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ADSpiration: Interbest’s Male Stripper Billboard

Just this morning, as I was browsing through the net some visual inspirations to fuel my hump day, I came across this genius campaign made by  a Dutch outdoor advertising company, Interbest. They used a male stripper to build awareness of their billboard visibility in a campaign that has won Gold at the 2011 Clio Awards. The campaign involved a progression of billboards each showing the overweight man in fewer clothes with the text: “The sooner you advertise here, the better”. Just in time, the billboard is taken up with an advertisement for Radio 2, BBC’s national radio station. The campaign is a development of an earlier series of billboards which won a Silver Outdoor Lion at Cannes in 2010.

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Credits to the genius brains behind this campaign, Y&R Not Just Film’s  team, art director Marq Strooy, copywriter Robin Zuiderveld, production manager Tilly van Duivenbooden, photographer Morad Bouchakour, account manager Jacqueline Loomans, and advertiser’s supervisor Meindert Van Den Heuvel.


The only way to…

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

 


ADSpiration: Creative Poles!

Electricity, lighting and other street poles are ideal place for creative city advertising. Genius pole banners attract attention even at big distances.


ADSpiration: BMW or BWM?

We’ve all become aware of how important advertisements can be to help put any company’s message across. Many ads contain a lot of content as well as colour even though this is not a must. In fact, a simple ad can also do wonders — given that it carries a particular strong message.

This BMW ad is quite clever in having swapped the ‘M’ and ‘W’ to convey the message efficiently.


ARTspiration: Vexel Art

I’m sure that you’ve heard of vector art and that you have probably seen some beautiful illustrations and designs made by using this creative and always somewhat different form of graphic design. Ok, so there’s a new trend in this domain that’s called Vexel. It somehow improves the illustration by adding a marvelous sense of depth and volume to it, which is pretty difficult to achieve, if not out of question, with just vector.

So, in this collection, you will see some pretty amazing vexel art illustrations and maybe, it will be possible to sense the difference between these two techniques. Although both are pixel-based, they use different kinds of layers. To create vectors there are used vector layers, but in the case of vexels, the layers used are raster type, which give an exclusively wonderful aspect to the image in comparison with vector-based illustrations. Most vexel art illustrations are designed at very high resolution, as their use, in spite of giving the image an incredible aspect, tend to reduce the scalability of the illustration if it is to be printed, this being one little shortcoming for vexel-art.

Ok, enough conversation, here’s the showcase comprising 25+ incredible vexel art illustrations for your enjoyment and inspiration. I’m sure that you’ll find this form of graphing design breath-taking and will wish to find out more about it. But for now, take a look at these illustrations.


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