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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The wonder of the world



Thanks Alistair, CK sums it up in this video, Everything is amazing, nobody is happy.

Make me something good please

Good article by Freddie (TMTYL) here in Ad Age
I worry about the 'it's really hot right now' marketing discussion. The word marketeers need to remember is relevance. Is this message relevant to my audience. Brands would do well to spend more time building tools and services online that are useful to customers and stop making lengthy campaign creative that is irrelevant. Read more

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

m/m


m/m always make things incredibly complicated or like their website and emails incredibly simple using html the old way, just like their posters lovely.

howies



their winter catalog is here to download with food recipes to back to nature campaign using huge plant care cards that you get in those garden centers.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

the best driver in the world

currys next day campaign

MPUs continue to become more like TV ads (all be it with the volume turned down; not a bad thing) and I think they are working. I personally dislike banners as the format is just so over powering.

This new Currys campaign is great example simple products wrapped in boxes and delivered to your door. It even made me click on it, can't remember the last time I did that.

Model 214




The Thonet Model 214 is quite simply the best example of modern design. 6 pieces fixed together with 10 screws; hard, durable, light and elegant. I can't think of any chair that has come close to it. A slight improvement on the orginal "Chair nr. 14" known as "Konsumstuhl Nr. 14" from 1859.

I can remember my Sister's restaurant back in the 70s (themed on a 1920s American bistro) was full of them with wonderful drilled holed seats which I have always preferred to the wicker ones.

Designed in 1859 by Michael Thonet.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

mail project



From 2004 to 2006 Riitta Ikonen mailed around 100 postcards to Margaret Huber at Brighton University

Monday, October 20, 2008

ragboy little big planet



Build your own gaming levels and environments. And change the hero. Is this the new user makes the game age?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

ny times week in pictures

obama or bust



With extreme capitalism in free fall the party is surely over for the republicans. Obama continues to crush McCain in the media and the polls. Hopefully they won't be fixing the vote again like they did back in 2000.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

put your face into video - oddcast

Don't know how they do this but it is really good.
Not totally realistic but effective.

Monday, October 06, 2008

adobe scene 7

configures textural renders on the fly. Strips out the need for flash in lots of sales tools. Urls generate the config values again saving on file space and download.

david chapelle black bush

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

mono




I worked with mono on a shared client back a few years now. I remember them being a breath of fresh air for that large corporate brand. Then I was enjoying their viral monoface last year and now I see the quality digital, print and ad work they are creating. A future model of what agencies look like based on the Goodby school of thought.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

convergence v can't be bothered

ping saves everyone a ton of time by letting you micro blog and update all your network sites at the same time. all i need now is a mobile brand to update all the geo tagging and contextual stuff and then i just fill in the blanks. i think status there fore i am status.


Birthday party tomorrow

Sunday, September 14, 2008

john peel archive




The good old beeb has (as usual) left it to the real fans out there to compile a audio memorial to John Peel.
Why don't they stop propping up just 10% of the talentless musak DJs they employee and put some of our hard earned into a full and proper audio archive of the great man.

John Peel Day is on 13th October this year.

johnpeel every day site is very good and has lots of links to archive material to download and listen to.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CMOs want more digital

Greater knowledge of the digital space is at the top of marketers' list of what they want from their advertising and marketing agencies in the next 12 months, according to a Sapient-sponsored national online survey of some 200 CMOs and other senior marketers, writes MarketingCharts. read full marketing vox article here

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

when clients get the twitters



People are still unsure of the traffic using twitter. Measurements are hard to track as so many platforms can update status.
Their blog helps to show more general useage.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

white crane

google docs offline



Having been without internet for most of the week I can appriciate the benefitds of google docs offline...

