Friday, 20 September 2019

Naughty Naughty

This pamphlet has been sent to every school in Australia.

Good to see some diverse faces in the cover photo.


Check out the young fella on the right sneakily giving the finger.

Cannot believe nobody noticed it! 

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Good idea or bad taste?

Is this insurance ad from Droga5 in the UK clever or tasteless?

I'm torn.

Yes it made me smile. Offbeat tongue in cheek Brit humour usually does.

But people in my hometown have been killed and/or badly injured by falling trees quite recently.

Which kinda takes the shine off the humour. 

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Apple in full colour

This Apple store pic popped up in my Twitter feed the other day.

It's under construction in New York I think.

Have to say I love the rainbow of colours. Although I'm not sure they're totally on brand.

Apparently the store isn't finished yet. Can't wait to see pix of the interior once it's done. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Dome wearing a bra

I am not a woman but even I know this understated ad by Leo Burnett totally taps in to how many women feel.

Especially after a long day at work.

It got the thumbs up from my wife and daughter too.

And bonus points from me for the Toots & The Maytals track.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Not a bad pun

Friday, 13 September 2019

Great work sells

Jon Harrison from One Black Bear shared this on Twitter recently.

It's a house ad for Papert Koenig Lois in the 1965 D&AD award annual.

Brilliantly simple thinking.

So simple in fact I doubt an agency would run anything like it today. Sadly.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Feeling sorry

I'm rarely critical of locally produced work. I figure there's more than enough naysayers on industry blogs. But I'm prepared to make an exception for this ad for SA Tourism. Seriously who on earth thought this was gonna get people booking their tickets to Adelaide? 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

What's wrong this with?

This poster came up in my Linkedin feed the other day.

It's a beautiful example of the copywriter's art.

There were no credits supplied so I can't tell you who created it.

But what I can tell you is it'd never get approved today.

Because back in the day driving home tipsy was something you took a risk at doing.

Whereas today you just wouldn't even think about it because the blood alcohol limit is simply accepted practice.

Still a cracking poster though!

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Equality in sport

Powerful stuff for the New York Times via Droga5. 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Advertising works, eventually

Big love to Praveen for sharing this.

There are several brands I bought as an adult because I was inspired by them as a youngster with no money.

Here's just a handful of them:

Adidas. Puma. Ben Sherman. Fred Perry.

Those names are easily accessible and commonplace these days.

But to a kid from the poor side of town they were brands I could only dream of.