I don’t know about you, but when you’re stuck in the long and arduous commute to work, you often yearn for a time when car journeys where fun. When you could hold a ’57 Chevy in one hand, tear around your garden or living room floor (with added sound effects) jumping ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ style over any obstacle.
Popularity: 20% [?]
In: Ad's Clever · Tagged with: '57 Chevy, ambient advertising, Bogota, commuters, hot wheels, Matchbox, ogilvy & mather, pr stunt, retro, toys
Having designed my fair share of books, it goes without saying that I appreciate a good bookcase or two. Why spend all that time designing the books, if you can’t show them off a little? Although, when does showing off go a little too far? I’ll let you be the judge.
Criss Cross bookcase via The Decorologist.
Popularity: 100% [?]
In: Weird & Wonderful · Tagged with: america bookshelf, BCXSY, bookdesign, bookselves, bookshelf, circular bookshelf, criss cross bookshelf, David Garcia Studio, interior design, Kostas Syrtariotis, Michaël Bihain, Mirko Ginepro, Ron Arad, Sakura Adachi, stairs bookshelf, the infinity bookcase, The reading cave, Top 10 bookcases, tree bookshelf
If someone had only told my seven year old self that, in the future, it would be possible to make a living building LEGO, I might not be sitting here writing this now. Although, even with my considerable early promise, it’s unlikely that I would be able to rival the current King of LEGO, Sean Kenney.
A professional LEGO artist, Sean makes a living from various corporate commissions for the likes of Google, ABC, NBC and Mazda, to name but a few. With his work featuring all over the world from The New York Times and Good Morning America to BBC news and The Wall Street Journal.
Here, Sean – with the help of a Manhattan gradeschooler – takes on the legendary Yankee Stadium. Taking over three years and 45,000 bricks to complete, I think you’ll agree that it’s yet another home run for the King of Lego.
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In: Best in Build · Tagged with: abc, bbc, good morning america, king of lego, lego, lego sculpture, LEGO yankee stadium, nbc, New York, new york times, sean kenney, stadium, stadium model
Apparently, the average adult is” awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes every day and 45 per cent of that time is spent using a proliferation of technology”. Well, that’s what the Mail Online states. And who I am to argue, as cyberworld design starts infiltrating the real world. Not quite the ‘Rise of the Machines’ – but surely it’s only a matter of time?
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In: Weird & Wonderful · Tagged with: brigadacreativapixel trash can, cyberworld, daily mail, desktop folders, facebook, google maps pin, haseform, like button, real life icons, rise of the machines.t2, terminator2, the web made real, urban cursor project
In this fast-paced world of visual stimuli, you hit upon very few images that makes you stop, take your finger off the mouse, and smile. Spanish Illustrator Pablo Amargo has this rare gift with his simple, but intelligent work. It’s no wonder that he’s received various awards – including Spain’s National Illustration Prize in 2004 – with his artworks appearing on advertising posters, magazines and many children’s books. These two, however, work just as they are.
You can put your fingers back on your mouse now.
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In: License to ill · Tagged with: animal illustration, animals, cow, illustration, milking cow, Pablo Amargo, quirky drawings, spanish illustrator, whale
Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, what about second time around? Well, I have to say, I was immediately drawn (no pun intended) to these illustrations. However, it’s their intelligence that made me fall in love with them. And all it took was a second look.
Women’s erotic fiction by Tang Yau Hoong
Fonzie ‘A’. Via FFFFound! Artist unkown.
Dirty Harry poster to promote the 2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour by Olly Moss
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In: License to ill · Tagged with: dirty harry, erotic fiction, fonzie, graphics, happy days, illustration, movie poster, olly moss, pen vagina, tang yau hoong, type
Despite Mad Men, Advertising does have a bit of an image problem. General public perception is still one of distrust. But as this rather clever piece of advertising for UNICEF proves, ad men can use their powers for good as well as evil. Here Leo Burnett, Frankfurt cleverly stick double-sided floor stickers on the ground to help raise awareness (and funds) for landmine victims.
Via Inspire me now
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In: Ad's Clever · Tagged with: advertising, ambient, ambient advertising, bottom of shoe, charity advertising, fllor stickers, frankfurt, landmines, leo burnett, mad men, stickers, UNICEF
In a world of homogenous flat pack furniture, it worth paying tribute to designers who think outside the (IKEA) box.
‘Skull Chair’ by Pool
Bloody Table, by John Nouanesing
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In: Weird & Wonderful · Tagged with: Bloody Table, breezeblock chair, chung-tang ho/tong, dripping table, furniture, furniture design, gaetana pesce, IKEA, John Nouanesing, montanara sofa, pool, primo quatro, push and store cabinet, ruler lightshade, saba, skull chair, squint bookshelf, stefan zwicky, waterfall sofa
Sex sells. Sex tapes go viral (no pun intended). So what better way to spice up one of life’s more mundane products than by turning things on their head – or rather head to toe. Those dirty minds at Ogilvy & Mather produced this simple and rather cheeky ad, with the line
“3M Scotch. Permanent double-sided tape.”
Via Ads of the World
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In: Ad's Clever · Tagged with: 3M, 69, celotape, dirty ad, ogilvy & mather, scotch tape, sex, sex position, sex tape
Created by Daftfcb in Auckland, this clever concept for advertising the new series of Mad Men certainly jumps out at you.
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