Monthly Archives: August 2008

to get these shoes free i would…

We can be friends if you buy me these shoes.

We can be friends if you buy me these shoes.

a) Tattoo RBK somewhere prominent yet trendy, eg. the surface of my foot or the back of my neck or on my inner wrist.

b) write to RBK (which i am doing right now in an open letter kind of way) and tell them I Am What I Am (their campaign line for all your philistines) and therefore they should send me the shoes.

c) compromise the part of my personal brand that projects an Independent Woman image and ask my boyfriend to buy them for me (ha ha, i would never do that. Don’t forget when you compromise your personal brand for material things you have to consider what it will do to your relationship, and it’s not really fair to my man. To quote a great cereal company, “if it doesn’t say Kellog’s on the box, it’s not Kellog’s in the box”.)

d)  buy them with my cashmoney and then claim them back when i do my tax at the end of the year since having a personal brand means i am a personal business and get such benefits.

e) do nothing and wait 3 days until i get obsessed with some other equally cool object that I can scheme about getting free.

What’s it gonna be?

Green tea should be made by naked men.

this was spotted on a box of Dilmah by my friend and designer, Carla. take a closer look at the second frame.

best made when naked men stand close.

Green Tea: best made when naked men stand close.

fire the proof reader and pay me, since i’m doing their job.

Uh oh. Big time, if you think about how many people should have seen this before it landed up in the deli section of the V&A Waterfront Pick n Pay Cape Town.

Uh oh. Big time, if you think about how many people should have seen this before it landed up in the deli section of the V&A Waterfront Pick 'n Pay Cape Town.

pigeons – the most private form of communication

today i got such a great mail from a friend of mine, Lauren. she’s doing her honours in graphic design in Holland. anyway she wrote to tell me about this project she’s been working on called Something To Hide, and it’s part of a final year research project into using alternative methods to bypass existing communication tools in order to gain more privacy.

No privacy clause in fineprint. Just little pigeon claws.

No privacy clause in fineprint. Just little pigeon claws.

Lauren and 10 other students from the Sandberg Institute have been training carrier pigeons since March. Lauren said the original idea came from watching a programme on how all our communication is traceable and ultimately non-private. their theory is that carrier pigeons are the most private form of communication. fascinating! they have a great website detailing their experiment.

Pigeon knows he was supposed to deliver a message, but cant remember what it was supposed to say.

Pigeon knows he was supposed to deliver a message, but can't remember what it was supposed to say.

they are busy working on a documentary about the project and you can also catch them at the Experimenta design festival in Amsterdam.

God: “Are you sure the kids will think this is cool?” Jesus: “DUH Dad, sheesh, just trust me will ya.”

a fine example of a very old brand doing its best to keep up with social media, new marketing, theworld2.0. found on Camps Bay, Cape Town, via ideate.

It is important for old brands like Christianity to use young slang and jargon such as facebook. But it looks like God does not fully understand the powerplay that happens in a Facebook friend request. See, God requests MY friendship. And if he doesnt get his attitude right, I will IGNORE him, or even worse, BLOCK him.

It is important for old brands like Christianity to use young slang and jargon such as 'facebook'. But it looks like God does not fully understand the powerplay that happens in a Facebook friend request. See, God requests MY friendship. And if he doesn't get his attitude right, I will IGNORE him, or even worse, BLOCK him.

New Nike ad: can you lie about something that hasn’t happened yet?

Nike Print ad featuring British athlete Kelly Sotherton.

Nike Print ad featuring British athlete Kelly Sotherton.

wklondon have just posted about their new Nike ad on their blog. They made Kelly Sotherton promise to win an Olympic Gold Medal under lie detector test conditions. Read all about it here.

push-ups for writers

OneWord is the online version of that exercise they make you do those writing workshops, where they give you a word and a minute to write about it. good for those times when you have lots of words and nothing much to say.