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DO YA THING

February 29, 2012 at 18:30

Today's Music Vid Crush comes from that familiar animated bunch Gorillaz, who have partnered with James Murphy and Andre 3000 for their new single, Do Ya Thing. The promo is directed by the band's co-creator Jamie Hewlett, who incidentally also disgned a new Converse trainer, which will be released along with the track. 

PADDY POWER

February 29, 2012 at 15:00

Bookies Paddy Power are making us lol today with this banned tv ad (which, presumably, was created fully expecting said ban). The viral promotes their Cheltenham Festival and promises to "tranquilize chavs - veterinary style", which was apparently inspired by a comment on the company's Facebook wall. Have a look. 

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

February 28, 2012 at 16:00

It's been brought to our attention that a famous still from one of our ads is at the centre of an internet debate! The gorgeous picture you can see above is taken from our very own Sue Worthy's shoot for Johnson & Johnson's 24 Hour Moisture body lotion, and it seems the execution is so intact that people are questioning whether any of it is real (or more specifically, that the room is real, but that the girl & water were added in post).

Truth be told, you'd be forgiven to make such an assumption, as post-production might seem like the way to go for such an ambitious shot. And because a picture speaks louder than a thousand words, we'll simply leave you with this behind-the-scenes image that should clarify any lingering doubts...

Record: set straight. Now, let's enjoy the ad in full.

PEOPLE PIXELS

February 28, 2012 at 13:30

The Korean National Red Cross recently assembled 3,000 students to celebrate World Blood Donor Day, by creating the huge drop you can see above. This got us thinking about people as pixels, and how much we like the concept. Artist Craig Alan, for example, uses small figures in his paintings to create portraits of pop culture icons - such as Audrey Hepburn below.

Another favourite in the genre are photographers Arthur Mole and John Thomas who created this incredible series of WW1 posters, made entirely of US soldiers & military personel.

And heading back to Korea for one last example; the almost chilling assembly of over 100,000 participants creating murals for the North Korean Mass Games. Woah.

PARADISE PARKING

February 27, 2012 at 16:57

We are a little bit in love with photographer Peter Lippmann today, and especially with his haunting series of abandoned cars slowly reclaimed by nature, entitled Paradise Parking. Have a look above & below, and head to his website for more.

CIRCULI

February 27, 2012 at 13:30

Check out THIS generative ambiant sound instrument, based on circle formations. The circles grow at a constant rate, no two can overlap, and when a circle pops, it makes a sound. Go on, geek out.

OSCARS!

February 27, 2012 at 09:00

You already know who's won by now! If you don't, head here (although the picture above is a bit of a giveaway), or watch this clip of highlights below. Congrats to all!

9 EYES

February 24, 2012 at 12:12

Now that almost every corner of the globe has been scanned for Google Maps' Street View, a clever man by the name of Jon Rafman has created a website that collects the weird and wonderful sights captured by its 9-eyed mobile cameras... Here are just a few of our favourites, but head HERE for the full set (and keep checking back, as it is frequently updated).

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