Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Mountain Don’t

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

As a friend pointed out upon seeing this ad, “do we really need Mad Max meets Deliverance”? Actually it would be fantastic to see Tina Turner swaggering in there and knocking something over, a table maybe, or the narrative, but she is exactly not what this nostalgic fantasy is about.

Mountain Dew’s new soft drink is Dewshine, (click the link – it’s amazing), which they’re calling a “backwoods original.”

I didn’t foresee Mountain Dew™ getting in on the heritage hipster/lumbersexual thing too, but everyone else is and it just won’t die, so maybe it was inevitable. 

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Nathan Barley

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

The 2005 UK miniseries “Nathan Barley” features an ensemble cast of top British comedians and actors and satirizes what seems to be a thinly disguised Vice magazine or equivalent (here it’s “SugarApe,” sometimes written SugaRape) and hipsters in general. The show is named for the bombastic Nathan Barley, creator of the website trashbat.co.ck.

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The joy of not being sold anything

Friday, October 28th, 2011

via Facebook. Original source unknown.

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Werner Herzog, 30 years ago

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Werner Herzog, 1980, speaking about TV and advertising and how films function while eating his shoe in public to help Errol Morris get his first major film released. See also The Occasional Diary Entries of German Director Werner Herzog. I wish I could speak as well in a second language as Herzog does, and I like his sense of the impoverishment of our shared language of images, an observation that seems completely undated in 2010.

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Origami shoe by Sipho Mabona

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

This origami was created for Japanese shoe company ASICS by Sipho Mabona of Mabona Origami. Original video is here. Celebrating corporate advertising isn’t really our thing, but this little movie is pretty engaging and it has, not surprisingly, won many of the world’s top animation and advertising awards.

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