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g4tv.com commercials – old but funny

Posted on | March 31, 2009 | No Comments

these have been around for a while but i just came across ‘em again and think they worth watching. actually pretty funny commercials for g4tv.com done by the LA creative shop 72andsunny.

the wild things

Posted on | March 26, 2009 | No Comments

awesome! spike jonze turned the alltime bestseller childrens book “where the wild things are”, originally written and illustrated by maurice sendak, into a movie that’s supposed to come out this year.

who as a child didn’t love the book where a young boy is sent to his room without supper after he misbehaved. once in the room he enters an imaginary forest with monsters…

it’s going to be interesting to see how the director of ”being john malkovich” and “jackass: the movie” interprets this tale. quite a jump but jonze is a fantastic director.
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earth hour

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

tunr off your lights at home for an hour and support the earth hour.

“THIS YEAR, EARTH HOUR HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ELECTION, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
EARTH HOUR BEGAN IN SYDNEY IN 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

IN 2009, EARTH HOUR IS BEING TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.”

get more information at voteearth2009.org

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jesus christ, oh my god! seriously?

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

ok, here is something really funny. we all know a lot of people are looking for a job right now and a lot of companies think they can sell shit as a glorious position but this is the top of what i have seen so far – take a look below, i bolded the craziest parts.

did you ever hear of a recruiting company that accepts applications on tuesdays and thursday between 9 and 12? am i going to schedule my email application? that is hilarious! also, one of your duties would be “answer emails from various people”. what the fxxx. is this funny or what? or sad? i think it’s great.

alright folks, go for it and apply. more cool jobs are here.

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Creative Director

Local company is looking for an eager to learn, driven employee to become the newest member of their team! Applicant should have skills in desk top publishing, graphic arts, marketing, writing, needle crafts and crafts in general.

Job duties would include but are not limited to, creating a marketing plan each year, presentation to company owner, edit and create articles for websites, newspapers, and magazines, answer e-mails from various people, create fliers and newsletters through out the year, maintain retailer database in targetware and send out monthly news briefs.

Apply at Mancan
116 Putnam St.
Marietta Ohio
740-373-9675

Applications are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 12pm. Applicants must bring photo ID and social security card.

If anyone can…MANCAN!

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wow – eico hanamura

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

let’s go back to the 60s for a second, across the ocean, far far away. interesting pop-art, manga, kitsch japan style illustration by artist eico hanamura. interesting personality and story, read the interview from pinmag.

eico-hanamura.com

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design a hoodie

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

hoodieremix.com is a fun and extremely smart marketing webpage done by the fashion label champion (actually nightagency did it but …). they basically created a website that allows you to design one or several hoodies you can enter into a hoodie contest. having that said you can only enter if you register and all of sudden they have your personal data and thousands of hoodie designs they don’t need to pay some fashion designer for.

and as the page itself states, there are 157277 hoodie designs so far. not bad guys. it’s a good page though and actually fun to throw a few patterns on the hoodie.

try here.

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a photo a day

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

the fwa created a webpage called fwaphoto.com where they highlight one amazing photo (in some cases it seems like a very subjective decision to say the least but some are really good and fun) a day.

not only can you watch them on your laptop but also download a free iphone application via itunes. and that’s nice, because it does help to get through some bowring meetings. or just take a minute off, look for the right shot and dream away for a few.

check it out.

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stay up (viagra)

Posted on | March 19, 2009 | No Comments

another nice video featuring kanye west – “stay up (viagra)” from his album “the death of adam”. think director jason goldwatch did a pretty good job and i like kanye’s fable for ironic and satiric video interpretations like “can’t tell me nothing” which i loved. it’s entertainment baby.

slip – xbox short film by akqa

Posted on | March 18, 2009 | No Comments

slip is a short film produced by the interactive agency akqa for xbox. it is produced pretty well, the images are great and the VO fits the purpose and visuals. the film portrays a freerun beyond the possible. the footage was filmed by 4 HD cameras, capturing 1000 frames per second.

akqa claims this has been the first time cameras like these were attached to a freerunner, filming the pov. golden square did the post production, adephoi music the sound design.

“pins and threads” by debbie smyth

Posted on | March 17, 2009 | No Comments

like this a lot! it is art that’s not only thoughtful but also artful and artistic in a literal sense. on a first glimpse just black and white, 2d graphical that turns with the second look into a delicate and complex 3d installation. debbie smyth was selected as one of the most promising graduates of 2008 for the dezeen talent zone. her installation pins & threads uses, as the title suggests, sewing pins and black thread to draw a series of electricity pylons across several canvas panels.

the technique transforms ordinary structures — often thought of as ugly blots on the landscape — into beautifully minimal graphic drawings, which are at once 2D and 3D, anchored to their panels but also floating in space.

debbie smyth graduated from the west wales school of arts in 2008 and describes herself as a constructed textile artist. her work employs “an array of mechanisms, she folds, collapses, inflates and interlocks her materials to transform two-dimensional lines and planes into three-dimensional shapes and space.”

