Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jet Bue Commercials

I don't think these are the best commercials in the world, but i think they're very appropriate for Jet Blue's brand...feel good commercials kinda.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Making of the Blueprint 3 Album Cover

Major props to Dan Tobin Smith for this installation.

ESPN Monday Night Football: Interactive storescape

Another hit from W+K...the NY office this time though.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

del Potro Appearance

During my lunch break today I went over to Nike Town to possibly buy a t-shirt and ran into a big crowd of tennis fans. I quickly found that Juan Martin del Potro (the U.S. Open Champion, and he's "that guy" who beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer) and John McEnroe (former short-tempered tennis player) were going to make an appearance within the next 20 minutes of my arrival. Seeing that famous folk are usually late, I decided to just leave, and grab something to eat. Woulda been cool, but it's all good.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nike Pro Combat: Alter Ego

Cool commercial put together by Wieden + Kennedy, Portland and director David Fincher; featuring my boy Adrian "All Day" Peterson.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halo 3 ODST: The Life

This is a great follow up to the Halo Believe campaign by T.A.G., San Francisco.

The One Club's Wrath

So, DDB, Brazil produced an ad for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) a little while ago, but WWF rejected it. They saw the ad below as being insensitive, and didn't want to be a part of it. DDB, Brazil apparently still entered this ad into the One Show competition and they were later called out on it.

(copy: The Tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11.)

The funny thing is that this probably isn't the first occasion where a fake ad has been entered into award shows. There are so many creatives who are award hungry and would do anything they can to win them. Awards are important in prolonging your career, but you have to have some dignity and integrity about it.

Because I'm a member of the One Club, I received an email today about their new "crack-down" award policy. Here's a piece of it (read the whole thing here):

By now you have likely heard of the controversy surrounding DDB Brazil’s “Tsunami Ad.” At this point DDB Brazil has withdrawn the ad and it has been stripped of its merit award. As more facts come to light in regards to the legitimacy of this ad the One Club has decided to implement what we believe to be the most stringent and thorough “fake ads” policy in our industry. The One Club defines “fake ads” as: ads created for nonexistent clients, ads made or run without a client’s approval, and ads created expressly for award shows that are run once to meet the requirements of a tear sheet. For 2010 and onwards, the One Show will be adopting the following new rules and penalties.

An agency or regional office of an agency network that enters an ad made for nonexistent clients, or an ad made or run without a client’s approval, will be banned from entering the One Show for 5 years.

2. The entire team credited on the “fake” entry will be banned from entering the One Show for 5 years.

3. An agency or regional office of an agency network that enters an ad that has run once, on late night TV, or has only run because the agency produced a single ad and paid to run it themselves*, will be banned from entering The One Show for 3 years.

The U

Miami Hurricanes win over Florida State Seminoles tonight was definitely one of the best games of the college football opening weekend. Led by Sophmore Jacory Harris (one of the first black quarterbacks at UMiami in I don't know how long), Miami put on a show. Quick, fast, composed, and young as hell...Miami almost has the perfect formula to do something big this year in college football. They have a very tough schedule for the first 4 weeks of the season, but if they remain composed and do what they did tonight, they can do some big things this season, and bring University of Miami back to "The U" of years past. Congrats to Jacory, and coach Randy Shannon...Let's keep it rollin.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Denzel Washington -The Book of Eli trailer

I've been meaning to post this for a while now. African-American revolutionary, police officer, detective, coach, boxer, gangster, or thug are neither of the roles in which Denzel will be playing in this movie. It's refreshing to see him branching out a little. Check it out...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Couple of cab photos

The last couple of days I've been in SoHo at and editing studio to finish up a project, and here are a couple pics from the cab rides there.

(new Grant Theft Auto "poster" painted on the side of a building)

(the old DKNY landmark in SoHo is now housed by Hollister...not sure what I think about that)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rhapsody Music - Jay-Z

Warning: you gotta be a Jay-Z fan or a music head to get this. Good job Droga5.