“As a fan of James Jarvis I was always going to love this Nike commercial. If you can get past the first one minute (yes it does have no sound – amazing how disconcerting that is) a really lovely animation to represent the pain and joy of long distance running. If anyone has heard James Jarvis speak (I saw him at D&AD a number of years ago) you will know is one of the Top 50 cross country runners in the UK which is not surprising given his compulsive nature (he once spent a whole week drawing the hands of one of his characters).”
David Gallaugher’s grass-lined wheel. He and three other Dalhousie architecture students built it to make a social statement- we need more green space. Their contraption is a way to “take the park with you”.
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Mad Men seems to be the only thing anyone can talk about these days when it comes to TV. It’s certainly an interesting show, although whether it’s actually about anything is debatable. It’s hard to tell whether there’s a message to be received, or whether it’s just an excuse to put a lot of beautiful people in one spot and have them drink, smoke and have sex with each other for an hour each week.
Either way, it’s still fun to watch, and to see some of the personalities that helped to shape the industry we work in today.
The recent popularity and attention being received by the show means that more and more it is finding itself being inserted into pop culture. First came the Saturday Night Live sketch featuring several of the cast members themselves…
Now comes the inevitable Simpsons parody for a recent halloween special “Treehouse of Horrors” episode.
While it’s been around for a long time now, it’s nice to see that the Simpsons still manage to keep pace with the social climate of the times and be able to churn out a reference so quickly without looking like they have missed the boat by a few months.
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