• Field Notes Releases Arts & Sciences Edition Just in Time for Summer

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    The DDC and Coudal Partners have dropped the latest version of their fantastic Field Notes brand notebooks. The Summer 2014 special edition features a larger (perhaps the largest) Field Notes notebook to help you capture all the additional stuff you need to throughout the warm season. As always the book has a beautiful feel to it and incredibly well-researched inside panels that you can view here. Grab one of these limited editions while you still can.

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  • Legendary Posters That Traveled the World - @Heineken

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    A set of unique posters that traveled the world, met extraordinary people and lived through amazing experiences. Each poster came back with its own story to tell, and was then exhibited and auctioned off. Love this idea of making the ads the hero of the campaign.

    View all the posters and how they were made here.



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  • Modern Love: A New York Times Animated Article

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    We can't quite remember seeing animation set to a newspaper article before. We're sure it's happened, but this is our first time coming across it. There is a real beauty to the work filmmaker, designer and animator, Freddy Arenas, has created. We hope this actually becomes a “thing” because it adds so much more context to the story and really engaged us much deeper than we would have just reading the article itself.

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  • Art is Trash

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    Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro was tired of “the negative mood that garbage put people in.” So he started adding humor to these unsightly items thrown on the streets by transforming them into quirky animated characters. He uses sticky tape to create limbs and paints exaggerated expressions onto old discarded furniture, cardboard boxes and garbage bags. Great stuff. See more shots here.

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  • 'The Writing's On The Wall' - @OKGo

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    OK Go is known for creating ridiculously creative music videos. Their newest one might just be the best one yet.

    The optical illusions are nothing short of insane.

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  • I Am Big Bird Trailer

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    There are few who do not know the wonder of Sesame Street and its lovable cast of characters. Many of us grew up on that street, and while we cannot claim a physical presence in that most magical of neighborhoods, we were there in spirit and mind everyday of our young lives.

    I Am Big Bird is a documentary that explores one of the most loved characters, Big Bird, and the wonderful puppeteer that has brought him to life over the last 45 years. Caroll Spinney is the only remaining original puppeteer from the Sesame Street team, yet at 80 years of age he continues to bring Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life for an entirely new generation of kids.

    This documentary is one that is absolutely not to be missed. This film has been three years in the making, but it will be one that is hailed as a defining document on one of the most important popular culture and education resources in history.

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  • Creating the Stark's Direwolf Emblem from Game of Thrones

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    We might as well posting the Game of Thrones extras now, since we have another long haul to go before we get to see what happened after last night's stunner.

    Check out this beautiful, meditative video on creating the Direwolf, emblem of the Starks.

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  • GODvertising

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    The World Cup has an advertising conundrum.

    1. Soccer doesn't have many commercial breaks.

    2. The whole world is watching, so brands will need to use messages that transcend culture and language.

    For many brands, music seems to be the creative lever of choice. (For example, Activia gave their Rihanna spot a Brazilian twist and Coke translated its latest music-driven spot into 32, yes 32, different languages.)

    But one company is currently winning: SportsBet.com. Love it or hate it, the Australian sports gambling site just got the World's attention with a 150-foot hot air balloon replica of Christ The Redeemer wearing a soccer jersey emblazoned with SportsBet's World Cup campaign hashtag.

    They've already earned millions of impressions, with every major news outlet covering the controversial outdoor tactic. The good news for SportsBet.com? They're probably seeing a massive surge in traffic. The bad news is, they pissed off every devout Christian on the planet. But something tells us the gambling website isn't too terribly concerned about that.

    Moral of the story: Outdoor advertising — if done well, placed well and timed right — can earn more impressions than a brand could ever buy.



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