Influenced by my new find, Applied Arts – Canada’s Visual Communication Magazine I wanted to try my hand at product placing, color iterations and offsetting, a great Photoshop tool that I am sure all of you in Graphic and Interior Design know and love, but that is seldom used in Architecture applications (we specialize in skies, people and -yawn- cars).
The issue I perused was all about the winners of Canadian print, media and radio ads. This territory is completely new to me, but was fun to explore, in a sort of ‘provocative foreign art gallery’ kind of way. The creativity and innovation out there is astounding. Some of these advert are pure genius. Go Canada!
So here are some things that definitely piqued my interest:
1. Insane Spots (for you yankees, ads) for Milk:
These are short (sometimes micro), irreverent and bizarre videos on the virtues of milk, each shot with a different animation technique and visual style. You can find them here and here.
Personally, i prefer soy milk, but wanted to share the artistic innovation.
2. Provocative campaigns
I looove these ads:
I loathe thee, carpet!
For a great commentary on this campaign, read here
And lastly, this ad which I stumbled upon- a very dear message to me –as a lover of letters, books and all things paper.
It says “If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter.”
I am actually sending a letter to my mamma sunday, with some of my art, since she never saw my blog – and probably never will. She doesn’t have a computer and loathes the internet. She does however, prefer texts to phone calls. Please, Santa Web, come to my mother’s house!