Ronaldo and Nadal actually using their skills and doing what they are best at for a new Nike ad! Stick to the day job boys, your modeling freaks me out! Beautifully positioned hand there Cristiano…Peekaboo!
Photos: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
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Tagged Cristiano Ronaldo, Football, Football Tricks, Giorgio Armani, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Nike, Nike Football: Mercurial Vapor VIII: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Rafa Nadal, Rafael Nadal, Video
Posted in Advertising, Film, Made Me Look, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Surfing
Tagged Birth of a spraycan : Montana, Film, Graffiti, How do they do it?, How to, Montana Spray Cans, Paint, Video
This month brings the release of the Lamborghini Aventador. Below is their epic yet totally ridiculous promo film that shows the Aventador battling against the forces of nature, in a Hollywood 2012 kind of way. The three-minute video was shot in the Californian desert, Coyote Dry Lakebed and directed by Ole Peters.
“the Aventador was named for a Spanish fighting bull from the breeding stables of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides. Signed number 32 on his hide, Aventador gained fame in 1993 in the town of Zaragoza, Spain after a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero that earned it the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for its courage.” Good old Wikipedia
See the similarities!!! See Cusack didn’t even have a Aventador and he beat the forces of nature. Personally I still prefer the advertising style used for the 2010 the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster.
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Tagged 2012, Californian desert, Coyote Dry Lakebed, Epic, Film, forces of nature, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Reventón Roadster, Movie, Ole Peters, Spanish Bull Fighting, Sports Car
Playmobil…. GET A GRIP!
I was very content at having this Playmobil Windsurfer as a kid.
I don’t know what to say.
Just found this. At first I thought they were taking the piss, but no, deadly serious…. BOZO’s just like Pharrell Williams!!
*UPDATE NUMBER 2*
Ohh dear, I was had. It was an April Fools….
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Tagged Apple, bozo, Childhood, Children, Childrens toys, imac, ipad, iPod, OMG, Pharrell Williams, Playmobil, Playmobil windsurfer, Toys
Oaft! This is going to be amazing…
Boarders Travis Rice, John Jackson, Scotty Lago and Mark Landvik, among others, travelled to Alaska, Aspen,Chile, Patagonia, Jackson Hole, British Columbia and more to create The Art of Flight. This film looks like more than your average boarding movie, it’s in a whole new league of its own and I can’t wait until it’s release in September! Goose pimples!
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Tagged Alaska, Aspen, British Columbia, Chile, DCP, Gigi Ruf, Jackson Hole, Jake Blauvelt, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Nicolas Muller, Pat Moore, Patagonia, Redbull, Scotty Lago, Snowboarding, The Art of Flight, Travis Rice
Sod Coca Cola’s “holidays are coming” advert it’s officially Christmas now that this classic Irn-Bru advert has appeared on the box.
I never grow tired of it.
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Tagged Advert, Advertising, Animation, Christmas, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irn-Bru, Scotland, The Forth Bridge, The Snowman, Walking in the Air
Watch every minute of this video. It’s worth every second (the second one). This should be an advert for Scotland over that Sean Connery Home Coming drivel…
Or this…Danny MacAskill “Way Back Home”
It’s a no brainer really. What a legend.
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Tagged Cyclist, Danny MacAskill "Way Back Home", Edinburgh, Home Coming, Mountain Biking, Scotland, Sean Connery, Skye
Here’s a sweet skate film by Lifetime Collective that made me smile ! Inspired by New York photography and with Petula Clark’s famous track Downtown, Director Brock Mitchell shot this short film following Sean MacAlister cruising about the streets of Calgary.
Via Lifetime Collective Vimeo
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Tagged Brock Mitchell, Calgary, Canada, Downtown, Lifetime Collective, Petula Clark, Sean MacAlister - Solstice, Skateboarding, Skating
Are your eyes looking dull? Skin loosing it’s bounce and glow? If so, take a leaf out of Madge’s book, this has obviously been the key to her youthful good looks for the last decade, it even brightens your eye! Cheers for the tip Madge!
Brilliant image, heeeeheeeeee!!!
