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Chumbox

The new word of the day is chumbox. Chumbox is those annoying boxes of stories found at the bottom of popular sites. They consist of sensationalized stories about female body parts. Lists that require you to click through pages of ads that trick you to click on other ads. Animals stories that tug at your…

Shrimp Cannon

Give me a gun that shoots shrimps?  If only diner were like this.

Dog Food for Thought and Cat Food for Thought

Sometimes I feel my  wife pampers our dogs at times more than our family. Food advertising is a big industry. Warren Dotz the author of Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising with Character and Meet Mr. Product: The Art of the Advertising Character is up to his old tricks with his co-author Masud Husain.  They amassed a…

Unbranded

When as a company you can present your brand without a logo or image and are universally recognized by your products, then you reached the all-time zenith of minimalist advertising. McDonald’s in France started a campaign where their products are flashed across the landscape with little to no brand advertising. “Even without logos or text,…

Sandbox World: Awesome Award

Give yourself or others an official  Awesome Award.  Put a smile on a face today when you award them a no-prize awesome award. You are awesome!

T-Shirt Sketcher Stencil Kit

Ever want to sketch a few t-shirt ideas? Here is the perfect little tool for you. The t-shirt sketcher stencil kit easily outlines t-shirts with ease. Chop down your drawing time. Artists are always looking for that shortcut to increase productivity. That next Threadless idea will morph easier on your paper for the big payoff….

This is not Soup

This is not soup. How we are governed by shapes and colors in minimal art. Warhol’s archetypal art still dominates the art and advertising world. The simplest stripped down version of any image is universal in branding a reaction from the eye of the beholder. C. G. Jung used the word archetypal to communicate the…

Subway: Size Does Matter

Many women will tell you size does not matter but according to Matt Corby from Australia, he begs to differ. When you were promised a foot long sub and you are shy one inch, it does matter. Matt posted the photo on Subway’s Facebook page, accompanied by a simple request: “subway pls respond.” Are to…

Fonts Used by The Oatmeal

Ever wonder where The Oatmeal gets his fonts from? I am curious by nature and had to find out. Here are the top five free fonts Matthew Inman uses. Burst my bubble by Kimberly Geswein. Complete with him by Kimberly Geswein. Fertigo Pro by the Exljbris Font Foundry. Diavlo by the Exljbris Font Foundry. Sketch Rockwell…

Creative Packaging

I am a gimmicky kind of guy. I love eye candy. If a product catches my eye with originality, most likely you will pry a few bucks from my pocket. Here is an ingenious collection of 20 original creative packaging ideas. I love the gnome bread head paper packaging, it might have a short fall…

Rush Limbaugh Dumped

Fools rushing in. A list of all the companies refusing to have their ads played during the Rush Limbaugh Show.   21st Century Insurance • Hotels.com • Rite Aid • Ace Hardware • Honda • Robitussin • Acura • IBM • Sam Adams • Advance Auto Parts • Icy Hot • Sam’s Club • Advil…

Vampire Identification Chart

Don’t be a sucker and get to know your vampires with the Vampire Identification Chart by Ben Douglass. (source)