Game Of Thrones Houses Rebranded As Multinational Corporations
MARK WILSON, fastcodesign.com
Irresistibly, we restructure our world to be Westeros.The Inter­net comes up with some strange ten­den­cies. Not just memes, but some­thing far more nuanced: memes of memes or meta-tropes, maybe. We’re talk­ing com­pli­cat­ed cul­tur­al alchemy…

This is great!

Game Of Thrones Houses Rebranded As Multinational Corporations
MARK WILSON, fastcodesign.com

Irresistibly, we restructure our world to be Westeros.

The Inter­net comes up with some strange ten­den­cies. Not just memes, but some­thing far more nuanced: memes of memes or meta-tropes, maybe. We’re talk­ing com­pli­cat­ed cul­tur­al alchemy…

This is great!

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers
JOHN CLIFFORD, fastcodesign.com
Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.Many peo­ple know the names of influ­en­tial archi­tects, artists, and fash­ion design­ers; far fewer know the…

More rules to break!

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers
JOHN CLIFFORD, fastcodesign.com

Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.

Many peo­ple know the names of influ­en­tial archi­tects, artists, and fash­ion design­ers; far fewer know the…

More rules to break!

Vintage Advertising

Vintage Advertising

Diet Coke “You’re On” Campaign Gets Attention For The Wrong, Drug-Related Reasons
JEFF BEER, fastcocreate.com
New tagline is mocked for being an overt drug reference.The newest ad cam­paign for Diet Coke is turn­ing heads but for rea­sons the brand would prob­a­bly like to avoid. Launched in Feb­ru­ary under the tagline “You’re On,” with a spot star­ri…

YOU’RE ON. COKE. This is so funny, I don’t think it was deliberate.

Diet Coke “You’re On” Campaign Gets Attention For The Wrong, Drug-Related Reasons
JEFF BEER, fastcocreate.com

New tagline is mocked for being an overt drug reference.

The newest ad cam­paign for Diet Coke is turn­ing heads but for rea­sons the brand would prob­a­bly like to avoid. Launched in Feb­ru­ary under the tagline “You’re On,” with a spot star­ri…

YOU’RE ON. COKE. This is so funny, I don’t think it was deliberate.

Mike Parker, Godfather Of Helvetica, Dies
JOHN BROWNLEE, fastcodesign.com
A legendary type designer with more than 1,100 typefaces to his credit, Parker also helped popularize Helvetica.Mike Park­er—a leg­endary typog­ra­ph­er, type design­er, and his­to­ri­an who is per­haps best known for his work giv­ing the worl…

Maybe the greatest font ever, only just watched the movie.

Mike Parker, Godfather Of Helvetica, Dies
JOHN BROWNLEE, fastcodesign.com

A legendary type designer with more than 1,100 typefaces to his credit, Parker also helped popularize Helvetica.

Mike Park­er—a leg­endary typog­ra­ph­er, type design­er, and his­to­ri­an who is per­haps best known for his work giv­ing the worl…

Maybe the greatest font ever, only just watched the movie.

Superman symbol evolution | Logo Design Lovelogodesignlove.com
First appear­ance of Clark Kent, 1934-35“In 1945, Nation­al Peri­od­i­cal Pub­li­ca­tions (later sim­ply known as DC Comics) trade­marked Super­man’s sym­bol, allow­ing the abil­i­ty to print his sto­ …

Superman symbol evolution | Logo Design Love
logodesignlove.com

First appear­ance of Clark Kent, 1934-35

“In 1945, Nation­al Peri­od­i­cal Pub­li­ca­tions (later sim­ply known as DC Comics) trade­marked Super­man’s sym­bol, allow­ing the abil­i­ty to print his sto­ …

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50 posts!

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""Fear stimulates my imagination" - Don Draper"

Tags: Mad Men

Elections- Trinidad Style: (Very) Brief Campaign Review

The below review is brief, not intended for scientific research and does not take into consideration what has been said on platforms, which apparently have a morality of its own.

