20070131

Close Guantanamo

This ad, calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay jail, has been published on January 11-07 in The New York Times newspaper. Although, President Bush has signed in Octobor last year the “Military Commissions Act of 2006” that allows the American government to arrest and detain without any accusation or trial, whoever is suspected to be a potential terrorist. The past five years have seen the USA engage in systematic violations of international law. Human rights violations have included:

  • Secret detention
  • Enforced disappearance
  • Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Outrages upon personal dignity, including humiliating treatment
  • Denial and restriction of habeas corpus
  • Indefinite detention without charge or trial
  • Prolonged incommunicado detention
  • Arbitrary detention
  • Unfair trial procedures
For more on the “Military Commissions Act of 2006” log on to Amnesty intl. website

DRIVE SAFE

Here are two road safety ads quite appealing to draw attention on safe driving. The "wear a helmet" ad was done in Swtizerland for outdoor exposure near cycling pathways. The ambient ad was created in the US by Wexley agency-Seattle

You know...

This is a national public awareness campaign in Australia tackling drugs issue. How effective could that be?

20070130

Is IRAN next?

“Will Iran be the next battlefield?” This one was created by an ad agency in Amman-Jordan by Hayan Maani

20070127

spot the lion...

or DIE Click to enlarge Have you spotted the lion in this playful ad for the Natural History Museum? by Burkitt DDB- UK

How to be more creative?

So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips found on www.gapingvoid.com

1. Ignore everybody.

2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.

3. Put the hours in.

4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

5. You are responsible for your own experience.

6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

7. Keep your day job.

8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.

9. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.

10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

11. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.

14. Dying young is overrated.

15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

16. The world is changing.

17. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.

18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.

19. Sing in your own voice.

20. The choice of media is irrelevant.

21. Selling out is harder than it looks.

22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.

23. Worrying about "Commercial vs. Artistic" is a complete waste of time.

24. Don�t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

25. You have to find your own schtick.

26. Write from the heart.

27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

28. Power is never given. Power is taken.

29. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.

30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

31. Remain frugal.

20070120

trash ad

Ambient media for Vitae, Europe largest homeless shelter in Portugal. Stickers were posted on trash bin lids with the image of a homeless trying to pick up the trash. What a great idea to trigger public awareness by McCann, Portugal. Bravo!!

blurred label

"For those who know what to look for" reads the copy for Blue Label of Johnnie Walker by BBH New York Illustrator: Warren Du Preez; Nick Thornton-Jones Art Director: Nick Klinkert

20070106

Look who's here?

This is a climate campaign for WWF in the Netherlands, thanking those who take interest in contributing to the environment. Visitors of WNF.nl can meet a lovely 3D giraffe & download it as a screensaver. Log on to: http://www.wnf.nl/ or download this sexy giraffe here. by Black Magic Marker agency

colombo's wife is lost

BRILLIANT!! by Soria & Grey, Slovakia

The morning after...

Here is one for Absolut Vodka in concordance with the news ( Saddam's fate) and our state after a festive New Year party..

you'll be lovin' it!

Amazing idea for Ramadan, so different frtom the usual & the clich├ęs...by Leo Burnett, New Delhi.

When Santa is drunk...

Since we haven't posted any Xmas or Ramadan ad this time, we have decided to share with you our favorite ones so far. The Merry X-Mas ad is done by Leo Burnett China and is absolutly brilliant. As for the "Don't drink and drive" by Heineken too, agency is unknown but it's a fun one.

20070104

MIKOlicious

A visually stunning one for Miko ice-cream by McCann-Erickson, Paris and winner of an Epica in 2004.

Advertising course

This is a fun ad (click on image for a better view) for a training course in advertising where "it will change the way you see advertising". by Lucideas, Malaysia

PLAY SAFE

http://advertlover.com/videos/gangbang.mov

the other side of life

Art direction is quite nice, logo treatment is perfect; it's a refreshing campaign comparing to pointless celebrity endorsments that Coke...& Pepsi have been stuck to for so long. the TV spot is amazing too. by Wieden & Kennedy agency , Amsterdam

Drink the music

Lovely Heineken campaign, bronze winner-Epica-2006 featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Jackson & Elvis Presley. Copy on bottom reads "Drink the Music". CHEERS & ALL THE BEST FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE, FOR THE NEW YEAR...& AFTER!

ArabAd Peace Poster Design Contest

ArabAd Peace Poster Design Contest