A while back I came up with the idea of doing celebrity mash ups- mixing two celebrities names and appearance to come up with a new celeb.
Some of these are probably more localised, however if from Ireland/UK you should get them all.
The Pop Art movement emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States.
Pop art presents a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. You can recognize it by the little dots on the image.
In this campaign, however, they have used the lack of dots to good effect. Made for Nivea in Ecuador by MAYO DraftFCB .
Brazilian illustrator Mr. Peruca has created a fun set of illustrations that shows iconic characters' bald heads. From television and movie characters to a real-life leader, these men aren't just known for their lack of hair, they're famous for their distinct personalities. The series is called Notorious Baldies.
Mr Peruca website
I have to say it caused much talk on the Today Fm show as well as across many offices in Ireland, but when Ray and Mairead decided to have cheese made from bacteria found on their own bodies- it got us thinking about the obvious packaging requirements!Read more about this here:
Harvey Nichols Ad Campaign Asks Shoppers To Spend A Little On Themselves
“Sorry I Spent It On Myself”
Adam&eve/DDB has launched a range of budget products for Harvey Nichols aimed at Christmas shoppers who’d rather treat themselves than their loved ones.
The ‘Sorry I Spent It On Myself’ range, available in stores and online from Wednesday, includes a series of low value gifts in minimal red and white packaging.
Shoppers can purchase a packet of ‘authentic Lincolnshire gravel’ for £1.61:
Inspired by all the growths of facial hair, we thought we would invent something to make the month of Movember that little bit easier to get through.
If your Dad, Husband, Son, Brother or Friend has started down the path of the bearded and moustached ones, then perhaps you could buy them some Tash Wash to ensure those bristles are kept in tip top condition- then again seeing as this is a fictional product by us at Blackthorn- dig deep and instead sponsor your buddy again!!
Well done to all taking part, looking forward to seeing how they all develop!
This delightfully creepy candle that melts from a geometric cat into a steel skeleton was designed by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval. The duo have figured out how to mass produce a whole family of morbid little candle pets called PyroPets, the first of which, a cat named Kisa (“kitty” in Icelandic), is available for the first time over on Kickstarter. The candle is actually quite large, measuring almost 7″ tall and has a burning time of around 20 hours.
We are looking forward to seeing the rest of the range.
NineMSN created an infographic to show the absurdity of how much printer ink truly costs: about US$4-5K per litre, much more than the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume- amongst others.
In response to the steep price, Melbourne, Australia-based communication design student Celeste Watson has given the packaging of Hewlett Packard’s household printer ink cartridges a new look.
Repackaged not just to look like a fancy box of perfume, the ‘Hewlett Packard No. 564’ also questions the value of a product that’s marketed as a household product, in comparison to a luxury item—with information on the back of the packaging that reads descriptions, such as: “It’s more than coloured water”.
Should printer ink be sold in such packaging to make up for its cost—what do you think?
I actually had a discussion last night with someone regarding how some businesses are great at indirect marketing- promoting a campaign that is relevant to their product or business- but getting the message across in a totally unexpected way.
I loved how the above design had done exactly this, injecting an element of humour to make the campaign both memorable but importantly a talking point with their target audience. Really smart promotion.
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As well as graphic and packaging design, I am fascinated by new media and marketing, here I aim to pull together the best of this plus great online design "finds". Enjoy!