Gigantic Earbuds

Call it a spoof or call it an homage, but the new desktop speakers from Fred electronics are basically oversized earbuds in the style of an iPod. Just one more bit of evidence that the iPod is an incredibly iconic piece of design, and powerful brand. Love it. Saw this...

Starbucks goes for broke

In a potential re-enactment of Marlboro Monday, Starbucks has announced a plan to sell cups of coffee for just one dollar, and with free refills! The report said Starbucks is experimenting with a “short” $1 cup as well as free refills for brewed coffee in...

Heinz Hot Ketchup

This one’s just a quick post of something clever I saw on Fredrik Samuel. Heinz Hot Ketchup – click here for a larger view I love that European style of print/outdoor advertising where they use absolutely zero copy. It’s probably due to the...

Iraq’s New Flag

You know how I love symbolism, national identities and the ‘branding’ of nations so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the BBC is reporting on Iraq’s freshly unveiled updated flag. Apparently, the stars were removed because they signified Saddam...

Political Ads During Super Bowl?

Are we about to see a dangerous precedent set at this year’s Super Bowl? The Super Bowl has long been the biggest night in advertising, not only in terms of dollar costs for air time, but also for the sheer volume of eyeballs who watch the ads ‘for...