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Friday, 11 December 2009

Oxford Circus FlashWalk

Great piece of advertising by Brand Alley UK.


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James

New Ideas, Great Site

Just the best Ad agency website we have ever seen. Brilliant.


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James!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Beauty of a giant nature!

Check this beautiful video out:

Royal de Luxe - LE RENDEZ-VOUS DE BERLIN, DAS WIEDERSEHEN VON BERLIN from Nina. on Vimeo.

"Royal de Luxe" came to Berlin to celebrate the Day of German Unification from 2nd to 4th of october with us. Two giants, walking through Berlin - one coming from the east, one from the west of Berlin, to finally meet and unite at the Brandenburger Tor ..and to leave the city again, together.

Some great picture of this event found in this artcle.

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James

Friday, 30 October 2009

Ukraine's Got Talent! Sand Animation.

The most amazing animation I have seen in a long time, on Ukraine's Got Talent!
Sand painting the invasion and occupation of Ukraine 1941–1945



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James

Kirk Originals Website Intro

Best website into we've seen in a long time! Makes me want to buy some glasses from Jason! Website design is pretty cool too.

http://www.kirkoriginals.com/

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Canal+ "Closet"

A great commercial we saw on youtube!



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James

Monday, 28 September 2009

Something I just had to share!

I found a shorter version of this a while back now, and now I have just found the complete version on YouTube. It is one of my personal favorite music YouTube videos of all time. INCREDIBLE!


Here's the link if you are having trouble viewing it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zk0HFG5mDw

Keep Creative,

James

Friday, 25 September 2009

Art & Copy - Must see!

Great film documentry, title quite self explanatory!



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James

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Who uses Twitter?

As I company we currently don't use Twitter. We're based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I know Twitter is extremely popular with companies in the US, but can it help us in Europe? It is very important for companies to be part of the social network scene, but with the likes of Facebook and others, do we really need Twitter? What do you think? Would you like to find out about special offers, deals and current work from us on Twitter?

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James

Monday, 21 September 2009

What the fonts up with IKEA!?

Yes your eyes don't deceive you. It is Verdana! I know what you’re thinking... Isn't that a web font? Yes of course it is. IKEA have changed their font from a custom Futura to Verdana for 2010!
Verdana was invented by Microsoft, and was intended to be used on a screen. It has open, wide letterforms with lots of space between characters to aid legibility at small sizes on screen. The font is a simplified "dumb-down" typeface.
To say the least when this font isn't used for screen it is ugly! Very ugly. Especially when enlarged. It is clumsy and lacks sophistication!

So why have they used such a typeface?
"It's more efficient and cost-effective," says IKEA spokeswoman Monika Gocic. "Plus, it's a simple, modern-looking typeface." Freely distributed by Microsoft, the typeface allows IKEA to use the same font in all countries and with many alphabets.
Basically they have sacrificed style and gone cheap! The very thing that catapulted IKEA's success (elegance and style at an affordable cost, bringing beauty to the masses) they have thrown away and lost a major part of their brand and identity.

Well lets all hope the big-wigs up in IKEA Towers have a good long re-think about what font they decide to use!

Keep Creative,

James

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

IP Studio's now live!

Apologies for the lack of blog entries in the last couple of months!
We have some exciting news! IP Studios is now online. A fresh new website with some great extra features. Go to IP Studios and check out the Geeks Corner. It's a great new feature!

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James

Friday, 26 June 2009

The Organ Player

Coca-Cola | The Organ Player



Director: Dougal Wilson
Advertising Agency: Mother London

Love it!

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James

Friday, 22 May 2009

Vanishing Species

The Prince's Trust is currently doing a campaign to create awareness and help save the rainforest. This is a simply beautiful short film from start to finish. With much greater impact than the long list of celebrities standing up and saying "save the rainforest" for a second or two!



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James

Thursday, 7 May 2009

FluteBox and Beardyman!

