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Minimalist Cartoon Characters In Lego

“Imagine” is a new Lego campaign by Hamburg advertising agency Jung von Matt. The name alone sets high expectations, but if anyone can invoke the word “imagine” beyond the late John Lennon, it would be a beloved Danish toy company built upon imagination. It’s a series of minimalist Lego designs based upon some of our […]

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Molly Ivins, Columnist, Dies at 62 – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/washington/01ivins.html?ei=5087%0A&em=&en=cbff8057d6896bcd&ex=1170651600&pagewanted=all I recognised her name, but can’t think of many Molly Ivins articles I may have read. Which is a shame, ’cause she sounds like exactly the kind of sharp-tongued, inflated-ego popping columnist to whom I often gravitate. In her syndicated column, which appeared in about 350 newspapers, Ms. Ivins cultivated the voice of a […]

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http://www.millerauditions.com/ A strange series of extended ads for Miller beer (and another Spike Jonze production). The gimmick is similar to a vintage Aardman campaign, where common folk, giving interviews, are animated into talking animals. These are a little different, as the product pitch occurs only in the dying seconds of a 4 minute segment, and […]

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PingMag – The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” & Archive & Top 10 ad-tricks in Tokyo’s train stations

http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/10/13/top-10-ad-tricks-in-tokyos-train-stations/ Here, a Japan-based blogger details some of the more inventive ads he’s seen on the subways. Advertising is unavoidable these days, so it’s nice when some effort is made to make a witty or interesting statement. It’s also nice when photos of these statements are presented with some explanations or context, so this article […]

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Creative Advertisements Around The World

http://www.hemmy.net/2006/10/15/creative-advertisements-around-the-world/ Everyone complains about commercials, but I’ve always appreciated a well-done ad. This collection proves that there’s potential for reaching the masses with intelligence and wit, rather than with quick edits and volume.

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http://www.broadcastemailgroup.com/welcome.html These guys have been spamming me to promote their email (read: SPAM) services, using one of my own email addresses. As if the spamming wasn’t bad enough, they add the fear that someone has cracked my account. Here’s hoping there really is a special, extra-hot place in hell for jerks like them.

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Bravia Advert

http://www.bravia-advert.com/ The Flickr photo set that first twigged me to the superball deluge is one of my favourite sets ever. It’s interesting to see that they’ve made the ad into a thing of beauty.

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TV ad: Sure: Stunt City

http://www.bestadsontv.com/ad_details.php?id=100 Imagine the insurance that was required before filming began on this fantastic ad!

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Ex-FEMA Chief Tells of Frustration and Chaos – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/15/national/nationalspecial/15brown.html?ei=5070&en=060a73e8f15571ae&ex=1126929600&pagewanted=all Brownie speaks, and in a manner that explains why Dubya likes him, to boot. Spin-control is heavy, and as you’d expect of a rich white dude who messed up large, the piece is rife with not-my-faults and finger pointing: The most responsive person he could find, Mr. Brown said, was Governor Blanco’s husband, Raymond. […]

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