[Oscars 2010 Mejor Cortometraje] – Logorama This is 16 minutes long animated film of logos and and advertising characters produced by a serious 3D house in France, and nominated for an Oscar, but yet in dire threat of lawsuits for use of corporate logos. At least this is according to the blogs, which, are… well… […]
Digital Foundations has received some eclectic and exciting praise. I have included some choice bits below, but my favorite are the numerous peers who have said more or less the same thing: “This is the book we have all been waiting for!” This book is critically important for the arts. Far too few artists are […]
I’m on an airplane to San Francisco as I write this, we are somewhere over southern Nevada. but I will post it when I land. I wait, despite the fact that everyone on this flight was given a trial voucher for an in-air wifi service that is partnering with the airline I am flying on. […]
This is a mixed up collection of funny advertising pictures from my 5 weeks in Portland. Some funny, some tragic, some WTR R U Serious?!!
The lamppost with all the flyers for music shows says “Dont Advertise” but… do they mean, don’t advertise anything other than indy rock. Or does no one care?
At first we […]
So the question is… is this a twix advertisement? or was it just that cool to paint a Twix logo on the back of your white portable radio in the heyday of 80’s graffiti-cool?
Picture via Mariasa Olson’s flickr set IMG_FAN
The folks at Tappening have released one of the funniest and smartest PSA-ish social education campaigns I’ve seen in a long time. Well, maybe since the New York Times Special Edition.
Reports are these cute single color posters with white lies about the bottled water industry will be hitting the streets of NYC soon, if […]
I received this today in my inbox. I don’t think there is any commentary needed:
Been wondering about this multi-generational workplace, how social media plays out with each generation and what it really means for how business will be conducted in the future? I have been invited to conduct a training class with […]
the end of advertising is actually the beginning of the rebirth of minimalist painting
From Facebook Gallery: “No Logo (The Future of Advertising is Here?)” Stadtmitte U-Bahn Station, Berlin; 9 June 2009
photo by Igor Stromajer
Here are stills of the stencil I put up on the ads that went up on wall outside Eyebeam. And two images from people who answered the call!
Um… so… the logic of this advertisement is as follows: “Smile, while we bury you alive. You will look nice by the sea, but you will die from our product”
We have to dump all of our water, in some cases women are being forced to remove their undergarments, and of course we all have to take off our shoes, now we are forced to look at ads in the process. Not that the security check point was a particularly sacred or peaceful place anyway, […]
White House goes CC. From the white house site (right next to George Washington’s face): Pursuant to federal law, government-produced materials appearing on this site are not copyright protected. The United States Government may receive and hold copyrights transferred to it by assignment, bequest, or otherwise. Except where otherwise noted, third-party content on this site […]
14th Street, New York City, January 8th.
I keep hearing of more and more billionaires killing themselves.
A while ago I wrote Nathan Yergler of the Creative Commons Foundation about the logistics of including (C) work in a CC book? Amazingly I couldn’t find any guidance about this on their site, or elsewhere. It seemed like something you could obviously do, but the publisher’s legal dept had questions. So Nathan answered them: […]
There is a fair amount of legalese, but it seems that the Brooklyn Museum is releasing images of all works in their collection with a CC-NC license. As they say, there are some hiccups: The Brooklyn Museum is currently researching works that are protected under copyright and contacting artists for permission to use their works. […]
Marisa pointed out this hilarious SPAM FAIL. After registering for free tickets to a concert, she was prompted to pay $25… for “xxxxx” spam. Really. Pay for spam. Though it is so badly mangled that it is unclear if they were selling advertising or selling spam. Overall, total spam FAIL […]
So this is what the Guerilla Girls have come to? Derivative advertisements for advertisements. Pay SVA 30K+ a year to learn how to be an illegal marketer. Great.
I know, total cliche’d title. Oh well.
I bought carbon offsets on a Continental flight. I particularly like the fact that you could choose your own science… and your own cost…
I really wonder about offsetting. For a while I thought of it as a useful costing mechanism. And planting trees is a […]
More press coverage over students and professors trying to find alternatives to exorbitantly priced textbooks. Ours will be a standard $50. Thankfully not in the $150-$200 range that many “proper” textbooks hit. From Ars Technica:
In 2006, Rice experimented with a wiki for his Introduction to Political Science class. In addition to online articles, the wiki […]
Tap’dNY bills itself as
a New York City bottled water company with a local twist and knack for honesty. We don’t travel the world from Fiji to France seeking water or offer the usual bottled water gimmicks. We work with NYC?s public water system to source the world’s best tasting tap water, purify it […]
Lessig writes on this major ruling.
In non-technical terms, the Court has held that free licenses such as the CC licenses set conditions (rather than covenants) on the use of copyrighted work. When you violate the condition, the license disappears, meaning you’re simply a copyright infringer. This is the theory of the GPL and all CC […]
NYTimes reports on textbook piracy. Textbooks are being scanned and torrented on The Pirate Bay, et all. Scanning the entirety of a text book seems like a lot of work, but I guess it pays off:
Time flies, however, if you’re having a good time plotting righteous revenge, and students seem angrier than ever before about […]
Harper Collins has analyzed the data, and concluded that their one month free access to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods had direct and measurable increase on sales. They were only able to measure it among independent booksellers, as there was an alternate Gaiman promotion going on at the big box bookstores:
The Browse Inside Full Access promotion […]