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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Fun, but I still don’t know what is going on here, however I love the colourful retro vibe and the logo for the juice carton.


Definitely gets you in the mood for a bit of bucket and spade action over the coming months.

www.thisissand.com

I love the way J Fletcher uses colours in his illustrations and design, and how he managed to balance between a modern look with retro elements.

[via PlayMeDesign]


Thomas Allen’s photographs are inspired by his childhood experiences with pop-up books and View-Masters. He begins his process by cutting figures and images out of illustrated pages of old books and vintage fiction novels. Allen then cleverly rearranges and juxtaposes the forms to create three-dimensional scenes.

[via The brilliant It’s Nice That book]

Great post over on the Creative Review Blog about creatives becoming ‘ inspired’ when watching showreels and youtube. In my experience one of the biggest problems is the client wanting the dreaded ‘reference’ to help sell the idea in. Basically they want to see that it has been done before so they feel more comfortable spending their money, but surely if it’s been done before, that’s a reason not to use that idea and to pick something that is more unique and original?

“YouTube provides a steady stream of inspiration to advertising creatives, but it also leaves young directors vulnerable to having ideas stolen and agencies open to accusations of plagiarism. How can both directors and agencies protect themselves?”

Read more at CR Blog

I’ve seen loads of viral videos make their rounds on the internet and most of them are fake, but there’s something about this video that exudes authenticity.

Maybe it’s the guys’ enthusiasm, maybe it’s the realistic net movements, or maybe it’s the fact that these guys are stuck in the middle of nowhere with a few trucks, a couple basketballs, a video camera, and a recession that took their jobs away.

Check out the Dude Perfect website for more videos.

Abracadabra!

Love at First Sight

The Choker


Happy Mother’s Day

Word’s Fail Me

Craporama

From the sublime to the rediculous pretty much sums up the sort of stuff featured on Limited Fun and this new website ‘akwardfamilyphotos.com’ is no different.


Simon Schubert is a German-born artist whose two-dimensional works are created entirely by folding sheets of paper.

Yes, that’s right, no pen or pencil, just folds!