Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Marines. It's a state of mind.

These Recruitment adverts for the Marines deserved more than the space they had online. These push the boundaries of what's achievable when it comes to banner advertising. Who would have thought you could get the quality of a TV advert into a banner! 

See the whole campaign here

Monday, 28 April 2008

Just Watch It

The new Nike ad. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Shot really slickly plus has a killer soundtrack. Feels like the Parklife advert for the 2000's. Sweet!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Carb Free presents the friday afternoon animation. Musicotherapie

Please go here to enjoy this bonkers animation from some crazy french creatives.

It's worth having a look, it will make you smile.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

The Biggest Human Snake Ever!

We haven't really done a post about anything to do with digital advertising for ages, so we thought it was about time we mention a bit of it. 

The Nokia N-Gage - "Get out and play" website is a good bit of digital by the Swedish agency Far Far, go here to check it out for yourself. It's great to see it not just existing on TV, if it did at all...we're not sure. The interactive element adds to the charm and means it's not just another video using stop motion. We also like the interactive loading screen (top image) that lets you play a simple arcade game while you wait.  

Just watch as the main character moves about and begins to be joined by various people to create an insanely long Snake. It's obviously based around that very popular game that first appeared on Nokia handsets back in the 90s and the stop motion space invaders film by Guillaume Reymond. If you've never seen it, watch it here.  

Fontbots, typeface in disguise

Found this by designer Jonathon Yule, we think this is a really cool twist to the everyday typefaces we seem to see again and again! See the rest of his robots here

Fontbots, transform and kern out!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Rare tramp, bum, homeless man snowglobe

This is no joke. Click here to bid for it on eBay now.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Acceptable in the 80s

Enjoy the retro Milky Way ad, the lyrical genius of Um Bongo and Wine Gums Set the Juice Loose!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Take a trip right now!

Bjork's Wanderlust Video.

Apparently the concept came about in a non-sober state. I leave it to you guys to decided. Watch it from the youtube clip or here in quicktime (much better quality and resolution).

The making of can be found here here.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Smash, Grab and Toast!

Since our toasted sandwiches and wraps at lunch time seem to be getting better and more experimental (go here for our post about the sandwich toaster machine) we thought it would be a good idea to make a menu up of all the different sandwich and wraps we've been grilling. 

So if you really, really want to, you can join our toasted sandwich revolution!  

The Smash, Grab and Toasted Menu

Coming soon! 

Thursday, 10 April 2008

You did what??

Comedy T-shirts are very funny but i doubt i can bring myself to wear this one. If you feel you can, get it here.   

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

A micro bit inspired

Here's a cool idea from Micro Machines (top photo). 

The inspiration must have come from little people street art. The artist puts really small models of people in really big places. We like this.

We're spotting a lot of things that creative types (especially in advertising) have obviously looked at for inspiration. For instance the new Sacia Pesto advert is inspired from Lasse Gjertsen and his Hyperactive beat boxing video. The Think "break dancing bear" was a direct lift from a perception video using a dancing gorilla that went around offices in september last year. There is also an ad out that lifts the Ok Go treadmill dance which we haven't been able to find, but we will.

We seem to be all looking at the same stuff and it all seems to be from Youtube. 

At least Sony Play Doh was apparently inspired from a painting.  

Monday, 7 April 2008

Film remakes and the Youtube doubler

The Dark Knight Trailer completely in Lego and the Tron motorcycle sequence in stop motion. 

To see how closely the Lego version of the Batman trailer matches the official one, go here to see them side by side using this cool idea called the Youtube doubler. You can cut and paste any two clips to run along side each other. 

Friday, 4 April 2008

Nature Speaks

Nothing big, clever or techy here, just good old fashioned amazing shots.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008