- London-based Bare Bones is heading to New York and will host an exhibition Tuesday, June 29th from 6 - 9PM at envoy enterprises (131 Chrystie St) which will feature London/Euro-exports and NYC locals. Following will be an after party downstairs at Home Sweet Home from 9-11PM. Live performances by the mighty Jugger-Nut & The Giggle Fits.
- SKYN's got a a little game you can play. Somehow this sells condoms.
- A London ad campaign aims to introduce the true face of Islam and reverse negative attitudes toward Muslims.
- Here's Cristiano Ronaldo's ego hub.
- Montreal vs. Toronto vs. Vancouver. You decide.
- Leave it to the Japanese.
To urge students to...ahem...go the extra mile, The School of Visual Arts had New York-based agency KNARF design customized door installations consisting of giant envelope visuals and a handle which read "push." So, you know, the students would always be...ahem...pushing the envelope.
How many ways can you market a banana? They're yellow! They come naturally packaged! They have potassium! They're great on cereal! And in ice cream sundaes! They have a blue sticker on them! Um, what? Yea. You know the blue sticker that's on every Chiquita banana? Well, it's not going to be blue any more. No sir. It's going out for a consumer-generated makeover.
The brand has launched a contest whereby people can submit sticker designs. Eighteen winners will be chosen and their stickers will grace millions of bananas across the nation.
Chiquita Corporate Marketing Group Leader Judy ChenLeader said, "We created the Chiquita Banana Sticker Design Contest to encourage consumers to interact with the Chiquita brand and make the brand their own. It's a fun way for consumers to engage with the brand through self-expression."
It's not the only way to interact with a banana, Judy, but it'd be rude of us to tarnish this bit of fun with a predictably lame quip.
In what could be interpreted as a not too insignificant oxymoron, Dove, in a Craigslist ad, is seeking women with "flawless skin, no tattoos or scars" for an upcoming photoshoot July 18 in New York. According to the ad, the shoot is for a print campaign which will break in 2011.
The ad was placed by Dove Urban Casting, an entity that appears to be a division of Telecino, a Spanish media company
The ad also appears on CastingCall Search.
Dove Brand Police won't be happy with this but any ad that's written almost entirely in CAPS with every sentence ending with an exclamation point can't be taken too seriously anyway.
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Last week, before all the Cannes fun and games were over, I scored an interview with ECD Richard Gorodecky of Amsterdam Worldwide (@amsterdamww).
You remember AW as the agency that did the Tansu shoe for Onitsuka Tigers, which won Design Gold at Cannes Lions in the Corporate/Brand Identity category.
Some background: this giant shoe is composed of multiple cupboards and openings in the Japanese Tansu style. Users that are able to unlock the compartments get to keep what's inside. The agency also made a digital version with revelations that include product information and free stuff.
A little context on this interview: he, Kerrie Finch and I took seats on the terrace of the Majestic. We made small-talk and every once in awhile they'd randomly mention suckling pig.
"I don't get this reference," I said after about the eighth time.
"Let me explain," Kerrie said. "You know that question, 'Is TV the new hearth'? We were saying earlier that it can't be the new hearth because you can't roast a suckling pig on it."
Well good morning! Nothing like some thong-clad ass to wake you up on a Monday morning. We can thank Copyranter for pointing us to this ass-in-your-face mirror shot of a few ladies making a pyramid. And American Apparel for continuing to perpetuate the acceptance of soft core porn in advertising.
Guess it's the most debauchery we can expect having not traveled to Cannes this year. Though, of course, we haven't heard the last from our Cannes Correspondent Angela Natividad yet. She could make this American Apparel ad look like a bunch of innocent school girls playing during recess. Oh wait, wrong analogy. Anyway...