Category Archives: Entertainment

Cool Typographic Poster Designs

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UK-based freelance graphic designer Pete Ware of 17th and Oak pay typographic homage to  movies and TV by using iconic quotes and characters. How about this Darth Vader one? Fantastic. An A3 print cost  £30 including P&P. Check out his webpage 17thandOak.co.uk for more designs and information on how to order. He also creates personalised cdesigns of your favourite quote.

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A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square – Genius Advertising

What would you do if you passed the square in your town and saw agiant red button with a sign that says “Push to Add Drama”? Would you push it?

That’s the idea behind TNT Belgium’s brilliantly executed live-commerical. It’s absolutely genius. Check it out below. Thanks to my dear friend malinaldi who brought this to my attention.
 

Heidi Klum + Bill Kaulitz – Two Fashion Icons Finally Together

Rockstar Bill Kaulitz will join Heidi Klum tomorrow night on Germany’s Next Top Model. The show was filmed a few weeks ago at the Galaxy Theater in Los Angeles.  Heidi personally called Bill and asked him to join the show: “I just called him and lured him with pretty girls” Heidi told today’s Bild newspaper.

In this weeks episode the models will get styled like rockstars and do a stage dive photoshoot. Joining Bill and Heidi is also star photographer Marc Baptiste.

The team of Heidi + Bill is a dream come true of mine. I always wished Bill would appear on Project Runaway. After all, he is the best dressed male celebrity in the world today and has a unique style. Many designers such as like Karl Lagerfeld, Wolfgang Joop and  Killian Kerner are all fans of his styles. What I most love about his style is that he makes menswear look interesting, and he is one of the few guys that girls look at for inspiration. Sure, like any true fashion icon he makes hits and misses, but he is always interesting and he is never afraid of taking risks and doesn’t dress for the sole purpose of attention or shockvalue, even though his style often draws  lot of attention. I admire people who doesn’t always play it safe (Jennifer “black dress, hair in her face” Aniston, I’m looking at you).

The show will air on Pro Sieben at 20.30 CET tomorrow,

I’m Back

…and so is the fantastic Mad Men! Woohoo!  Fifth season finally starts this month after a 17 month long  hiatus. I can’t wait to see what Matthew Weiner have in stores for us.

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Slaves for (y)our entertainment

Bill & Tom Kaulitz for PETA

Celebrities endorsing products/brands (a la Brad pitt in his hundreds of Japanese commercials) are rarely clever, useful, smart or for a good cause. However I fully approve of this latest PETA campaign speaking up against the use of animal shows in the circus industry. The tagline “Slaves for the Entertainment Industry” and using two celebrities as illustrative examples is brilliant. Animals live their whole lives like that. Kudos to Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel for bringing aawreness to the issue by letting themselves get covered in dirt, fake (albeit real looking) bruises and blood, get chained up and locked into a small cage.

Pics and video courtesy of PETA.de. The campaign will run in Europe, Asia and USA.

Strike Gold with Sterling

I was just now browsing my favourite bookstore online and stumbled upon this little gem, or what I believe to be a gem, because it hasn’t been released yet. As the die-hard Mad Men lover it just screamed “Buy Me” to me, so I will plug it before even opening the cover. And anyone else who follows Mad Men will probably feel the same urge to purchase. The rest won’t understand why anyone would need the advice from a advertising executive, of all people, and who, to top of it all off, also happens to been in his prime in the 1960s!

The official description reads, complete with some great quotes from Sterling:

Advertising pioneer and visionary Roger Sterling, Jr., served with distinction in the Navy during World War II, and joined Sterling Cooper Advertising as a junior account executive in 1947. He worked his way up to managing partner before leaving to found his own agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, in 1963.

During his long and illustrious career, Sterling has come into contact with all the luminaries and would-be luminaries of the advertising world, and he has acquired quite a reputation among his colleagues for his quips, barbs, and witticisms.

Taken as a whole, Roger Sterling’s pithy comments and observations amount to a unique window on the advertising world—a world that few among us are privileged to witness first—hand—as well as a commentary on life in New York City in the middle of the twentieth century.

A few “sterling” examples:

“When a man gets to a point in his life when his name’s on the building,
he can get an unnatural sense of entitlement.”

“The day you sign a client is the day you start losing him.”

“Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face.”

“When God closes a door, he opens a dress.”

Sterling’s Gold covers it all: business, marriage, and the taste of success made sweeter with a glass of something strong.

Sterling’s Gold is published by Grove press and will be released November 16.

heh!

Hoax or Not – The Lost Years of Phoenix

I am dead curious about the new film I’m Still Here , directed by Casey Affleck and portraying actor Joaquin Phoenix during one year after which he announced he would quit acting and take up a career as a rapper. Is it a documentary or a mockumentary? Affleck has always maintained it is not a joke and that it is a serious chronicle of Phoneix struggles to be taken serious in his new career choice.

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Since 2008 we have seen Phoenix going from a clean shaven, well dressed, extremely talented oscan nominated actor to a scruffy-looking mumbling wannabe hiphoper with long unruly beard and unwashed hair behaving quite strange in public. If it is serious, then I feel sorry for Phoenix, if it is a mockumentary it gotta be one of the funniest and elaborated jokes-on-you in the recent history of entertainment.

The movie has its world premiere this week. I can’t wait to see it.

Photo Credit: Magnolia Pictures