Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
ChocChic introduces their new collection of chocolate shoes and bags, which come in luscious dark, milk white, strawberry and orange chocolate.
Frances Cooley, the brains behind the scrumptious customized chocolates was inspired to come up with the said concept ever since she was little. Her mom once bought her a block of chocolate from Mexico and she molded the chunk with her shoe mold. With that, Frances came up with very first creation inspired by her favorite print- a chocolate zebra print shoes.
For gifts, ChocChic also personalizes labels and even offers to create your favorite shoe style. Visit their website for more information.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The promotion may look unfriendly but PETA was apparently trying their best to blatantly present their stand when it comes to animal killings.
What inspired me to post this is the meaty story regarding Lady Gaga's outfit during the recently concluded MTV VMA.
Lady Gaga's outfit no longer surprised me since she never fails to flaunt her peculiar style in her music videos while wearing chain tops and cigarette-decorated aviators or tapes. She is not even afraid to pull off her theatrical appetite for gore or her taste for some controversial parodies. Nevertheless, Gaga has obviously offended a group that is very active in their campaigns against fur and leather usage. Advertising the none usage of any product that harms animals, PETA is against socially accepted practices such as meat and dairy consumption, fishing, hunting, circuses and bull fights.
However, Gaga explained that her attire was actually a political statement and so it doesn't mean to offend the vegans who support animal rights.
To date, this is not the first time that an organization retorted against her eccentric artistry. Just three months ago, the Catholic League frowned upon her controversial Alejandro music video and she was dubbed as a "Madonna copy-cat" who is now the "new poster girl for American decadence and Catholic bashing".
Lady Gaga may actually be the poster girl for everything too much but obviously, she has her own stand regarding the imageries she uses as an artist, because she has her own interpretations of the symbols and antics she utilizes to raise issues. She is practically a performer who doesn't seem to care on what others may think about her "show", because she plays for those who understands the language she speaks.
Thing is, she is still a public figure. She may be playing for her desired target audience but today's kids have accessed on multimedia platforms where they can see icons who have a great effect on shaping their views. Besides, the attacks against her increases her popularity and so we can't help not to learn about the controversies and stories.
Meanwhile, PETA had already released a statement regarding Gaga's meaty fashion statement during the renowned awards night. Click HERE to read.
No wonder, PETA stands against what Gaga pulled up. Remember, they didn't even missed the incident when President Barack Oabama's killed a fly during an interview. So, what more with a body clad in a dead cow's meat?
I just wonder, did Lady Gaga's attire served as the fulfillment of the meat-undies ensemble she wore when she was on the cover page of Vogue Nippon?
Friday, September 10, 2010
Well, Alaine Delorme did.
The Totem series of Delorme shows that some lower class jobs in Shanghai, China could be the most fascinating eye candies that can enliven a photograph. These totems may look ordinary, but for the eyes of Delorme, they display exceptional patterns, colors, life, and culture of the Chinese community.
His eyes, his lens, and artistry further proves that the most interesting subjects can be just around the street corner.
more photos here
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The designs received various criticisms, as expected, since they practically made fun and even puns with names and illustrations of different religions. Aside from that some critics do not get it why the moderator allowed them to get posted on the site, since Ads of the World posts ADS not shirt designs.
Moreover, the designs were not even meant to promote the shirt brand. It obviously promotes a certain belief, which is "Religion is Garbage."
Although it's a common belief that all religions are subjected to criticisms, I think these shirts came out offensive. We all know that we can argue about the merits of religion, but the designs touched a very sensitive point that will surely hurt the believers of each group.
Here are some of the comments in this campaign:
I'm an atheist, and these are offensive to me. On many levels. - sirvan | Thu, 2010-08-26 20:09
To creative:Not every people can accept it as the way you are thinking. Please consider to think carefully about layman Ad society, religious groups and intercultural communication that website can cope. - Mulyanto | Sat, 2010-09-04 12:44
Advertising Agency: Muckmouth, Auckland, New Zealand
Creatives: Nobjockey, Tatsie, Strange G, Dabset
Illustrator: Kennedy Poynter
Thursday, September 2, 2010
On the other hand, some photographers do not just use shadows to establish the depth, distance, or time of the day. They use them to clad the bodies of their subject that will appear to be a part of the whole
Below are some photos taken by well-known fashion photographers who use the "shadow technique" on their models.
Photos from: Trendnista.com
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Last year, the advertising industry was shocked when Italian ice cream brand Antonio Federici gelato released an interesting yet provocative print ad campaign that mixed religion with sexual imagery.
Some people found these witty yet the ads were subjected for review due to complaints.
Based on the Committee of Advertising Practice, "linking sex or sexualized images with religion may cause particular offense" and "portraying nuns in a sexual manner is inappropriate." With that said, Antonio Federici ads were practically disobeying the ad law.
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority banned the prints although the gelato company said that the campaign was a “tongue-in-cheek portrayal celebrating forbidden Italian temptations”.
No offense to the believers but personally, I found the campaign smart, fresh, and quite funny. Although there's too much "sex" in a blasphemous way for a gelato brand, Antonio Federici was able to create the "buzz" that is practically one of the goals in creating an ad that has an impact.
How about you? What do you think about these ads?