Friday, September 30, 2005

Ad-A-Day

VW Polo
BETC Euro RSCG, Paris


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Baby Bel
Saatchi and Saatchi, Madrid




Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Sony
DDB, Paris






Word of Mouth

The First International Conference on Future Developments in the Art and Science of Word-of-Mouth Marketing starts Oct. 6th.

Link

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Nintendo



Thanks to Adverblog

Monday, September 26, 2005

Ad-A-Day

The new Diesel Campaign










On air @ Diesel.com

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Aides
TBWA, paris



Saturday, September 24, 2005

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Esuvee
Bartle Bogle Hegarty NY

Watch it at Framestore CFC




Received from Base360

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Phileas Fogg Chicettas
Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty, London








mobile proce55ing

proce55ing has made it to Java powered mobiles. still not too much info, but sounds interesting.



found via the hi-res feed

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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Parmalat Hot Ketchup
DM9 DDB, Sao Paulo

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Katrina Benefit Show with TMBG, Nada Surf & The Wrens

If you live in or around Brooklyn, NY (or can get there), you can catch what promises to be a fantastic show this Sunday, and help the victims of Hurricane Katrina all at the same time. From the They Might Be Giants' email:


TMBG will be jumping up on stage for a short set with 8 other fine acts as part of a Katrina Benefit this Sunday, September 25th @ Southpaw in Park Slope in Brooklyn. You can do your part just by showing up for the good times. ALL proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, Second Harvest and Humanity First. Joining TMBG will be the pride of New Jersey, The Wrens, and our Barsuk Records pals Matthew and Ira from Nada Surf.


Other acts will include Richard Buckner, Sam Champion, Eiffel Tower, Harlem Shakes, Chris Grace, and DJ djezi.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at TicketWeb.

Should be an incredible show. Wish I wasn't so far away. If anyone reading makes it, I'd love to hear about it and see some pictures.

There's also a show tomorrow night. You can get more details at Brooklyn Responds.

Ad-A-Day

Grundig
Scholz and friends, Berlin








Echo and the Bunnymen: Siberia

It has been four years since The Bunnymen have graced us with an album of completely original material, and "Siberia" makes me believe the wait was well worth it. This album was produced by Hugh Jones who produced the band's second album, "Heaven Up Here," in 1981. This simple fact will surely bring about comparisons to their early work and references to the band "returning to their classic sound."

For me, there is no kind of "return" or attempts to sound like their younger selves on "Siberia," and there haven't been since the band's 1997 "comeback" album, "Evergreen." Since then, I believe the band has simply grown, and matured, honing what they do best with an eternal exploration of their core themes. This album shows that Hugh Jones has done the same, and truly "gets" the band. For as lush and complex as the bands arrangements are, there is not a bit of it lost or muddled, which could so easily happen with the Bunnymen's swirling, psychedelic, dream pop.

If you're a fan, I don't believe you'll be disappointed with this album. Ian McCulloch's voice is at an all time best, shifting from husky and deep to melodic, emotional, and romantic without effort. Lyrically, too, the album is strong and just what you'd expect from the Bunnymen.

My only complaint about "Siberia" is that there is no sense of a complete, homogenous album here. These are 11 incredibly good songs, and they really show off McCulloch and Sergeant's talent and diversity at song writing, but, to some extent it works against them when listening to the entire album. This is the only thing that keeps this album in the realm of "really good... but not quite great". Still, several of the songs (in particular, "Stormy Weather," "Parthenon Drive," and "Everything Kills You") will probably be in heavy rotation playlist for a very long time.

Today is the official US release, and "Siberia" is now available for download at the iTunes Music Store, and the CD is 18% off at Amazon.

You can see a video of the first single, "Stormy Weather," at the official Echo and the Bunnymen site. That song is also available for free download (via Better Propoganda):







what's 200-foot-long, pink and lies on an Italian mountain?

naturally it's a toy bunny.



not really design but I guess it falls into the Design category as much as into any other...

pretty amazing anyway.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Naeba Prince Hotel (Business Hotel and Ski Resort)
Dentsu Inc., Tokio


jack usine's smeltery

there are a lot of free fonts sites such as da font which feature tons of great fonts you can use.

jacks fonts however, are in a league of their own, they don't have those little almost rights which free fonts usually have. besides that his designs (which feature his fonts) are pretty great themselves.







found via font leech

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Club 18-30
Saatchi and Saatchi, London



Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ad-A-Day

BT Internet
Abbott Mead Vickers, London



Just for Voyeurs!

