From 1973 to 1990, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan created artworks specifically for temporary exhibition on billboards ranging from 10-by-21 feet to 14-by-48 feet. Using the language of advertising and the expectation of billboard content, they were able to create unexpected socially charged imagery informed by the context of the space.
Turning marketing budgets into foreign aid.
A m ss ng p eces production. Written & Directed by Dark Igloo
In Tullamore D.E.W.’s new short film, “The Parting Glass,” four friends meander through the rolling green hills of Ireland. Dressed in dapper suits with details—a flower on a front pocket, tattoos peeking out of a sleeve—the friends pour glasses of Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey, reflect on life, and quote poet James Joyce. The friends stop at a graveyard and, surrounded by headstones, sing the 1770 ballad, “The Parting Glass.” They toast to Jerry, a friend who we assume has passed—but the end has a smart and surprising twist.
The film was produced by New York agency Opperman Weiss, as part of Tullamore D.E.W’s “Irish True” campaign, and AdAge wrote that the “short should be envy of other booze ads.” We agree: The film tells a simple and beautiful story, which captures the true spirit of Ireland—just like Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey.
A Skateboard Opera, presented by Ballantine’s.
The 1965 Ford Mustang Mustang Mustang
From Anna Biller’s 2007 film VIVA
Greek toy/office supply stores have the best advertising.
When opportunity strikes, advertising is there. Century 21 placed an ad for Walter White’s house on Craigslist.
Nothing like a commercial for a Satellite Porn Descrambler to make you appreciate advancements in technology.
For the Japanese fashion label juné rope.
Seth Godin’s presentation at the 2013 Go Further with Ford Trend Conference. The talk occurred during the “Sculpting the Future” panel with Ford’s Chief Creative Officer J Mays and Story Boutique founder Rachel Schectman. Watch the two other talks after the jump, and see all of the wisdom from the conference here.