PC: The 728x90 format – it’s an
efficient but uncomfortable use of media space. It feels like I’m back in my
Mac: It’s only for a few seconds PC,
until we get clicked
PC: Click now! I need to get back to
I laughed my arse off when I heard
it, but I guess maybe it’s an in-joke? Or I am a bit sad? I am not sufficiently geeky to actually save the ad to show it here, but perhaps you will still be able to see it on comment is free
It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and
bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched,
courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack,
slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea. The houses are blind
There has been some debate 'raging' this last couple of weeks, and I thought it was high time I added my two pennorth about the allegedly massive amount of D&AD silverware liberally dispensed to a bunch of digital upstarts who couldn't typographise their way out of a CSS stylesheet.
I am talking of about the somewhat deliberately provocative post from Simon at Scampblog and subsequent posts from Robin and James. The general thrust of the original is that too many were given out (like candy bars) and that those that were awarded, were in a word: shit.
From the now infamous Rob Messeter:
And awards juries, please try and be a bit more critical. In a year
when the brilliant Nike St.Wayne poster didn’t get a look in at
D&AD, pencils were being handed out like candy bars in online.
There’s something not right there.
So I thought I would do a little primary research (quant naturally - I am an account man at heart) to see if there really is a disproportionate amount being handed out, and here are the scores on the doors (below the jump):
Boing Boing reports that a chap called Sean submitted this to the BBC in their 'alternative logo' competition, and it got up on the site. Absolutely genius. They pulled it after they started getting loads of traffic from Boing Boing. Presumably someone in the IT department had to have a very delicate conversation with one of the journos.
"Here is my design for the Olympic logo. It is
very simple and so memorable. The hands represent Britain pulling
together to reveal the Olympics."
If you don't know what goatse is, you probably don't want to know.
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's
blood and probably themselves will not be realized.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering
that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die,
but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting
itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons
and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us.
Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.
Super lame 'viral' campaign doing the rounds: www.gnippandikeht.com. An 'agency' has hijacked all of the reversed names of digital advertising agencies, and won't give them back without getting a Lion at Cannes.
If you 'take' something I don't even have in the first place, or care about, why would I pay you to get it back. And how is anyone else supposed to find these sites
If the sites were simply reversed at 180degres along the X axes that'd at least make sense to logically follow the reversed name or desrever eman if you want to fall into the trap. I'm still not following the logical link between a reversed name and a 180degree flip along the Y Axes