This week on Tumblr #5

Tumblr time! The weekend is nigh and this reminds me it is my turn on the tumblr today. What’s the jovoto tumblr? It’s the space where Jeroen, Nathalie, Cassandra and I share our daily findings on the web. Design, Fashion, Advertising, Websites, you name it. Once a week, we pick out the pearls and serve them to you on a silver platter. Enjoy!

This week’s theme: Inspiration to help you work on the WWF task and on the upcoming Open Zone poster challenge ‘Arise‘.

A story compressed into one image = powerfull effect

Two wonderful posters I have chosen as an example of how storytelling works even in one single image.

What goes around, comes around. A campaign against the war in Iraq.

What goes around, comes around. A campaign against the war in Iraq.

All Rghts reserved to Horizon Fire

All Rghts reserved to Horizon Fire

Unusual forms of advertising

Nobody wants to see packshots of products and generic, smiling people holding them into the camera. Whether you’re campaigning for a commercial product or a social cause, your ambition should be to surprise and delight your viewers, not bore them. This ad is for a Japanese telecomunication company, but the bold step they have taken is truly inspiring. Ideas for WWF, anyone?

Unusual forms of advertising, PT2

Apparently, in Japan, they paint Gas Tanks! Sometimes for promotional reasons, sometimes just for fun. Not sure how this fits in with any of the contests we’re running at the moment, but I thougt this was cool!

Decorated Gas Tanks in Japan

Decorated Gas Tanks in Japan

Have a nice weekend,

N.

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4 comments

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    WOW!!! Love posters!!!
    Amazing post!!!
    Thanks a lot!!!
    :)

    Saturday April 9th, 2011 09:17 PM
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    WTF!!!!!!!!!!! Japanese are from outerspace!!!
    Genious spot!!!
    :)

    Saturday April 9th, 2011 09:43 PM
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    hey nadine. those aren’t gas tanks. they are industrial water tanks. but that makes the watermelon skin even more fitting.

    Tuesday April 12th, 2011 12:55 PM
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    Teigan, are you sure? I got the image over here, originally…. http://weburbanist.com/2011/04/03/lets-enjoy-gas-japans-artistic-gas-storage-tanks/

    They also speak of gas tanks… but to be honstest, to me, they could be both. In Germany, water tanks tend to by cylinder-shaped.

    Tuesday April 12th, 2011 06:59 PM
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