It’s Friday, it’s sunny and it’s time once again to let you know about Five Things we’ve seen this week which we like. Encompassing a number of areas including advertising, design, second hand shops, passport stamps, jelly and toys, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
In advertising land, a new Cadbury’s advert is always big news. Continuing the Glass Half Full series which started with (the now classic) Gorilla, Fallon have entered the magical world of the charity shop. The concept is relatively simple – a rather fetching jacket, shirt and tie combo jumps off the clothes hanger and starts dancing to the eighties belter ‘We don’t have to take our clothes off’ by Jermaine Stewart. The jacket is joined by a number of other garments as the spot culminates in a feelgood synchronised dance off. It’s that simple.
A traditional print ad isn’t something that grabs our attention often enough these days. RKCR/Y&R are here to put an end to that with a brilliantly simple piece of design for Land Rover. The images speak for themselves and convey a sense of freedom and inpedendence brilliantly. Simple, elegant and inspiring.
Produced by contemporary food worshippers Modernist Cuisine. The following video of cherry gelatin cubes bouncing was filmed at 2600 frames per second and is quite hypnotic. At the same time managing to look beautiful, weird and slightly disgusting, the video is beautifully shot and well worth a minute and a half of your staring time.
Unlike most designers, we’re not massive fans of vinyl toys here at Mat Dolphin. We are however, big fans of illustrator and fellow Hergé fan James Jarvis. The brilliant KK Outlet in Hoxton is hosting an exhibition of his vinyl creations for Amos and original drawings. Offering a rare opportunity to view a complete retrospective, the accompanying pop up shop will also offer the chance to buy some obscure and hard to find toys as well as original artwork by the man himself.
We like Eight:48 magazine. A lot. The publishers plan to produce only eight issues of the magazine before calling it a day – the latest issue is out this week and it’s number five so grab it (and any previous issues you can track down) while you can. Each edition of the magazine has a different theme and this time they’re focusing on books. Designing them, collecting them, storing them and much more. With a host of great contributors and beautiful editorial design it’s a great read, a bargain at £6 and a nice tactile alternative to a computer screen. Support print and buy a copy now.
That’s all from us for now. Thank you for taking the time to read our meandering nonsense.
All the best