Job postings were better 100 years ago.
Sounds fucking fantastic. Where do I sign up?
A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place
Portland-based photographer Jim Golden has been shooting photos for brands like Nike, ESPN, and Yahoo for over 15 years and has become a master of lighting who can shoot a picture of athletic footwear better than almost anyone. One day, a friend with a colossal collection of clippers asked Golden to give his scissors the same slick treatment as Air Jordans. Golden tried shooting the staggering stockpile of shears individually, but the results just didn’t cut it. No single pair of pinking shears or tin snips looked that impressive on its own, it was only in context of the entire collection that the subtle variations were revealed. “Then it dawned upon me to lay them out on the floor and photograph them from above,” says Golden. A series of images featuring quirky collections of camera gear, locks, and lawn decorations soon followed.
The project is a collaboration with stylist Kristin Lane and is an artistic escape from the cutthroat world of commercial photography. “This is a takedown from a tried and true merchandising technique,” says Golden. “It’s a very accessible for the viewer and allows for the combination of all types of different objects in one image.” The photos depict everyday objects, but the variety and volume of items in each print force the viewer to consider the minute differences between the products and the relationships between them.
skull-bearer commissioned me to design some WtNV propaganda to give out at MCM, and as I am always delighted to spread the word about Night Vale this was fantastic to work on! Also it’s the closest I will get to attending MCM this year, sadly ;v;
If you’re interested in commissioning me, there’s info here!
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i saw this video on facebook with the caption “can a gum commercial make you cry in one minute” and snorted and 55 seconds later i’m crying
Whoever pitched this commercial deserves a big bonus, god, 60 seconds to tearsville
SON OF A BITCH
DAMMIT I LOST IT
YOU THINK IT’LL BE FINE BUT I’M LYING IN BED FULL ON SOBBING CHRIST
Ohhhhh, well played.
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The new Guinness ad will hit you right in the feels.
From Business Insider:
Beer commercials are generally pretty juvenile.
But a poignant new ad from Guinness flips the switch by presenting a group of athletic, beer-drinking men who are defined as much by their kindness as their physical strength.
What’s exceptional about the ad is how it presents the characters’ sensitivity hand-in-hand with their physical strength and love for contact sports, implying that a Guinness drinker can love his friends as much as he loves his favorite beer and his favorite sport.
By doing so, Guinness distinguishes itself from its competitors by aligning its product with a brand of masculinity that has long been absent from beer advertising.
It’s still an appeal to masculinity in its way, but to a different type than we’re normally accustomed to. Not buffoonery, sexism and licentiousness, but respect and loyalty. Guinness is having none of your frat parties and dorm ragers. This is now an honorable gentleman’s beer. Let Miller, Budweiser and Coors serve the uncouth vagabonds who just want to get drunk and get laid.
Would another beer make these sacrifices for its friends? I bet you they wouldn’t. Coors Light certainly wouldn’t—it’s too busy tapping the Rockies. Budweiser? Too busy being the self-appointed “King of Beers.” Miller? Too busy living the High Life.
Guinness, however, is never too busy for friends. And more importantly, never leaves one behind.
Well played Guinness. +1 marketing.
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Ad for German chain of do-it-yourself stores “Hornbach”
“You can be everything but clumsy.”
I love how Hornbach’s claim translates to “There’s always something to do” (or someONE in this case, hah)
HOLY SHIT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FUCKING INCLUSIVE
I’M MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH HORNBACH
"You helped rebuilding Germany. So don’t let other tell you how to renovate"
"There’s nobody who is allowed to tell you that you can’t do it. Nobody but your project."
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Recently, Kirin (a Japanese beer company) has been running a “dream campaign” where people can write in to the company explaining what their dream is, and if selected, the company sets out to make it come true.
Of all the people selected to have their “dream come true”, the most expensive and elaborate one was a normal guy who worked for a normal company who always dreamed of being in a Jackie Chan movie. When asked what kind of movie he wanted to do, his description was extremely thorough.
He knew everything that he wanted to happen in the movie, all of the actors he wanted to use, and had every detail so perfectly worked out, that Kirin decided to go for it, and make a commercial out of it, despite how expensive it would be.
(As you watch the actual commercial, you can see numbers rambled off, and each of numbers represents something that he requested to be in the commercial. (Ex. # 13 Fighting with a stool or chair, # 31 - have some massive Chinese pot broken)
Thanks to a Japanese Beer Company, My Buddy Got to Fight with Jackie Chan @ The Way
God bless. I loved them intentionally leaving in the strings, lost it at that.
Oh my fucking god.
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Hamlin’s Wizard Oil was an American patent medicine sold as a cure-all under the slogan “There is no Sore it will Not Heal, No Pain it will not Subdue.” First produced in 1861 in Chicago, by John Austen Hamlin, a former magician, and his brother Lysander B. Hamlin, it was primarily sold and used as a liniment for rheumatic pain and sore muscles, but was advertised as a treatment for pneumonia, cancer, diptheria, earache, toothache, headache and hydrophobia. It was made of 50%-70% alcohol containing camphor, ammonia, chloroform, sassafras, cloves, and turpentine, and could be taken internally as well as topically.
Traveling performance troupes advertised the product in medicine shows across the Midwest, with runs as long as six weeks in a town. They used horse-drawn wagons and dressed in silk top hats, frock coats, pinstriped trousers, and patent leather shoes—with spats.
"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is and that you can’t survive forever.
It’s been over a year since I did anything in Photoshop, and probably five since I bothered to do anything that was not “add text to this thing for [x] employer.”
So I am sorry. Night Vale got the “I need to relearn how to use basic functions” lesson.
Here is thing I crapped out in half an hour while I took a break from work.
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