• Spacesick's I Can Read Movie Series

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    Amazing faux-vintage book cover ‘novelizations’ for modern movies from Spacesick.

    (Via Book Cover Archive Blog)

  • Wyoming Anti-Tobacco: Carcinogen Trading Cards Via Sukle Advertising & Design

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    Since trading cards are big with the Wyoming kids these days (and telling their kids not to chew ain’t so big with Wyoming parents), Denver’s Sukle Advertising & Design developed a set of 14 cancer-causing carcinogen character cards.

    Each card features an evil character, with illustrations provided by David Hudnut. The educational cards, packaged as something kids would actually want to collect, were handed out at schools and Thru with Chew events. A poster was also designed with the characters in a battle formation moving in on the chew user. Like to have one of those babies next to our D&D Dungeons of Dread poster on the ol’ bedroom wall.

  • What Is This Spot Communicating?

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    We haven’t got the foggiest idea (or at least we don’t want to believe our theory could possibly be right). And we’re definitively turned off, either way. Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Wellington.

    (Via I Believe In Advertising)

  • How To Name Your Design Company

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    Don’t beat yourself up over it. Just use the Name My Design Company Machine. And move on to something important.

  • Colorado Advertising Agencies Cut Back Staff: CP+B and Karsh

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    At least two Colorado shops have reduced their number of staff members in response to the cruddy economy. According to a statement from Katie Kempner, VP Communications at Crispin Porter + Bogusky:

    “In response to the current economic climate, advertising budgets are being reduced in virtually every industry. On a comparative basis, CP+B’s business is doing well but we are not immune to the constriction of the economy. Our two main responsibilities are to our clients and to our employees. And in order to most prudently manage our business, we have taken the difficult step of reducing our staff by 60 of our 900+ employees. We do not anticipate any further staff reductions. These are extraordinary times and we hope that we will not have to do this again.”

    We’ve also confirmed that 8 employees have been laid off from Denver’s Karsh\Hagan. The agency didn’t lose any clients, but indicated that every client is scaling back.

    On a brighter note, if you’re built for it, the freelance market seems to be booming in Denver and Boulder. Good luck out there, peeps. Strange days we’re in.

  • AP Alleges Copyright Infringement of Obama Image Used by Fairey

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    There’s an interesting lawyer-ly debate brewing in Associated Press v. Shepard Fairey.

    Designed by Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist, the image has led to sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers, has become so much in demand that copies signed by Fairey have been purchased for thousands of dollars on eBay.

    The image, Fairey has acknowledged, is based on an Associated Press photograph, taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia on assignment for the AP at the National Press Club in Washington.

    The AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey disagrees.

    What’s your stance on this issue? Shep’ has been doing this sort of thing for many years. Has it finally caught up with him? Should it finally catch up with him? This image played a powerful part in Obama’s campaign.

    Get more facts for your argument on Yahoo.

  • Special Olympics: Not So Different Via TDA Advertising & Design

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    A breaking newspaper and radio campaign from TDA Advertising & Design for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games aims both to raise funds and draw attendance, and also to change the general perception of Special Olympics.

    Three print full pages compare Olympic and Special Olympic slalom courses, ice rinks, and finish lines. They are the same. In the radio :60, a 26-year-old athlete with an intellectual disability, John Franklin Stephens, describes the Special Olympics experience as, for once, not being aware of being different.

    The campaign will run in local newspaper and on radio across the Pacific Northwest, starting this month. The games will take place February 7–13, in Boise, Idaho. Up to 3,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities, representing 100 countries, are expected to compete.

    Credits:
    Advertising Agency: TDA Advertising & Design, Boulder
    Creative Directors: Jonathan Schoenberg, Thomas Dooley
    AD/CWs: Barrett Brynestad and Austin O’Connor (print), CW Joe Nafziger (radio)

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