Friday, August 26, 2016

Say hello to Eero

Staple of bachelor pads and 1970s movies, the Ball Chair is the creation of Eerio Aarnio.

Now in his 80s Aarnio is still working from his studio a half hour out of Helsinki.

Many of his designs are currently on display at the Helsinki Design Museum.

I'd love to go. But obviously that ain't gonna happen.

So I've had to settle for this terrific online piece on Aarnio. It's well worth 10 mins of your time.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Instant Buzz!



Seriously how can you not love this kinda madness?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Anti social media

It's accepted wisdom today that poor customer experiences results in brands being taken to task on Twitter or Facebook.

Hell I've even done it myself a couple of times.

But the poor bugger who bought the VW Transporter above has taken his frustrations to a whole new level.

Here's hoping he gets his lemon replaced with a new one. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gamifying brainstorms



I'm not a fan of brainstorms. Never have been.

But I am open minded enough to give the Brainstorm Deck a go.

At least I will be if and when it becomes available.

Click here to find out more on Kickstarter.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Where to from here?



Melbourne's better known for her trams rather than buses.

Regardless of the transport mode those 'destination scrolls' are highly collectible.

This lovely little film shows how they"re made.

100% old school. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pocket computing

The old guy with the muttonchops is none other than renowned sci-fi author Professor Isaac Asimov.

The device he's describing in the headline is what kids today refer to as an iPhone.

I wonder what old Isaac would've made of that? 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Good(by) versus evil



Always enjoy seeing advertising people putting their talent to use in the battle of good versus evil. Love your work Goodby Silverstein. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The perils of cursive

Corny bit of typographic humour if truth be told. But it certainly made me smile when I saw it on Twitter this morning. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A hard earned thirst



It doesn't get any more quintessentially Australian than an ice cold Victoria Bitter.

And it doesn't get any more un-Australian than firing workers then offering them the chance to apply for the job for a lot less money.

So kudos to whoever put these VB posters together.

Because they tap into what the brand experience is about. Or should be about. But isn't anymore. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Those great VW ads



This is without a shadow of a doubt the best 20 minutes you'll waste watching video all day.