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


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