Happenings in advertising, branding and design

Tok&Stok – the little business card that could: To allude to their easy to assemble furniture, the brand launched the business card that converts into a little chair. (via Ads of the World)

Facebook Launches First Agency-Designed Ad Unit With Allstate, Hallmark – Unit Designed to Be a Conversation-Starting Question. (via Ad Age)

Genius use of white space in this Citroen C-Zero ad: 100% Electric (via I believe in Advertising)

Diesel Makes Facebook Look Like Excel, so You Can Slack Off at Work  (via Ad Week)

The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam introduces a new, clean identity designed by Amsterdam-based Koeweiden Postma. (via Brand New)

The results are out for the 2011 Cannes PR Lions, honoring the creative use of reputation management by the building and preservation of trust and understanding between individuals, businesses or organizations and their publics. (via The Inspiration Room)

Lytro: The $50M Tech That May Change Photography Forever (via Fast Company)

Facebook’s Journey From Founding to IPO- the company’s journey from dorm room to Silicon Valley (via Mashable)

Did you know? Bioplastics are an environmentally friendly alternative to regular plastics ?Well, Cereplast, a California-based company that designs and manufactures proprietary starch-based, sustainable plastics thought they needed a logo…so they held a contest…this is what happened! (via Brand New)

Presidential Car Wash – Rhett & Link bum-rush IFC with the world’s most horrible rap (via Ad Week)

Target: Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular – who else could pull of a  fashion show using all 18 stories of the hotel’s windows providing a 20-minute light, sound and dance spectacle (via Ads of the World)

Here is some food for thought: Every day we get up and go through the motions. The usual, the grind, the routine. Do we need to spend more time actually “seeing” the world around us? (via How Design. Parse)

Nice simple idea – Want to get people to use the public garbage cans, instead of just littering the streets? Some cities introduces hefty fines and tell the police to “do something about it.” Other cities, like the City of Lucern (Switzerland), encourages you to have fun. (via Baekdal)

Chicago’s Digital Kitchen Earns Design Grand Prix for Digitizing Hotel Interior (via Ad Week)


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A Washington DC-area branding & advertising agency, designs strategic identities - names, taglines & logos - and effective marketing campaigns.

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