Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Field Day Festival

The time is approaching of yet another summer festival, especially now that summer appears to have landed. Field Day is going to be going down in Victoria Park, E9. Tug of war, bands, food, booze, fun all to be had. Bands on the bandstand are:

Simian Mobile Disco
Mystery Jets
Les Savy Fav
Filthy Dukes
Rob Da Bank

Get Tickets.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Olympics Trailer: Helwett and Albarn

Worth a post. the BBC have shown some balls and gone for the Gorrillaz combo of Damien Albarn, and the graphical genius in the shape of Jamie Hewlett. Makes change for the standard cheesy trailer's normally used for such events.

this partnership of Hewlett and Albarn is producing amazing things, Theatre, Music, Art, olympic trailers....whats next? .... Thoughts?

Monday, 28 July 2008

McDonalds, Good Work

Quick post. McDonalds had some work entered into Cannes this year. Came across this shot. I like it. I still get there waft of grease though, just looking at the packaging. Solution = Scratch  Sniff ? 

QR me up.

A lot has been said about QR codes, an utilising  them as functional form of campaign measurability / accountability / engagement. Do they work?, Is the infrastructure there within companies to utilise this method of interaction ? In my opinion, at the moment it probably isn't. AS with most things in the mobile market, its about initiating audience participation to being this new mobile experience, which it is for the majority of the public. There are various hurdles that must be overcome, the most obvious one is 'Access'. I won't dwell on this, as this was not the reason for the post. 

I have stolen this particular reference form Iain Tait's blog, but deem it worth a 'copy'. It's fascinating that people are beginning to participate and interact with such a mechanism. This QR velcro patch is a barcode to an individual; one is turning oneself into a product. Check it. Your for $19.99

Mars withdraws ad?

What the F*=/ is society coming to. This really gets on my breasts, Snickers have been forced to withdraw the new ' Mr-T' series of ads because it is supposedly offensive to the gay community. 

Because MR-T says " Run like a real man" , to a slightly camp jogger in the scene, it has attracted condemnation from Human Rights Activists Foundation, and thus the spot has been pulled. 

Quote: "HRC workplace director Daryl Herrschaft said the ad perpetuated the notion that the gay community was "a group of second class citizens and that violence against gay people is not only acceptable, but humorous"

Anything surrounding homophobia will always attract a variety of opinions, but i find this quite astonishing that an Ad that has such a humorous tone of voice, can be condemned for such a thing. MR- T drives a f**%ing tank, with huge great gun on the back. Surely this is more offensive?! 

Excuse the pun, but people need to ' Get some Nuts' ! 

Nuclear Bomb Gallery

Came across an article on Wired earlier today. Quite a startling article, with a selected few photos representing Nuclear bombs circa 1945/46. Some of the photos are quite magnificent; " glorified destruction ", if you like. 

Stark contrast to these visually stunning shots, is the effect to human kind symbolized by a single photo of a 114 year-old Japanese nuclear bomb survivor.