The New Old Spice Commercial is Awesome!

I didn’t think they could do it but ad agency Wieden + Kennedy hit another home run with their new Old Spice commercial. Similar to the first one we all fell in love with but with a new twist, the ad brings back Isaiah Mustafah as the man our man could smell like. On a side note – Did you know that the original “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” ad scooped up this year’s Cannes Film Lions Grand Prix? (For those of you who don’t know, The Cannes Lions are the advertising industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.) Yes, jury president Mark Tutssel described the ad as a “the perfect film,” saying, “It took an old, sleepy brand and woke it up, and overnight wove its way into popular culture.” He noted that the commercial showed “the power of creativity to ignite a sleeping giant.” The ad even edged out Bartle Bogle Hegarty's “The man who walked around the world” spot for Johnnie Walker and TBWAChiatDay's “Replay” campaign for Gatorade to take the top prize. Watch for this new Old Spice ad to go viral! Swan Dive!





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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