PNM

When this campaign was pitched at the agency late one evening (its always late one evening) I am sure hearing “I MUST Believe” resonated with all present, after all we as humans are engineered to believe in something greater than oneself. I wonder though, did anyone stop and ask, “believe in what?” I am not sure what the PNM is asking us to believe. Believe that the are better than the PP, believe that Keith Rowley is a nice guy? (he is), believe that voting for them would make our lives better? (its dubious) Whatever it is, we need some clarification. Thank You.

The Radio ads however, with Shadow in particular were really memorable, first time I heard it, I was not sure it was an ad until the end and until I heard it again and heard how many crap lyrics are thrown is to make the old song work for the campaign. Great ad though.

PP

The Partnership has the most grounded and consistent campaign I have seen thus far, despite the rantings of the PM on Facebook the other night. I have two problems with the PP campaign however. One, sometimes its seems they are not sure if its a local government election or if its a general election. This tells me they see this election they way the pundits see it, as a referendum on their tenureship and so they are at pains to justify their position. The other is their radio campaign which I feel was rather weak compared to the PNM’s.

COP

For some reason the COP felt the need to advertise independently of the Partnership. Maybe there is a feeling of inadequacy and a need to overcompensate. I heard the radio ads and I was not sure if I was hearing correctly “TOTAL LOCAL” is this an ad for locally made t-shirts. Are they insinuating that the other candidates are not “Local”? Are they reminding themselves that this is the local Government elections? I am bewildered by this as a campaign strategy. We already know its the Local Government Elections. Your strategy should have been, WE RE NOT THE UNC!

PS The COP is NOT proven.

ILP

The ILP’s campaign in all media is the most noisy. Where they lack facts, history, brand integrity or proper positioning, they make up for it with alot of drama. “STOMP” anyone. I hope you got paid Chromatics. 10 Points for the catchiest jingle of the entire elections. Also the Green Lantern effects for the TV spot really thrilled me. Remided me of when Mr. Warner and Mr. Panday departed the exploding plane in slow motion on their way to South Africa.

MSJ

The only party that maybe makes the most sense also unfortunately has the least dollars. I have seen no press, heard no radio, TV (fuhgedaboudit). I did get a flyer in my mail box. They claim to be the solution. My question would be, What exactly do YOU see as the problem.

Satirical logos by Maentis
David Airey, logodesignlove.com
The Maentis collective from Paris makes satirical art. They’ve modified these famous logos to give them a new meaning, in the ‘Unbranding’ series.From the “Universal Unbranding” section of the Maentis website.Thanks Blair.

Satirical logos by Maentis
David Airey, logodesignlove.com

The Maentis collective from Paris makes satirical art. They’ve modified these famous logos to give them a new meaning, in the ‘Unbranding’ series.From the “Universal Unbranding” section of the Maentis website.Thanks Blair.

Infographic: How Money Rules Elections
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com
We all know that money influences politics, but just how much cash are we talking about?We can talk pol­i­cy until we’re blue in the face, but it’s money that wins cam­paigns. In fact, in 95% of House elec­tions last year, the can­di­date who…

More money more votes!

Infographic: How Money Rules Elections
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com

We all know that money influences politics, but just how much cash are we talking about?

We can talk pol­i­cy until we’re blue in the face, but it’s money that wins cam­paigns. In fact, in 95% of House elec­tions last year, the can­di­date who…

More money more votes!

Ingrid Lunden, techcrunch.com

Today Pub­li­cis and Omni­com, two of the “big five” glob­al adver­tis­ing and mar­ket­ing agen­cies, announced a “merg­er of equals”, in which the two will com­bine to cre­ate the world’s biggest agency, with some $22.7 bil­lion in annu­al rev­en…

Advertising is Dead.

Beardvertising
Mike Newman, coolmaterial.com
You spent a lot of time growing out that epic beard of yours, now it’s high time you start reaping the benefits. Not just the benefits of having incredibly luscious facial hair, but actual financial benefits. Say hello to Beardvertising. Now you c…

Beardvertising
Mike Newman, coolmaterial.com

You spent a lot of time growing out that epic beard of yours, now it’s high time you start reaping the benefits. Not just the benefits of having incredibly luscious facial hair, but actual financial benefits. Say hello to Beardvertising. Now you c…