Friday, 16 October 2009

Sand drawing

Beautiful and very moving sand drawing created by Ukrainian artist Kseniya Simonova, who draws on a giant light box, accompanied by dramatic music to show here interpretation of the effect of Germany's invasion on her home country during WWII.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Mousetrap-style Website

A lovely webpage for Dutch product company that is playful and eye catching. Watch til the end!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Tree cosies

It's the wrong time of year to be keeping trees warm, but who said there was any logic to these beautiful tree cosies?
I would think they're just for decoration only, and how good they look!

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Stop and Smell the Stilton

Pat on the back for me as I was pleased to discover the book I did for Nexavar, 'Stop and Smell the Stilton' has received critical acclaim at some industry awards. It won an RX Gold at the RX Gold club awards and a New York Global for excellence in direct marketing. The book is aimed at oncologists treating terminal cancer patients, and is designed to help patients cope with the little time they have left in an uplifting way. The book is full of real patient anecdotes, illustrated or created with unusual popups, or craftwork, making it a delightful little read.

Watch a short clip here:

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Rip Off!

Yes it has been a LONG time since I posted something here - that's partly to do with my new job & adjusting to being a full-timer & partly because I forgot my password to get in!
Anyway, several posts missed, I have yet another rant to share - This is relating to my first discussion back in Nov 07 about advertising creatives ripping off artists ; an ongoing debate that I think will continue since creatives naturally look to the artworld for inspiration. The solution I think to making sure you are always original is to be aware of all this stuff, but keep your self interested by anything and everything going on in the world. Expose yourself to not only art, but to literature, politics, talks on the science world, articles on Ugandan garners and their crops. Everything feeds the creative brain subconsciously - it's how you dip into it that is the clever bit. i am a of course a hypocrite of my own words, as I tend to follow my main interests and fall into a trap of reading the same blogs & visiting familiar websites, but I do try to venture elsewhere.
So back to the reason I have brought this up again - the recent BBC trailer for Radio 6 as created by RKCR/Y & R. In it, an animated character graffitied on the wall grows ears and gravitates towards wherever there is music. All fine. Concept relates to the client. Except it
uses EXACTLY the same technique, if not style of the well - known artist BLU, who I showcased here back in June. His work spread around the net like wildfire, basically because it was so great. So to see it replicated for an ad frustrates me so. Basically because the creators of Radio 6 get all the credit for being innovative and groundbreaking creatively, while the artist doesn't receive such acclaim as he deserves. That's why we have to spread the news on blogs like this!