Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Patrick Wolf’s Hard Times Music Video by Ace Norton


Say hello to the bestest music video of 2009 so far (according to Arab Aquarius :). The violins of the song ‘Hard Times’ by Patrick Wolf have been stuck in my head for weeks, and the music video by director Ace Norton only made things better. No room for mediocrity, this is the shit!


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Monday, June 15, 2009

‘Raindrops’ Music Video by Basement Jaxx


Basement Jaxx released the music video for their new single ‘Raindrops'. It is directed by Jess Holzworth and features psychedelic photography, body paint and tribe dancing. A feast for the eyes! enjoy it below.



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Saturday, June 13, 2009

‘First Wives Club’ by Mario Testino in British Vogue, July ‘09

The new July 2009 issue of British Vogue features a portrait of 13 of the world leader’s first wives, shot by Mario Testino during the recent G20 summit. Dubbed, ‘First Wives Club,’ the portrait features from left to right: Ban Soon-taek (United Nations), Laureen Harper (Canada), Chikako Aso (Japan), Gursharan Kaur (India), Kim Yoon-ok (South Korea), Michelle Obama (US), Sarah Brown (UK), Margarite Zavala (Mexico), Svetlana Medvedeva (Russia), Emine Erdogan (Turkey), Theresa Rein (Australia), Margarida Barroso (European Commission), and Pimpen Vejjajiva (Thailand).

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Amazing Yalook ‘Fashion Faces’ by Bela Borsord

Brilliant photographer Bela Borsordi did these "Fashion Faces" for online shop Yalook. Who needs models when you can create faces from the shirts, jackets, and pants you are trying to sell??? Check out the engaging videos to see them in action!

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Nejat Talas Photography

Hailing from Athens, Greece and working in Istanbul, Turkey, Nejat Talas has a cheeky photography vibe that I really like. See this set for example, it shows two scenarios: what’s going on, and what’s going to happen in a while.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Interactive Cheeky Ad For Axe Instinct


This interactive 'hands on' ad promotes Instinct, a new macho fragrance from Axe that features a leather-like smell. So the idea of the interactive magazine ad is that the leather smell will get you into the woman’s pants. I find the positioning of the bottle between the two breasts pretty sexual, what do you think?


The ad was done by Lowe/SSP3, Bogotá, Colombia, with photography by Esteban Sostnisky and art direction by Margarita Olivar.


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Marching to the Wrong Drum


The song ‘Wrong’ by Depeche Mode pretty much sums up how I feel right now. Released a couple months ago, 'Wrong' is the first single off their new album ‘Sounds of the Universe.’ The video was directed by Patrick Daughters and the lyrics were written by band member Martin Gore.  I put my favorite part of the lyrics below, enjoy it alongside the music video.



There’s something wrong with me, chemically
Something wrong with me, inherently
The wrong mix, in the wrong genes
I reached the wrong ends, by the wrong means
It was the wrong plan, in the wrong hands
The wrong theory... for the wrong man
The wrong eyes… on the wrong prize
The wrong questions, with the wrong replies



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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Germe Stockings Melt The Guys


Germe, melting the guys, one stocking at a time! The ads were created by Complot, Montevideo, Uruguay. The creative team includes creative director Sebastián Blanco & art director Diego Fernández.


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Queen Rania of Jordan by Mario Testino


In addition to lensing prestigious ad campaigns and fashion editorials in top magazines, Mario testino is one of the few photographers trusted by Royal families around the world. Last year, Testino captured the beautiful Queen Rania of Jordan for the September 2008 issue of Vanity Fair, Spain.



+ watch Queen Rania’s funny spoof of David Letterman’s top 10


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Finding Your Dream Job


Here is a pretty fun commercial from Dream Job, a Brazilian job search portal. The spot was directed by Claudio Cinelli, for ad agency BorghiErh/Lowe.


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Orange Apple's Eye Popping Ad


I bow to the brilliance of this ad. The ‘Eye Boner’ shows that The Orange Apple retouching is very exciting to the eye.


Ad credits:

Advertising Agency: DDB Canada, Vancouver, Canada
Creative Directors: Dean Lee, Cosmo Campbell
Art Director: Chris Moore | Copywriter: Jarrod Banadyga
Photographer & Retouching: The Orange Apple
Published: May 2009

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MUSIC :: "Fixin To Thrill" by Dragonette

Fascinating music video for the new banging single "Fixin To Thrill" by Dragonette.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Waterproof Madonna & Snoop Dogg


Pretty fun ads for H2O, a water-proof iPod case. The ads are from Egypt and were done by ad agency LOWE, Cairo. The tagline is ‘Waterproof your music’ with portraits of an aquatic Madonna and Snoop Dogg.



Campaign Credits:

Creative Director: Hisham Kharma
Art Directors: Montasser Khalil, Hisham Kharma
Copywriters: Hisham Kharma, Montasser Khalil
Illustrator: Mohamed Algendy

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