• Guinness Viral

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    Oh Jeez.

    Here are a few comments (under the spot on YouTube) from someone named DESchatz who claims to be the spot’s creator. Pretty funny watching him squirm:

    Please understand that this was never meant to go this far as in terms of many viewers. This isn’t a legitimate ad considering the glitches of the spot. In no way or form was there thought of sending the idea to Guinness. THIS was meant for a good laugh. It shouldn’t get more serious than that.

    Oh and it only cost $320 for the ad. My equipment, $300 for the actress, and the rest for food and a six-pack of Guinness.

    It really isn’t real. I shot the ad with no intention of sending it to Guinness because of the content. IT was meant to either make people laugh or get really disgusted. I rather people felt the former because that’s why it was made. Just for fun.

    (Via Adverbox)

  • Foundation for the Deaf: Lip Reading

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    A huge budget is irrelevant when you’ve got a huge idea.

    (Via Coloribus)

  • Typographic Tree Columns

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    These typographic tree columns are being created in collaboration with Gordon Young at the Crawley Library in West Sussex County. The photos are of the work in progress, with the library opening January ’09. Firm: Why Not Associates, London.

    (Thanks for the link, Adam)

  • Killer Shoes

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    Knives and stabbing usually don’t come to mind when you think of Nike, but apparently a lot of people think otherwise. The “Nike Air Stab Trainer” has been removed from shelves after a high amount of knife crime in the UK. Was it the right thing to do? Thoughts?

    (Via Adland)

  • Coke's Cultural Collaboration

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    A friend just sent us a link to a pretty cool offering from Coca~Cola as part of their Design The World A Coke project, they created called WE8.

    It is described on the website as “an artistic and cultural exchange like no other.” They paired eight of China’s most innovative artists and design shops with eight of the top progressive musicians from the west to create eight collector’s-edition aluminum bottles with accompanying soundtrack. Each bottle expresses a different theme: Happiness, Active Optimism, Human Collaboration, Peace On Earth, Individual Perseverance, Healthy World, Uplifting Moments and Global Harmony.

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    Pretty much everything about this project kicks ass. The intro delivers some pretty cool insight into the logo design. The site is bold, yet clean in its design. The active mouse-over bottle/artist display, limiting the need for click-through navigation, is engaging. You do have to click to learn about individual artist/musician pairings, but the navigation is really intuitive and the insight you can gain is well worth it. Our only complaint is the availability of the bottles. The promotional events where the public could get these bottles are actually a series of mall concerts for the Simon mall chain.
    (Yes, Coca~Cola is a co-sponsor.)

    Unfortunately, this leaves us Coloradans high and dry, unless you are planning to roadtrip to Edina, MN. You can, howeve,r buy them at 8 bucks a pop online right here.

  • Irn Bru: If...

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    Wonderfully poetic and patriotic spot. Agency: The Leith Agency.

    (Via Duncan’s TV Ad Land)

  • Adobe: House of Cards

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    Check out this sick interactive splash page for Adobe’s Creative License site for CS3 created by Goodby and Flash genius, Mike Kellog. Have to say, it’s been ultra-astounding to watch Goodby, Silverstein & Partners evolve from one of the best TV and print shops in the country to the new media juggernaut they are today. Emulate them at all costs.

    (Via Feed)

  • This Makes YouTube One Million Times Better

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    This is going to get interesting.

    Maybe you all know this already, but YouTube has recently added some new features to the site, under the rather dry title of YouTube Annotations, which allow you to add interactive commentary to your films. Another possibility is to add hyperlinks from your film to others, as is demonstrated in this sweet videoblog by Rupert Howe.

    YouTube Annotations is still in beta which means you can only get the “choose your own adventure” feature when watching the video on their site (not through embedded videos like the one below).

    So, go here to experience it for real.

    Additionally, it appears this dude began the trend. Radical evolution of YouTube.

    (Via Creative Review)

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