Thursday, July 29, 2010


Friday, July 23, 2010


Thursday, July 22, 2010


Shout Out to Pablo Schreiber as Jeffer-SON!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meet Mayhem

I love these. So well executed. Simple. Great casting.

The brand spot.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Double Rainbow

"It's so intense." As much fun as this is on so many levels, I will say that it kinda restores my faith in the human condition. Euphoric happiness (drug induced or not) is just around the corner. If you want it.

My favorite remix.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bourbon & Coke: 1937

Via Shorpy

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Things We Make, Make Us.

There are a couple of "Pro-American Spirit" campaigns out there in the ad world right now. Most notably the Levi's Go Forth campaign, with the Walt Whitman poetry/immigrant moxie/contemporary spirit approach. I really liked those. And for clothing brands, which go more aspirational, it makes sense to blend Walt Whitman and Larry Clark's Tulsa. We are young. Badass. "'Loving Freedom' means something different to us but we love it just as much as you" bit. It's good. It's Walt Whitman saying "Go Forth" with Denis Hopper thinking, "Fuck You".

But the other day, I recently saw this commercial for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. And while the demographic is different and the price-point higher, what I really enjoy about it is the voice over's ability to tap into a prevailing American malaise. An insecurity about the nation, our work ethic and faith in our collective future. There's a "Chin-UP!" feel in the end that is resilient yet modest. Encouraging but not Ra-Ra flagwaving and jingoistic. It sets a strong, well-balanced tone. A new favorite. Happy Post-4th of July.