I came across these whilst doing our ‘big shop’ in our local supermarket. I love the humour and irreverence – anything that raises a smile and brings a bit of life to what is a fairly mundane product should be celebrated. Colourful, considered type and playful copy. Looking forward to bathtime already…

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Loving this ad from McCann Worldwide. Losing a client is not something an agency (or any company for that matter) would normally shout about, which is why this tongue-in-cheek ad works well. Another Gold for McCanns…

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I’ve always found graphic design & illustration that uses negative space to create a new image fascinating, and Israeli born Noma Bar is at the forefront of this technique today. He has an inert ability to capture something rather clever and often in a humorous manner whilst keeping his work as simple and paired back as possible. Clever stuff Noma.

Every so often you discover the work of someone that stops you from doing whatever you’re doing and subsequently makes you want to see more. This happened with me today and the work of Martin Sati (creative studio name, headed up by J R  Martin) – so much so that it took me ages to select which images to show, and even then I couldn’t narrow it down any further than 12.

I think it’s Martin’s sense of colour, craftsmanship (these pieces clearly portray a labour of love) and aesthetic beauty that really appeals to me (and no doubt to the seemingly never ending list of clients Martin has produced work for since establishing his agency in Spain some 6 years ago). His study of fine art at University clearly comes through in his work and perhaps gives him a slightly different approach to others when tackling a brief. Given his relatively successful career to date, I’d say the future looks pretty bright for Martin…

How cool are these? Business cards made from concrete. They’re by Murmure (to promote themselves) and combine the rawness of concrete with some refined type treatment to create something that is both beautiful to look at and to touch (I would imagine). All of a sudden my own cards seem a little pedestrian…

 

I Love this interactive fund raiser for anti-poverty charity Misereor by German creative agency Kolle-rebbe. It’s a modern take on the traditional rolling coin charity box which, when a €2 coin is dropped in the top, animates along the coins downward journey. The experience culminates in the poster taking a digital shot of the donor stood in front of it, which is then displayed on the poster and uploaded to a dedicated Facebook site. A sweet idea very well executed. Watch it here now and see for yourself.

I recently discovered the work of Debbie Smyth who creates wonderful installations (or ‘pin thread drawings’) by stretching thread between carefully positioned pins. I especially like this piece for Ellesse in 2009 – Debbie’s interpretation of the company’s motto ‘Make it Beautiful, Make it Better’, produced for their 50 year celebrations in Rome. It’s always refreshing to see more craft based forms of communication in this digital lead era, and there’s plenty more to see on her website so take a look when you get chance.

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