February 2012

Eraser Tool?

David Beckham H&M print ad

This week I took a look at Mens Health March 2012 issue. In this issue with David Beckham on the front made me think of something. As I was looking through the magazine I came across the advertisement for H&M with David Beckham. There’s been so much buzz about this advertisement because I guess girls love him (that’s besides the point). If you check out this website, it says that the David Beckham advertisement was the most talked about on social media during the Super Bowl.

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770 Behind the Line: The (unofficial) J.Crew blog

One blog I love to get a well rounded insight and inspiration from is the 770 Behind the line: (un)official Jcrew blog. Fashion, design, and photography all in one place. Yes, you can probably find that anywhere these days, but I am loving the color palates in particular. They also often talk to in house designers and other various employees, which is great because I will take any advice I can get! I try to make a point to pay attention to what the people that have my (hopeful) future job say. I’m probably not the first to tell you this, but always keep an eye out for inspiration anywhere, and take in any advice you can get (even if its bad, you can still learn from it!)

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Museum Posters

Someone told me they liked my posts, (causing blushes and heart-eyes and head swelling galore), so now you’re stuck with my ramblings. I’ll try and keep it brief and image-heavy.

I recently came back from a vacation to Europe, my first time out of the country and crossing so many time zones. There are many wonderful things over there that you just can’t get in America, like churches over 900 years old and decent croissants, but while there I saw of a fantastic poster that gave me an idea for a post here. Museums often have some of the best merch in the business, (gotta keep their members happy and the public interested), but in a different way than your average music or event poster. Good ones are high-concept works of art, collector’s items. Here are some that I’ve found, including a bunch by Claude Kuhn, my new favorite designer. I can’t decide why I like him so much; all of his shapes and colors are so square but also have so much depth and space. His Museum Night poster rocked me like a hurricane.

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On the same issue of Us Weekly (February issue), I found another advertisement that I found interesting. It was a sweepstakes advertising for Stride and Trident gum. Well, come to think of it, it may not be that interesting however, it just caught my eye because I think they did a bad job with the image. Supposedly, Stride and Trident gum are having a sweepstakes of how you can win $50. You just buy a pack of gum and you have a chance to win $50.

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Elizabeth Weinberg, Photographer

Recently discover yet another photographer that makes me insanely jealous.

Elizabeth Weinberg is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY but travels to Los Angeles often.

Some of her clients include: NYLON, New York Magazine, Pac Sun, Rolling Stone, Starbucks, Target, and many many more. She creates images that really make you feel like you are right there with the subject. They feel like snapshots from any point in time of anyone’s life. I love when photographers are able to create a career out of shooting what they love. Most of her photos used in ad’s dont look like advertisements per say, take the copy out and it is just a piece of art you can hang on your wall.

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The Neiman Adventures: The Creative Jungle

Hello, here’s Xand Griffin, with Part Two of The Neiman Internship Adventure. I’m an art director, and a large part of our job is concepting ideas. As this is my first internship, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t even really know how advertisers go about creating ideas like “Got Milk” or “Just Do It”. Different agencies may have a different process, but ours is to write everything down and tack it to the wall. That way, no matter if an idea is stupid or brilliant or an idea starter, it’s there and you won’t ever have to backtrack.

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Tiny Anchors

Tiny Anchors is a creative inspiration blog started by Brooke Mousitis of Brooke Courtney Photography in my hometown of Lancaster, PA.

“My goal is not to have the best blog out there, for there are tons of similar blogs, or to have a million followers. I just want to be able to look back at the end of every year and see what what projects I was working on and what was inspiring me at the time.” -Brooke

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Google Promoting All Kinds of Love!

Valentine’s Day is all about love. It doesn’t matter if you spent it with a significant other, with family, with friends, or with your pet. LOVE is everywhere.

For those of you who’ve spent this past Valentine’s Day with your significant other, you might have missed Google’s 1 minute animation doodle about a boy trying to show his affection for a girl.

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