Thursday, 2 May 2013

Rock-Star Requests

Everyone knows what to put in a rock star diva's dressing rooms.  Yes, just the blue smarties - or so the joke goes. Henry Hargreaves however proves this is no exaggeration. He has created beautiful still life images in a classical style of the backstage requests of rock stars and divas. Some are rather modest (some gummy bears), some more extravagant, others are a little more telling (condoms and KY jelly).

Take a look

See more at Vice magazine

Britney Spears
Fish and chips, McDonald’s cheeseburgers without the buns, 100 prunes and figs, a framed photo of Princess Diana.

Busta Rhymes
Twenty-four pieces of fried chicken, Rough Rider condoms, Guinness.

Mariah Carey  
Cristal Champagne, bendy straws.

Van Halen 
Herring in sour cream, large tube of KY jelly, M&M's (Warning: absolutely no brown ones).

Thanks to my friend Thomas for this post. You rock man!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Adverts like soap operas.

There is a dream that copywriters and art directors and even clients share. And that dream is to create an advert that will not only sell the product in question, but be enjoyable to watch too. An advert that people are interested in seeing again, or look forward to the next. 

One technique is the soap opera. 
Daz tried it in their very low brow Eastenders type way - "who's been starching Sandy's draws? OH its the Milkman with his box of Daz". Kenco tried it with their boring love story. And BT tried it in their modern fuzzy family - taking on the step children way. But no one has done it like Prada darling. 

Prada's new advert for their scent Prada Candy is directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. So of course it's good. Plus it's French - très chic. It tells the story of Candy who is courted by two men whom she can't choose between - after all they are very similar looking. The men are so smitten (she looks and smells divine) that neither will give up.  Get your popcorn ready.

Part 1.

So how will this relationship progress?  Find out in part 2!

Who will she choose? The guy who took her out or the one with great cake choosing skills? Find out in Part 3. 

Clever girl - who needs to choose anyway?