer. I have to mention the nice action scripting on the site. Also the site, Ethan Haas Was Right, which hasn't been officially linked to the movie but has something to do with a city being destroyed and these futuristic looking puzzles that unlock movies of a man talking about a "resistance." If these are linked in any way i am going to say it is an alien invasion movie. I'm 3 puzzles in. Already people are nerding out and making ridiculous theories without really knowing anything solid. Flipping the pictures on the official site, reading unto the hidden videos on the puzzle site. Speculations that the movie will be film completely on a "handheld", from a first person point-of-view makes sense, based on the fact that this is how the trailer was filmed. Also people are saying it's based on the H.P. Lovecraft Cthulhu. I think the nerds just get a hard-on over this character. I sorta get a semi. But i'm not going to count on that. Thats all i will post on this for now. All this mystery gives me something to do while Lost is off the air.
I wish this were a joke. Well, it is a joke, it's just not fake. To add insult to injury, thats Jason Lee in the corner as David Seville, and Dave Cross is in it too. If the poster holds true, i hear the movie starts out in Compton with a drive-by shooting, where the Chipmunks are caught up in the crazy world of cocaine and gang wars.
365 Portraits. I know i have posted this already. But added to the list of portraits, is my friend Kristen. And she looks fantastic.
Wii Fitness and wii Balance board it tells you your BMI and changes your Mii to fit the discription. I might just have to get this. The board is pretty like the Wii. See ya gym, video games are taking your spot.
I actually have something to look forward to when i get home today. I have some Vegetarian chili cooking on my new crockpot. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Kwik-E-Mart + 7 11= Genius Marketing Tactic. If you didn't catch that. 7-11 has transformed some of their stores into Kwik-E-Mart's from the Simpsons to promote the movie coming out July 27th. Let the movie be as good as this idea.
Tonight, the moon and the stars are just gorgeous. You just can't get the same view of the sky in Kansas City as you can in rural Pennsylvania. I have constructed an acoustic play list on my iTunes (which is surprisingly small to me), in which i feel suits the mood of the night. At 59 degrees, it's really the kind of night you should wrap yourself and another in a warm blanket and behold the glory of the sky. But, because i don't really have anyone to enjoy it with, my night will be spent inside at the computer. Somehow, i am starting to feel content with this. Hardening? Maybe. The fact is, that being home just feels so... normal. It's like when I'm home, Kansas City never happened, and i am right back to where i was last summer before i knew i had the job at Hallmark.
I can't believe Monday is already over.
When i get back to Missouri... i think things are going to be different.
I have just run out of gusto to finish this post, so enjoy the below; the first part of my story. I will post on what i did these last couple days later. i hope everything is great in the KC,Mo especially, but also in the other assorted states of my viewers.
Oh. Thank you for more calls to see if i was alive.