Thursday, 29 January 2009

Face like a thumb

Courtesy of Graeme. Best thing I've seen today.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Ferris has a day off (in random stats)

Pieces of toast: 4.
Papers read: 3.
Galleries visited: 3.
Cups of coffee: 2.
ipod songs listened to: 59.
Puddles stepped in: 1.
Pounds spent: £12-ish.
Money found: 20p (in washing machine).
Kills (Resistance 2): 127.
Cups of tea: 1.
Lengths (of pool): 36.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Highbrow Eyebrows

The best so far...directed by Tom Kuntz.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

"Wait, I'm not eating Skittles..."

Here we go again...it's that time: a new Skittles ad. From the ingenious people who brought us the fantastically imaginative 'Swap', 'Leak' and 'Touch' comes 'Tailor'.

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If only more clients would go for more of these random branded entertainment type ideas. I guess it helps to have a product that's aimed specifically at a younger audience...but either way, I'm very jealous. Beautifully observed with great attention to detail (the 3 mirrors). Love it.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Robbie Baggio and his Magical Kicks













It's probably not unfair to say that this classic online footy game almost cost me my career. 'Roberto Baggio Magical Kicks' was one of the first decent Flash games online, at a time when the internet was just starting to emerge from it's restrictive HTML shell. My old partner and I discovered it whilst doing the placement rounds (possibly when we were at Karmarama) and things got so out of control that I think we had to literally say one day "This has to stop". "But it's sooooo good". "It's Roberto Baggio Magical Kicks or our advertising career..." So, we had to draw the line.

But today, four years later, I suddenly remembered it, and I broke the rule. It felt good.

Do it if you dare: http://www.tvnet.lv/images/games/files/212.swf

Monday, 12 January 2009

Musical Televisual Video Extravaganza

This is the video for The Leisure Society's new song, 'The Last of the Melting Snow'. It was directed by my friends Ollie and Christen (and their friend Tom). The song's been getting quite a lot of airtime on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 6.

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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Little dog of horror

I'm a sucker for this kind of thing...

Thursday, 8 January 2009

The best shop in town

This is pretty random, but I sometimes think about who, outside of advertising, would make a really great creative team. For example when you're watching a comedian like Vic Reeves or Simon Pegg...would they be good creatives? Together? Maybe so. This got me thinking: if you could put anyone, alive or dead, together as a creative team, who would be the best? Here's a few to get the ball rolling...there's probably a bit of art director/copywriter balance going on, but hey in these times anything's possible really.

Salvador Dali & Roald Dahl.








Rolf Harris & Eric Cantona.







Haruki Murakami & Damien Hirst.







Tony Hart & Yoda.








Tupac & Quentin Blake.








Shigeru Miyamoto & Jane Austin.







Matt Groening & Kafka.







Jack Black & Roger Hargreaves.






Enid Blyton & Christen Brestrup.







Of course, it's all very well being interesting thinkers, but you need someone who can sell the ideas. So, to that end, my Head of Account Handling would be someone extremely persuasive, someone who could sell a hot-dog to a veggie...

Derren Brown.








This is turning into a bit of an agency now, so I guess it needs an Executive Creative Director...the ultimate ideas man.

Leonardo Da Vinci.







And I guess a Head of Traffic, someone who's good at organising stuff...

Rain Man.







Also, a Head of Planning...

Nostradamus.







And a Head of TV...who else?

Steven Speilberg (rad hat).







Also a couple of lovely receptionists to meet and greet the stampedes of clients all itching to work with the best agency in town...

Jenna Jameson & Big Bird.







Now it just needs a placement team or two...