• Coke's 2008 Christmas Commerical

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    Good ol’ Santa Claus saves the day again. Surprised there’s any big brand left in the world who’s willing to do a Christmas specific holiday spot.

  • Denver-Born Director Needs Your Help to Crash the Super Bowl

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    For the last several years, Doritos has given commercial filmmakers (and those hoping to be) the chance to have their commercials air during the Super Bowl. This year, Jonas Mayabb – who was born and raised here in Colorado, later graduating from Art Center and staying in LA to direct and win a whole bunch of impressive awards – has entered the competition.

    He’d like your help by checking out his spot on the Doritos site and (positively) commenting on it if you feel so compelled – in the hope of being chosen as a finalist for public voting into the big game from 1/5 – 1/25. It’s got a clown who gets accused of stealing Doritos and an evil, young kid who gets punched in the face for being the one who’s actually stealing them at the end. So, it’s pretty damn entertaining. Go give it a view before some wanker from Wichita ends up with his spot in the mix.

  • Sign of the Apocalypse #14 - Tournament Logo-ing

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    Holy crap, take a look at this. Our newest intern, Kevin, got his wall hit up from a friend of his named Larry while they were both updating their status on Facebook. Anyhoo, seems that LogoTournament.com stages a logo contest for your company for the low, low starting price of $350. Check out a few of the contests here and here.

    Turns out the logos submitted aren’t all terrible, like you’d think. So the question arises – What the hell is Kevin doing on Facebook all day? And, of course, is this the work of the devil? Or is it a way for companies to get a polished logo, and for designers to work on their logo chops?

  • Wha?

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    We’re not big fans of snakes. We dated a Goth chick in junior college and it ended badly. Still, we would never wish this upon any creature. Incredibly disturbing print for Black & Decker lawn mowers out of Ogilvy & Mather, Bangkok. Maybe it’s a cultural thing, but we prefer to use our mowers to cut grass and pick up dog poop.

    (Via I Believe In Advertising)

  • The Killers: Human (Live MTV European Music Awards 2008)

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    Truly stunning set design. And the song ain’t too shabby either. Hoping these guys get back to their roots on their next album.

    The Killers – Human (live MTV EMA 2008) from child prodigy on Vimeo.

  • The Joy of Destruction vs. The Shame of Destruction

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    We found it interesting to compare these two ads for two obviously separate target audiences. The first, for Playstation III, demonstrates the joy of blowing shit up through their product. The second, for Greenpeace, is meant to make you feel bad for destroying the earth. Similar visuals, way different takeaways. Is it a generational thing for some to think it’s cool to destroy the earth and others to think it will lead to our eventual demise?

  • He Loves a Fat Girl

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    It’s not about age. It’s not about race. It’s not about gender. It’s not about genre. It’s about size. It’s about weight. And how big women really are great.

  • How About A Little Good News?

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    The Davey’s, an award show for small firms with big ideas, picked a local agency for one of its Best of Show awards.

    Rabble Rouser did some great integrated work for Weber Grills.

    So while we lament the economy, the loss of account to out-of-state agencies, and the general malaise that has become the creative mood, remember there is still good work being done in this town. And it is getting recognized.

    Congrats to the folks at Rabble Rouser.

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