Ray-Ban’s Video Ad Uses ‘Ordinary’ Desk Items To Create Optical Illusions

Ray-Ban’s Video Ad Uses ‘Ordinary’ Desk Items To Create Optical Illusions

The team behind Never Hide Films has created this memorable ad for sunglasses brand Ray-Ban with anamorphic desk objects. Borrowing heavily from fellow YouTube user Brusspup, this “Super Clever Sunglass Illusion” features seemingly ordinary items on a desk, which turn out to be hyperrealistic anamorphic cut-outs when viewed from another angle. The only item on […]

Melbourne remote control tourist campaign brings the city to armchair travellers

Melbourne remote control tourist campaign brings the city to armchair travellers

Tourism Victoria has launched an initiative, the ‘Melbourne Remote Control Tourist’, an innovative concept allowing would-be visitors to explore and experience Melbourne virtually by directing real people on adventures in and around the city, all captured and streamed online in real time. For five days from October 9 to 13, 2013 the two Remote Control […]

Samsung reveals post-apocalyptic Galaxy Gear ad featuring Lionel Messi

Samsung reveals post-apocalyptic Galaxy Gear ad featuring Lionel Messi

Samsung has unveiled its latest Leo Burnett-created ad for Galaxy Gear, featuring footballer Lionel Messi and music from Lorde. The Developer ad features a version of 16-year-old Lorde’s single Royals being sung by a series of children in a post-apocalyptic style city landscape. Filmed on the streets of Barcelona, the two-minute spot ends with the […]

Wieden+Kennedy Documentary Explores The Online Creative Culture Of Japan

Wieden+Kennedy Documentary Explores The Online Creative Culture Of Japan

‘Back streets of the Internet’ is a short documentary by advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo Lab that explores the online creative culture of Japan. Directed by W+K Tokyo Lab art director Shingo Ohno, the documentary seeks to provide “a glimpse of the type of creative culture that exists online behind the language barrier on the backstreets […]

California Cracks Down On Illegal Outdoor Ads

California Cracks Down On Illegal Outdoor Ads

California might well be the world capital of outdoor advertising, but the medium is coming under increasing regulatory pressure, as state and local governments respond to complaints about the proliferation of illegal or simply unwanted outdoor ad displays. Most recently, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law designed to crack down on illegal mobile advertising, in […]

Volvo releases latest live test, ‘The Chase’

Volvo releases latest live test, ‘The Chase’

Volvo‘s latest ‘live test’ video premiered on YouTube, with a Volvo FL Distribution truck thrown into the deep end of a Spanish bull run. Created with Swedish agency, Forsman Bodenfors, ‘The Chase’ was also worked on in post-production by The Mill. Set in Ciudad Rodrigo, where Spain’s infamous ‘encierro’ is said to have started over […]

Beats’ Robin Thicke ad escapes outright ban despite sexist complaints

Beats’ Robin Thicke ad escapes outright ban despite sexist complaints

The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Beats Pill speakers featuring the singer Robin Thicke from being broadcast before 7.30pm following almost 100 complaints from viewers who believed the spot was “offensive” and “sexist”. The spot features Thicke performing his single ’Blurred Lines’ alongside three female models in hot pants and see-through nurse […]