Those stupid ass big red bow “December To Remember” Lexus commercials irritate the hell out of me. Such bullshit. I’m positive there’s never been a time in my life when someone thought, “I’ll surprise Agency Tart and buy her a car for Christmas.” This is illustrated by the fact that I have received a lump of coal in the mail every December for 16 years from one of my relatives. No note. Just coal in tissue paper. So anyway…I can’t relate to the Lexus gift giving, even though I read some study recently that said people actually do give cars at Christmas. Infiniti’s got a holiday ad out now (by TBWA/Chiat/Day LA) that’s actually cool. The graphics are amazing. It’s still bullshit.
Those who know me know that I both laugh constantly and hate everything at the same time. I don’t know how this dichotomy happened within me, but I don’t effing care…HAHAHAHAH. See? What I do like is this ad for NYC tourism that’s been making the rounds. Although the animation is absolutely fabulous, I think it’s the music that really puts it over the top (a remix by Mint Royale of Take The A Train – thanks, Swiss Miss).
You know I love Guinness. When we passed by the local on the way to a client lunch today, everyone in the car was tempted to stop for a pint. But then I saw this microsite by the ichameleon group and Michael Schlingmann for Guinness called “A Short Film Called Hands”. Snooze. I know this guy is a world-class animator to whom geeks everywhere bow down, but it’s ho-fucking-hum. I’d rather sit at lunch and listen to a client talk about his workout routine for an hour. Not that that happened anytime recently.
Okay, maybe not the cigarettes. This site for Quebec’s dairy board from BBDO Montreal is ultra-cute – I especially like the animation at the barber. The fact that it’s part of a much larger campaign including video games, newspapers and movie pre-rolls makes it that much better. Or it’s that the chocolate guy’s pupils look like mine on acid. I can’t decide.
I ordered a skateboard online this weekend to use around the office. Don’t ask me why – I know I’ll bust my ass as soon as I get on it! Our slate floor is nothing like a plywood half pipe. I wish I were more creative and could think of another mode of transportation around the shop (other than walking – I’m a lazy bitch).
Speaking of skateboarding, the site for the upcoming XGAMES is very well done – tons of energy and great flash work without long loading times. I love the weird avatar-looking thing they did with the athletes’ eyes. There’s lots of hidden stuff on the site – check it out when you have a chance.
(via Favourite Website Awards)
Renee has a lot in common with the main character on this fabulous site for the German 3-D shop, Fifty Eight. She’s fat, has a big mouth, wears lots of ugly yellow clothes and I suspect may be bald. Check this site out – and when the red “Fight The Site” button appears periodically, be sure to click on it.
Check out Park Studio‘s site (they did the Brahma site from the previous post). I’m so sick of interactive agencies trying to be slick and futuristic – Park’s site really shows off their work without taking themselves too seriously. Reminds me of the cover of Boris Karloff’s narrated Peter and the Wolf, which still seriously scares the bejesus out of me.