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Bravo Dove

September 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment

In a continuation of its award-winning ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ series, Dove has launched a new film. As the proud dad of two young girls, this one really hit home. Congratulations to Dove.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Film & Video · Surprising

Logos being Web 2.0′d

July 26th, 2006 · Comments Off

I remember Kottke had a post about a page of Web 2.0 company logos, and noticed that the “…names sound like a bunch of companies that make children’s toys (which when you think about it, isn’t too far from the truth).” Beyond that, they tend to have a similar art direction: bright colours, lots of […]

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Tags: 2.0 · Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Funny · Graphic Design · Typography

Good Design (and Music) Can Make The Everyday a Little Better

July 7th, 2006 · Comments Off

Kottke makes note of IKEA’s latest effort, taking it to the streets of NYC. But it seems to be an extension of some stuff they presented at ICFF this year. (ICFF) Too much fun. Along the same how-did-I-miss-this? lines, a fantastic album I came across this morning, Mylo’s “Destroy Rock & Roll.” Also, be sure […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Music

Notable Links

July 6th, 2006 · Comments Off

Philips’ focus on design & simplicity in its branding efforts is highly visible on their site. They have a large area devoted to talking about their “Sense and Simplicity” brand promise, including the announcement of their formation of a “Simplicity Advisory Board,” made up of professionals from around the world, including my hero John Maeda. […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Books · Canada · Culture · Design · GDC · Heroes · Inspiration

Air Max 360: Design Process commentary from the designer

March 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off

Hear The Story Saw these in the store the other day for $229, put them back on the shelf and hurried out as quickly as possible. After watching the “Hear The Story” feature, I may go back and try them on… now – how can I justify these as part of my half-marathon goal?

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Industrial Design · Web Design

Masterwerk (Is it too late to sell the house and move into one of these?)

February 16th, 2006 · Comments Off

New Porsche 911 Turbo. The Flash presentation is very tight. Very tight.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Business · Interactive · Web Design

American Society of Magazine Editors Unveils Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years

October 19th, 2005 · Comments Off

There are some obvious choices in here – I would give George Lois the entire top ten, but the significance of John Lennon posing for that photo on what would be the last day of his life is a moment to be cherished. Congratulations to Annie Leibovitz. See the complete gallery here.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Contests · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Magazines

“Do not covet your ideas. Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you.”

August 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

If there’s an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, this is an angel. A short, easy read, but full of good reminders of how to do things the right way. Paul Arden is a seasoned Saatchi & Saatchi vet, and shares his wisdom with a confident, funny, inspiring delivery. A great […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Books · Branding · Funny · Ideas · Inspiration

Who Needs a Copywriter?

July 20th, 2005 · Comments Off

Noun is the industry leader of leading-edge architectures. We will step up our ability to engage without reducing our capability to visualize. If all of this seems improbable to you, that’s because it is! What does it really mean to optimize “intra-efficiently”? Imagine a combination of XSL and XSLT. It seems discombobulating, but it’s realistic! […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Business · Funny

Stolen Lions

June 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment

DDB Brazil looks to be establishing itself as a “talent borrows, genius steals” interactive shop, and they’re being noticed: they picked up a couple of Cannes Cyber Lions for their “work” – and drew the ire of a well-known designer haunt. Inspiration is one thing, but c’mon fellas! Original: “Industrious Clock” Yugo Nakamura (2001) Stolen: […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Design · Inspiration · Interactive · Surprising


June 16th, 2005 · Comments Off

Delettering the public space “Summer 2005, Neubaugasse, a Viennese shopping street – For a period of two weeks all advertising signs, slogans, pictograms, company names and logos will be covered in monochrome. Something you might have seen before in the form of two-dimensional representations or photomontage is going to be translated for the first time […]

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Tags: Advertising · Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Ideas · News · Surprising


May 13th, 2005 · Comments Off

From the always-great I Have An Idea: An advertising team is working very late at night on a project due the next morning. Suddenly, a Genie appears before them and offers to each of them one wish. The copywriter says: “I’ve always dreamed of writing the great American novel and having my work studied in […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Funny

Vancouver 2010 Logo revealed

April 25th, 2005 · Comments Off

Well, the Vancouver 2010 logo was officially revealed in Vancouver on Saturday, much to the chagrin of Canada’s professional graphic design body, the GDC (Society of Graphic Designers of Canada). The GDC website has several articles relating directly to competitions of this nature. The rest of the professional design world stood up to support the […]

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