Guerrilla artist Banksy has opened his first official exhibition in New York – an excuse for me to visit perhaps?! The fake pet shop aims to question “our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming”. Works include a robotic monkey, fish-fingers swimming in a goldfish bowl, and my favourite – “chicken” nuggets pecking at ketchup. It seems to be causing quite a stir around a subject that we’re aware of but tend to disregard.
How do you communicate that a nose strip will give you a “snoreless” nights sleep? Well don’t just tell people, show them.
Breath took to the London streets with sleepy people in pyjamas to get the word out on the street.
I’m not sure if this is ‘bloody’ brilliant or just plain creepy.
“To promote the exclusive thrillers and horror films on 13th Street, the toilet of a nightclub in Hamburg was specially prepared. Just after entering the room, the light suddenly goes out and the room is bathed in Black light. And now a bloody crime scene becomes visible on the floor and walls: “See what others don’t see. 13TH STREET. The Action and Suspense Channel.”
Certainly memorable but perhaps a little too invasive?!
Agency: Jung von Matt, Germany.
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Is Deathproof’s advertising as distasteful as the movie?! I believe so! I really think bloody limbs in public places is a pretty disgusting form of advertising. I’m assuming they did it to spark controversy, and so I guess they’ve succeeded there…
Found at adverbox.
Has anyone else been struggling to get into the swing of things this new year?! I swear, I can’t tell my Twitter from my Pownce…
Anyways, check out this wicked artistic Swedish project called Emotional Cities. Sounds like it’s been up since end of last year, so I’m probably late catching on, as ever. It’s great. You participate online and grade your emotional state from purple to red – I’m about a yellow right now. And they’ve got a widget which makes it easy to share.
But of course…they bring this to life in the real world with light installations on buildings. A great way of expressing how everyone is feeling. I just love it!
I wasn’t aware of media buy on sushi conveyer belts, but I am now! Simple idea, nicely executed.