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wet-dreamsHave a look at these photographs manipulated by photographers and graphic designers. Creative Nerds has featured 22 pretty incredible images.

These are not your average photoshop users…eggs

phonefingers01phonefingers06All I can say is….WHY?


via: The World’s Best Ever

“Start a lie about the bottled water industry. If they can lie, so can you. Find out the truth at”

















Here is your chance to tell a big fat lie., without getting into trouble. You’re encouraged to in fact.  
New York Times wrote today…

“Taking a cue from anti tobacco campaigns, Tappening, a group opposed to bottled water on environmental grounds, has introduced a campaign called “Lying in Advertising,” that positions bottled water companies as spreading corporate untruths.”

“The campaign was started almost two years ago by two marketing executives, in part to demonstrate their marketing skills but also to promote their own reusable water bottles.Mr. Yaverbaum and his Tappening co-founder, Mark DiMassimo, the chief executive of the advertising agency DIGO Brands, each contributed $100,000 toward Tappening’s founding, including a Web site, advertising campaigns and producing reusable bottles. After they introduced Tappening in November 2007, Mr. Yaverbaum said, they sold out of bottles within five days. So far, he said, Tappening has sold about $5 million worth of the bottles, and profits go into producing more bottles and further advertising.”

Word of the campaign is quickly spreading, when I checked tonight it had almost 10,000,000 page views.  With social media, and downloadable viral ads, it is sure to get a lot more traffic and awareness, and more importantly, more people switching to the tap. 

via:  Mark DiMassimo [a facebook friend!] and NY Times

Brent Humphreys

Brent Humphreys

Brent Humphreys [Texas based photographer], has documented the Tour de France with some beautiful images. They give a look into not just the cyclists, but the 1000’s of colourful spectators who line the narrow streets.

Check out the Project Le Tour images here.

 via: it’s nice thattour2

banner_biggerWow. These are beautiful bikes. Custom built by a guy named Ezra, with a company called ‘Fast Boys Cycles
Some have bamboo handle bars, some are ‘assless’, they always sport a logo in the shape of a friendly heart and come loaded with personality. bobsled-on-fire

He states clearly and without apology…“Your right to micro-manage the project: $500 extra. All manner of stainless bits and pieces are available too, but I’ll warn you now: I don’t polish. That’s just hours of my life that I’ll never get back.”

Ezra has a great blog too.  He was diagnosed with cancer in August and has been chronicling his battle on a blog he calls ‘fuck cancer, i’m Ezra…teaching cancer to cry’
He doesn’t hold back, he’s honest and funny. Oh…and makes a mean bike.

I think you’ll want one too.

A really great Stop Motion video created by a Savannah College of Art and Design student for his senior project.

“Where my idea comes from is that every time when I am busy, I feel that I am not fighting with my works, I am fighting with those post-it notes and deadline. I manipulating the post-it notes to do pixel-like stop motion and there are some interactions between real actor and post-its.

Directed by Bang-yao Liu 
Music by Röyksopp (
Sound design by Ian Vargo, Shaun Burdick
Actor: Chun-yao Huang

Interested in how it was made? Have a look here…

‘The Wicked Sick’ project, by the creative team at George Patterson Y&R, prooves that a little creativity goes a long way. They bought a bike on eBay, re-listed it with a bit of originality and creativity and sold it for 5 times what they paid for it! 

I guess the big question is…did it get lots more interest because it went viral? Or…was it really just a regular ad with regular viewers? Either way…it seems to have worked.

via: this may be it

top10-august-09Resident Advisor has just released its Top 10 August Festivals around the Globe and I thought I would share the list. The one I want to go to?? Burning Man in Nevada. I have met a few people lucky enough to have experienced Burning Man first hand, and according to them it is like nothing else. This once obscure small gathering of artists and musicians has evolved into an annual week long festival of 50,000 participants living in thousands of camps, occupying 37,500,000 square feet of camping space. 

Sounds kinda crazy…would love to hear if anyone out there has gone or is planning on attending.

“Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.” 

derekmassage-1The best business card that I have seen in a while. Loosen the knot to reveal the best way to loosens your knots. Great concept by Leo Burnett, and…Derek Royer is a local Toronto Massage Therapist!

via: i believe in advertising

nikeInspiration is Global. It speaks many languages and calls many places home. See how five European cities ignite the imagination of their most revolutionary citizens.”

Nike Sportswear is seeing cities through the eyes of some very cool people. Charlie Dark, a London-based poet, writer, producer and DJ shows his London…wow! Watch the video here. The video features designer Benedict Radcliffe, artist INSA, among others.

Right now London, Milan and Berlin are up – Amsterdam and Paris are to follow.

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