October 24, 2006

Motionposter

Works like the good old fashioned flipbook. Place each frame of intended ad at intervals throught the underground. The window acts as the screen and the train itself triggers a light to illuminate the relevant frame to watch. AAP site has loads of other cunning ways to get your message across, for example, escalator handrail ads where you scan a barcode into your phone to get more info. Both media would stand out amongst the more traditional advertising down the tube.

Motionposter

October 20, 2006

Don't be a MySpaz. Make your MySpace shine

I've been asked to pimp some friends profiles recently and lifiting the lid on MySpace code you realise what a hideous heap you have in front of you. So here's some hacks to make your task easier courtesy of  Mike Industries. He's taken the time to pull the CSS apart and put it back together with just the essentials to create a decent layout.

On another note,  I received a friend invite from American Express Red this week. Wahey, the marketeers have finally caught onto the phenomenon and are now using MySpace to spread their word. Not convinced by their product, I do think their MySpace profile is pretty snappy though.

October 19, 2006

new Colour like.no.other ad

Fireworks, explosives and tonnes of paint. It took over 300 people 10 days to do this shoot for the next sony bravia ad. It had to be special to be able to follow the San Francisco bouncing balls, so they went to sunny Glasgow - so it's got a more gritty attitude than the balls, and the hit of colour is more intense. Yet again, everything you see actually happens - no shortcuts or CGI. The sequence is directed by Jonathan Glazer who's worked with bands like massive attack and radiohead, thru to full length feature films. The Making Of section on the site is essential viewing.

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October 18, 2006

Harrisons could get an adsales lady

Toast

The Ad-men are always there, lurking, searching for the next entity they can put a price on and SELL SELL SELL. They take an art-form like grafitti and commercialise it; they bombard us with messages on buses, on top of bus stops, on the bus tickets, you can't escape. I was thinking "here's a place they haven't got to us in - the local sarnie shop" Well, now the apron wearing ladies of harrisons could sell out and burn ads into their toast, with the use of this charming toast printer. Something which is a bit cool and fun is in danger of becoming mainstream and will then fall under the radar of the pesky ad-men. So don't tell anyone about this please.

September 07, 2006

pixelbox lives on

...should you wish to relive all the amazing pixelbox posts

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