Just launched the beta version of AdMonster, a work-in-progess with the collection of Ad-A-Days from Neuville.

Just for voyeurs!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Google Blogsearch

In what is obviously a never-ending string of product/service releases, the google gods - or gurus, or whatever you want to call them - have launched Google Blogsearch (in betaversion of course). Now you can dig through as much drivel about the daily lives of peoples' cats...or you can maybe find more cool blogs like this one.

I would also like to note, that it might just be a handy way to sift through a trillion mp3 blogs and find tons of new music.

abram games

Abram Games needs no introduction. one of the greatest poster designers (and logo designers I think) of the 20th century is mostly known for his work during WWII which is characterized with istinctive visual quality and wit.

apart from his official site which has some info on the man and his work. i also found this site which not only has larger images of his work but alo sells reproductions of it (from around $30 to $500 for a A0 stretched canvas)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Ever wanted to be somebody else?



"Another day, another life"

Nokia launches the first web reality game.

Give a look and win prizes.

Get your Mimbots while they're hot

so yeah, basically it's a flash drive. yet so very hott.
this one's called Isadore btw, also other Mimbots are availabe at mimco.com

Moka-Stream™

We now have the Moka-Stream™, so you can easily add Moka-Break™ content to your blog or website.
This is the code to cut-and-paste into your html to use Moka-Stream™:



Let us know if you add the code!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Explore The Zoomquilt

Nice project, it reminds me of Escher products.



Explore it

Friday, September 09, 2005

Tenement Halls

Tenement Halls: Knitting Needles and Bicycle BellsAbout four or five years ago, I discovered a really great band called The Rock*A*Teens. As soon as I started digging on their music, they broke up. This happens to me all the time. I don't know if I just jinx bands, or what, but it's happened more times than I care to count, and it's always pretty disappointing.

The Rock*A*Teens played what I can only describe as melodic, drunken pop noise, and they did so very loudly. That may not sound like the best endorsement ever, but trust me, their sound was incredibly unique, and always wonderful to listen too. The almost always tragic nature of the lyrics combined with arrangements and singing that sounded like a man who had lost everything, made for what I think was a kind of blues for modern times. The first time I heard The Arcade Fire, I couldn't help but think that they had to be big fans of Rock*A*Teens.

All is not lost, however. I was really happy to find out that the frontman and songwriter for the band, Chris Lopez, released an album with his new band, Tenement Halls, a couple weeks ago. I was even happier when I found out it was available on iTunes. Yay!

The music on this debut, "Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells", is not dissimilar to the Rock*A*Teens. Lopez's leadership of both bands is evident. Tenement Halls is, however, a much more mature endeavor. The arrangements are more tight, the singing less belting, but powerful none the less. Any given song on this album would satisfy me on it's own. They are intelligent, passionate, rich, and... epic. If I were a drinkin' man, "Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells" would definitely be my drinking buddy.

The album is now available for download at the iTunes Music Store, or you can purchase the CD from Amazon.

And the best part of this all, is that download.com has put up a free download from the album.

Tenement Halls: Plenty Is Never Enough

I also thought you might like to hear some Rock*A*Teens, and found two free tracks from their final album at Epitonic:


More info about Tenement Halls can be found on their artist page at Merge Records


Also, if you live in the Chicago area, Tenement Halls will be playing with Portastatic and Mary Timony tonight (September 9th, 2005) at the Empty Bottle. More info about the show can be found at Upcoming.org. Sorry about such late notice, but I just found out, myself... and am wishing I lived up there.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Ad-A-Day

Found on the net.
Advertisement for pedestrian security in Brazil.



"Cross the pedestrian line"

Boris Tatoo

well, as the name implies these are the tatoo works of boris :)

i'm not much of a tatoo man but these works cannot go unnoticed, for creativity s well as technique:






foun via Needled where a review of his works can be found.