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  • The beauty and horror of mental disorders #Inktober

    By on 21 October 2016

    Shawn Coss is an artist best known for his work as a background designer and Merchandise artist for Cyanide & Happiness. His personal work, however, goes much deeper into the darker places. This month, Shawn decided to do the #Inktober challenge. A fan,...

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  • #SavePepe: A campaign to reclaim a meme

    By on 19 October 2016

    It was just one more stupid meme in a year of internet stupidity, egged on by a very stupid American election campaign. One of the iconic Pepe web comics from the early 2000s But for some reason, the use of...

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  • Efficient Furniture Campaign for the Institute of Social Technology ITS Brasil

    This furniture is handicapped and function pretty good

    By on 9 May 2016

    This campaign about the inclusion of people with physical disabilities in the workplace is made pro bono by Brazilian agency Y&R São Paulo. They did it for the Institute of Social Technology – ITS Brasil, which promotes the so-called “Supported Employment”....

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  • AA ads are stark art, but are they too Absolut?

    AA ads are stark art, but are they too Absolut?

    By on 27 April 2016

    They’re certainly artistic, with illustration by Arthur D’Araujo. And the message, by Ogilvy & Mather, Auckland, is clear: Alcoholics Anonymous will help you get across the chasm of addiction, to the people and things that matter. The weird thing about the ads,...

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  • The Alphabet of Illiteracy

    By on 26 March 2016

    A lovely campaign from Project Literacy, an initiative backed by education publisher Pearson, about the lifelong, and life-changing impacts of illiteracy. Simple, strong and beautifully made using real sculptures to illustrate every letter, and every point. Agency: FCB Sculptures: Wilfrid Wood

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  • “Switch sides” — a message to advertising creatives

    By on 26 March 2016

    My own GOOD Agency has been an unfashionable part of London for years — except that we’ve recently been joined by many of the UK’s biggest and most famous ad agencies. From Ogilvy to AMV, from Cheil to JWT they’ve...

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  • Anti-pipeline activists hack the Canadian Dollar

    Anti-pipeline activists hack the Canadian Dollar

    By on 11 December 2015

      The Canadian Dollar Coin is known domestically as the “Loonie” because of the bas-relief image of a great northern loon (designed by Robert-Ralph Carmichael) on its reverse. The loon is somewhat of an icon in parts of Canada in which it is...

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  • Ottawa International Animation Festival fest posters made by illustrator Michael Zavacky are grotesque in all the right ways

    Animation fest posters are grotesque in all the right ways

    By on 24 July 2015

    My home and work base of Ottawa, Canada, is often assumed to be quiet and conservative. Fortunately, we have creative minds like illustrator Michael Zavacky to keep things weird. Michael, or “Zeke” (as he’s known) has been illustrating posters...

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  • Unmarketing billboards provide relief from ads on the highway

    By on 22 July 2015

    If there’s one thing I know about advertising people, it’s that we simultaneously love and hate our industry. What we love is sharing exciting ideas that influence behaviour by inspiring or provoking people in clever ways. What we hate...

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  • It Was Never A Dress

    It Was Never A Dress – women’s toilet signs just got updated

    By on 2 May 2015

    I’ve always found toilets pretty inspirational, but this campaign is taking it to the next level. Activist and software developer Tania Katan and her team at Axosoft have reinvented the way we look at women’s bathroom signs, turning the dress-wearing silhouette into a cape-wearing superhero....

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