Wednesday, 22 December 2010

So bad it's good

Remember this?!



I want a Power Glove and I want it now! Anyone got one?

I will give your fifty English Pounds for it.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

Saatchi Gallery Best Of















I had a day off today. I was going to watch Tron Legacy in 3D but got my dates muddled up. Like a moron. So I took myself off to the Saatchi Gallery instead. I had never been before, but watched that School of Saatchi programme a while back on the telly.

So, I think there's some really great stuff in there. And of course some not so great stuff. It seems to me that to get into the gallery you need 'impact', pure and simple. I'm probably stating the obvious really, but to me modern art is all about different degrees of visual impact. And of course, I want the 'how did they think of that' factor thrown in.

Here are some of the best bits (in my humble opinion). My personal favourite was the dead insects being ridden and fought by tiny little skeletons. Some might think it's a bit 'Games Workshop' but I think the attention to detail, imagination and workmanship that's clearly gone into it is superb (click on the bottom picture then enlarge it further to see what I mean). It's called 'Swarm' and is by a lady called Tessa Farmer. My second favourite was the oil room - just so simple and clean to look at.

Hope you enjoy the photos and therefore don't have to trek over there and dodge the Chelsea tractors.































































































Thursday, 25 November 2010

Penzance Promenade Panoramic

I've just been down to see my mum in Penzance, and whilst there I got to see what my new camera (LX5) was capable of. Here's a little panoramic shot from the promenade (click for full screen). Batten down your hatches folk, there's a storm a-brewin'!

Virtual DJ saved my life

Back in the day, in deepest darkest Cornwall, I used to do a bit of mixing like. It was kind of an obsession for a few years, but as you do, I lost interest. However there's a great programme for Macs called 'Virtual DJ' that seems to be very simple to use. I've got a couple of days off now, so might even try and lay down some mixes. F-F-FRESH!!!














Download the home version for free here.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Rubbishcorp

Just a quick mention of Rubbishcorp blog. What I love about this blog is that it's run by a guy called Nathan, a CD at Anomaly London, who most definitely talks the talk and walks the walk.




Too many people in this industry simply just talk about doing great stuff, well this guy not only keeps us up to date with all the latest cool shit, he's also out there making lots of great stuff of his own. And it's all of a consistently high quality. Muchos kudos.

Anyway, that's all I wanted to say really. Rubbishcorp is good, which is why it's been my homepage for the past 6 months.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Girl Talk

The new Girl Talk album 'All Day' is available for free download below.





















http://illegal-art.net/allday/

Full of trashy hits, mixed up hectic aiiiiiiiitttttt! Skee-Lo over Radiohead anyone?

Monday, 15 November 2010

Skating and Hermes???

One of the strangest executions tonally I've ever seen. My mum wears Hermes, yet they've chosen fingerboarding as the film?! Very odd, but I guess that's what makes it different. And they kind of pull it off:



I used to be well into fingerboarding at school...must've had one confiscated every week!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Proxy Mines!!!

This is a pretty sweet online app that allows you to plant proxy mines on any websites you want, then blow up you mates.














Love the fact that they've simply taken one of the best bits from Goldeneye on the N64, the proxy mines, and made it feel lovely and modern 10 years on to advertise the new Wii version.

Check it...http://proxymines.com/

Annoyingly, I'm locked out of Facebook at the moment so can't try it properly. Anyway, muchos kudos as usual to Droga5.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Zelda & Hip-Hop. What a Link-up...

I love Zelda. I also love hip-hop. So this album, The Ocarina of Rhyme, is an absolute dream.


















It includes all the classic themes from the N64 smash-hit 'Ocarina of Time', considered by most to be the best Zelda ever (I personally prefer Link to the Past on the SNES but hey). Over the top of these tunes are cleverly layed hip-hop tracks by the likes of Common, Dre and Spank Rock. I don't think it's even an official album. I got it on the down-low aiiiiiiiiiii.

Check out this track, it's Common's 'I used to love H.E.R.' over the Hyrule Village theme.

video

Makes me want to dig out the old N64 and play it all over again...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

Curry's Star Wars ad

Are these the droids you're looking for? Brilliantly done Curry's ad, beautifully shot and amazing that the wipes are true to the original Star Wars films. For some reason, the R2 looking in the washing machine is my favourite shot.

Better than all 3 new Star Wars films put together. Thank god George Lucas didn't direct it.

And it shits on all Star Trek, ever.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Countries I've visited


visited 31 states (13.7%)
Create your own visited map of The World

Good to know where you've been innit. Not enough foreign shoots I must add (only Hong Kong, Portugal, Spain twice...) Note to self: must sort this out.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Yeasayer

Saw uber-trendy Yeasayer at the Roundhouse last night...



















Their 'Madder Red' video is a proper beaut.



Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Dark Side of the Lens

I used to surf with this guy, Mickey Smith, back in the day.

He's now an established surf filmmaker, specializing in the freezing, outer limits of UK surfing. The guy puts his life on the line each time he gets some shots.

Respect indeed.



Sunday, 17 October 2010

Distort O'Clock

I've always been really into distorted photography, whether it be reflections, images over-layed or just warped. So, I'm blown away by these. They're are awesome, and what makes them even more amazing is that they're actually oil paintings, not photos. Incredible.



















































They're by an artist called Gregory Thielker. Here's the full gallery. Respec'.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A load of balls

Here's the original script that Juan sold the famous Sony 'Balls' idea in with. I love seeing ideas raw like this. I wonder if he still has the original bit of beermat he wrote it on, or the bit of Letterman footage?



















