Thursday, 23 May 2019

Benefits of Boredom

Wise words from Austin Kleon. It's from his book Steal Like An Artist which you can find here.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Bummer!

When Dorothy said 'We're not in Kansas anymore' this sign hadn't been printed.

But I sure as hell think she'd have appreciated it.  

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

De Niro goes to Lancashire



Bolton meets Brooklyn in the bagel battle of the year. Brilliant.

Oh and there's a behind the scenes too!


Monday, 20 May 2019

Clever or Lazy?

I saw an ad from this campaign shared on Twittter the other day.

The person that shared it said it was the best ad they'd seen in ages.

A lot of people agreed.

But not me.

I could say it's all a bit to clever for its own good.

But it's not. It's lazy.

Sorry.


Friday, 17 May 2019

Makes things better

I can't remember who recommended this book to me but I am definitely recommending it to you.

It's a 54 page manifesto of sorts.

And if it doesn't inspire you to throw away whatever you're working on and start again I don't know what will.

Click here to download from Amazon for just a few gold coins.

But before you do read this mini review from the great Bob Hoffman.

“It might be just the reset button we all need.” 

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Everyday Inspiration

I'll be honest. This is not an ad to set the world on fire.

But I wanted to share it because it's nice to see two well respected brands from opposite sides of the world working together.

Field Notes from Chicago and Bellroy from down under.

And whilst it's not a great ad it is a beautifully shot and art directed piece of film.

Nice soundtrack too by Spencer Tweedy which you can get for free if you click here.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Coke gets serious

Sugary soft drinks are in decline and nobody knows this as much as Coca Cola.

Of course it's still one of the world most loved brands. But sales are dropping.

So it's no surprise to see them branching in to bottled water and other 'healthier' drinks.

What is a surprise is seeing them doing upmarket hipsteresque versions of their core product for use in cocktails and mixed drinks.

Bit of a niche rather than mass market I'd have thought.

Cool bottle though. And I'd definitely like to try some. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

This is America today



Powerful work from McCann New York.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Gifts for Mum?

It was Mothers Day in Australia yesterday.

A day where corporate lack of awareness is at an all time high.

This year's best example comes from the makers of the kids computer game Minecraft via Facebook.

I mean seriously. What Mum wouldn't love this as a gift?

It's the thought that counts. Right? 

Friday, 10 May 2019

Meet Gary Hustwit

Gary Hustwit is one of my creative heroes.

He started his career as a designer at seminal punk label SST.

He produced the Wilco doco I am trying to break your heart.

And he made the best film about a typeface you will ever see.

Click here to check out a brilliant interview and insight into him and his work.