Archive for the ‘Advertising’ Category

D&AD: The best advertising and design in the world! Urbis, Manchester

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Exploding paint bombs on a Glasgow council estate to sell televisions (Sony Bravia); running shoes that talk to your computer and connect you to a virtual network (Nike); a wind-up laptop making technology available in the remotest corners of the world, (One Laptop per Child); a video game that trains your brain (Nintendo); – visitors to Urbis in Manchester this Winter will be able to learn the stories behind the advertising and design that impacts on our lives.

How to Create Great HTML Emails with CSS

Friday, August 10th, 2007

By Christian MacAuley

HTML emails are widely used for all kinds of professional correspondence. Beyond email newsletters they’re used for all sorts of application-generated messages, such as receipts and confirmations. Styled messages have lots of appeal for marketers, designers and consumers — but for coders, it’s a real headache to create them properly.

Audi TT Motion Graphics Piece

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Viral / HD-TV spot for the launch of Audi TT in Australia. The TT contour is revealed only by the streamlines, a minimal abstraction of car laboratory scientific imaging. We created a software-based realtime wind tunnel to generate the HD video, an interactive wind-tunnel is currently in development. Concept and Art Direction by Matt Pyke, programming by Karsten Schmidt. Commissioned by The One Centre.

Online ads overtake newspapers

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

The amount of money spent on internet advertising in the UK has overtaken the total advertising expenditure of national newspapers for the first time.The marketing milestone has been tracked by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and published in its biannual study today.

According to its findings, internet ad spend in the UK broke the £2 billion barrier last year, after a 41.2 per cent surge in growth. This compares to just 0.2 per cent increase for newspapers to £1.9 billion.


UNDESIGN – glimpses of Tibor Kalman

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

“Undesign” is a concept whose time has finally come. Creative individuals can harness the power and accessibility of the Internet to make media to their own standards and promote social change in the world around them. But how many are actually doing it? How many good designers (and writers and artists) are, in the words of the late Tibor Kalman, out there “making trouble?” Over the coming months, we’ve made it our mission to find them: The creative lunatics. The authentic voices. The community activists. The visionary entrepreneurs. The designers reaching out beyond their own ego. The culture jammers. The madmen and madwomen with a mission. The people that give something back. The ones making a difference…


Sooper Double D

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Superb graphic illustrative Flash based portfolio from Lyall Bruce in Dundee, Scotland:


Advocate Art

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Stunning Illustrative Portfolio of design collective Advocate Art:

“I founded Advocate in 1992 with a group of illustrators who liked the idea of having an agent but not the other things that often came with that. It started out similar to an artists’ co-operative but grew quickly into a sales, marketing, legal, accounting, promotional, art management, web hosting office.

We call our ethos “four f.a.c.t.’s”   Fairness Ability Creativity and Trust, it’s about doing the right thing and being with the right people.  We think our principles set us apart from conventional agencies, sticking to them has meant we have attracted the most creative illustrators and artists who in turn attract (with a little help) the best clients.”

Neil Duerden


Alberto Cerriteno ||| Selected Work

Monday, February 19th, 2007

A truly prolific and stunning portfolio of art & design work from Alberto Cerriteno.


Robert Brownjohn – History and Biography

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Graphic Designer (1925-1970)

Combining audacious imagery with ingenious typography, illustration and found objects, ROBERT BROWNJOHN (1925-1970) was among the most innovative graphic designers in 1950s New York and 1960s London, where he designed titles for James Bond films, graphics for the Robert Fraser Gallery and artwork for the Rolling Stones.


The Ad Generator

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

“The ad generator is a generative artwork that explores how advertising uses and manipulates language. Words and semantic structures from real corporate slogans are remixed and randomized to generate invented slogans. These slogans are then paired with related images from Flickr, thereby generating fake advertisements on the fly. By remixing corporate slogans, I intend to show how the language of advertising is both deeply meaningful, in that it represents real cultural values and desires, and yet utterly meaningless in that these ideas have no relationship to the products being sold. In using the Flickr images, the piece explores the relationship between language and image, and how meaning is constructed by the juxtaposition of the two.”