This'll come in handy a later date, you mark my words!
The nice people at Accept & Proceed (cracking agency name, I might add), have come up with some rather cunning iPhone wallpapers, constructed as a series of infographics that illustrate the passage of various of the European Cup matches.
So it is that you can adorn your mobile with the results of everything from the tragic draw that was England v France or the shock that was Sweden v France, or indeed Greece's moment of heroic failure against the Germans.
There are a handful of the graphics for your viewing pleasure below. And if you were wondering how these are constructed, you might take a look at the A&P site ...
Thought that this was an absolute cracker of an idea, to be honest.
Nike in Mexico came up with the idea that, instead of bidding with dollars (or pesos or whatever), users of Nike Plus should be able to big in auctions with the miles that they run. Or kilometers as they've gone metric and use the American spelling of the word. What a cracking idea, I thought ...
Just thought that this was cute. I hadn’t seen it and so I thought that it was worth sharing around the place.
Pimkie, that iconic European fashion label, has come up with a cracking little app that will “forecast” colours in three major cities (Paris, Milan and Antwerp – how Anterwerp got into that list, the lord alone knows).
It scans people in fashionable areas and logs the accent colours that they’re wearing to show you which are “on trend” in each different destination.
Cute. Pointless of course. But cute.
I've been loitering about at the judging of the D&AD Awards 2012 - their fiftieth awards. That means that I've seen a lot of the best creative work from across the globe.
When I got back, I showed this around the office. They all fell in love. All I can say is that I hope that it delights you as much as it did Me. Because I think that it's one of the best ideas that I've seen for a very, very long time.
Thought that we would give this a shout because it's been made by H&G's favourite drawer of pictures and painter of scenes with help and assistance from sometime collaborator Emma "Miss Cakehead" Thomas. Illustrator, model-maker and man about town Pete Fowler has directed this slot for the Horrors' Changing The Rain. Amazing ...
Every now and then I wank on about comms on this blog. I should likely do more of it. But try to reserve that for my weekly sctick on PR Moment these days - have a look at PR Antics on a weekly basis if you're at all interested.
However, that does mean that I know get to wildly over-indulge myself by posting beautiful things that infest the interweb that, one day, will come in very handy (probably, otherwise I'm just kidding myself that spending time doing this is in any way productive or work-related).
Anyway, came across this rather lovely titl-shift film of Carnival. FF to two minutes for the top-drawer bits.
The project was filmed over the course of 2011, with the key Carnival sequence made back in February. They released it to coincide with Carnival 2012.
The film is in fact made up of 169,000 photos from 416 time-lapse sequences, according to Agnelli.
It's bloody lovely, if you ask me.
Came across these on a rare trip out East to see Hector Proud over at Idea Generation.
Band Dry the River has created a series of "listening post(er)s" that have been made out of the wires from battery powered speakers. Passers bay can stop, pick up the tin can and listen to one of the tracks from the album. There are twelve posters in all dotted around East London and they make up the album when pieced together as a whole
Just a stunning little idea that, really ...