Sunday, January 18, 2009

Art and Copy

I'm really looking forward to Art and Copy, a new documentary on the advertising business premiering at Sundance. It's directed by Doug Pray, and features legends of the advertising world such as Dan Wieden and Hal Riney. Here's an interview with the Director and another legend of the ad world, George Lois (the creator of the slogan "I want my MTV").

And here's a recent review

Found over at Flavorwire, which has great updates on Sundance.

Life's for sharing

This is great stuff from T-Mobile (and Saatchi and Saatchi)- such fun, and so contagious you can't help but smile. Starting with just a solitary dancer and quickly growing to over 300, rail commuters at London's Liverpool Street Station were treated to some "spontaneous" dancing on an otherwise drab Thursday morning.

No doubt inspired by flash mobs and the like, hidden cameras throughout the station captured the delighted reaction of the crowd - and the result was aired on channel 4 in the UK 48 hours later.

It's all part of their "Life's for Sharing" campaign. A great start to what seems like a very promising platform, with dance being a great example of the unexpected and spontaneous moments in life - the sort of experiences we all want to share. It's about doing things together.

They've also set up a YouTube channel to encourage participation. Check out the spot below (700,000 views and growing) - it's definitely worth watching in HD

Thanks to Richard over at Adliterate for sharing.

And this video captures the reaction of commuters afterwards - happiness all-round.

And the rehearsals...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Save the tiger

Thanks to John Grant over at Greennormal, I'm really enjoying this very clever campaign to save the Tiger in India.

With only 1400 Tigers left, they are emphasizing their plight by asking people to vote for a new national animal - perhaps the rat?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Turning trash into art

You've probably seen some of this beautiful street art by Joshua Allen Harris. Such incredible creativity - and I love the way he harnesses the air from subway trains. His Lochness monster is awesome. Thanks Core77 for posting.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

miniature worlds

Just discovered this awesome tool that turns photos into fantastical little miniature worlds. Here's my first "poor" attempt using a image from our hotel balcony in Hayman Island (from our honeymoon a few years back). Found via

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Guitar Boat

A happy Sunday morning tune and something you don't see everyday - by Josh Pyke. The video was filmed around Rozelle Harbour. Years ago, I used to run around this bay - never saw a Guitar Boat though. Found over at The Inspiration Room.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Four seasons

One thing I really enjoy about living here in Canada is the change in seasons. It's quite a contrast from growing up in Sydney (Australia). Although not from Canada, this beautiful time-lapse video by Eirik Solheim does a great job of compressing this constant change - all in 40 seconds. Solheim edited together photos taken from his home in Oslo during 2008. He's inspired me to try something similar in 2009.