Where portfolio students talk.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Andersen Windows Alt Media

This alternative media/ambient piece was done by Andrew Bernardi (AD), Sarah Brown (AD) and Gabriel Cendoma(CW) of The Creative Circus. Are creative directors more and more wanting executions outside the clutter of print--or when it boils down to it, do they really just want to see print? Thoughts?


Sorry it's been so long (busy finishing my last trimester of school). This print campaign was done for Vespa by Jeremy Claud (AD) of VCU Ad Center. Thoughts on the headline campaign? Are pure headline campaigns the hardest to art direct?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hale, Guinness

The recent debut of "Tipping Point", the latest installment of Guinness' remarkable television commercials, inspired me to post 2 of my all-time favorite t.v. spots. Both directed by Jonathon Glazer, they are masterful in their conception and artful in execution. It begs the question: Why the hell can't we have this stuff on t.v. here in the States?

It borders on art if you ask me. Thoughts? What are you favorite commercials ever made? Please post links.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Un-Natural Defenses

Yes, another NRDC campaign--but I thought it was a pretty interesting and unexpected approach, worthy of some discussion. This print campaign was done by Andrew Glafke (AD) and Gregg Hutson (CW) of the Creative Circus.

Thoughts on the strategy and its implementation. I dig the AD considerably.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Web 2.what is it now?

This web ad for Ampad was done by Priyanka Guha (AD) and Amy Travis (CW) of VCU AdCenter.

It gives us an opportunity to talk about having web/interactive pieces in our student books. I think it's mostly clear that we should all have some web in our book. But what makes a good web ad? Should it play off the environment? Should it truly be interactive? Or is a banner that could work as a print, or outdoor equally as legitimate on the net as it is in print? Thoughts.

Friday, November 9, 2007

English, English!

It's a great language. Here's a Friday/weekend challenge to all of you:

Every poster writes one sentence in the style of the above pictured writer (from left to right: Maya Angelou, Dr. Suess, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie). I'll start it off with an actual line from an Angelou poem. Every sucessive post must be an original simulation of the author's voice and relate to the previous sentence. After Mr. Rushdie's sentence is written, we start again with Maya (from her poem Insomniac).

Good luck, here's the opening sentence:
"There are some nights when sleep plays coy, aloof and disdainful."
(Dr. Suess, you're up!)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Changing Tides

This Tide print campaign was done by Lindsay Stevens (AD) while she was a student at the Creative Circus.

Thoughts on the po-mo, ad off another ad execution. Has the style become popularized to the point where it has to be absolutely brilliant? Or will it become a staple of more things to come and see?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Used CD's

This piece for Sonic Boom was done by Marqus Bobesich (CW) of Humber College in Toronto. Thoughts on this interesting insight/execution--as well as doing smaller local clients in your book? Should you keep the brand a bigger one if you can?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Slim Fast

This Slim Fast billboard was done by Kyle Grummun (AD) from Syracuse University. Simple, smart and fast. Thoughts?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Match Point

Another lovely little Friday afternoon distraction: Layer Tennis. It's a little back-and-forth between designers. It starts with one image created by the first competitor. Then the opponent has fifteen minutes to use the original image to create something new. And so forth and so on. They each have five volleys.

Today's is Marian Bantjes (!) and Armin Vit. Upcoming matches are listed in the sidebar.

Now you know what I'll be doing for the rest of the day.

Headline This:

Write the headline, and or come up with the brand. Have a good weekend!