Now, with Gears recent beta release on Webkit-powered browsers, and webkit-powered Fluid for Mac which allows you to download local copies of websites to your desktop, have our dreams of keeping a desktop copy of a web app come true? read full article on webmonkey here

Friday, August 15, 2008

Gangsta

TV viewing fades further

Divided attention as people are sofa surfing and texting while the box is on. Didn't people always talk while the box was on?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/aug/14/ofcom.digitaltvradio

Friday, July 11, 2008

avenue a razorfish new site

Ave A's new site is very playful. video feeds from the offices are dot screened across the site along with status lines at the bottom of the screen. A move in the right direction for them.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

alsop's new building

webby awards 2008

stitch live



Disney know how to join up digital technology and events. Stitch live in Disneyland Paris is seamless, audience participation and live screen calls to move the mouth of stitch. The kids just couldn't believe the whole thing. This a master class in how to do digital (beyond the banner)

body and soul brixton academy

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Dani Russel Camera work


Daniel Russel Camera Operator Showreel from Daniel Russel on Vimeo.

I've worked with Dani before, he has a broad range of skills and his reel shows amazing depth of knowledge.

whistle while you...

talk of recession and general economic gloom is even effecting the ACME Whistle Company. So do your duty and buy a whistle from them here.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Powers of 10

your timetable

national rail have always been good at train times, this personalised timetable takes it one stage further; enabling you  to select dates from and to, stopping stations and days of the week. Not flash, not award winning but what the web was made for this. Southern have a good pdf download service here as well


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monkey magic ooh

Monkey was with out doubt one of the best ever TV shows. So with a kick whistle between the fingers you'll be off on your pink cloud to see Damon Albarn's MONKEY at the ROH.
Hsi Yu Chi ("Journey To The West") - the original Chinese story on which "Monkey" is based
www.chinapage.com/monkey/monkey.html

Online Japanese CD store - English site. Buy Japanese CDs online (including the Monkey
soundtrack CD "Magic Monkey" by Godiego, and CDs by Monkey cast members and their bands)
www.cdjapan.co.jp

Godiego (the band who created the music in Monkey) - official web site
www.godiego.com

Masaaki Sakai (Monkey) - unofficial English fan site
www.masaaki-sakai.co.uk

Toshiyuki Nishida (Pigsy, season 1) - official Japanese site for his "Tsuri Baka Nisshi" series of films
www.tsuribaka-movie.jp

The Spiders - ‘LETS GO SPIDERS!’ available at:
www.acerecords.co.uk

Matt Sephton - author of the character biographies
www.ewtoo.org/~matt/monkey/

Thursday, June 19, 2008

kindo.com

Tired of old school friends and exs. Try kindo the family tree site.

Grand Prix 3 Winners


Cyber Lions Grand Prix Winners

LinkedIn secures new funding



Richard Wray
The Guardian, Thursday June 19 2008



LinkedIn, the social networking website that helps business contacts and former colleagues keep in touch, has joined the exclusive club of dotcom companies to secure a billion dollar valuation after a fresh round of venture capital funding.

The company, based just down the road from Google in Mountain View California, has received $53m (£27m) in new cash from investors in a funding round lead by private equity firm Bain Capital that values LinkedIn at $1bn (£512m). Read more...

Primark leaves child labour suppliers

Source The Guardian
Julia Finch, City editor
guardian.co.uk, Monday June 16 2008


Fashion chain Primark has axed three longstanding suppliers in southern India for using child labour after being alerted to the practice by the BBC.

The three suppliers - from the Tirapur region of the Tamil Nadu province - were sub-contracting embroidery work on dresses to child home workers.

The retailer, which is owned by the Associated British Food group and operates 170 stores in the UK, has grown to become the UK's second biggest clothing chain by offering cut-price fashion, with T-shirts for as little as £1. Almost its entire range is sourced from low-cost suppliers in Asia.
Read full article here

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

go go crazy bones


I take my son to school today and 2 of his friends wave yellow bags at him. I think, what's that all about. Then I remember him saying he wants go gos and the two things connect, go gos in the bags; a short google search later and i'm in the go go zone. 6 news agents later we find the last 3 in stock in town. 100s of pieces of plastic endless combinations of gaming and not a LCD screen in sight.