Ok, I actually came across this on facebook, and then found the YouTube video. This is not just your "run-of-the-mill" beatbox. Creative. Clever. And funny. It's well worth viewing the whole 18 mins!



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James

Monday, 4 May 2009

Stop Frame Animation

Check out this creative stop frame animation entitled "オオカミとブタ。Stop motion with wolf and pig." I found on YouTube!



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James

Friday, 17 April 2009

Susan Boyle - The next big internet thing!

If you haven't already seen, Susan Boyle a singer on Britain’s Got Talent 2009 has swept the Internet world. I have been inundated with emails from across the world forwarding the YouTube clip of this extraordinary lady. I even court a snippet of Spanish television news featuring this lady! What’s all the fuss you may ask? Well the video clip is of a 47-year-old cat lady who's never been kissed singing Le Miserable's "I Dreamed a Dream." It is a must see, if not just to see the faces of all the audience - inspirational!

YouTube have currently disabled embeding the photo, so here's the link.

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James

Flickr pic of the day!

Don't forget to go to his Flickr page for more great images.

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James

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Flickr pic of the day!

By LJ

Another photo by this fantastic artist.

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James

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Great April Fools! - Are you psychic??

A great creative idea! Check out this video on how to do the trick.



And the video link...
Psychic Trick Here

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James

Monday, 23 March 2009

Optical Illusions



Currently showing on British TV is this fantastic public sector advertisment from MC Saatchi and co-directed by graphic designer Peter Saville. It takes a different angle on road saftey, which is very effective and captivating.

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James

Monday, 16 March 2009

V Rally Clásico Isla Mallorca

IP are very happy to announce that Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be coming to Mallorca to compete in the V Rally Clásico Isla Mallorca this month and will film the Rally as part of the new top Gear summer series. Ex -world Rally Champion Walter Rohl has also confirmed that he will be racing.

For historic stage rally and regularity cars up to 1981, Rally Mallorca has fast been developing as one of the most challenging and spectacular tarmac rallies in Europe. Previous winners of the competition section include Brit John Sheldon (Lotus 26R) and FIA Historic Rally Champion Michael Strosek (Porsche 911 RSR). The famous trio will compete in the Regularity section of the rally, with local co-drivers getting them round the 130kms of stages and 200 kms of road sections including the final day racing on the race track.

Check out a video of last years Rally.


Good luck to all, and don't forget to check back to our blog for our review on the ups and downs of the rally!

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James

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A couple of great little animations!


Oktapodi



Blur Studios, A Gentlemens Duel


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James

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Musically inspired!

Whilst I was doing my usually morning surf, I came across something that I found inspirational, and I wanted to share it with you all. Now no matter what your musical preference it will be hard not to be inspired by such natural talent! I found this touch my creative nerves and put a smile on my face. I hope it does the same for you!



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James

Monday, 9 March 2009

Oh, that's cool!

Whilst browsing the web and I came across one of those moments that made me say "Oh, that's cool!". What's cool I here you ask...

Four Eyes Bookmark and / or USB stick!Designed by Willie Tsang from Imm Living. Here is what they had to say about it.
Think of the term "nerd" and you will likely identify this type of individual with a list of visual cues. Ranked highest among these would be the classic thick black frame eyeglasses. Nerds can be found around the world, going against the grain of popular culture. These socially awkward misfits partake in cerebral activities such as academic reading and technical gadgetry.
Four Eyes has a dual function and can be used as a bookmark and a USB key with a connector attached at its base. Its geek chic silhouette pays tribute to nerd culture.


Then I found this!
The Puffy Bookmark.
The bookmark contains an air-filled chamber, half of which is flattened by the weight of a book.
squeezing the exposed side inflates the concealed side lift the page just enough for
your finger to slip in.
After use you can even make your own tube tree with the packaging! visit www.onesik.com.

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James

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Keeping it Illustrative!

