I can’t say an annual report is my favourite piece of communication to receive from the charities I support. I’d estimate that I typically give a quick glance-over to the lengthy “message from the CEO”, multiple photos of major donors accepting awards at events, and subsequent pages of tiny-type pie charts ... At best.
Nice project from type-b. They combined food with toys in this animation.
type-b: “While the meat processing industry strips all features and personality of their product, the toy industry simply magnifies and exaggerates these characteristics.
Combining efficiency, functionality and aesthetics, assembling both derivatives into something new.”
Our regular visitors know that I’m a fan of Oitzarisme, the blog from Constantin Nimigean about photography. And from his magazine Love Issue. It is about Love & Issues.
Recently he published the first Love Issue edition in print. The first six editions were online only.
And this first print edition is great again. Reading and watching a magazine is a completely different experience than online. Seclude yourself is something we no longer know that good.
This Issue contains ten beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, photographic reports and series. From ten different photographers.
Like ‘Couple Clothing’ from Erik Nauman. The title covers it completely.
Snog is a serie by Rankin. Snog in a very literal way.
And what I like the most is ‘What do you miss’ from Ioana Cîrlig.
It is a collection of portraits and Polaroids from women in the Târgșor prison in Romania.
See some of them below.
Ioana Cîrlig: “I wanted to find out what they think about the stuff they can’t do while they’re inside. What they miss especially the litle things like taking a walk in the park or having a beer on a terrace.
I took a Polaroid of one of the the things they said they miss. I show the Polaroids next to the portrait.
Since the beginning of this month, all packs of cigarettes in Australia are decorated with smoking warnings and diseased body parts. Regardless of the brand. Australia is the first country in the world where tobacco brands are forced to sell their products like this. The only difference between the packs are the brand names, and these are all printed in an identical small font.
Plain packaging of cigarettes is a topical discussion around the globe right now and Australia is the first country to introduce the legislation.
Of course there are many ways to hide the horrific images on the packaging cover.
That is the idea behind the new campaign of Quit Victoria, the regional Australian anti-smoking organisation.
The tagline says it all:
“You can hide your packs but you can’t hide from the effects of smoking.”
This project is the proof that creativity is a very important key factor in doing good. It is a project from Massoud Hassani, a designer raised in Kabul in Afghanistan and now living in the Netherlands.
As a boy his was playing with self-made toys. One of his favourites was a small rolling object that was wind-powered.
Massoud: “We used to race against the other kids on the fields around our neighbourhood. There was always a strong wind waving towards the mountains. While we were racing against each other, our toys rolled too fast and too far. Mostly they landed in areas where we couldn’t go rescue them because of landmines. I still remember those toys I’d made that we lost and watching them just beyond where we could go.”
Almost 20 years later, he went back to Kabul and made those toys again. That was his graduation project for the Design Academy Eindhoven.
He call it a Mine kafon. When it rolls over a mine it destroy it.
It is made from bamboo and biodegradable plastics and it has a GPS chip integrated in it. With this chip it is possible to follow its movement and see were it went, where are the safest paths to walk on and how many land mines are destroyed in that area. One Kafon costs about 40 euros.
During the shooting of the film it was proven that the prototypes work, now Hassani is in the process of finding collaborative partners – technical companies, fundings and governments – to start to produce these live saving deminers.
Read more about it at his website.
As working in the European advertising and media industry with a lot of contacts in the similar Anglo American world I know that it is a predominantly white business.
That what this new campaign from the AdColor Awards is about. Their mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries.
ADCOLOR® strives to create a network of outstanding diverse professionals and champions of diversity and inclusion by honoring their accomplishments and leveraging their stories as a road map for others to follow. By highlighting the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT and other diverse professionals, students and diversity and inclusion champions, ADCOLOR® aims to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals.
This year’s awards are October 18-20th in Las Vegas.
Mother London Creative Director Gustavo Sousa has manipulated the iconic rings to create an animated infographic to highlight, in the words of The Drum, “the global issues which can be forgotten in the excitement of the Games”.
Originally from Brazil, Sousa started with the five colour-coded (but always equal) Olympic rings that represent the five continents in the Olympic Games, then morphed them to show the realities of global inequality.
Sousa commented, “The rings represent healthy competition and union, but we know the world isn’t perfect. Maybe understanding the differences is the first step to try to make things more equal.”
The colour code for the graphs is: Blue - Oceania (Australia and its proximate islands); Yellow- Africa; Black - Europe; Green- Asia; Red - the Americas.
The eternal Middle East conflict is now spreading on the battlefield of the 21st Century - the Internet. With fundamental fervor, some Arabic hackers have called for a “cyber jihad”, and the Israelis are preparing to defend against “cyber terrorism”.
But there is another way to address the anger and there is also hope that the internet will not be only used as a weapon in this Conflict.
This is a fresh project from Israel’s “Bezefer” school of advertising and art, along with ad agency Mccann Digital Israel.
check the image and continue reading for more info…
After another while I realized the need to bringing all these passions together in my life simultaneously and take them in order slowly and enjoy their every bit of them. Discover, communicate, smile, think - all these verbs of human nature are very important. This is how LOVE ISSUE #6 started, with a sum of passions and relationships joined together, from collections to friends, from friends to lovers and, in some case, from lovers to objects.
Here’s the new Love Issue! We are media partner from the great online magazine made by Constantin Nimigean. And again I’m impressed.
#6 is 132 pages of visual passion. Want that is what this new issue is about: Passion.
Passion is what we fully understand at Osocio. For me it started almost 40 years ago with collecting election posters. The revelation that you can convey a message with a picture and a few words.
I was thinking about that when reading about La cabane aux images (see page 34 in Love Issue). A great story about Laurent Jouault:
‘La cabane aux images’ is a proof. For me, photographing is the synonym of meeting. I couldn’t have left far from my roots without this project. I have a real need of sharing my passion (just like you, Constantin). I don’t see myself as a great photographer, but as a lover, a lover of image. More than the technique or the photo itself, it’s the story behind each image that fascinates me.
Enjoy this new Love Issue made with passion. See it after the break.
I love great visuals and this certainly fits in that qualification. This work is from Francois Robert and it’s a shame I didn’t know his work.
He made this work years ago. Stop the Violence visualized with bones.
This evening (Eastern Standard Time), Canadian Space Agency astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield will return to Earth after five months orbiting our planet in the International Space Station — eventually serving as commander of the mission. At 53, Commander Hadfield is a veteran astronaut, having been in space previously to work…
Africa For Norway was one of the highlights we wrote about last year. ‘The funniest campaign this year’ I said. Being funny was the strategy Sindre Olav Edland-Gryt explained in the recently recorded TEDx talk in Barcelona. It’s Radi-Aid vs Oh Dear. “By turning the tables the spoof video has…
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