Saturday, October 28, 2006

Flickr Free

Flickr is probably the best thing to happen on the internet, next to Youtube.

Especially in this business.

It is no longer just a place to display photos. It is increasingly becoming a community for like minded people to share their interests.

And it puts google images to shame with their search options, the sheer numbers of quality photos and of course the non-stock images.

And then there's people like us who use it as an online portfolio showcase/critique.

I've been doing quite a bit of searches on Flickr and is surprised at the number of artistes doing the exact same thing (I'm not saying we're the first to do this).

From doodles, sketches, paintings to amazing adobe processed files.

There is such a massive collection of work, artistes/illustrators and communities that it feels a bit like walking into college on open day.

Maybe Flickr could do this. Charge, say, £1 for every picture downloaded and 80p will go to the author of those pictures. In that way everyone will want to constantly update and put up more pictures online so they can get paid for it.

Even better there should be a 'live brief' section where say if I want "A life-like but in colour pencils drawing of a smiling cat standing on top of a statue, waving at the camera, portrait, the cat preferbly with light brown stripes, the statue must be in marble...".

I will have to pay a premium price of say £25 for it. Anyone can respond to the brief and the author of the selected work will get paid a premium sum as well.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Supporting a Nocturnal Nation

Here's an Idea for Iceland; the frozen supermarket, not the freezing country.

(Although we did do a camapaign about the country some time ago and I've always thought it was quite sweet. Will post it up.)

A documentary styled program following a guy who takes on different night jobs.

From a minicab driver to a bouncer, an undertaker or even a tesco packer.

Showing the trials and tribulations, the funnies and the weirds of working when most of us are dead in sleep.

And when he returns home in the wee hours, he finds solace.

ITV's 'The Mint' is on, friends around, a cup of hot chocolate and some frozen food (from iceland) in the oven.

It will not be heavily branded. Just a product placement idea.

And I found out recently that product placements are banned in the UK.

Monday, October 16, 2006


I've got to take this opportunity to say sorry to the man J for not posting more often.

Well we've moved home again on what seems to be a never ending search for getting a job.

We left Karmarama two weeks ago after two months down there. It was a great experience to be at a company which is on the up. We had a chance to work on some great briefs including the new Conservative work which should be out mid november.
Great thought which i can't believe Big D signed off. Big thanks to Sarah and Gina for all their help and support xxxx

We've just finished our first week at Cunning. It seems to be a pretty exciting place they have a new creative director by the name of David Dao and some good solid clients. We will keep you posted with the progress.

Karmarama have a blog now thanks to digital Craig at Karma HQ which we've linked so be sure to check that out.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Look How Jamie Has Grown

Saw this, neatly arranged, at Borders a while ago.

Nice photolog we thought.

Anti-clockwise from bottom left.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Remember that flying feeling?

PAPER PLANE, originally uploaded by adsareboring.


Other 2 campaigns here.


Credit: Illustration by Han Lee

Friday, October 06, 2006

At the end of a storm...

...there's a rainbow in my home.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


The London Paper vs London Lite