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Bridging the Old with the New

On 14, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Brilliant Advertising, Interesting Design | By yoniqua

What a refreshing blend of olden-day images and modern-day images. This is an advertisement for a newspaper in the U.K. called The Times.

Source: My Modern Met

In these beautiful new ads for the British daily national newspaper The Times, Queen Elizabeth II is seen walking with a younger Prince Philip, shaking hands with a dapper Winston Churchill and walking next to an excited crowd of children waving flags. Of course, what makes it all so magical is that the photos are taken from two different eras and have been masterfully merged together. They’re a set of creative ads with the perfect accompanying tagline, “The Life. The Times. The definitive Diamond Jubilee coverage. From the newspaper that has witnessed it all.”

 

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Jun
2012

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In Brilliant Advertising

By yoniqua

A Two-Headed, err, -Behinded, Hound

On 13, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Brilliant Advertising | By yoniqua

Fantastic ad.

This advertisement, by 8in1 Dental Snacks, is genius and hilarious. My favorite part isn’t the two-tushed canine, but the portrait of two loving dogs behind it on the windowsill. Genius! Priceless expression–she just can’t take the stench of her dog’s breath. And the lady is fabulous–from the expression in her eyebrows to her low-heeled slingbacks. Two thumbs up!

07

Jun
2012

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In Brilliant Advertising

By yoniqua

Sandy Marketing!

On 07, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Brilliant Advertising | By yoniqua

No idea what this Japanese ad is meant to be advertising . . . maybe something beachy like a seaside hotel . . . but it’s pretty cool!

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05

Jun
2012

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In Comical

By yoniqua

New Genre of Talent? Will This Help Obama’s Presidential Campaign?

On 05, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Comical | By yoniqua

Interesting new genre of talent in today’s day and age:

Source: Gawker.com

Finally, Barack Obama Covers ‘Call Me Maybe’

OK, so it’s not actually the President singing Carly Rae Jepsen’s oh-God-why-can’t-I-stop-listening-to-this hit, but it’s definitely the next best thing.

Nineteen-year-old Fadi Saleh, who goes by“Barackdubs” on YouTube, partnered with MTV Act to create this masterful dub. If anything is going to propel Obama to victory in November — well, it probably won’t be this, but I’ll definitely be watching it a scary number of times before then.

04

Jun
2012

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In Brilliant Advertising

By yoniqua

Risky Advertising

On 04, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Brilliant Advertising | By yoniqua

This is an advertisement…

Can you tell what it is?

Fitness First installed a bus stop scale!

Risky but brilliant!

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Source: thecoolhunter.com

No more living in denial about the size of your waist line, thanks to this fantastic albeit terrifying guerrilla marketing initiative from the health club chain, Fitness First. Unsuspecting commuters in the Netherlands are faced with viewing their body weight in bright lights – quite literally – when they take a seat at this Rotterdam bus stop. Scary to say the very least, but extraordinarily clever and likely to increase membership numbers at the local Fitness First. The brainchild of Netherlands’ agency N=5, the initiative takes the concept of guerilla marketing to a whole new level. – Lisa Evans

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May
2012

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In Commercials

By yoniqua

“Half Awake” — Great Commercial

On 24, May 2012 | No Comments | In Commercials | By yoniqua

Saw this commercial today…laughed really loudly at one point…and then again and again at the same point each time I pressed replay. I’m hopelessly slapstick for life.
What I really want to say is: Great advertising!

What a Brave Reporter!

On 21, May 2012 | No Comments | In Articles--Open for Discussion, Comical | By yoniqua

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Take a Hard Line on the Internet at Rally of 40,000 Men (And Me)

Rabbis feel the Internet should only be used when necessary to earn a living, and always with a filter to censor out the dirty bits.
(Illustration photo above)

Great Headline

On 21, May 2012 | No Comments | In Articles--Open for Discussion | By yoniqua

60,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews fill Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium to denounce evils of the Internet

15,000 Hasidic women watched speeches at six sites thans to live-streaming on the Internet

Source: NY Daily News

By Simone Weichselbaum, Douglas Feiden, and Irving Dejohn

A mass rally for men only drew more than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews to Citi Field Sunday to denounce the Internet and its pervasive impact on family life.

An overflow crowd of another 20,000 bearded men sporting long black coats and big black hats filled nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the unprecedented attack on modern technology.

Unable to enter the Queens stadiums because of the strict separation of the sexes enforced by the organizers, more than 15,000 Hasidic women watched the speeches at six sites across the tristate area — thanks to live-streaming on the Internet.

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May
2012

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In Quality Writing

By yoniqua

New York

On 09, May 2012 | No Comments | In Quality Writing | By yoniqua

 

Written By: Ashmita Das

Photo By: Humans of New York

trying to figure out how to describe new york is a fairly decent way to procrastinate, don’t you think? of course there are words like “big” & “bright” & “loud” & “exciting”, but how much does that really say?

in my eyes, it’s determined insanity, a chaotic mess of love & hope & lights & dreams & skyscrapers & vodka: beautiful, ironic, beautifully ironic, ironically beautiful. some people just see this plunging spiral lined with crime & tears & broken glass & crushed ambitions, but most of us never do get tired of running up the down escalator; after all, there’s always krazy glue & duct tape & spongebob band-aids & friends to fix any damage done along the way.

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