Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before for the BBC – using augmented reality. In this section of ‘The Joy of Stats‘ heContinue reading “200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes”
It says so in an advert. We’ve all been there. via
This month we’ve been thinking about how 2011 is shaping up for that 42” screen sitting quietly in the corner of your living room. Because when the likes of YouTube, Vimeo, Apple, and Google start focusing on delivering services for the tv… know something’s going on. It’s not just the digital big boys either. AContinue reading “Internet + TV = The Battle for the Living Room”
Segment from Charlie Brooker’s brilliant “Screenwipe” by the also brilliant Adam Curtis.
This Star Wars ad for ‘Currys & PC World Megastores’ broke last night during the X-Factor. Created by M&C Saatchi for the Dixons group. It’s gorgeously shot and clearly it’s been created with fanboy love and attention to detail. They even got David Bailey to shoot the posters too. But I hate it. These wereContinue reading “Star Wars ad for Currys & PC World Megastores – The Dark Side of Advertising”
Here we go. Google launches its first UK 60-second ad to promote search and mobile. The follow-up to last year’s “Parisian Love” (see below) uses the strapline “Search On” and is the first in a series that will be hosted on a special YouTube page. via
A couple of new pieces of work from 2 agencies that I really admire. Can’t decide about these. What do you think? Sony 3D by Anomaly Credits: Agency: Anomaly, London Creative Director: Mike Byrne Director: Frank Budgen Production: Gorgeous Enterprises Producer: Rupert Smythe Honda CR-Z by Wieden + Kennedy Credits: Agency: Wieden + Kennedy London Creatives: SamContinue reading “New distorted ads from Sony + Honda”
Every time I see this: Next.co.uk Summer – 2010 I think of this: Vodafone How Are You? – 2004
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/hgsixMZ1hqw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1 via youtube.com A hat-tip to the “good old days” of late night tv. Back when the BBC used to close down for the evening – and handed over to Ceefax. Spot on.