Saturday, 28 April 2012

'Change the Tune'

Michael Robbinson at London creative shop Agency Republic has designed one of the coolest posters I have ever seen. The poster is built up with knock sensors, wires, a plug socket and Audrino Nano and through some form of crazy technology if you throw something at the poster it changes song. Since the agency plays music via Spotify over the sound system the ‘Change the Tune’ poster has access to millions of songs for free. Very cool stuff.

Monday, 23 April 2012

best beer in the world

Described as being ‘one of the best ads in the world’, I have to admit even I was impressed with Carlsberg bottle opener advert. Pretty self explanatory, and great way to grab a guy’s attention!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

red light district

Filmed in the Red Light District, in Amersterdam, Stop The Traffik has launched a new experiential ad film to raise awareness of sex trafficking. Instead of pulling sexual erotic poses, the women in the windows break into a dance routine which entertains the people passing by. A sign above the building later revealsevery year, thousands of women are promised a dance career in Western Europe - sadly, they end up here'. Cue lots of shocked and embarassed faces as the men watching are opened to the harsh reality of sex trafficking. Hard hitting stuff by Duval Guillaume.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

the fridge magnet from heaven

Possibly one of the best inventions to date, the bluetooth pizza fridge magnet. Bought to you by Red Tomato Pizza, all you have to do is sync the fridge magnet to your phone, set up your favourite pizza and simply click the magnet to order. When the cupboards empty, or you just can’t be bothered to cook, this would be amazing. Just a shame its only available in America.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Minimalist Posters

I’ve been looking at minimalist posters recently, and I’ve decided I’m a huge fan. The concept behind them is quite simple; many posters just focus on an aspect or characters of a film and visualise them in a minimalist way. Feeling inspired by the range online, I decided to make my own. If you have seen the films you will understand my choice of icons and references. Its just a start but let me know what you think.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Reporters Without Borders

One of the most impressive uses of QR codes that I’ve seen is the talking campaign for
the free-press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. The idea is to scan the QR code with your iPhone, then place the phone over the leader's mouth. The mouth starts talking but it's the voice of a journalist discussing media censorship in that country. When it comes to QR codes its not just as simple as placing the symbol on paper, brands need to start thinking of clever ideas that interact well with the public as well as putting a point across.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Airbag Ad

When it comes to car advertising, Volkswagen’s constant innovative campaigns and projects always seem to wow me. However I was reading an article on the 10 best magazine adverts and came across this video from Peugot explaining their ‘Airbag advert’. The idea was to place 50,000 mini air bags in Brazilian magazine Exame, and instruct the reader to hit the front end of the Peugot on the opening page to experience the safety of their new range. The air bag inflates on the following page and demonstrates the benefits of the new Peugot 408. Very interesting work from ad agency Loducca.

Friday, 6 April 2012

birthday treats

Rings - Topshop, Sandal flatforms - Urban outfitters, Spiked earrings - Topshop, Lacoste jumper - Vintage,  Levis shorts - Urban Outfitters, Green nail polish - Barry M, lemon nail polish - Rimmel, Levis denim jacket - Best Vintage, Flatform brogues - Urban Outfitters, Lime jumper - Charity Shop

Anyone that knows me will know how much I enjoy celebrating my birthday and the presents that come with it. With the help of Daddy and some very generous friends I have received some rather nice presents this year. Starting with my flatforms, I recently blogged about how much I wanted a pair and luckily for me, I got two! Both from Urban Outfitters, one brogue and one sandal, both of which make my legs deceivingly skinnier, so I love. With the weather being so nice I decided to opt for some colour purchasing my bargain vintage Lacoste jumper, my lime green top, and bright shades of nail polish. In need of some new pieces of jewellery I went straight to Topshop and got the stacked triangle rings and spiked earrings. And finally my love for Levis has grown, after purchasing some new cut off denim shorts and a vintage denim jacket that I have been searching high and low for. So overall I think I did pretty well, just a shame I have to wait another year to be spoilt again. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

double exposure

Currently a massive fan of Oliver Morris’s double exposure photographs. A combination of stunning imagery mixed with intelligent compositions.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Samsung: Explore your dual world.

To help launch Samsung’s Galaxy Y Duos smartphone, digital agency Excentric developed the ‘Explore your dual world’ video. We’ve all seen 3D mapped projection on walls and buildings, but one thing I was yet to see is 3D projection on a real persons face. Also known as ‘face mapping’, Samsung have used a man’s head and upper body as their canvas to create a very impressive video. Not quite sure how the model stayed so still, but love the digital graphics featured in the video.