I previously posted about Puma’s advert for the world cup which I thought was giving Nike a run for their money, ohhh what a fool I was to make such a sweeping statement. While Puma focus around the African nations and their football teams Nike’s advert entitled Write the Future looks at the pressure of how one move could make a player a national hero or loser. The advert was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the man behind movies such as Babel, Amores Perros and 21 Grams. Write the Future stars a number or players; Cristiano Ronaldo, who gets transformed into a hideous big statue and has a movie made about him, the ugliest man in football Franck Ribery destroys Wazza’s future when he defends a pass to Theo Walcott and he ends up living in a caravan. I have to say, I was half expecting to see an over weight Coleen and Cai Rooney hanging about in the caravan scene, but even Nike’s budget wouldn’t stretch THAT far!! Another player who stars although not making the Brazilian squad for the 2010 World Cup is Ronaldinho who becomes an online phenomena for his fancy footwork and having a fan in basketball player Kobe Bryant using it as his celebratory dance. There are also appearances from Didier Drogba, Fabio Cannavaro, Cesc Fabregas, Roger Federer, Homer Simpson and actor Gael Garcia Bernal who plays Cristiano in his movie! I’m sure the budget and production of this advert was as big and shiny as the stars in it. Good effort Nike for poking fun at the Beautiful Game and the players in it!!
A spin-off from the ad
One thing’s for sure I think Drogba and Ronaldo should stick to doing promotional ads for Nike and stay out of the likes of Vanity Fair and Annie Leibovitz and her lenses as far as possible. WARNING! If you boak easily you may need a bucket when viewing the following image!!
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Tagged 21 Grams, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Amores Perros, Annie Leibovitz, Babel, Cesc Fabregas, Coleen and Cai Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Fabio Cannavaro, Football, Franck Ribery, Gael Garcia Bernal, Homer Simpson, kobe bryant, Nike, Roger Federer, Ronaldinho, South Africa, The Beautiful Game, Theo Walcott, Vanity Fair, Wayne Rooney, Wazza, World Cup 2010, Write the Future
I went to see Iron Man 2 this weekend, having not seen the first one I didn’t really have the same love for Iron Man as I do Spider Man, but hey, give him a chance. Shouldn’t have bothered. Apart from my trip to the toilet this was the only other thing that left an impression on me… Thankyou Puma for making those wasted hours not completely pointless.
I think Puma have given Nike a run for their money in this ad.
Whats a man to do when he is torn between his two loves on Valentine’s day? Puma thinks he must turn to Savage Garden for some inspiration. If you haven’t sent your lady a card or more romantically a text because you have been down the pub watching Fitba, why not email her this, before it’s too late, (you have just under half an hour).
Also, my wee blog is 1 year old today!! Thankyou to all of you who have followed, commenting or just passing by the blog. I have really enjoyed doing it and aim to up the number of posts in the coming year.
Using no ink whatsoever, these 18″x24″ posters are foil stamped and embossed to create an alphabet composed of letters from many of the more famous (and some infamous) logos of all time. Printed in two different colorways, you have the choice of silver foil on black paper or gold foil on cream, both stocks are 100 lb. French Pop-Tone and are individually stamped, signed and numbered.
In March Sony created Sony Soundville in Seyðisfjörður, a village in the Eastfjords region of Iceland where they filled the village with truck loads of speakers and then played music by 12 artists, to 800 pairs of ears, for 3 days and nights to see what happened to the locals and how they reacted to the various music and sounds…(“day 2 in Sony Soundville..” slightly Big Brother on Sony’s part maybe). Apart from probably winding up some of the older folk it does actually look really fun and seems like it was a very successful experiment for Sony (cough, marketing ploy)and everyone taking part. Unlike the mundane Big Brother it’s actually interesting how the locals reacted to music from the likes of Richard Fearless, Múm, Elegi, The Guillemots and Bob Dylan seeing how moods changed from each individual aswell as the changing atmosphere of the usually quite village. For me it seems fitting that Sony chose Iceland for this experiment as so many stunning ambient and alternative sounds have been produced by Icelandic artists such as Sigur Rós, Björk, The Sugarcubes, Múm and Emilíana Torrini.
Take a look at the Sony Soundville advert below, my favorites are the two twin like men waddling in time like penguins.
Click here for the official website, there is a video about the making of it which is worth a view.
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Tagged Advertising, Big Brother, Björk, Bob Dylan, Film, Iceland, Múm, Music, Richard Fearless, Seyðisfjörður, Sigur Rós, Sony Soundville, The Guillemots, Video