In a Reddit post Tuesday, UK design student Tom Anders Watkins claimed Kuala Lampur-based agency Dentsu Utama took, perhaps, a few too many liberties with a recent design of his.
Because it's the week between Christmas and New Year's, we end up with stories about people who don't like to see ads with clowns and the regulators that ban them.
Most are not surprising, since predictions are more like wishes than anything actually grounded in truth.
In a statement, the agency said, "The videos we created were designed as part of a preventative campaign specifically for teens; the audience is not for adults or long-term cannabis users."
There's Jabba the Hut Leg Warmers, Empire Strikes Back Halter Tunic Dress, Stormtrooper Rain Boots, Tatooine Scented Candle, Sexy Stormtrooper Outfit, Use the Force Thong, Star Wars Duck Tape and more.
As those of you still left in the office this week leading up to Christmas know full well, you might as well not be there at all. After all, your clients are all out of the office and so are your bosses.
Minneapolis creative shop Gabriel deGrood Bendt is going to be doing some Christmas caroling for a good cause.
Jorge Espinosa, one of 62 employees laid off from the Coral Gables office of Commonground/MGS, has filed suit against the agency arguing it violated a workers' rights law.
Intoning "beautiful trees feel inadequate at this time of year," this Dove Beauty spoof from Cincinnati-based Northlich entitled Treel Beauty does for Christmas trees what the Dove Beauty work aims to do for women. In the video, an artist presents representations of how trees see themselves versus how they are seen by others. An interviewer queries how "normal" trees feel when presented with imagery of "perfect" trees. A tree is given a Photoshop makeover reminiscent of the original Dove beauty video that started it all. The video ends with the tag "Together, let's celebrate Treel Beauty."
SapientNitro just launched SpeakEmoji, an app that will help parents and relatives break through the kids' smartphone trance by speaking to them in their own language -- emoji -- and in doing so, make Christmas the meaningful family time it's supposed to be.