Attractive. Literally.

A German agency made an interactive outdoor board and then exponentially redefined it. If it’s not enchanting enough to watch things move (isn’t it?), your picture is even within the poster… AND a QR code leads to the gallery and more information. Love this.

A Little Rhythm

Digitals from Chris Crutchfield on Vimeo.

10 Most Creative Agencies

Ad Age’s 10 Most Creative Agencies of 2011

And It Was… Awesome.

Love the Awesome theme woven throughout a clever, fun agency website for The Barbarian Group.

Best Street Art of 2011

So much beauty, so much brilliance. Click to see dozens more.

Scan My Ass To Learn More

Heineken set up a QR U-Code booth at a music festival where people could create custom stickers with their own messages. Strong and exciting way to engage attendees and to get them talking!

Mesmerizing Denim

This little commercial speaks beautifully to people.

Boxed Models

Clever window dressing and print campaign from Swiss label Vögele Shoes

Awww-dorable

The sweetest.

Musical Chairs – Best of 2011

22 Enjoyable Internet Tunes From My 2011 Discoveries
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the 2011 Fabulosity Award:
Gil Scott Heron – Me and the Devil (5:00, 2 parts)

The Music’s Minor Drive + Timed Edits + Noir’ed Art and Light = Scary + Stunning = Lyrics

 

 

the Best Song:
Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci

I repeated this Oakland tune madly summer through fall.
Arrangements + build/energy + bite-sized lyrics of awesomeness + silent BFF rawking her along + hella hearting O-Town = this.

 

 

the 52 Sunday Listens Award:
A Sunday Smile – Beirut


 

 

the Best Cover Song:
The Real Tuesday Weld – The Day Before You Came (Abba)


 

 

the Best Live Performance (Concert):
Le Tigre – Who Took the Bomp?


 

 

the Best Live Performance (TV):
Haruomi Hosono & Miharu Koshi – Good Morning Mr Echo


 

 

the Best Melody:
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Our Hearts Are Wrong


 

 

the Frahnchie Award &
the OMFG Award
Karimouche – Mon p’tit kawa


 

 

the Pseudo-Frahnchie Award:
Caro Emerald – Back It Up (Acoustic)


 

 

the El Spanish Awardo:
Caetano Veloso – Cucurrucucu Paloma (Hable Con Ella)


 

 

the Melting Award:
Hindi Zahra – Beautiful Tango


 

 

the Smokey Snake Award:
Shivaree – The Snake


 

 

the Dirty Trumpet Award:
Parov Stela – Chambermaid Swing


 

 

the 11.11.11 Award:
Worldwide Drum Circle 11:11:11:11:11:11(Ad)


 

 

the Sweetest Rediscovery:
Teach me Tiger – Marilyn


 

 

the Reblip from 2010 Award:
The Bird And The Bee – What’s In the Middle


 

 

the Yay! Yay! Yay! Award:
DVA – Nunovó Tango


 

 

the Best Television Ad Song:
Hem – Half Acre


 

 

the 2011 Television Campaign Ad:
The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan (Booty Swing, also by Parov Stelar)

See first television for the campaign at :60 here.

 

 

the Almost Favorite 2011 TV Ad:
Sherwin Williams (original composition! Craig Dobbin, Beacon Street/Buck Studios)

See print portion of campaign here.

 

 

the Dark, Rainy Chicago Afternoon Award:
The Unseen Guest – Mangla Express


 

 

the Best Celebration:
Aurorita Castillo – Chambacu


 

 

the Most Adorable:
Forest City Lovers – If I Were A Tree


 

 

The End

 

 

The Worst of 2011 (P.S.)
Inhumanely violent image hack in the FB news feed.

Noone can unsee.

 

 

 

The lil’ images (P.P.S.)

Shit Usability

 

Shit Usability

 

Shit Usability