Friday, December 19, 2008

the pics of 2008

Amazing collection from the Boston Globe.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

expanded faces

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I Feel guilty

When I first mentioned my influence for I Feel London being Musicovery, I totally forgot another important source of inspiration.

I've remembered and forgotten again several times to talk about it - and it's time to give it the credit it deserves.

Your Collection by Tate Britain.

When I saw this I thought it was a brilliant idea. Loved it. And it was definitely a huge influence for I Feel. I even stole the hungover idea from it. It was this, along with Musicovery and probably some other things that triggered off the idea of filtering places by mind-state.

I knew there was a much bigger idea behind this thinking. I never saw these things as a handful of disparate projects, I saw them as a philosophy towards communication.

I think it was made by Fallon. Sorry for the late hat-tip.

P.s. For those of you that are interested, I Feel is soon to become something much better than its current manifestation. Keep your eyes peeled. :)

Monday, December 08, 2008

clever or tasteless?

I just had a 2+2 moment.

Yesterday I passed a children's bicycle by liverpool street station. It was painted white and had a sign that said Dead Kids.

I assumed it was a shock-tactic promotion for a Drive Safely initiative.

Then this morning on the way to work I saw a poster for a new band, Dead Kids.

Impactful promotion? Yes. Tasteful? ummm...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Guardian Wrapping Paper project

Lovely idea from the Guardian - turning a double page spread into wrapping paper.

Turns out they're celebrity designs and you can bid for the original.

Yesterday's was Victoria Beckham's design:

Thursday, December 04, 2008


A few things that have passed by my eyes or through my mind recently.

Fastened together loosely with the word change.

I saw this poster on Houston, nyc this week. (btw sorry to those I said I'd try and meet - ran out of time).
I thought it particularly apt that this Obama poster/painting has so quickly been buried under layers of ink and paper. Change, indeed.

The Duracell Bunny

Much embedded in the British subconscious, I saw the Duracell Bunny in an ad yesterday doing Parkour. Which somehow makes perfect sense and yet feels a bit obvious all at the same time. That'll teach me to be too familiar with the ins and outs of the "make our brand relevant again" challenge.

I'm sure I had other things to talk about, but my jet-lag is kicking in - and this presentation isn't going to write itself. Maybe it will. I'll give it a minute.

No. It didn't.



I remember now. Wrisley and I bought a travel version of Battleships for the plane. We had been talking about it a few days before. It's EXACTLY as I remembered it. The design hadn't changed since a version I played in a hospital about 25 years ago.
I was thinking it would be perfect for the Nintendo DS. Of course, someone already thought of that.