Thursday, 26 April 2018

Human Flow

I haven't seen Human Flow yet but Ai Weiwei has an enormous installation on Cockatoo Island in the Sydney Harbour at the moment.

It's part of the Sydney Biennale.

I visited last week and it is incredibly moving. Well worth the ferry ride if you're in Sydney any time soon. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Not a shit name

Friend of mine was down on the Victorian surf coast over the weekend.

Sent me this pic of the branding on a plumber's truck.

Pretty clever don't you think?

It certainly made me laugh!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Interview with Paula Scher

This is a terrific podcast interview with the legendary designer Paula Scher. In it she talks about pushing outside of your comfort zone, the benefits of failure, why you should take on a job you're not qualified for and so much more. A very engaging 39 minutes. 

Monday, 23 April 2018

Firey chicken

 I bloody love this campaign for KFC out of Ogilvy Hong Kong.

Of course given it's a campaign of three print ads (I'm only showing two)  originating from South East Asia with teeny tiny logos means there's a scent of scam.

But what the hell I love it. Very tasty work.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Remember Google Plus?

The other day I decided to delete some dead links from my collection of blog bookmarks.

One of those links was for the blog above.

Below is the final post on the long deceased Always Thinking blog.

Wonder how the move to Google+ is going 5 years later?

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Data? What data?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The first cat meme

This old ad landed in my inbox the other day. It was apparently the first ad created by DDB way back when.

Which I guess makes it the first cat meme. At least in my eyes!

The story goes that Mr Ohrbach was a client of Grey who wasn't happy with Grey.

So he told a very young Bill Bernbach that he would back him in starting his own agency by giving him the Orbach's account.

And the rest as they say is history. Cat meme history.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

What the!?

I challenge anyone to hit pause at the 26 sec mark and tell me what this is an ad for. Because I sure as hell have no idea. And when the pack shot does eventually reveal the product all I could do was shake my head in bewilderment.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Seen any good Skip Ads?

Saw the following on Twitter. Really made me smile:

My daughter and her friends have grown up to refer to commercials of any kind as 'Skip Ads'.

For instance, 'I saw this really funny kitten in a skip ad yesterday.'

Brilliant don't you think?

Friday, 13 April 2018

Now that's fast!

Classic ad from Tom McElligot that even the likes of Porsche don't make any more.

And how amazing is it that a headline can paint a picture of speed like that?

Almost makes me pine for the good old days...