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Tagged 2013, advertising, advertising to children, arrangement, blogging, brand, children's toys, comparison, components, composition, creative, creativity, deconstruction, design, destruction, disassembly, dismantled things, fun, gadgets, graphic design, hardware, household appliances, ideas, inspiration, J and L, LEGO, Leonie Cumiskey, opinion, organisation, photography, rearrange, similarities, technology, things organised neatly, Todd McLellan, toys, trends
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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Tagged animation, advertising, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Coca-Cola, branding, art, media, graphic design, FedEx, New York, cityscape, Leonie Cumiskey, Sony, McDonalds, HSBC, robots, Burger King, General Electric, ABSOLUT, IKEA, GIF, Levi's, Adidas, urban living, Steve Cutts, Philips, billboards, adverts, urban landscape, BMW, Toyota, Hewlett Packard, LG, Morgan Stanley, Hyundai, IBM, AIG, Apple, Nike, Rolex, ING, Starbucks, Walmart, Kodak, Panasonic, Intel, Citi Bank, Budweiser, Exxon Mobil, Honda, Nokia, Puma, JP Morgan, General Motors, Giorgio Armani, Marlboro, Canon, Nintendo, Allianz, Microsoft, Shell, Siemens, CNN, Goldman Sachs, 7-Eleven, Chevron, Gucci, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, ConocoPhillips, DHL, Beomyoung Sohn, public space, skyscrapers, screens, screen cultures, hyperreality, Goldsmiths, media studies, drones, mass consumerism, post modern world, irony, Banksy, Jake Chapman, Dinos Chapman, modern life is rubbish, logos
“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
Believe it or not, those delectable looking treats in the picture above aren’t dark chocolate macarons. They are actually black pudding macarons by Jane Russell, of Jane Russell’s Original Irish Handmade Sausages. I adore macarons, and I probably love black pudding even more, but I’m just not sure about putting the two of them together! It’s such a bizarre combination; I’d definitely want to try it if I got the chance.
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Tagged 2013, biscuits, black pudding, blogging, blood, blood cake, blood pudding, blood sausage, boudin noir, cake, creativity, experimental food, food, food and drink, French-Irish, funny, fusion food, Ireland, Irish sausages, Jane Russell, Jane Russell's Original Irish Handmade Sausages, Leonie Cumiskey, macarons, macaroons, meat, meat cake, recipe, sausages, small business, strange food combinations, surreal, weird
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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Tagged advertising, bland, brand awareness, brand messaging, branded content, branding, cat game, Cat Or Not, cats, cats on the internet, Coca-Cola, Coke, digital, digital marketing, FMCG, free money, free money ATM, internet, Leonie Cumiskey, meme, microsite, money, online, online game, procrastination, site design, soft drinks, Spain, website
I so wish that they had this in my gym! Instead, they play Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj videos…
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Tagged America, bad music, cardio, Cardio Cinema, cinema, entertainment, exercise, film, films, first world problems, Gold's Gym, good idea, gym, Justin Bieber, Leonie Cumiskey, Nicki Minaj, poor me, productivity, sports, USA, weight loss, white girl problems, workout
Perfection, by Studio NL. Imagine how great it would be to just crawl into this little nook when that dreaded 4pm energy slump hits you. It’s like a narcoleptic’s dream.
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Tagged bed desk, blogging, desk bed, desk job, energy levels, furniture, furniture design, Leonie Cumiskey, nap, narcolepsy, narcoleptic, nook, office, office job, power nap, sleep, sleep disorder, sleepy, Studio NL, tired, work