Hvass&Hannibal, who ain’t down with spaces around their ampersand, are a fucking killer design studio.
If you know me, then you fully understand that witty lines and well executed advertising, that of which cuts like a god damn guillotine right through the head of the body of whatever-the-fuck-you-were-doing, makes me fuzzy and warm.
It’s rare to find a super talented design studio, that’s esthetic forté is equally balanced with its dare I say the word “idea-ation”.
With no further adieu, I suggest you click over to Hvass&Hannibal’s portfolio.
Watch this genius. I’m talking about of course Will Ferrell and equally the agency that conceived this literally fucking perfect idea.
COPYWRITER — RICK ROSS
CLIENT — APPLE
I’m smoking dope, I’m on my cell phone.
I’m selling dope, straight off the iPhone.
Are you saying that you’re actually selling drugs using your iPhone? Whether you’re speaking literally or metaphorically, this activity is not a use case we discussed in our preliminary meetings. We ran it by Marketing and they love your energy, but insist the copy is way off brand. We understand you didn’t attend the brand voice webinar because your wifi signal isn’t reliable by your rooftop pool, but we were hoping you would take time to go over the meeting notes. If you had, you would’ve found that we only feature use cases that represent the majority of our customers’ experiences. Selling narcotics does not currently qualify in markets outside Oakland, Baltimore, and Oklahoma City.
This textual gold is produced by sir Simon Goetz, all of which can be found here.
Does Saul Bass and Paul Rand tantalize your palate?
Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design is a comprehensive collection of the cut-and-paste days that founded and inspired all the shit we do today in this unsatisfying field.
Go check it out, scroll for a bit, then copy something for a project.
While not being quite certain that this relates to skate culture, besides the fake New York scene and the babes in lingerie, it’s a beautiful production and will certainly inspire some creative directors to rip it off.
“Paramount Studios is fantastical by nature,” says artist and filmmaker Aaron Rose of the faux New York City streets and sun-baked Los Angeles location of today’s cinematic fashion short. Sweeping through the vacant lot, Rose and his co-director, L’Officiel Hommes editor André Saraiva shot a dreamlike portrait of professional skateboarders Jerry Hsu, Austyn Gillette, and Josh Harmony, besuited in Dior Homme, Saint Laurent, and Prada. Set to the epic pop of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur,” the slow-motion skaters are confronted by a trio of models in lace lingerie led by Belgian beauty Anouck Lepere, in a touch that echoes the band’s 1980s videos. “It is his bicoastal perspective which started the idea for the film,” explains Saraiva of Rose’s past as founder of downtown New York institution Alleged Gallery, that is juxtaposed with his recent experience as a West Coast-dwelling artist. “We share a similar evolutionary process as creators, so it was natural to work together,” says Rose of his multidisciplinary Paris-based collaborator. “We were shooting two elements simultaneously, this film and a photo editorial. André would be shooting photos, then all of a sudden, he would hand me the stills camera. It was a wonderfully creative ping-pong volley.”
Today was the first day of a new page in my life here in Paris. I’m now a Junior Art Director at Marcel Worldwide, a part of Publicis Omnicom, and an incredible slew of talents.
I’ll be handling the creation of clients needs in the web and app world.
I’m excited, I feel callow and I’m quite certain that this is the start of my life though I’ve just decided after taking a few sips of pastis that it doesn’t feel that way yet.
Hard work is about to commence and I’ll leave you with the first bit of something wonderful that Nelson Mandela once stated.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”