Style or substance? Audi and BBH believe you can have both in their new TV ad…
Unless you’re a woman! Hahaha, let’s all sneer at the silly vain tart who’s fallen down in the rain! She can’t have style and substance – she chose style, the moron.
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This wry GIF, by New York-based illustrator Beomyoung Sohn, is part of a project called ‘Dummymen‘. The repetitive animation shows our mindless addiction to brands and consumerism as well as, presumably, our loss of individuality as a result. The project, which is still a work in progress, has got a really dark, nihilistic humour to it that reminds me of work by Banksy and Jake and Dinos Chapman. It’s amazing how many brand logos have been squeezed onto all the faces of each block; every time I think I’ve spotted all of them, I’ll see one that I haven’t noticed yet – like the ones for CNN and FedEx, which are partly hidden.
If you like this, then you’ll probably like the hilariously horrible cartoon by Steve Cutts that I posted previously.
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Wacky Races IRL! Watch this cool advert for the Peugeot 208, which shows the car competing in a live action version of the Hanna-Barbera ’60s classic, Wacky Races. Made by Y&R São Paulo and Partizan, the fun 90 second spot showcases all of the Peugeot 208′s features in the context of a slapstick comedy race against the show’s classic characters.
Aww, poor Muttley!
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“Women of the future will make the Moon a cleaner place to live.”
Damn straight we will! Radical sixties feminism, yeah! Future women – fellow pioneers of space travel, improving another planet through green energy and innovation. Exciting!
Hang on a second. I just re-read it. You mean that women are just expected to clean stuff on the Moon, like we’re expected to on Earth? Oh, shit…
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Tagged 1968, advertising, aliens, blogging, cleaning products, comedy, feminism, FMCGs, funny, futuristic, futuristic prejudice, housewife, housework, Leonie Cumiskey, Lestoil, retro, sci-fi, science, sexism, space age, space exploration, space travel, technology, vintage advertising
Another microsite from Coca-Cola – not as fun as Happiness Islands, but thankfully not as patronising as the Work It Out site either. This time, Coca-Cola have decided to create a game called, umm…Cat Or Not. Basically, everyone on the internet loves cats, so it strikes me as a bit of a lukewarm crowd pleaser. The game is harder than you’d think, although ultimately it’s fairly pointless. It never seems to end, nor is there any logical conclusion to it.
Come on, Coke, cut the bullshit. When are you going to just roll out more of those free money ATMs? We all know you can afford it!
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Meh, Westwood did it first AND she did it better…
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Tagged 2005, 2012, black and white, blogging, boring, brand partnerships, branding, brands, campaign, celebrity, colour, cool, Dita Von Teese, fashion, fashion advertising, Hedi Slimane, Leonie Cumiskey, London, Marilyn Manson, meh, menswear, monochrome, musicians, Paris, Perou, photography, rock music, rock star, Saint Laurent, selling out, style, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent