Thursday, 31 December 2009

Illustrator watch 02 - Yuko Shimizu (清水裕子)


YUKO SHIMIZU is a freelance illustrator based in New York City and an illustration instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen her as one of "100 Japanese People The World Respects" in 2009.

Andrea Dezsö: Heart - Kokoro

Illustrator watch 01 - Renato Alarcao

For those who are really passionate about drawing and illustration, these are the sorts of sketchbooks or visual diaries we are talking about.
I'm sure you will find his work inspiring.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Friday, 25 December 2009

原來,廣告可以兩個一齊玩

時昌迷你倉 x jackeline Beauty


時昌迷你倉 x jackeline Beauty II

Merry X'mas

Merry X'mas  :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Presentation Notes - Dec 23 (2A & 2B)

1. Sustainability - Beverly, Wong Yui-pang, Lei Kong-ho, Laam, Cynthia
You have mainly focused on comparing advertising media and strategies but without deep analysis of the 'why's and 'how's. You can't just say that one medium is more effective than others without supporting your argument with some empirical data. Before you have any assumptions drawing from these analysis, the proposal of joining all environmental protection bodies as a union might sound unrealistic - although there is an insight for a co-creation taking the examples from the I.T. experience. Since there are 5 members in the group, the work shown could not justify by itself.

2. Food - Cora, So KA-yan, Lam Sin-yee, Cheng Wing-hei
What is fast food culture? Why it is popular in HK? How do you define fast food? What are the differences between eating fast (even though in a dining restaurant) and eating in a fast food restaurant? The contents are quite descriptive and yet without deeper analysis, the hypothesis of a "healthy fast food" might be just an ideation, you know? The question by Lei Kong-ho is valid.

3. Consuming Passion - Augusta, Heiwa, Tina, Celine
Some useful examples to illustrate your central thinking that emotion does sell. Good to link with Maslow's hierarchy of needs in emphasising the importance of fulfilling emotional desire as a prerequisite to move onto higher aspirations and needs. But more elaboration and application of Maslow's theory expected. Let's not confuse your audience at the end with an ambiguous conclusion. In fact, yo should have a clear answer and try to rationalize your standpoint with examples.

Presentation Notes - Dec 22 (2C)

Here some notes to the presenattion yesterday. FOr more discussion about the topics, please go to our flickr group.

1, Sustainability - Frankie, Tipyi, MoMoV.
good reference to demonstrate issue of climate change and hence reasons for deriving a sustainable life style. Might need to elaborate deeper on green washing and green marketing and need some data to support your argument. You have overrun your presentation which should be well planned and timed. Government policy seems to be a crucial factor in facilitating sustainable strategies and hence encourage new thinking and ways of life to respond to such pressing issue.

2. Food - Pinky, Leo, Lok
Good visual references and approach to the topic, you might need some data research to support your argument. Your suggestion for the market opportunity for a holiday farming is worth developing. Taking the example from Singapore where organic farming could be realized in the centre of the city, how do we incorporate similar ideas in HK?

3. Consuming Passion - Wing, Alan, Chan King-hei
Again, v.good examples shown to illustrate your poin of view. Emotion does sell! It's a matter of appropriateness for the advertising designer to think about . After all, all we need is a desire to love and be loved.

Monday, 21 December 2009

VIDEO: Religious billboard scandal

VIDEO: Religious billboard scandal

A risqué billboard that depicts Jesus's mother looking dejected after unsatisfying sex with Joseph has given Kiwi Catholics a nasty pre-Christmas surprise. The huge ad erected in downtown Auckland shows the unhappy couple in bed accompanied by the slogan: "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow". In the fresco-style work, Joseph looks down red-faced while an anguished Mary looks to the heavens. It was the brainchild of a progressive Christian church, St Matthew's, whose vicar Archdeacon Glynn Cardy says it was a cutting-edge strategy to engage non-believers.
News.com.au

Burger King's Shower Girl Still Serving Up Breakfast (via brandchannel)

Burger King's Shower Girl Still Serving Up Breakfast (via brandchannel)

媽媽咪呀!香港落雪啦!!!

Slaves of the feed

Thomas Petersen, co-founder and partner of Danish digital creative agency Hello, reflects on the experience and design implications of the exponential growth of information.
“Constantly checking our feeds for new information, we seem to be hoping to discover something of interest, something that we can share with our networks, something that we can use, something that we can talk about, something that we can act on, something we didn’t know we didn’t know.
It almost seems like an obsession and many critics of digital technology would argue that by consuming information this way we are running the danger of destroying social interaction between humans. One might even say that we have become slaves of the feed.

Read full story

Saturday, 19 December 2009

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

個AD正到嘔奶

Big meal & Desert





有毒奶粉與道德沙漠

Man Vending Machine

LIFE IS SHARING



或許廣告帶出的內容有點隱晦,
請留意攝影鏡頭指向的觀眾用手機的目的。

Friday, 18 December 2009

Design For Life Show

自拍

自拍

除了高炒,低炒,一大堆悶到跌渣既手勢,豬嘴,

還有拿著手機在廁所對住塊鏡唔知做咩春外,

這位31歲的冰島女生告訴你,原來自戀,不,自拍也可以那麼與眾不同。

www.rebekkagudleifs.com/self-portraits.php

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Urban Abstract for TV Nelonen

Urban Abstract from Musuta on Vimeo.

街頭藝術 - 瓶罐音樂

Bubble Gum Wall

Thoughts on cyberspace

"People are spending more time in media and especially screen media than anything else they're doing in life," 

"If every computer were to crash tomorrow, it would be catastrophic," she says. "Millions or billions of people would die. That's the condition of being a symbiont."

"What we are witnessing now is a different kind of public space composed of people who are physically there [but talking to] people who are remote,"



Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Dec 9 - Presentation Notes

Just a recap.

1. David/Danny's group - Gender & Sexuality
Your argument is that sex does sell, and it doesn't really cause negative impact. It will be too assertive to say that. As a matter of fact, I doubt very much. The fact that people like to see sexual images doesn't necessarily mean they like the products, or they will remember them. You need some data to prove this assumption. In terms of social impact, the objectification and dehumanization of women through sexualized imageries should not be overlooked and taken for granted. Think about why the majority of our society is accepting the gender stereotypes of males and females? They have come a long way, you know? to persuade us to take on such ideology that woman is a second sex?

2. Real/Penny/Tung's group - Gender & Sexuality
Good to see that every member had participated.Are you saying that sexualization of the bodies does help in democratizing the gender myth and spreading the influences to closed-minded countries? If open-mindedness implies social acceptance of standardized bodily beauty mostly of a western eye, are we losing our own standard of beauty? Is casual in sex a sign of freedom? or does it lead to other social problems?

3. Chong k/Chi-man/Genie's group - Globalization
Good to see all members had participated.Is it true that anything could be globalized? What is globalization anyway? Is it westernization? Need to have deeper analysis on the core values and practicality before you make your assumption. What will be missing when you say serving Chinese tea in Starbucks? or what is the 'ingredient' of an international language when you say replacing English with Cantonese in event like the BODW forum?

Dec 15 - Presentation Notes

Just a brief note for info:
Go to Flickr for more.

1. Gender & Sexuality (ET, Alison, Jennifer)
Good analysis on the topic with well chosen advertising examples illustrating gender stereotype and your argument that sex sells despite the fact that sometimes it was used inappropriately (as in Nando's Big Burger ad). The levels of acceptance of sex appeal in different culture are useful for your conclusion. Good question at the end to trigger comments from the audience, as well as the discussion.

2. Globalization (JP, Diana, Edith)
Generally you grabbed the essence of the topic with illustrated commentary. While globalization can bring us convenience and standardization, it also brings us homogeneity and boredom. The questions at the end are worthy, and thought provoking. Might be we should consider what ET suggested about the co-existence of global and local - glocalization.

3. Public Space (Jason, MacMak, Rover)
Good analysis of the topic with reference to ambient ad, public art and political consideration. Your questions had grabbed the central argument about the acceptance and readiness of both our government and our society facing these challenges. You have aroused good discussion and feedback from the audience reinforcing that public space, if used wisely with freedom provided, can generate good public interest, inspire creativity and improve our way of life.

4. Cyber Space (FC, Dorothy, Ah So, Cindy)
Good understanding of the topic and very good examples drawn from successful advertising strategies using cyber space. You have rightly pointed out that in the generation V, everyone is an author, a publisher. Does it lead to a conclusion that "we are guests, as well as hosts"?

Dec 16 - Presentation Notes

Here are my comments:
Go to Flickr for more...

1. Public Space (Ming, Carman, Jo Jo, Chan Yan-yin, Zoie)
A bit confused in the organization and explanation of your finding. For example, when you say ownership, there is no clear elaboration or hypothesis on how this issue can affect the use of the public space. Drawing examples from ambient ads would lead to a conclusion that commercialization is everywhere, ambient ads are omnipresent and that one would expect a standpoint explicitly spelt out, rather than relying on questioning from the audience (C-Man?). Good attempt to quote Marcuse's hypnotic effect but you should build up your hypothesis on this line and argue about the invasion of ambient ads in public space. I think you have not distinguished public sphere clearly in the later part of your presentation.

2. Globalization (Dear, Toto, Mila)
Remember Murphy's Law - Anything that can happen, will happen!How can we accept a verbal description of a movie when instant playback is already a default? This is bad!You need a clear central message to pull together all three components that you have talked in economical, societal and cultural aspects that could help formulate your hypothesis of the impact of globalization. In view of the pros and cons of globalization, what are the ways forward in considering our cultural identity? Or under the big wheel of globalization, is there any way that we can breakaway from the homogeneity, the sameness of the boring universal style? These questions are unanswered.

3. Public Space (Angus,Cheung Wai-lun, Lee Tsz-king, Ah-yan)
V.good preparation and synergy shown. The team has worked together and supplemented each other with a clear message put to the audience for discussion. Examples are well chosen and help to illustrate your standpoints. But as I said in the critique, the definition of public art according to your hypothesis should actually include the commonly accepted forms of public art that you have originally wanted to exclude. Just have a deeper thought on the 'Kowloon King' and 'Start from Zero' and to link them with your assumption of a free accessibility in public space, you know. The graphic diagram is very helpful to explain the relationships of Public Space, Public Art and Public Sphere. Excellent!

4. Cyber Space (Polly, C Man, Toni, LamLam)
Precise and clear communication. Good to use key points in your presentation. V.good examples illustrating your hypothesis and help building your assumptions. Sensible comparison of the pros and cons of cybernetic activities and strategies. Would love to see how the accessibility and democratization of information could necessarily bring us a closer and harmonious world? What price do we pay in the process? How do we address the humanistic urge of substantial experience? Can everything go cyber?

Monday, 14 December 2009

Emigre

Emigre, a name every graphic designer should know.

Founded in 1984, coinciding with the birth of the Macintosh, Emigre was one of the first independent type foundries to establish itself centered on personal computer technology. During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, graphic design was experiencing one of its most exciting and transformative periods. The Apple Macintosh computer had been introduced, design schools were exploring French linguistic theory, the vernacular had become a serious source of study and inspiration, the design and manufacture of typefaces were suddenly opened up to everyone who could use a computer, and for the first time in the United States, New York City was no longer the place to look for the latest developments in graphic design. And in Berkeley, California, across the bay from Silicon Valley, Emigre magazine, like no other, recognized the significance of the events and became both a leading participant and a keen observer of this innovative international design scene, generating a body of work and ideas that still resonate today. - Gallery 16

Check out Emigre in the useful links.  For those who can read, I recommend you to pick up the selected essays there.   Emigre inspired me 20 years ago, I'm sure it will do you the same.

Monday, 7 December 2009

DFA Awards 2009

Check out the winners HERE.

CHOCOLATE RESEARCH FACILITY

Design For Asia (DFA) Award 2009 - 
Grand Award
Watch out for the melting chocolate!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Use a Personal USP to Help Shape Your Future


In the wonderful world of marketing, every product must have a USP — a unique selling proposition that explains what the product is, what it does, and who it does it for.

In the wonderful world of web work, creating a USP for yourself can be a great idea. I’m not talking about creating a USP for your product or service here. I’m talking about yourself: you, the person, the professional.


Rather than reducing yourself or your capabilities to a single sentence, creating a USP can boost your self-awareness and expand your possibilities. And creating your own USP doesn’t mean you’re commoditizing yourself — on the contrary, it can give you a sense of where your professional self stops and your personal or social self begins.


Why USPs Matter for the Web Worker


In a world of constant connectivity, where social and professional networking services routinely cross paths and purposes, company web sites boast personal blogs, and the photos or video you took of an event today may well feature as part of tomorrow’s news report, the definitions of concepts like “personal” and “public” are most certainly blurred. Today, you’re a web developer. Tomorrow, a movie reviewer. The day after, who knows?


Beyond these obvious questions, additional issues can abound for remote workers who rarely, if ever, visit company offices. Without easy, casual, face-to-face opportunities for communication on professional or personal levels, your colleagues can begin to see you as “the stats guy” or “the monthly report girl”, rather than a well-rounded, engaging individual with a complex, extensive skill set, career ambitions and a hunger for new professional challenges.


Creating a USP for yourself can remind you of how you see yourself — within a given setting, such as the workplace, if you wish — and what you believe you’re about. It can then help you clearly communicate who you are, what you do, and what you want, in a forum that’s at once noisy, complex, disparate, and all-pervading.


Benefits of a USP


I think it’s the process of creating a USP that’s most important, although the USP itself can help you keep your boat steady through the unpredictable waters ahead. Here are the kinds of benefits creating a USP can deliver:



  1. It lets you focus on the thing you’re best at.

  2. It helps you to define what you want.

  3. It lets you identify the people who will value what you offer.

  4. It can help you focus your efforts, choose appropriate projects, goals, and communications channels.

  5. It can help you secure more or better-paid roles.

  6. It can make your professional and/or personal life more rewarding.

How can a USP do all these things? You’ll see, once you understand how to create one for yourself.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Detour 2009 @ Part 2

Seeing is believing, creativity is just that playful!
See it on Facebook.

Detour 2009 @ Part 1

Seeing is believing, creativity is just that simple!
See it on Facebook.

The 11th Hour Trailer

I saw this film on HBO yesterday and was very impressed.
So I have posted a link on Flickr for everyone, especially 382/2 on sustainability.

The 11th Hour is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment -- how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.

DETOUR 2009



I went to the the anchor site of DeTour at the Former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road today (Oh, yesterday to be correct).  It was really good.  Lots of good stuff and creative ideas.  I reckon everyone should go and have a look.  I'll post some photos on Facebook later. Oh, BTW, thank you Keith for lending me your camera.


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

創意論壇 (Inno Talks) 12月3 - 5日 香港會議展覽中心3DE展覽廳

Inno Talk (FREE FORUM) for your attention. Just go there directly as the talks will be held in open area in the exhibition.

創新科技及設計博覽2009

創意論壇 (Inno Talks)
12月3 - 5日
香港會議展覽中心3DE展覽廳


12月3日(四)
10:45 – 11:15
Jewellery 設計結合文化 – 創造可佩帶的藝術品
- 潘婉華, 文化共和有限公司, 首席行政總裁及設計總監

11:30 –12:00
Communication 如何有效地浪費你投放了的設計資源?
- 方家齊, 安德腦創作室 創作總監

12:15 – 13:15
Award Winner 創意: 尋找或創造 - 得獎香港設計師(1)
- 香漢強, 易領設計傳訊有限公司
- 梁 超, 思歷設計有限公司

15:00 – 15:30
Accessories “回憶˙環保˙本地創作”
- 麥雅端, Chocolate Rain創作總監

15:45 – 16:15
Glass Painting “生活與藝術的緊密關係”
- 謝君盈, 本地首位酒瓶畫家陳綺妮(Eileen) 經理人

16:30 – 17:45
創意創業樂與怒 - 創意創業會 (www.iea.org.hk)
客席主持: 賴英華女士 本色佳人有限公司創辦人 (婚禮設計)
創意創業會創會會長及 2003年創意創業大賞得獎者

分享嘉賓: 陳雲傑先生 精美鑽石中心 創辦人
1998年創意創業大賞得獎者 及寶石鑑證導師

廖仕強先生 堅毅忍者 之設計師及總幹事
2009年十大傑出設計師得獎者 及2005年創意創業大賞得獎者

張佳添先生 宇宙大爆炸音樂有限公司創辦人 (音樂創作設計總監)
2008”我們的主題曲”榮獲創意創業大賞.
2004 – 2007 年, 張佳添任教生產力促進局主辦之音樂創作課程

12月4日(五)
11:00 – 11:45
Media 香港設計新力量(2)
- United Elite (www.NewWebPick.com)

12:15 – 13:15
Award winner 創意: 尋找或創造- 得獎香港設計師(2)
- Jeremy Vinson, Tandem Design
- 吳文正, 倫敦皇家藝術學院; 香港理工大學
- 方家齊, 安德腦創作室

14:00 – 15:15
Movies 青年首作坊計劃啟動儀式 – “四代電影人創作論壇”
- 七小福(代表成員), 林超賢導演, 黃真真導演

15:30 – 16:30
Product & Branding 中國製 好生意
- 蔣友常, 品家家品亞太地區 總經理

17:00 – 17:30
Jewellery 創意新程飾
- 布欣淇, Kusion Jewellery 創作總監

17:40 – 18:10
Product 創意設計的思與詩
-黃卓娜, 尚思環球有限公司 創作人

12月5日(六)
09:50 – 10:20
Product "婆婆設計?!- 參與式設計方法"
- 李宇軒, 香港理工大學, 設計學院講師

10:30 – 11:00
Lighting 金屬狂人中國風梅蘭菊竹? OWINDO燈飾揉合現代與中國元素, 由設計總監MAX解讀.
- 林子康, OWINDO Ltd. 創作總監

11:00 – 11:40
Product 產品設計 設計 功.情.
- 吳瑞宏, 泓研創作產品有限公司 董事

11:50 – 12:20
Media 小發現.大啟發 – 創作我有份
- 黃偉程, 華冕國際數碼技術有限公司 創作總監

12:30 – 13:00
Photography 今菲昔比
- 馬熙烈, Veer Photography攝影師
吳嘉華, Veer Photography攝影師

13:10 – 14:15
APL / Calvin Tang 創新產品設計展2009
- 明愛聖若瑟中學
- 樂善堂余近卿中學
- 基督書院
- 職業訓練局邱子文高中學校

14:30 – 15:15
Kitchen Ware "用少啲, 洗少啲"
- 劉婉瓊, 萬花筒有限公司設計經理
唐仲銘, 萬花筒有限公司業務發展經理

15:30 – 16:15
Imaging "點石真成金?" - 一位形象顧問的歷程
- 劉天蘭女士, 劉天蘭形象顧問有限公司 行政總裁

16:30 – 17:00
Lighting Media 無界限的組合
時裝 x 產品設計 = SWAVE (外觀註冊的燈飾設計)
平面x iPhone遊戲設計 = 亞特蘭蒂斯 (將於2010年2月全球發行)
- 蔡依琪, De-Sigh Spazio 設計總監

17:15 – 17:45
Product “創意哪來?”
- 崔德明先生 汕頭大學 長江藝術與設計學院 副教授
創意設計顧問有限公司 創作總監

Try to attend as much as possible, no matter what topics, they would be insightful.
Be there!

Monday, 30 November 2009

DETOUR 2009

「DETOUR」由非牟利組織「香港設計大使」主辦,自2006 年開始作為「設計營商周」(Business of Design Week)同期舉行的外展活動。DETOUR的形式不拘一格,結合了香港最新穎最精彩的活動,以及來自世界各地的創意思想在此自由交流。今年大會計劃以中環前荷李活道已婚警察宿舍(中央書院遺址)作為核心活動場地,並安排了逾40個精采活動在全港多處舉行,推動各界就創作進行深入對話,刺激創意思維。

日期:2009 年11 月26 日至12 月9 日 
時間:待定 
地點:中環前荷李活道已婚警察宿舍及香港多個地方 

Get the most out of it!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

DESIGNEX'09

DesignEx’09–新青年:中國內地六所設計學院學生作品展將展出超過二百多件畢業學生的作品,展示當代中國年青一代的設計才華。參與展覽的中國內地六所設計學院包括清華大學美術學院、中國美術學院、廣州美術學院、上海大學美術學院、南京藝術學院以及汕頭大學長江藝術與設計學院。 

展品內容多元化,包括工業產品設計、傳訊設計、室內設計及裝置藝術設計等,讓大眾了解中國近年在設計教育方面的輝煌成果,並窺探當代中國年青設計師在中國經濟蓬勃發展大氣候下,透過設計來表達對現今中國社會文化發展及變化的看法和見解。
 

主題 : 新青年:中國內地六所設計學院學生作品展  
(Opening ceremony Dec 2, Wednesday at 7 pm)
日期 : 2009 年12 月3 日至1 月10 日 
時間 : 每日早上10時至下午7時 
地點 : 香港九龍塘達之路七十二號創新中心 (近九龍塘港鐵站) 


A MUST SEE FOR EVERYONE!

The Beer Ad (Thailand)


I don't confirm the film has been posted or not.
Whatever,it is one of my favourite Ad.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Antoine+ Manuel Graphics Village


"All creations start with drawing... and design with typography... we don't give meanings to our designs... they come afterwards... " (Manuel +Antonie)

We went to the opening + exhibition + forum of the famous French graphic duo yesterday I must say this was a very stimulating experience.   Have a look at the photo album on Facebook and you will see how playful, intuitive, imaginative and humanistic they are.  This is a MUST GO for everyone during the BODW. 



Friday, 27 November 2009

One Laptop Per Child: XO Is For Hope (2009)

BODW 2009

BODW is coming!
Next week (30/11 - 5/12) all classes will be cancelled to facilitate all students of the advertising course team (61394, 61382A and 61338) to attend a range of programmes and activities.  
This is an eye-opening opportunity to experience and learn from the design world.

We have requested student tickets for final year students for some of the forums, please check with your class tutors for the status.  If you are first year students, please attend the free seminars and workshops, check out the details below and make registration by yourself.  Of course, you must join the Detour, A+M Exhibition, DesignEx'09 and the other exhibitions as well.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Antoine+ Manuel Graphics Village

I have arranged 61382A/1A students to attend the opening ceremony and forum of Antoine+ Manuel Graphics Village on tomorrow, Friday (Nov 27) at 2:00pm at Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Shatin.

Any other students who would like to join us, please meet me at 2 pm at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sha Tin.
Here's the itinerary:
1:30 - 2:00      Registration
2:00 - 2:3        Opening
2:30 - 3:00      VIP tour
3:00 - 4:00      Meeting with A+M (Participant can access to other exhibition hall)
4:00 - 5:00      Public Forum by A+M
5:00                 Program End


About A+M http://www.antoineetmanuel.com/
Famous French graphic designers, Antoine and Manuel combine their personal visual expressions in a world in which dreams, the bizarre and Surrealism rub shoulders. Their work embraces sensation, emotion, touch and decorativeness, rejecting the rigorism and functionalism prevalent for so long in graphic design.

泰國廣告總會令你一笑

舊就舊左d,不過好搞事

精彩默劇- 手指腳


鞋是娃用的, 襪是紙巾, 球也是紙巾

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

McDonalds to go green

With the crunch climate change summit in Copenhagen fast approaching, even McDonalds has decided to go green at least with its logo, a senior executive said on Monday.

At German branches of the US fast-food chain, the famous golden arches will be emblazoned on a green background, rather than its usual red, McDonalds Germany vice-president Holger Beeck said. The change will be made on all new and refitted restaurants "out of respect for the environment," Beeck told the Financial Times Deutschland.

The instantly recognisable logo is the world's sixth most valuable brand, according to a 2009 report by Interbrand consultancy, behind only Coca-cola, IBM, Microsoft, General Electric and Nokia. A study earlier this month showed that McDonalds was the most popular brand for Germans between the ages of 12 and 18.

The December 7-18 Copenhagen talks are aimed at agreeing an international pact to cut carbon emissions and providing money to poorer nations to transfer green technology and help them cope with the ravages of climate change.

McDonalds has in the past come under fire from environmental groups on several fronts, including its use of packaging and deforestation. However, environmental campaigners Greenpeace have also praised the company for efforts to be more environmentally friendly, including introducing refrigerators without harmful chlorofluorocarbons.
(Hindusta Times)

The 'Hit the Bitch' controversy

Read more from The Week

Hit The Bitch

A Danish public-service campaign is facing widespread criticism for attempting to raise awareness of domestic violence with an online video game called "Hit the Bitch." The deliberately provocative game lets players "beat" an image of woman by manipulating their mouses, earning extra points for "hitting" her extra-aggressively. It doesn't take an advertising genius to know that when you leave everybody confused you have totally...failed. But this ad has at least got people talking about the rather taboo subject of domestic violence. What do you think?
TheWeek.com

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

廣告101---凡事用心

「在現實世界的pitch,動聽的presentation非常重要。這次同學的習作不能用PowerPoint和任何道具,每一隊只能用一張A1 poster向天星小輪獻計,所以verbal presentation技巧和內容的編排最為重要。

Presentation 首要具說服力和吸引力。說服力在於presentation的內容言之有物、整體結構的連貫性、市場分析的獨特性、策略的創造力、演說者的演說技巧等;而吸引力是具創意的表達,不能單靠嘩眾取寵;真正吸引的演說能成功做到engage audience和stimulate interest兩方面。聽同學做presentations是一個長跑活動。有說服力和吸引力的presentations固然必要,但最後還是誠意、誠意和誠意。出色的東西不是單用眼看和用耳聽的,好的東西更是可以感覺到的。」

----節錄廣告101<凡事用心>

http://ad101hk.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post_22.html


何止presentation,我認為每一個設計其實都適用以上條件.
我們的眼睛/腦袋其實就像一張a4 paper,放置的東西很有限,
由其是在這個設計上癮的年代,要記住一個設計,就非是最好的設計也不行.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Will email be defunct in 10 years?

Will email be defunct in 10 years?

Space Chair Project

One of the most talked about and highly-anticipated adverts of the year breaks on UK TV tonight (November 16, 2009).
"Our aim was to create a new advertising campaign that would bring to life Toshiba's brand philosophy of leading innovation,” said Marketing Director at Toshiba UK. Matt McDowell.

“We chose to send a chair on the journey as it is central to the user's experience of Toshiba's products; whether they are watching TV or using a laptop."

Read more at UTalkMarketing

標誌香港 - 一個關於攝影、插畫、文字的創作研究



標誌香港將帶領60 個年青人利用攝影、插畫和文字的方式作研究紀錄,去尋找和創造一個象徵香港的標誌。城市的地標、移動中的行人,以至街角的景物都能浮現出一個地方的文化氣息。所謂標誌,可以是一件物件,更可以是一瞬間的影像。標誌香港希望通過不同媒介,讓年青人尋找另一個角度,細看我們生活的城市,捕捉周邊的景物,建構香港標誌。

參加資格及報名辦法
1. 參與者必須為 16 – 25 歲的年青人。2. 活動詳情及報名表可於http://www.hk-icc.org/enrollment_form_hk_icon.pdf 下載。
有興趣參與的,請將報名表填妥後傳真至 2766 0189 或以郵寄方式遞交。
截止報名日期:2009 年11 月25 日

61394 Hit the Road 11

61394 Hit the Road 10

61394 Hit the Road 09

61394 Hit the Road 08

61394 hit the Road 07

61394 Hit the Road 06

61394 Hit the Road 05

61394 Hit the Road 04

394 Hit the Road 03

394 Hit the Road 02

394 Hit the Road 01

Here come the videos of the dropping test of the creative thinking task for 61394/1B - Experimental packaging for an egg to land safely on the ground after a free fall from the 4th floor. You'll be surprise to know the one that works!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

61394 HitTheRoad @20091119

"Hit the Road!"
Creative thinking task for 61394/1B - Packaging design for an egg to land safely on the ground after a free fall from the 4th floor.

心思

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

The PEN Story

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令人讚嘆的片段不需像荷里活製作般大灑金錢...

只要花點心思跟時間...

再簡單的故事也能因為你的表達技巧而顯得動人...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

世界奇妙物語










又是充滿哲學味的世界奇妙物語~

記得看完PART1-3(不要跳來看),

因為看到結局才能抓著精華.

Plans for Apple's iPods and iPhones to carry advertising

Apple could soon force users of its products including iPods and iPhones to listen to compulsory advertising.
A patent application filed in the United States suggests that the leading technology firm is considering introducing commercials in order to sell its products at a discounted price. Described in the application as "enforcement routine" software, it is believed the technology would force users to watch or listen to small adverts which they would be unable to skip past. The technology could also require users to answer questions about the adverts in order to ensure they have listened to and fully understood them.  (Martin Evans)

Evian’s Rollerbabies becomes most watched online video ad of all time

Evian’s Rollerbabies is most watched online ad of all time

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

[繪圖網站]Odo Sketch

http://sketch.odopod.com/
在此網站申請帳號後就可以畫畫了。
以下就是使用該網站的功能畫出來的畫。

Storyboarding Freeware



Celtx is a freeware for integrated media pre-production management, simpler to work with, easier to share.
Good for you esp. in Storyboarding & Workflow management

Check it out

極品廣告片 28/11—19/12/2009



Fabian and Eddie will attend to "ART of Commercials" on 28 Nov (sat) at 7:30pm for its "Prog 1" with advertising students. Come to join us if anyone feel interest to the show!

Please refer to the following link for the programme information.

極品廣告片 28/11—19/12/2009
http://www.hkac.org.hk/calendar_tc.php?id=1155


There is another "映後座談會 After-screening discussion" recommendation
4 Dec (Fri)
8:30pm
Agnes b. Cinema (upper basesment, hong kong arts centre, 2 harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK)
Conducted in cantonese, free admission for limed seats.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Wii居然也能這樣用





頂癮到爆~~學校嘗試一下吧~

Nature of Book @ 国家大剧院

書境 Nature of Book 
This is the exhibition held during the Icograda World Design Congress at The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (国家大剧院).  Showcasing the beauty of books designed in China from 2003 - 2008.

Open Days 2009

See it on Facebook

Beijing 798 Space - Part 3


Friday, 13 November 2009

The internet is killing storytelling | Ben Macintyre - Times Online

The internet is killing storytelling | Ben Macintyre - Times Online

The internet, while it communicates so much information so very effectively, does not really “do” narrative. The blog is a soap box, not a story. Facebook is a place for tell-tales perhaps, but not for telling tales. The long-form narrative still does sit easily on the screen, although the e-reader is slowly edging into the mainstream. 

Nokia in 2015 - The Way We Live Next

Nokia takes a look into its crystal ball. If you've ever wondered what life will be like five years from now, take a look at our short video which shines a light on how we think mobile devices and services will evolve.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

The Office of Eden

CHANGE STARTS WITH YOUR UNDERWEAR

10 great branded iPhone apps

Here are some great examples of mobile marketing, which reflect what the brand is about and extend the marketing experience onto the popular mobile device.

Viagra is 10

See how the unique product feature is subtly and cleverly shown with this low cost production filmed in reverse. Good example of A.I.R.

Mobile considerations for your campaign

2ergo’s Group MD, Chris Brassington, shares his tips and vision for how mobile technology can be best applied, the global growth opportunities, the future of mobile marketing along with best practice examples of mobile being used by major brands here.
Read the full story.

Dove Onslaught(er)

Compare this one with the previous one (Dove).

Beauty Pressure

For reference.

Eichborn Fliegenbanner auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse.

This is very unusual and creative.

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone

This is cool, enjoy!

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli - Sound Design on Vimeo.

MAD---MAKE A DIFFERENCE, MAD模選舉

One of our students, Harris Lee has been selected for the
MAD---MAKE A DIFFERENCE, MAD模選舉

I'll calling for all students to vote for him at the following link:
http://www.m-a-d.asia/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemid=38&lang=zh

Here are Harris' words:
"我入選左15個MAD模的其中之一,
希望大家(包括382A的同學仔)
能多多支持,投我一票^^"

為"模"作出新定義!一人一票選出具熱誠、同理心、創意,擅於與人合作,有大都會視野,Make a Difference的MaD 模!所有投票者均可參加抽獎,得獎者可獲前往昆明的二人三日兩晚套票。(套票由國泰假期有限公司送出。)


Sunday, 8 November 2009

Beijing 798 Space - Part 2

HK4As Kam Fan Student Award 2009

Never mind ChongK, you've already made an impact .  You are all stars! I'm impressed by all of you (staff and students) who have participated in this event.  Cheers to 61382A.  :)
More photos on Facebook.

日本人的幽默創意...






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若香港的電視節目也肯花點心思,創意...
那節目看起來就不會那麼陳腔濫調了...

Human Mirror in New York

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Hot from the press! HK4As Student Award 2009






Good news to share with everyone!

We have taken the Bronze and two Merit awards in the HK4As Kam Fan Student Award 2009 tonight. 

Bronze Award
Lee Tsz King, Cynthia and Angus (61382A)

Merit Award
ChongK, Chan Fung Ling and Dear (61382A)

Merit Award
Tang Wai Yee and Yeung Wing Ting (61338)

Cheers to the students and the course team.  Well done!

I'll post more photos on my facebook later.


Friday, 6 November 2009

Beijing 798 space 01


一个新兴、前卫、时尚的文化、艺术及商业综合空间.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A pub in Beijing

Just walk by this pub in Beijing and the music is beautiful. Music is definitely an universal language.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

World's best marriage proposal, ever.

It is real and marriage proposal. So touching =]

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

What is "Web 2.0"?

Web 2.0,也稱為新世代網路(Next Generation Web),與其說它是網路技術或趨勢,不如說它是一種網路行為、社會現象或應用概念。其中具備「互動」與「分享」的特性,強調把「Web作為平台」,網站 不再只是取得資料與聆聽訊息的管道,而是用戶貢獻內容與表現個人觀點的舞台,偏向「共享」而非「獨占」,著重「社群」而非「個體」,強調「自由發言」而非 「一言堂」。使用者的角色從被動地吸收資訊,變成積極、主動地貢獻內容,甚至主導其內容的提供。而其內容包含文字、影音、繪畫、圖片等等無所不包。

最典型的案例,維基百科(Wikipedia),是一「權力下放、去中心化」(decentralized) 的網路百科全書,不再由網站編輯主導內容,反而開放地由使用者協同合作編撰百科內容,這創新作風不但受到全球各語言編撰者踴躍參與,維基百科也建立起其權 威性和可信度。可惜,因其民主自由開放的作法,卻遭到中共的封鎖。另外,如亞瑪遜書店(Amazon),以顧客售後經驗交流與回饋互動的開創作法,建立顧 客推薦機制,形成愛書人社群。

Monday, 26 October 2009

MORE




PROJECT: "MORE" design comps
AGENCY: Periscope
AD: Carmen Roselles, Rob Peichel, Kent Bishop

Sometimes, "More is More," which was exactly the case with this project. Periscope had a new pitch for their client and wanted us to help them get More out of it. Without a comp or skinny-line to use as a go-by, we were largely left to our own devices. Taking the project through our innovative process centered around SimpleCG, we quickly turned out their 3 key concepts: More Savings, More Green, and More Choice. As is often the case, we tried to take our client's request and give them a little More than they asked for.