Friday, September 30, 2011

No crumb left behind

The Oreo Crumb Case solves the age-old question, exactly what are we going to do with those chocolately crumbs that get left behind in a package of Oreos.  See Exhibit A:
Hello.  I am Exhibit A.
Sure we could dump the plastic tray whole above our heads, catching the remaining cookie remnants with our mouths.  But don't be ridiculous - that is simply uncivilized.  Meet the Oreo Crumb Case: 

Hello, I'm the Oreo Crumb Case.
Simply take those crummy crumbs and seal them in the Crumb Case, which is a tea-bag-like contraption that enables you to dip these crumbs into a refreshing glass of milk.

Put crumbs into Exhibit B.
Hello.  I just rocked your world with Oreo-flavored milk.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tokyo in slow motion... and then one in fast motion

Here is a fantastic slow-mo film of Tokyo:

A nice touch: Music is Flying Lotus feat. Sir Thom Yorke.

Here is a super-amped up, fast-paced 15-second commercial from Japan for Dole bananas:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boardwalk Empire subway

To promote the second season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, this 1920's-style vintage NYC subway train has been running in the New York Subway on the weekends:

Even the ads on the subway are reminiscent of ones from the 20s.  It would have been great if they had subway employees dress like old-timey train conductors instead of having those hideous reflector vests.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Celebrity Pictograms

Here is a set of pictograms depicting the "History of..." celebrities from the Italian creative studio H-57:

The History of Michael Jackson
The History of Bruce Lee

The History of Marie Antoinette

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's a car!

Here is a hipster-home-run-of-a-campaign for the Toyota Yaris featuring comedian Michael Showalter:

Most car commercials are pretty boring in that they pretty much say the same thing on how THIS vehicle is THE breakthrough "innovation."  The Yaris campaign is pretty straightforward with the tagline: "It's a Car!"  The dialog contains the witty sensibility of hipster McSweeney-esque humor, while not being too off-putting for the general masses.

Some of the spots in the campaign are not as fun as the one above as they demonstrate some of the Yaris' feature like "Soft Touch Dash!", "Airbags!" and "Contemporary Styling!":

Some the spots are a little too-aware of hipsterish things [Is that a fixed-gear?], and of course, hipsters hate that kind of stuff:

Overall, the ads are funny showcasing a car comes in a multitude of "Colors!" [but not yellow.  NO.] with the added feature of "Windows!" that go up and down, standard on every car!

All in all, I give this campaign a chk chk chk for its gratuitous use of exclamation points!  !!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Your cover's blown... Abandon mission.

Here is the outdoor campaign for the International Spy Museum:

These metro ads show that "Nothing is What it Seems" with international spy work...  Some of the billboards include a SMS component where passersbys have been told "Your Cover's Blown" or "You've Been Spotted" and to text message either to Abandon or Carry On with the mission.

An interactive poster responds to movement, and as people walk by it, the images change "their disguises."

An associated print portion of the campaign includes secret messages:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ikea Mänland

Here is a stunt for Ikea stores in Australia:

Mänland is modeled after Smäland, the Ikea child care center that gives parents an hour or so to shop blissfully without a child in tow.  Wives are even given buzzers.  Just like how parents are given buzzers to notify them when they need to scoop up their little one from the Smäland ball pit. 

Mänland is filled with the "stuff guys like," including foosball, Xbox, pinball machines and free hot dogs. 

Speaking of Ikea, here are some print ads from Turkey for the furniture retailer:

These print ads remind you, maybe it is time to get a "Bookcase," "CD Rack" and "DVD Rack" after all.

Friday, September 23, 2011


What happens when you play Monopoly in the real world?  You get Foursquareopoly:

Originally student work, Foursquareopoly mashes up the classic board game with the location-based mobile service.   After this "app" is downloaded, the user connects through Foursquare and is given $100K in "Monopoly money."  When they check in to an establishment that hasn't been "purchased" yet, a player can "buy" the property.  Provided they have enough Foursquareopoly currency.  From then on, when other Foursquareopoly players check into that building, they pay the owner "rent."  The "owner" of the building must pay the bills -- otherwise they lose their property.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rube-Goldberg potato-chip-making vending machine

Here's a vending machine from Buenos Aires for Lay's potato chips that actually takes a real potato and makes it into chips right before your very eyes!

Instead of putting coins in this vending machine a potato is inserted. The Lay's Machine opens its hatch and reveals a Rube Goldberg-like contraption that washes, peels, cuts and cooks the potato.  A balloon pops to give just a pinch of salt before being sealed in a Lay's potato chip bag.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Large marionette for Target fashion line

For the release of the Missoni Target collection, they created this 25-foot-tall, wide-eyed, smart-phone-reading, tweeting marionette:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Outdoor ad gives free samples

This outdoor poster in Sydney and Melbourne for Frûche, a fromage frais dairy treat, gave out free samples to people who texted to the number listed on the ad:

Monday, September 19, 2011

World's largest lightsabre

For the release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-Ray, the BT Tower in London was converted into a gigantic lightsabre for this Star Wars celebration:

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mis-fortune cookies

Here are some "Misfortune Cookies" for Hell Pizza from New Zealand:

These are not your typical fortune cookies considering they came from HELL Pizza.  They have rather devious messages:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Constructable billboards

Here are some billboards from Canada for Canac Hardware Store:

Portions of these ambient-y billboards appear as if they had been popped to construct a "Fence," "Shutters," and "Reindeer" for Santa.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm just a people person

Here's a commercial for the new "family" of Toyota Prius models:

Eighteen dancers were used to create a gigantic human that goes about its' normal morning routine.  As it walks out and spies different types of Priuses, [Prii?] including "the regular one," "the bigger one," "the smaller one," and "the one that plugs in," this human sculpture comes apart so they can find the Prius that's right for them. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lego word search

Here are some print ads for Lego from Costa Rica:

Instead of letters in a typical word search, this puzzle shows the LEGO pieces needed to make a Crocodile, Spaceship and Tractor.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another tiny billboard

Here are some more tiny billboards for online glasses and contact lenses retailer E-optika in Slovakia:

Ads were placed on the floor of public areas where people may potentially lose their contact lenses.