Creative influencers

Here’s a really well made short documentary on how trends and creativity become contagious, focussing on New York’s creative influencers (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment). Just read that back and I’ve managed to make it sound really wanky. It’s dead good honest.

The Little Apple – New York as Toytown in The Sandpit

We first showed a tilt shift movie with the video Little Big Berlin and this film, which makes shots of New York seem like a toy town is also a must-see. Surely it’s only a matter of time before this technique is brought to wider public attention in a music video, advertisement or film – it’s an innovative, charming and quirky way to show a city at work.

Experience a normal day in 2014


Nice conceptual work on the future of screen technology – particularly like the desk, stretchy phone screen and the phone picture sharing. All that info on the bathroom mirror would be annoying though. And if I was a user interface specialist, I’m not sure I’d name my company ‘TAT’.

Lifetime Collective’s unexpected new video

The du jour brand for hipsters. Lifetime, started as a DIY basement outfit and have steadily progressed to creating full collections. Watching this video shows they still haven’t lost their edge. It’s nice when brands mess with clichés.

TV Hat is here! And no, this isn’t a joke.

Pop in your iTouch or iPhone, slide down the magnification lens and pull down the side flaps to shield yourself from everyone pointing and laughing. This. Is. Ridiculous. But I wouldn’t mind a quick go if I’m honest. Check out the ‘must be a spoof, oh my god it isn’t!’ video below. And then buy yours here.

As if the beard wasn't off putting enough, this guy is going for the full lady-repellent look by adding a TV Hat!


Zimbardo – The Secret Powers of Time

There are three things worth noting about this short film.

1 There’s an innovative theory on how different people and cultures view the world.

2 It’s really well animated.

3 This Zimbardo man is the famous chap behind the Stanford Prison Experiment

Editors replaced by robots

Must find CONTENT!

An astounding story that’ll make any editorial person’s blood run cold. A remorseless algorithm scours Google for search data and spews out an endless stream of editorial ideas. The ideas are turned into content by a global army of low-cost freelancers, who will soon be pumping out the equivalent of four English-language Wikipedias per month, according to Demand Media, the company behind this dark vision of the future. Click here for more.

Fresh Dates – The Worst Self Publicists In History

Fashions may come and go (and all these fashions have happily fled) but the art of self promotion is still as strong as ever. If you are considering selling yourself on match.com do the opposite of these men.

Sample quote:
“I’m interested in pretty much every stage of data processing.”

Write the future

Nike aren’t too shabby at them there adverts. Stunning.

Couple announce pregnancy via the medium of mashup

I know, I should have posted this yesterday (May the fourth etc).

Why we still love Japanese TV ads

I don’t know about you, but I’m off to buy some Calbee crisps!

Parkour Flip Book – Extreme Animation

This works brilliantly, it’s fresh, captures the dynamism of the pastime and it’s just about torn paper…

Another iPad concept – this time for Marie Claire and by our friends at Ceros

Curious one this, in that Ceros is a Flash-based platform and the Flash is like Kryptonite or at least Lex Luthor to the iPad.

The internet – it’s doing rather well

Tips for better ideas

Watch this before every brainstorm.

The Noughties as told through US magazine covers

Another, just beautiful, Google promo reel

Remember that History Of Google video I posted a month or so ago? Well they’re at it again, or, rather BBH New York are at it again. This latest promo for Google’s Chrome browser is, er, well, enchanting actually. And it’s about a new web browser – subjects don’t get much drabber.

Learning French through great design

Caroline Fabès is a freelance graphic designer who has created a great little typographical animation for a key scene in Raging Bull

This is the actual scene. With pictures.

Letterpress stop motion

Here’s a beautiful video following the process of printing a book and binding it. Made up of over 300 photographs, it’s a fascinating insight in to the world of letterpress.

YouTube’s 100 greatest hits in 4 mins

New to the interweb (yes we’re talking to you Fogg)? Here’s what you’ve missed…

The history of Google in two lovely minutes

‘Editors’ hack into Google Street View.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc5lD03sSKM

Unbelievably impressive stop motion camera ad

The time it must have taken to create this Olympus promo makes my head hurt. I absolutely love it! I’m still sticking with my Sony snapper though.

Psycho-typo.

Kinetic typography is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s immense power can be used for the dark side. Watch this speeck from Psycho…. if you DARE!!! Mwa ha ha ha… etc.

syfy ident

We saw this, and thought of you…. ahhh… nice.

Fontplore

Search and explore fonts Minority Report style. Not convinced myself, but it looks pretty.

handon

interact

Skateboard Neon Tetris

36 Skate boarders make neon Tetris…