22 February 2010

12 February 2010

Hearts Creatives, a digital short by Yahoo!

Funny because it's too stereotypical. Funny because it's true. In a way.

Yahoo!: "As an agency creative, have you ever felt like this? We. Feel. Your. Pain. Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yahooadvertising Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yahooadbuzz "

KnickerPicker: the online dressing room. Perfect for choosing a great Valentine gift.

via @derekb

10 February 2010

Good old viral: Danish mother looking for tourists.

Well, can't resist ... we all know the story by now but since I just heard that the rave of this viral has actually caused some people losing their jobs I found it worth posting. And I've finally found a version that's live again. Thank you Adland.tv

The video of a Danish woman begging for help to find the father of her baby is a marketing hoax concocted by the Danish government.

The video, which had received over 800,000 hits on YouTube in five days (14 sept 2009), features a young mother with a baby in her arms appealing for the father to come forward.

The woman claims the baby was the product of a drunken one-night stand.

Here goes the story:
If you’re a man who took a vacation to Copenhagen last year (early 2008), and if you’re also a man who met a women at the Custom House bar, and if that woman also took you back to her apartment shortly after you met, then you might want to sit up and pay attention to this.

Karen, 27, says that she had a one night stand 18 months ago that resulted in pregnancy. She’s now mom to baby August, and she’s turned to YouTube to help track down his dad, a vacationing foreigner whose name and home country she can’t remember.

Since the video was revealed as a hoax, YouTube has been deluged with angry comments from viewers, saying it demeans the plight of single mothers, and cheapens the reputation of Danish women.

Catching up with good old classics: Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream - release website, anno 2000

An ab-so-lute classic and a bloody good one. Sick one actually sorry. For the release of the movie Requiem for a Dream, Hi-ReS! created a website as sick as the plot of the movie itself. A creation of the blessed year 2000.

Requiem for a Dream - release website, anno 2000

The website for the movie, www.requiemforadream.com puts a heavy emphasis on the art-fuckery aspect of the movies' visual flair, with fake websites based on products and shows in the movie, multimedia noise shows, and distorted stills of the movie. Kinda like jodi.org, with a more defined mission drive, characters who you learn bits and pieces about, and Shockwave Flash designed pages. It makes you feel like you should be on something when you're looking at it. One thing though, you must be running at least an 800x600 display or you run the chance of getting stuck.

When you first start up the page, you get the title and the distributor. That then fades out to an ad banner (either Month of Fury, Juice, or another ad banner), which comes up to the countdown and the rallying chants of Tappy Tibbons' (Christopher McDonald) show, which leads to "tappytibbons.com", which quickly fuzzes out when you click on a part of the site to a display of the title. Letting that pass gradually gets you to a distorted still of two of the main characters Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto} and Marion Silver (Jennifer Connelly). From here is where the path splits.

The rest you have to find out for yourself :)
More about the movie >

02 February 2010

Nissan Cube List - The Art of Japanese Gastronomy

Touch, smell, taste, listen, watch and move Japan style.
Touch, smell, taste, listen, watch and move Japan style.

Last Sunday I was offered to ride along with Imke Dielen. Though I quite like Japanese gastronomy ... it felt ackward rolling the new Cube through town. Yet I must admit the new Nissan is remarkably spacious for a small citytour car. The model/shape just isn't my cup of tea but I could notice a lot of smiling faces of people driving by, especially women seem to attracted to this cute newbie. Nissan Cube

LEGO promotes Big Ideas

Ever wonder where big ideas come from? If you're a fan of LEGO bricks, eureka moments, or guys with odd mustaches, you really should see this.

Great ideas just CL!CK.

Catching up with good old classics: Bionic Systems

2001 - New era of Maximalism and New School - Bionic Systems

Not quite your super obvious killer website but the combination af Bionic's futuristic graphics and 3D modelling were innovative considering the date of release (this example is from 2001) Very fresh and sharp at the time. The style was followed by hordes of webdesigners in the years to come.

Bionic Systems is a studio for media crossing design.
Located in Düsseldorf, Germany, we are working for global players as well as boutique brands of wide-ranging sectors.

The studio was established in 1999 by Doris Fürst and Malte Haust, both graduated designers. Bionic Systems cooperates with a network of trusted partners to deliver full-spectrum production knowledge and a rapid workflow.

We are dedicated to inspiring high quality work with a focus on your brief. Having a long experience in designing fonts and complex graphics, Bionic Systems settle design jobs with unique and outstanding results.

We believe in diversity.
Whether cutting-edge or classic, we always aim for strong designs with an innovative twist.