Love, Peace, and Grease: Tiger, Jeter and Federer are Extra Greasy in New Gillette Commercial

Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Roger Federer strut their greasy stuff to the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive” in Gillette’s “Walk of Gillette” commercial. The TV ad launched on the same day the new Yankee Stadium opened.Watching the ad left me with the same feeling as when I accidentally ate five pieces of Popeye’s fried chicken the other day – oily and a little bit disgusted.I don’t care how many combined kajillions they’re worth. They need to close those buttons back on up. Sorry Jeter, no one wants to see your Soul Glow.CREDITSAgency: BBDO New YorkCreative team: Ben Waldman, Kit CampbellAgency producer: Misha LouyProduction company: BackyardDirector: Ericson Core



December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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