Sunday, January 27, 2008

zeitgeist

New word: zeitgeist.
Meaning from the mind-set of a different time. Welcome back, to 1988. This song by The Prototypes was featured in an iPod Shuffle ad. Apple has the tendency to be linked to Zeitgeists as it's newest Apple iTouch ad featured CSS singing"Music is my Hot Hot Sex. " Entering the musical time machine, the CSS video is sure to send you back to 1986.



beyond vectors

In my Communications Strategy class we were assigned the study of a sub-culture of our choice. Upon exploring the world of Flash-fanatics, I have discovered that in thinking of Flash as a mere tool for programing, I have sold it short. Flash is not just a program, but an art form.

Here are the Flashforward winners of 2007:
http://www.flashforwardconference.com/winners

Radiohead fans, check this one out:
http://www.lowmorale.co.uk/creep/flash/creep_FLASH.asp

Poetry fans:
http://www.yhchang.com/DAKOTA.html

enjoy.

Friday, January 25, 2008

turkey sandwich



Many of my friends have resolved to quit smoking in 2008 and I'm glad to see it. Although some of them would disagree with this spot, saying that they can quit cold turkey, it is undeniably funny.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

trendcharting


Google and trend watchers have shaken hands and created a trend watching Google tool. Ever wondered which country talks most about pudding? It's New Zealand! Who knew?!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

masters of productivity


Southwest Airlines doesn't have a spokesman, nor do they have a mascot. What they have is a customer. Customer Nick Pudder has allegedly surpassed productivity records by flying Southwest. Thank you, Nick. Next time I feel the urge to flee from my desk and take refuge in front of my tv, I'll go to Southwest and hop a flight to Albuquerque.

http://www.bemoreproductive.com/
This site has tips for wasting time such as playing with your Crackberry.

In other airline advertising news...
Check out the stuff Wongdoody did for Horizon Air.
"The Slog" as it is called is a dusty stretch of road between Portland and Seattle and is claimed to be the longest journey known to western pioneers. Very funny stuff. I tip my cowgirl hat to y'all.
http://www.i-5slog.com/

Thursday, January 17, 2008

the downfall of NYC


T-shirt designer and entrepreneur Daniel Casarella claims that the downfall of lower Manhattan into the slums of five points was the result of the city uprooting Collect Pond in the early 1800s. Whether or not this is true, it is undeniable that 28 year old Casarella has managed to use history to make history in the world of T-shirts. Each piece Casarella and his brother create uncovers a part of what makes NYC's history so rich.
Check 'em out:
http://www.barkingirons.com/6ward/

Sunday, January 13, 2008

formerly known as...

a company that i will work for in the future will go through a name change. a partner will be bolstered into the rankings with the addition of his or her initial added to the stationary. and when the company must reprint the stationary and the pens because of this thousand dollar initiative, i will steal all the old stuff and keep it for my personal use. because even if i am making money at that point, i'll still be a cheap bastard.

so here's to following trends, accepting change and evolving as we must. here's to the brandcenter.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

just visiting

retracing your steps back to your old haunting grounds can leave you searching for something completely intangible. i am doing a bit of haunting in columbia, sc where i did my undergrad. as inevitable as death and taxes are, change plays it's part. buildings have been built, trees have been planted. i guess what really feels odd is my lack of purpose here. i don't have a schedule to work around; no classes or meetings or work. i feel as empty as my schedule.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

teen driving revisited

i still drive more cautiously since working on Project Yellow Light in Katherine Wintsch's class. i was just watching the Jose Gonzalez video for 'Crosses,' and feel that it could be used in a safe-driving campaign. the video brings to life the beauty of the words in the song.