whimsical peculiarities

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thedailywhat:

Sky Art of the Day: To protest LA’s “unconstitutional moratorium” on murals, well-known street artist SABER paid skywriters to tag the firmament over City Hall with the noms de graffiti of several notable street artists in hopes of raising awareness of the controversial decree.
“SABER is no stranger to big statements,” writes LA Taco. “[I]n 1997 the artist executed the world’s largest graffiti piece on the concrete bank of the LA river.”
[laweekly.]

thedailywhat:

Sky Art of the Day: To protest LA’s “unconstitutional moratorium” on murals, well-known street artist SABER paid skywriters to tag the firmament over City Hall with the noms de graffiti of several notable street artists in hopes of raising awareness of the controversial decree.

“SABER is no stranger to big statements,” writes LA Taco. “[I]n 1997 the artist executed the world’s largest graffiti piece on the concrete bank of the LA river.”

[laweekly.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

headvertising:

The New GUINNESS Ad, “The Flag” Launches.

Check out the new GUINNESS ad by The King’s Speech director, Tom Hooper. 

The ad reflects the line-outs, scrums and tackles on the rugby pitch, two armies are seen to be recreating a battle scene with rugby inspired moves. Emulating the life and energy of the famous GUINNESS surge, a beer unlike any other enjoyed by those of equal measure, the creative tells the story where ‘one nation will rise, one will be made of more’.

www.facebook.com/Guinnessgb

Wow. I thought I just watched a sequel to 300.

AOL, Yahoo and Google agree to ad deal [via NY Times]

AOL, Yahoo and Google have decided to come together and sell each other’s remnant display inventory, which cuts out the third party middle man.

Smart move for these guys, if they can successfully sell the media better than the third party counterparts.

Keep your friends close… But your best friends closer.


Anticipation of Mad Men returning…
Sterling: “Being with a client is like being in a marriage.  Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons and eventually you get hit in the face.”

Anticipation of Mad Men returning…

Sterling: “Being with a client is like being in a marriage.  Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons and eventually you get hit in the face.”

Chrysler’s ‘Born of Fire’ wins Emmy for Best Commercial [via AdWeek]

The minute I saw this spot from W+K, I fell in love.  There is something beautiful and inspiring about the people of Detroit, the return to the automotive industry, and of course, tying in Eminem. 

Other nominees included were American Express “Conan”, Subaru “Baby Driver”, Old Spice “Questions” (one of my personal faves as it revolutionized male targeted creative), Nissan “Polar Bear” and McDonald’s “Baby”.

Kia released it’s new Soul TV spot during the MTV VMAs.  I half peed in my pants and half realized that we pay creative agencies to drink and smoke blunts and come up with the latest and greatest ideas. 

Kia’s press release defines the Soul as an, “urban passenger vehicle”… now shufflin’ may be “urban” but I do not see HOV or Ye rockin the Soul.

Even better - you can participate in a LMFAO-inspired “shuffle” dance video submission contest hosted on the Kia Soul YouTube and Facebook channels for a chance to win cash and other surprise prizes.

Errrrrday I’m shufflinnnnn

Copy and Grammar Collide

Prudential's Billboard Campaign

The Q&A with Stuart Elliot via NYTimes spurs the question - is the above copy grammatically correct?

Now - the article delves into syntax and grammar, but my question is - are grammar rules to be followed when creating copy?

I personally, appreciate those who understand the long gone rules of grammar. Now time to freshen up on Strunk’s Elements of Style.

Amazing LED lights attached to bicycles to promote the Green Lantern movie in Brazil.  For some reason, Laterna Verde just sounds wayyyy better than Green Lantern!