Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mondo’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon Prints By Jesse Phillips

Mondo has teamed with artist Jesse Phillips to do posters for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

 Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA version

 @MondoNews variant

If Insurance

AD Week’s Ad of the day

Adam Berg brings good old-fashioned magic to Swedish toy-store spot By Tim Nudd

Computers are great for accomplishing visual tricks, but sometimes they leave behind that artificial sheen. The easiest way to make action seem real is to make it real. Well, not the easiest way—it can be just as laborious, but the process is refreshingly physical rather than virtual. Take this new Swedish ad for If Insurance, from agency Forsman & Bodenfors and director Adam Berg.

Read the whole article at Ad Week:

Friday, June 24, 2011

10 Great Magazine Ads

10 Great Magazine Ads That Don’t Just Sit There Looking Pretty
by Tim Nudd

 1. The Airbag Ad (Peugot)

 2. The Talking Ad (Reporters Without Borders)

3. The Solar Powered Ad (Shikun & Binui)

4. The Bottle-Opener Ad (Carlsberg)
5. The Edible Ad (Volkswagen)

6. The Bra-Tightening Ad (Wonderbra)

7. The Bubble-Gum Ad

8. The Test Drive Ad (Volkswagen)

9. The Sunbather’s Ad

10. The Sticky Ad

Read the full article at AdWeek:

Darth Vader Spends a Day at Disneyland

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Green Lantern

Green Lantern [PG-13]
Directed by Martin Campbell
2011 Warner Brothers

Grade: B-
Up-graded from C

Par: Alien (+1: designs; -1: in action)
+1: Energy constructs
+1: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern
-1: Love story between Hal and Carol (Blake Lively)
Par: Threats of fear-hungry Parallax and Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard)

Watch the bonus scene in the middle of the end credits (+1).

Saturday, June 18, 2011

How To Hook Up Your Home Theater

Goofy tries to set up his new home theater in time for the big game, with disastrous results. (2007)

Directed by: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers

Hey Bully

HEY BULLY from Justin Nieuwland on Vimeo.

An Animated video commissioned to make for the Canadian band Lake Of Stew.

Justin Nieuwland, Writer, Director, Animator, Editor

Friday, June 17, 2011

Super 8

Super 8 [PG-13]
Directed by J. J. Abrams

Grade: A+
Upgraded from A

+1: Kid cast.
+1: Suspense.
+1: Creature design.
-1: Home movies and diaries locked up in shed for exposition.
Par: Train derailment.

Watch the bonus scene running beside the end credits.

The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part II [R]
Directed by Todd Phillips

Grade: A
Upgraded from B

Par: Live at home son, Alan (Zach Galifianakis).
+1: Unpredictable Mr. Chang (Ken Jeong).
+1: That’s why it’s called Bangkok.
+1: Guest singer at the film’s end.
Par: Installments in a serial.

Watch the slide show at the end of the film.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Solidarit├ęs International

Step 1: draw with clear clean water.
Step 2: add a drop of black ink.

Message: “Dirty water is the leading cause of death in the world.”

Monday, June 13, 2011

Clever Shopping Bag Designs


 Fitness Company
Shopping bags given away to customers when purchasing fitness accessories or nutritional supplements at the Fitness Company fitness centers.
Creative Direction: Gert Maehnicke [link]

 Stop’n Grow 
German product that stops nail biting.
David Mously, Creative Director [link]


Creative bag was given when you bought a book by Belgium’s most famous crime writer. [link]

 Clothes in Closets
Knuckle shopping bag designed by Leo Burnett Lisbon ad agency. [link]

 Karl Lagerfeld
Mask shopping bag designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

 Red Cross
Creative Red Cross shopping bag by Lem advertising agency.
Creative Director / Copywriter: Michael Cheung [link]

Clever shopping bag that will either inspire you to get in shape, or inspire you to carry a bag in front of you wherever you go.
 Headhunting agency

Clever shopping bag designed to promote Bulgarian beer.
Advertising School: Miami Ad School, Europe
Art Director: George Kasabov. [link]

 Olympic games
Paper carrier bag design by Tao Ma for Olympic Games. [link]

Give me your hand. 
Creative Director/ Art Director: Lianfend Zheng.  [link]

The handles of the shopping bag are made of transparent fishing line, which makes it look like it is being held without handles.
Advertising Agency: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Creative Director: David Sin [link]
 Gaia, Animal Rights

Shopping bag idea and design for, a major automobile sales web site of Turkey.

Ann Summers

 Golf GTI
Advertising Agency: Agence V, Paris, France
Creative Director: Christian Vince [link]


Unusual shopping bag designed by Antje Gerwien for ReVital. [link]


Advertising Agency: Draft FCB Kobza, Vienna, Austria
Creative Directors: Patrik Partl, Andreas Gesierich [link]

Unplug to save.

Blush lingerie, Berlin Germany.
Team: Christiane Preuss, Katerina Kapagiannidou [link]



Lipton Tea

GNC Burn 60

Max Factor


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Get Happy /Happy Days are Here again

Carpenter sisters

Friday, June 10, 2011

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

I clever white board presentation of how environment affects the formation of ideas.


File this under “What the...?”

This site sells (and presumably is responsible for the making of) a dozen odd products.

The Piglet Bank - An actual taxidermy piglet said to have died of natural causes.

Hickie-Tats - Essentially stencils to be placed on the skin and require some nature of sucking to distress the skin enough to leave a reddened mark. They warn against bruising.

See more at the site:

Read the article about the site.

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class [PG-13]
2011 20th Century Fox

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Grade: A+
Upgraded from B

+1: Sympathizing with “evil” mutants Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence)
+1: Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto recruit mutants
+1: Villainous Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) simply wants to rule the world
-1: Consistent accents
+1: Serial installment (No. 5 in the franchise)

No after credits bonus scene.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2 [PG]
2011 Dreamworks

Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Grade: B-
Down-graded from B

-1: Main character’s, Po (Jack Black), growth
+1: Art direction
par: Fight choreography
-1: Genocidal peacocks
Par: serial installment

Nyan Cat

a.k.a. “Pop Tart Cat”

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Troll Hunter

“The most important film of our time is Norwegian.”