Wednesday, October 24, 2007

42 Below

Saatchi recently picked up a bunch of Clio's for their print work on 42 Below. It is fantastic. While the copywriter had an easy time of it, I love the work that has been done to tell stories in such a simple, visual way. Keeping them clean with consistent and balanced columns is high art.

This is by far my favourite.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Shopping Magic

Was sent a link to this spot for JC Penny. It has a wonderful idea in it and it is nicely put together. Entertaining, interesting and made me smile. Haven't been to a JC Penny yet - time to go take a look.

Nun in a Monster Truck

One of the most common questions people ask me once they start to get to know me is "What do you miss most from the UK". It's not something I've ever really dwelled upon, but Top Gear is something that I wish we could get better access too (along with Dr. Who, which jumps all over the channels and schedules). Used to be essential viewing and from the snippets you can get from their site, I wish there was such irreverence here in the US (it maybe there, just not found it yet).

For those unfamiliar, this is a great piece of motoring journalism/cultural mash-up.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stephen Fry

Courtesy of Mark Earls wonderful new post on Stephen Fry's blog about Fame, and how your behaviour is more important than what you say. Well worth a read. Wonderful purveyor or words.

What ever happened to Hugh Laurie?

Graffiti Archaeology

This is a great site about a project to study graffiti-covered walls as they change over time.

At the centre of the work a timelapse collage, made of photos of graffiti taken at the same location by many different photographers over a span of several years. Most of the photos were taken in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles over a timespan from the late 1990's to the present.

Growing up in central London as I did, I have always been fascinated by graffiti and street art in general (see earlier Banksy post). I wish I had had the vision to take pictures in this way as I remember many sites that changed drastically over time as artists, gangs etc. moved through different parts of the city. It would have also been interesting to track the changing styles bought to us by the same tags.

The differences in social media

Useful snippet from wired magazine comparing social media sites.

Millions of excuses

Been quiet for a while. Combination of a holiday, a pitch, a couple of off-site meetings and now a cold. Just not been in the mood. Anyway, this is something more interesting on feeble excuses.