Archive for February 21, 2008

Stunning In-Flight Photography

Posted: February 21, 2008 in AVIATION

The Splendor of Flight

"Letchik Lekha" is a Russian commercial pilot who also
happens to be an avid photographer. On
his site
you can
find many rare shots of airplanes, the land below and the sky
above,
so here is just a small sample (click to enlarge photos):

(by
the way "Letchik" means "the pilot" in Russian,
so his real name is
kept secret for now… maybe
because of airline regulations) You can
also visit his
blog (in Russian).

Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
The Ural Mountains:
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Kazbek Peak, Caucasus Mountains
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Villa in Saudi Arabia:
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism

2. Photo series: "We also dream of flight"

Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism

3. The giant AN-124-100 "Antei"
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Moscow at night
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
View of the lightning storm from the cabin:
Air travel, airplanes, tourism
Winter Landing:
Air travel, airplanes, tourism

Creative Ads

Posted: February 21, 2008 in งานอดิเรก

Creative Masterpieces of Commercialism

It would be simply
impossible to list or even mention all of
the great ads that appeared
since our last issue.
We’re sure you’ve seen some of them already in
the running campaigns,
and perhaps even succumbed to their appeal and
reached for the wallet.
For this is what they are: creative
masterpieces designed to part you
and your money.


As always, this next installment in our highly popular series covers print,
urban, and viral advertisements, chosen for originality and lasting impression.
Click to enlarge images.


Awesome liquid shot, combining milk, chocolate into a cream liquor:



Urban Tackling:



The "Time Machine" –
Almost brings tears to my eyes: 1960 election with hope, optimism, victory in the air…



SNCF Trains: Try it once and forget the road –



Spectacular ad for the "fast-drying concrete":



Politically charged:
Map of United States of America (in its global context):



Adidas, "Out of the Earth" – aims for the viceral effect:



Some dark humour is in play here:
nuclear mushroom cloud as a clown head(s) –



Similarly-shaped, and also sinister is this head of cabbage:
"Because Vegetables Are Scary"



Oh, the joys of adopting a dog!
(besides being forever worshipped as a dog saint)
(click to enlarge)



Good sleep, good dreams –





"The Cola Wars" – see bigger image and info at Caycowa’s page



Beer…



Fruits got juiced for your Slurpee:



Comparative pricing: pint of beer vs. simple water:





Effective way to lose weight? –



This is your eyes on (drugs) Playstation 3:



Weird birth to a chicken:



When music is not to your taste:





Androids and their lives can be exploited for the good marketing effect:





Scary Energizer: still going –



Another scary ad: when the idea gets born the hard way:



Deeply wrong urban planning:





This is for the geek in all of us:
Full list of parts inside VW car –



Car "Park" (Skoda ecologically cleaner cars)



This
feat was actually on YouTube, the guy put together Rubik’s Cube with
his toes (turns out, he just filmed the process backwards) –




Leather bomber jacket:



WWF campaigns:



Homeless animals:



It’s time to neuter your dogs:




Viral Urban Ads – creativity on the streets











Very
good use of "bad road conditions".
The driver, though might slam on the
brakes and
create an accident, seeing potholes like this:






Memorable billboards:







"this park is protected by raccoons" –



Are we there yet?



This one has got quite popular, and for a reason.
After all, the product is "free":




Headphones, engineered to inspire:





Even dogs are not left out:



Cool ads from the underworld:



Something is seriously mixed-up with the message of this ad:



American Insurance campaign:



Mergers and Acquisitions:



And finally, do you remember who you were in the previous life?
Rebirth Awaits.


I was a rat



I was such a chicken



I was such a pig

Fashion Mask-erade Collection

Posted: February 21, 2008 in WEIRD

In the midst of flu season (and with hay fever just around the corner),
the face mask is undeniably a part of Japanese life
. Fortunately,
however, for fashionable young things, it needn’t be a setback

—claims the latest marketing campaign from mask company Unicharm in collaboration with popular fashion
and lifestyle website GirlsGate.com.

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Under the clever banner, “Maskore,”
the campaign includes a “Miss Mask,”
as well as tips on how to match your mask
to different outfits and hairstyles
,
such as teaming up a velvet party dress with a jewel-studded mask,
wearing a pretty pink mask for a shopping date,
or dabbing a little
soothing aroma oil
on your mask before heading out for a hectic day.

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Okay, its still a face mask, but definitely the most stylish
looking ones we’ve seen this season!

Push-Pack product design in Japan

Posted: February 21, 2008 in GENERAL NEWS

In the tobacco packaging world the concept has been out for a while,
but we’re beginning to see the so-called “push pack” or “side slide”
box
for products besides Alphabet or Seven Stars cigarettes.

push-pack-japan-1

For the consumer, the benefit is to not have to rip open a box top,
which usually looks terrible after a few uses. Push-packs are product
boxes
that can look good on a shelf, and are sealed with a sticker
rather than box seal to tear.

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This particular box is for Glyna
from Ajinomoto, a sleep supplement powder
that comes in long individual
packets. The push-pack holes also compliment
the chemical compound box
graphics.

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A simple push through the hole slides open the other end to retrieve
the product.
Basic, yes, but the easy and functional design is
important, especially for health-related goods.