One of my favorite books on the creative process has to by “Here, There and Everywhere” by Geoff Emerick. Emerick was at almost every Beatles recording. First as a teenage apprentice. And eventually as their engineer. In fact he was promoted to engineer when they began recording “Revolver.” The young engineer broke EMI rules and […]
Details of Christine O’Donnell’s lack of discretion—and grooming—is resulting in a traffic explosion for Gawker. But the gossip-fueled site isn’t likely to see much of a financial benefit, as it preemptively yanked down all advertising from the racy O’Donnell piece. Full story @ http://goo.gl/BtbY
I recently posted a cover of Art Direction magazine from 1967 with this quote:“As communication speed increases, what happens to understanding?” My biggest criticism of digital advertising has been that the people behind it don’t speak my language. I know they’re smart – but I have no idea what they’re saying. And like a lot […]
HOW OVER SATURATION PREVENTS OVER SATURATION One of my favorite current bands just happens to be the Scottish trio known as The Fratellis. Haven’t heard of them? Maybe not. But you’ve definitely heard them. Their best known song is a rockin’ little ditty titled “Chelsea Dagger” with a familiar intro. This song has been used […]
Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmfree admission Ads and ideas are slaughtered each and every day by account execs, clients, focus groups, etc, but they’re never forgotten (and neither are the late nights spent creating them). So on “Night of the Living Dead” we pay homage to the fallen and bring some of those […]
These Georgi Vodka ads are only offensive to creative people who craft advertising for a living. Sure, put the bottle next to a butt. Phallic? Nah. Just be sure to sterilize the mouth of the bottle before consuming.Good thing it’s alcohol. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Art & Copy – on PBS this week Check your local listings @ http://goo.gl/5Fa5Ironically, I SET MY DVR FOR IT. ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our […]
Here’s a great cover from Art Direction Magazine March, 1967.The quote on the cover is even more relevant today. “As communication speed increases, what happens to understanding?”
Is this going to be like the online equivalent of going from black & white to color?
The foul taste of Strawberry Quik.