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The End.

Listening to Louis Armstrong serenade me with ‘What a wonderful world’ and it’s time I ended this blog…cheers friends, I will be back in some other avatar and sure would be reading your rants, ideas and thoughts.Till then I’d be figuring out this strange thing called life and pursuing something.

Goodbye and thanks for reading.

Holden

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They have been around a while…I just came across them and they are really very good. A few samples…

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Ten countries spend a load of money on recreation. I wish they had defined what exactly they mean by recreation – travel, entertainment or making your neighbor miserable with endless lawsuits?

Five countries seems to value clothes more than anything else. Jerks.

Two countries are stuffing their houses with useless junk. Jerks again.

Brazil, as I expected, is full of smokers and alcoholics. Something had to happen in order to do that many spam ads, right?

whos-buying-what

Click to make it even bigger, that is, if you like big things.

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Hello I am a Viral. And I’m an Ad.

Ad: I have big budgets, grand brand strategies, set time duration…

Viral: I have no purpose and nothing to sell, so no one bothers.

Ad: Everyone is concerned about me. Creative director, Account director, Creatives who created me, creatives who took credit for creating me, and not to mention those focus groupies.

Viral: I was created because lil’ Mac has only two things in hand – time and his virginity.

Enjoy.

Via

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This is the kind of thing an agency starts with good intentions and ends up doing something remarkably boneheaded. Of all the things an ad agency can do to improve it’s creative offerings, client relations, operational efficiency and over all culture – setting a dress code seems like the wrong choice. Ad agencies, amongst all people, should know about finding superficial solutions to deeper problems.

Understandably, this has created quite an outrage. Here’s George Parker. And here’s The Kaiser making an interesting contrast and comparison with the movie “Die Welle”

UPDATE: Stumbled across this speech…a must watch for the people who created the above poster.

UP-UPDATE: Turns out, this is a spoof by the agency itself. The thing is, what made bloggers go mad is that Leo Burnett, the ancient dinosaur that it is now, is perfectly capable of doing something like this. Okay, seriously, this is quite a good one folks.

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It’s not often, we I spend time wondering how some of the most famous logos symbols came about. Recently, I stumbled up on the thought process and design origins of the Peace symbol. Here goes…

“Gerald Holtom, a designer and former World War II conscientious objector from West London, persuaded DAC that their aims would have greater impact if they were conveyed in a visual image. The “Ban the Bomb” symbol was born.

He considered using a Christian cross motif but, instead, settled on using letters from the semaphore – or flag-signalling – alphabet, super-imposing N (uclear) on D (isarmament) and placing them within a circle symbolising Earth.

The sign was quickly adopted by CND.

Holtom later explained that the design was “to mean a human being in despair” with arms outstretched downwards.”

Via.

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