Today we have another treat for you all, a collection of free desktop wallpapers we have found on the Internet. The theme for today is illustration. They are fun, creative, and best of all free! Brighten up your day with a great wallpaper for your desktop. There should be something for everyone!

Au Reve (1280px X 800px)

by J3Concepts
click image to download


Spiders Ice Cream Morphine (1280px X 800px)
by J3Concepts
click image to download


The Day We Met For Coffee (1280px X 800px)
by J3Concepts
click image to download


How To Raise A Thief (1280px X 960px)
by J3Concepts
click image to download


The Bandits Theme (1280px X 800px)
by J3Concepts
click image to download


The Colour Method (1280px X 800px)
by J3Concepts
click image to download


Hear Me ROOR (1280px X 800px)

by William Thresher
click image to download


The Legend Goes (1280px X 960px)
by William Thresher
click image to download


Jacks Magic Beans (1280px X 960px)
by Mutant Hands
click image to download


My Broken Heart (1280px X 960px)
by Four
click image to download

Well that about wraps it up for today, our top 10 illustrative free wallpapers available on the Internet, enjoy, and be inspired...

Keep Creative,
James

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Best Design of 2008 | Part 2

Drum roll please....

Best Ambient Media Advertising...
Click image for large view.
Title: IMPOSSIBLE HUDDLE
Advertiser/Client: ADIDAS
Media/Advertising Agency, City:
TBWAGERMANY (180TBWA), Berlin
Country: GERMANY

Strategy:
Don‘t merely show pictures of famous football players. Bring the footballers closer to the fans and the fans closer to them. Let each fan feel like a fly on the wall, as the tension reaches a crescendo, just seconds before the beginning of the match.
They created a 17 m high, 33 m wide, 3 dimensional 11 man huddle featuring the best players of the tournament in Switzerland‘s most frequented location: the Zurich main train station. A 14 tonne place of pilgrimage that was 10 times larger than the wax figures on display at Madame Tussaud‘s in London, Hollywood or Berlin. But every bit as detailed. During the European Championships, the Huddle evolved into a landmark where fans of all nations took millions of pictures and films and celebrated their passion for the game. The Swiss rail authority reported an estimated overall audience of over 13 million people over the course of the three weeks. The Impossible Huddle was launched live on N24, a European news network, and was on major stations throughout the continent within hours. Major news titles such as BBC, Financial Times, Die Welt, Gazetta dello Sport, Le Parisien and NRC Handelsblad featured it on their front pages or online editions. Online communities such as facebook and youtube featured groups and posts honouring the Huddle, as well as user-generated short films inspired by it. And one week before the final, the press declared adidas the winning sports brand of the UEFA EURO 2008. Recognized by 30 % of the audience, as compared with 12 % for competitors, they reported an increase of 50 % in the football apparel sales, earning them an estimated 15 % added market share!


Best Magazine Cover...
The June/July cover of Interview was inspired by the fact that the issue was dedicated to the magazine’s founder, Andy Warhol, who would have been 80 years old in August of that year. The magazine chose designer Marc Jacobs as the cover subject because of what he represents: someone creative who, with his work, his collaborations, and his perpetual inventiveness has come to blur the boundaries of art and business in his field, much like Warhol. Co-editorial Director Fabien Baron, photographer Mikael Jansson and stylist Katie Grand worked to design a cover that would not only feel contemporary, but also articulate ideas about Andy’s influence on the culture in a visceral way. The results were poignantly, brilliantly—and appropriately—pop.


Best Mobile Phone Design & Gadget...
The iPod Touch has already been featured in our blog. But the iPhone needs it credit!
Here is what Apple says about the product:
Phone, iPod, Internet, and more.
The iPhone 3G with fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do — again.

Best Television Advert...

A truly well produced, creative, eye catching advert for 2008
created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH)


Best T-Shirt Design...
A great use of colour, new and old, with a unique creative flair. Click image for further details.

Keep Creative,

James