From Ben.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Snowboard Art Projection

The 3D projection on display here is very impressive to say the least. Amazing.

Courtesy of the magnificent Rubbishcorp.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Eat 'em like junk food

Loving this. Great, in your face strategy. Slick execution. CP+B generally rocking it y'all.



Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Happy Breakfast Yo!



Here's a new ad we wrote for new Chocolate Weetabix.

It was directed by Ben Dawkins at Stink.

Bit of fun innit.



Sunday, 5 September 2010

Monday, 9 August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Spots v Stripes

This is a big, simple, populist campaign idea for Cadbury and I've got a feeling it's so simple and populist that it'll catch on. It'll unravel more over 2 years (until the Olympics) apparently.
























I think the launch film is nicely done, see for yourselves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7WOMw0oV4w

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Cows & Cows & Cows

This is pretty dark...the stuff of nightmares!













http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavUpD_IjVY

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Dog, Cat, Rat.













This guy can be found in San Francisco with his 3 pets - a dog, a cat and a rat. The rat is on the back of the cat, which in turn is on the back of the dog. It's a somewhat unusual arrangement but they seem happy enough. In fact, the reason the guy taught them to do it was to show people how we should all get along.

Awesome.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Tarp Surfing













This is sweet...Tarp surfing.

I love the dude 'paddling out' at 2:05! Nice touch.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Monday, 12 July 2010

Santa Maria










These guys were fantastic to work with, super positive and just a pleasure all round. They did a lovely RMHC film for us a year or so ago. Check out this interview with them where they talk about the film. Proper dudes they are.

http://digup.tv/?rub=galerie&item=60

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Rap Cat

America, it's finally happening.

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Monday, 5 July 2010

E.T. scares me

I caught the end of E.T. on TV the other day. I remember going to the cinema with my dad to watch it when I was a kid and I had to be taken out because I was screaming!

















I love it as a film now though - the storyline, the BMXs, the music - all just exceptional. But there are still bits that freak me out slightly. Mainly the scene at the beginning when he's walking through the farmyard in the mist! Well eerie. My brother had a picture book that contained that image that he used to slide under the bathroom door when I was in the bath...and I would go nuts.

Also, the bit when he comes out of the wardrobe wearing an old woman's wig. Man, that is some dark shit for sure. The finger glowing and all that stuff I was totally cool with, although the other bit that made me lose a bit of sleep was when he goes all white when he's ill.

I found this photo the other day too and I have to say that I'm really not happy about a few of them, namely matey in the top row on the left and also middle row in the middle. Freakshows.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Google Chrome Race

The Google Chrome Speed Tests earlier this year were really well done.

I've just stumbled across this work from the same campaign - Chrome Fast Ball.
















It's kind of hard to explain so you're best off just having a crack at it here.

This is very well crafted indeed. Interactive films are definitely the way forward.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The man your man could smell like part 2

Hot on the heels of the last spot, which just won the Film Grand Prix at Cannes, is this new ad for Old Spice. Loving the fact it's all one seamless take...I wonder how many times they had to do it?!

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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

It's been a long long time...

This sorry excuse for a blog just got a bit of a lick of paint...which means YES, SOMETHING MIGHT OCCUR ON HERE AGAIN! Woop Woop!

Don't get too excited though, updates will probably still be as sporadic as before, nothing like as regular and brilliant as Rubbishcorp for example. But at least it's alive again.

So things have been pretty crazy recently. Here's the first bit of work we've managed to squeeze out at WCRS. It's for TFL cycle safety and it's purpose is to raise awareness about the dangers of cycling in lorry's blind spots. 3 cyclists have already died in London so far this year so it's a big problem.

The posters are quite functional, but the idea gets more interesting when you see the film we shot on the set. We're also developing an augmented reality arm to the campaign and hopefully some interactive experiential...
















The print was shot by Simen Johan, a Scandinavian photographer.

And here's the film we shot on set:

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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Battler Battler Baby!

















I purchased this the other day from eBay. Pure 90s reject! But cool now I think. Bar codes are back in of course - check out the RedLaser app on the iPhone, but I might try and pursue a Barcode Battler app. Big in Japan, it never really took off over here...90s playground kids were too busy Tango-ing each other to give a damn. Stupid kids.

Famicom Treasures



















Hell yeah. This site is right up street. Beautifully designed and of course the content is Nintendo, for the Japanese equivalent of the NES, so it's an out and out winner:

http://famicase.com/10/index.html













Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Skittles 'Tube Sock'

Another Skittles spot. This one's a beaut.

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Sunday, 18 April 2010

Most Awesomest








This is a great site for a bit of mindless fun.

It's been created as a way of finding the most awesomest thing ever, constantly being updated with new stuff too. I've sent a few suggestions in too, in a bid to make it less American! But I doubt that 'Aston Villa' or 'Toadie from Neighbours' will get in...although, it should be completely impartial, so you never know.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Animated Skate

This is a stunning bit of animation, made entirely from skateboard magazine clippings, so all 2D. Lovingly put together with a great soundtrack. Nice.















video

Friday, 2 April 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Weetabix Digibix












http://www.insideyoursearch.com/

What a treat...nothing for weeks then suddenly 4 posts in a day.