Wednesday, 26 September 2012

It's an Ad thing...

For years, I'm the kind of person that reads a magazine from cover to cover, including the ads, and quite often, I get more enjoyment out of the ads than the articles! I love the comedy in magazine ads, the trouble gone to layout and colour choice (particularly in magazines like Vogue or House & Garden which seem to have higher standards than the TV Week or Your Garden).

I used to rip out all the ads for movies in magazines and that was my collection of movie posters for years - and must more interesting than the ones you could buy, as every country had their own creative take for magazines.

I will look at an Ad and be inspired, possibly think of ways it could be improved, and love how they 'made me look'. Of course, after a while, I can pick up cheaters - yep, those who have "borrowed" a concept or picture from another ad compaign (not necessarily for the same product, brand or even marketing firm)..

Here are some of my recent and all-time favourites...

Tsar Rugs And Carpets. One of my all time favourites. Was in several magazines over several years. Isn't she gorgeous? This is bold advertising at its best. LOL

Cherry Ripe - It must be love. I only recently saw this add. Don't know what it is about it - perhaps the touchy feely message that makes it special for me. Also, who would think Cherry Ripe needed to advertise?

Velodyne Sub Woofers. Not for cat lovers! Again, this is a recent one. Gets the message across without an ounce of video or actual sound.

LG High Definition Tuner. LOL. This is just so funny to me that I laugh every time I see it. There's lots of creativity in TV adds at the moment.

Ford Reversing Camera. Bold add for a car company - not even featuring a car. Love the message in this. It would have cost a fortune to do this on TV - but I thought this was very punchy.

Brickhomes. I never get sick of seeing this add. One of my favourites - a Scarlet Honeyeater in his "brickhome". It's just perfect. Darn good pic of this ellusive bird too!!

OK, so she looks familiar. I don't know if this will work for Bristol as well as it did for Tsar. Only just saw this ad recently. Not as punchy as the original. I hope this lady made alot of money from the photo shoot!

Monday, 10 September 2012

storms imminent

I love taking photos of clouds, particularly when storms are imminent or passing, or snow clouds go over the top on their way to the nearby snowfields.
The Amelia tree - not so good in subsurbia but a good farm tree. Took this a few weeks ago. The yellow baubles really stand out with the snow clouds inbehind.

Autumn 2011 with storm clouds in behind. See how the autumn colour stands out?

Same day as pic above.

2012 last week - wattle out over my neighbour's fence and threatening clouds overhead.

ditto to above. Love that dark band.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

welcome to the bird house

Other than making a bird house from the Better Homes & Garden magazine (they used a beer box - I used a match box) I really haven't done anything creative for a while now.
I am using one of my A1 colour in pages to pass the time, a bit of Midsomer Murders, a bit of Time Team, a bit of computer games, and a bit of housework.
I don't really feel like doing anything much at all, except work, which I am enjoying.
When I have the energy I will take pic of my bird house and post. I have to make the bird as yet.
I keep printing out scrap comps but the scrap table is idle and nothing is happening there.
a bit of retail therapy; but even these haven't sparked me back to the scrap table

My matchbox bird house using methods from Better Homes & Gardens (who used a beer box)

my A2 colouring in sheet - this was where I got up to in 2011

this is where I am up to now. Still an age to go, but at least I'm doing something artistic.


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