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Dumb Ways To Die: A Delightfully Macabre PSA on Train Safety

Dumb Ways To Die: A Delightfully Macabre PSA on Train Safety

5 million (and counting) views on Youtube agree with me– this amazing video is my new obsession. Titled “Dumb Ways To Die,” it features joyful little animated characters in simple colors cheerfully demonstrating a dozen dumb ways to die. As you can imagine, the video is simultaneously adorable, catchy, and gruesome all at once, with...
Stylish Wine For Safeway: Bringing Gorgeous Packaging Design To Your Local Supermarket

Stylish Wine For Safeway: Bringing Gorgeous Packaging Design To Your Local Supermarket

Stylish wine package design is probably not something you associate with mass retailers, especially grocery stores, but design studio Stranger & Stranger collaborated with Safeway to bring these gorgeous, elaborate designs to American shelves. These bottle sleeves encase products from winemaker Truett Hurst with a variety of styles, ranging from richly embellished typography to bright...
How To Paint A 150-Foot Batman Movie Poster Mural

How To Paint A 150-Foot Batman Movie Poster Mural

This is really, really cool– art director Irene Gallo watched the same 150-foot NYC wall in front of her building change movie poster murals hundreds of times over the years, and finally got a chance get up close and personal with mural artist Dan Cohen, who is one of principle painters at Art FX Murals....
Designer Nori: Delicate Laser Cut Seaweed Patterns

Designer Nori: Delicate Laser Cut Seaweed Patterns

Japanese ad agency I&SBBDO was approached by a client who wanted to boost their flagging business after the 2011 tsunami in Japan– the product, however, was nori (sheets of Japanese seaweed used in sushi). In an effort to reinvent this simple square of seaweed without losing sight of the age-old traditions embedded in their culture,...
Reflections: Touching Photographs Of People As They See Themselves

Reflections: Touching Photographs Of People As They See Themselves

My coworkers and I were recently talking about the concept of one’s “internal age”– the age that you perceive yourself to be at, rather than the age you actually are. In this award-winning ad campaign for an Alzheimer’s drug for Novartis, photographer Tom Hussey captures the complex emotion of jarring self-perception in a series of...
Read, Cook, & Eat Your Words: Edible Cookbook Teaches You How to Make Lasagna

Read, Cook, & Eat Your Words: Edible Cookbook Teaches You How to Make Lasagna

Imagine not only learning how to make lasagna from your cookbook, but also being able to bake and eat the book, using the pages as the lasagna’s pasta! German design agency Korefe came up with this edible cookbook as a special project for a publishing house, and the best part of the ad concept is...
License Plate Invitation: An Amazing Tribute To A Guest Speaker

License Plate Invitation: An Amazing Tribute To A Guest Speaker

The Society of Design of Pennsylvania wanted famed typographer Jessica Hische as a speaker, but what’s the best way to the attention of someone so busy (and, to get them to say yes?) They created an entire website just for this purpose, and the crowning achievement of their project was a invitation made out of...
Websites Made Of Nothing But Chocolates

Websites Made Of Nothing But Chocolates

What better way to advertise chocolate than to make the product website entirely out of the delicious stuff? Two different companies had the similar idea to launch all-chocolate websites, both of which use custom molds for every button, sidebar, and background of their respective websites. The concepts are indeed very similar, but the products and...
Giant Saint Bernards: "We're in California in a big way!"

Giant Saint Bernards: “We’re in California in a big way!”

Too cute: art director Nate Wells needed an ad campaign to promote Applied Underwriters‘s worker compensation services, so he took the company’s St. Bernard mascot and photographed the dog quietly taking over California. The big dog in the photos looks absolutely friendly, gentle, and enormous, all of which serve to highlight the tagline of this...
Life Is Too Short for the Wrong Job: Funny Ad Campaign for the Unhappily Employed

Life Is Too Short for the Wrong Job: Funny Ad Campaign for the Unhappily Employed

German advertising agency Scholz & Friends came up with a hilarious ad campaign for Jobsintown, a German online recruitment company: the series of humorous photographs is meant to touch a raw nerve with dissatisfied employees, by imagining the worst possible jobs that power our 21st century machines. Each photo is an x-ray shot of common...
Incredible Real Life House from Pixar's UP

Incredible Real Life House from Pixar’s UP

I am in shock and awe. A new National Geographic show called “How Hard Can It Be?” launched a real-life version of the house from UP this past weekend, using 300 weather balloons to lift the house over 10,000 feet into the air. From My Modern Met: Yesterday morning, March 5 at dawn, National Geographic...
Disney Dream Series: New Photos by Annie Leibowitz

Disney Dream Series: New Photos by Annie Leibowitz

Famed photographer Annie Leibowitz has been creating magical photographs for the Walt Disney Company since 2007– the “Disney Dream Series” features different celebrities in the roles of our favorite childhood Disney characters. The Disney blog released three new photos in the series today, which will all run as ads in different print magazines around the...