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most innovative advertising & marketing companies

Posted on | March 17, 2009 | No Comments

by “fast company” 02/11/09

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Crispin Porter + Bogusky
: New clients including Best Buy, Hulu, Microsoft, and Old Navy have flocked to the ad shop that made Burger King cool.

2.
TBWA\Worldwide
: TBWA’s Media Arts Lab’s “Get a Mac” tag team continues to define the brand battle of the 21st century.

3.
Barbarian Group
: The scrappy digital production shop behind the Subservient Chicken is now an interactive lab for companies such as Adobe and CNN.

4.
AKQA
: Advertising at this boundary-crossing agency spans fuel-efficiency apps for Fiat, alternate-reality games for McDonald’s, and sneaker-design tools for Nike.

5.
Naked
: The media-agnostic British shop has grown 80% in New York with clients such as Johnson & Johnson and Nokia.

6.
AdMob
: The two-year-old mobile ad network had a banner year and landed $17 million of funding from Sequoia Capital.

7.
Saatchi & Saatchi S
: Former Sierra Club prez-turned-Wal-Mart consultant Adam Werbach gained access to huge companies after Saatchi & Saatchi bought his firm.

8.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
: The San Francisco-based agency stretched far beyond display ads, including a Wario Wii ad that demolished its own YouTube page.

9.
42 Entertainment
: The stealth multi-platform marketers built buzz for The Dark Knight with an alternate-reality campaign.

10.
Obscura Digital
: This band of projectionists turns the world into a billboard for brands including GM, Google, and Oracle.

fast company website

the brick testament – lego bible, online

Posted on | March 17, 2009 | No Comments

i don’t really know what to say but this is so insane that you have to take a look at it. reverend brendan powell smith goes nuts with lego to illustrate stories from the bible. he builds the sets, shoots them, created a website and published a book with over 300 stories. this is wild, take a look.

the brick testament website.

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forgotten beauty, moments of the past

Posted on | March 17, 2009 | No Comments

it is a shame how the city of detroit has been run down and ruined. yves marchand and romain meffre captured the forgotten beauty of a once powerful and vibrant city.

looking at the photos you don’t know what to feel. there is something absolutely fascinating in those dilapidated structures. it makes you dream, you start thinking about the times when these places were filled with life. where are the people who once stood in the hallways, worked in those offices, lived in those houses and what are their memories? how was the very last moment before the doors were shut and locked.

the city had at it’s peak in the 50s a population of roughly 2 million. 50 years later it’s down to about 750 thousand – declining, with about 2000 people leaving the city area per month.

see more images here.

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martin kippenberger in moma

Posted on | March 15, 2009 | No Comments

“the problem perspective” moma exhibition features work from martin kippenberger, one of the most influential artists of our time, from march to mid may.

martin kippenberger (1953–1997) produced a complex and richly varied body of work from the mid-1970s until his untimely death in 1997 at the age of forty-four. this ambitious, large-scale exhibition includes key selections and bodies of work from his entire career: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, installations, multiples, photographs, posters, announcement cards, books, and music. the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue—published by MOCA and co-published by the MIT Press—which will constitute a comprehensive and scholarly examination of the artist’s career.

about martin kippenberger

moma website

more work by martin kippenberger

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imagine one phone number – for life. google voice

Posted on | March 13, 2009 | No Comments

this sounds to good to be true and work well. “In one of Google’s rather low-key acquisitions, they purchased a phone start-up called GrandCentral (founded in 2006) for about $50 million in cash mid 2007, GrandCentral offered a seriously valuable product; “one phone number for all your phones, for life“. Can you imagine how many contacts you loose changing jobs, switching carriers, houses, apartments, states? Well Google Voice is the answer, you’ll get a single phone number for life, that rings or texts any phone you own, with a single voicemail box… and best if all, it’s free!

So why would you use it? Simple, you’ll only ever give out one number, administer it online, and send calls or texts to different devices depending on who or when people are trying to contact you! Ok, ok, there are problems too, like how do I get my contacts to use the new number and throw out the old? Well, I’m sure there will be one of Googles famous FAQ’s for that!

But if it’s free, what’s in it for Google? Well if it takes off, they will effectively control millions of phone numbers, that (with the right strategy) could be monetised a multitude of ways! So get ready, go check out the Google Voice website here. Thanks to TechCrunch for posting a great article.” seen on digitalbuzzblog.com

click here, check out google voice!

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