Also Shot on iPhone 6

What a fantastic parody campaign from a duo based in San Fransisco. Although the there isnt much apparent online presence of the pair, Jessica Saia of The Bold Italic got an email response when questioning their intentions:

“The iPhone 6 ads are all over San Francisco and we walk by them everyday. All the photos Apple selected for the campaign are beautiful. Our thought was that people don’t always take pretty pictures on their phones, so we thought it would be funny to show the other, non-beautiful, photos people take. We both work as creatives in advertising and love to make fun of our industry whenever we can. We put them up this past Sunday, mostly around the Mission, Castro, and Downtown area where all the iPhone 6 ads are.”

It certainly cheered me up this morning. I also dont think anyone can argue that it is false advertising.

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Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist

Personally, I had not heard of Peter Kennard until about 5 minutes ago. Nonetheless, I am sudddenly in awe of his work. Using early techniques only available at the time, Kennard depicts War in a truly raw and powerful way. London’s Imperial War Museum will be holding an exhibition to celebrate the work of the political artist from 14 – 30 May and it’s free entry. Spread over four rooms, Unofficial War Artist will showcase work from throughout his career. From his early paintings in the 1960’s to coverage of the Vietnam War, and right up to the Iraq War in 2004. I must try and get along.

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A year later and GAYTM’s are back! Australian bank ANZ are celebrating Mardi Gras in style again by kitting out a few of their machines with even more elaborate and “gay” designs and Music! Last year’s campaign was a huge success, and agency Whybin/TBWA Melbourne scooped the Outdoor Grand Prix in Cannes. Building on last year’s success, the agency introduced more features. The designs light up at night and motion detectors set off music when someone withdraws money. No confirmation as to what the songs are yet, although I’d put money on The Village People.

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It’s beautiful

I was reading Abduzeedo blog when I found this piece on issue 4 of 99U Quarterly Magazine. Blogger, Paulo Canabarro describes the issue as  “Very heavy in typography, keeping the consistency in colors, making and breaking the grid.” It was this quote which resonated so highly with me and my design style. I’m working on a few pieces at the moment of which I am really experimenting with flamboyant typography and a consistent colour palette. Only in the last few months have I started relying on grids, and it has improved my layout and typography work no end. Now I’m starting to break that grid and suddenly, I notice my work taking an exciting new direction. View more images of this sexy magazine here.

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You little tease

I have a new travel app with a sexy name; triptease. It’s a neat idea, collecting reviews and images about locations all over the world. It is built upon a network of users and will only get better over time as more people discover it. But of course it’s the little design things that I enjoy. When you search for a location with no results you receive one of these lovely messages. Fun!





Andy Murray’s new logo has been unveiled and I have to admit, I quite like it. The strokes have an oriental feel yet the rigid shapes maintain a comtemporary, uncluttered style. Aesop who developed the brand say that it captures Andy’s energy and spirit.