Thursday, October 21, 2010

Alan by Tim

Brilliant. And I don't even like dogs.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I think my favourite is the dog

love these characters for Waterstones by french designer Jean Jullien

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer of Love

Some disturbing illustrations from Saiman Chow

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fresh All Summer

GREAT print ads for Calgary Farmers' Market.
Agency: WAX Partnership

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Photography:: Jeremy Kohm

Loving the stark landscapes captured in Toronto based photographer Jeremy Kohm's work. More work ere.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Don't Stop Believing

The latest TV spot to come out of Albion and I am pretty proud to have been a part of it. Amazing director Kim at Academy did a spectacular job with lots of constraints and not to mention people who couldn't even clap in time! I loved casting for this shoot. Saw some absolutely brilliant singers and performers and some equally as terrible and I still can't rid my memory of a 50+ vocally challenged auditionee in a cheerleading outfit. So pleased with the end result, it was definitely worth all the hard work. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Juttas breakfast

see more from the series here

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birdies get revenge

Cours Toujours. A short and sweet film. Beautiful animation and soundtrack to match. Particularly like taking a scooter into the lions mouth. Enjoy.

Made for fun by Elise Garcette and Oliver Barre.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Johnny Kelly has directed this nice little film to promote YouTube Play ("a collaborative project between YouTube and the Guggenheim Foundation that seeks to showcase the very best creative videos from around the world") Simple and creative this film hits all the nails.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dutch Football

Simple execution from the Dutch Football Federation. Speaks for itself really.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lyrics + Graphic Design = Heaven?

Music Philosphy  is the best project ever. (Or at least since my grade six recreation of a 14th century Japanese village using only paper.)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nice 'n' simple

A really simple idea from IBM. A billboard that changes colour depending on what you are wearing.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


With election fever about to hit the UK, what better way to make your point than slapping a politician around the face?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm Here

Just in case I'm not the last person to this party, I thought I'd share. Spike Jonze's "robot love story" for Absolute Vodka is now playing at your local web browser. Bring kleenex.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

FANTASTIC Fantastic Mr Fox

I can't recommend this film enough. I watched it a while ago now but it doesn't tire. Charm spills from the stop frame animation and the characters are so captivating. I give it 5 stars.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Really love this ad for Cervical Cancer awareness. For more info on methods of prevention, click here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

How to Make a Baby

Health class had it soooo wrong.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Watched this a few months ago and forgot to post during the mad pitchin' that was happening at the time. Such a great viral film and you can find out how they made it on their site.

Het Klokhuis

Love the props in these lovely stop motion title sequences for Dutch science show "Het Klokhuis" (The Apple Core). They were made just up the road from me at Nexus and I managed to sneak a peak at the models on a visit to the studios last year.

Slow Mo Doggies

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Janes Abroad

I'm a sucker for a good pun.

I'm off to Paris in a week for an impromptu sojourn with le garçon, and I've started to cobble together my can't-leave-home-withouts because I love packing (and planning packing) almost as much as I love traveling. 

I've made the executive decision to bring ol' Rassy (my dad's 35 mm SLR that I've claimed as my own and named after Neil Young's mother) even though her light meter is busted and she takes up a quarter of my very small suitcase, because she takes 

The rest of my suitcase will be reserved for all the dream outfits I put together for myself on Polyvore. If you've never heard of Polyvore before, you're welcome, in advance, for wasting so much of your future time.

Tourist by thegouge featuring Forever21

I'm taking last minute must-see suggestions for the city of lights... except from you, Heather! I'm still transcribing your detailed notes.

A bien tôt!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Most Wanted

A portrait in oil by Toronto-based artist Stephen Appleby-Barr.


"In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Artist:: Frank Plant

Loving these scripted, 3-d Steel Drawings by Frank Plant. View more here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gromit and Wallace

I am a big big fan of this terrible twosome and after catching the end of The Curse of the Ware Rabbit again over the weekend I remembered these ads for Harvey Nichols. The excellent craftsmanship is left to shine with the simple photography style. It got me thinking about when is it okay for your favourite characters to sell themselves to advertising? These two have also been known to flaunt themselves in an ad for PG Tips, M&S and npower which went down the wrong way with me. There seems to be a fine, somewhat unwritten, line. Other sellouts up for debate include Paddington Bear for Marmite (but surely he would NEVER stray from his beloved Marmalade?) and Postman Pat for Specsavers which, in my opinion, is pure pure genius! See for yourselves...

Creative Circle

A charming and beautifully executed film from Creative Circle. How many ads are featured? Answers on a postcard please.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ugly Furniture!

Nothing says Friday to me like watching a video that makes you feel superior about your sense of style.
Bon weekend!

It works for me

Wrangler site: Take off the man's shirt and lead him around the room. A great way to spend 10 minutes of your Friday morning methinks!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Maybe there is a God...

Tea bags shaped like cigarettes. 'Nuff said.
To purchase, click here.

Other great tea packaging ideas here.


I don't know why either but it is funny. yes?


Monday, January 25, 2010

Couldn't resist... must... post...

Robert Samuel Hanson

Loving these illustrations. So simple and funny. Get my vote everyday.

Clever Business

You can change the bobby pins on these one colour business cards from hair and make-up artist Yuka Suzuki. A great idea and a nice little feebie!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

City Love

I would, and will, buy these napkins from Toronto designer Avril Loreti.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stairway of Heaven

Things To Be Jealous Of #101: This staircase. Wish and want here.