Think in Bright Colors

Think in Bright Colors

Hi! I'm Elyse Ash, a Minneapolis-based advertising copywriter. I love all things design, pop culture and creative. Think in Bright Colors is a compilation of my favorite ad/design/interactive work, inspirations and beyond. To check out my advertising portfolio, visit www.elyseash.com.

Canadian graphic designer Samuel “Sho” Ho created this stunning series of faux-propaganda posters for ESPN to announce their predictions over who will compete in this year’s college football playoffs. ESPN will keep revealing more and more as the weeks go on. I love when sports and design intersect, because it feels so rare, even in today’s design-centric society. And these beautiful images and their raw propaganda-style really speak to me aesthetically.

Click here to see more of them on Sho’s site. I refuse to post the FSU one on this blog out of spite.

(via ESPN)

This happy viral idea by BBDO Germany for SmartCar focuses on turning a normally boring experience into a joyful one.

(via AdWeek)

Bon Appetit’s article on 10 Healthy Office Snacks has some great recommendations on healthy and flavorful nibbles you can bring to work. I love the small ways they recommend “gourmet-ing up” regular ho-hum diet food, because nothing says “I’ve given up” like a bag of Cheetos from the vending machine.
(via Bon Appetit)

Bon Appetit’s article on 10 Healthy Office Snacks has some great recommendations on healthy and flavorful nibbles you can bring to work. I love the small ways they recommend “gourmet-ing up” regular ho-hum diet food, because nothing says “I’ve given up” like a bag of Cheetos from the vending machine.

(via Bon Appetit)

…at times i forget to embrace the afternoon, only love the morning, only kiss what falls above the waist and there are so many parts of the day/body, body/day that go untouched and i think it’s because in the light i think about what others think too much…
- Lauren Jensen (from her poem it’s hard as so much is)
My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Woahhh. Now here’s a show stopper. This Ikea Billboard in France features a room tipped on it’s side…oh, and it’s also a climbing wall! Designed by marketing firm Ubi Bene, this is attention grabbing and fun and innovative - just like Ikea. Branding win!
(via AdWeek)

Woahhh. Now here’s a show stopper. This Ikea Billboard in France features a room tipped on it’s side…oh, and it’s also a climbing wall! Designed by marketing firm Ubi Bene, this is attention grabbing and fun and innovative - just like Ikea. Branding win!

(via AdWeek)

Last night, Lauren and I had a fun shopping trip at the Mall of America. We spent probably close to an hour in Sephora, since I was on a mission to find a new non-clumpy, non-crazy, mascara. But I think the best thing I took away from last night (other than, ya know, the all-around great friend/shopping time) was this video that Lauren mentioned featuring Jenna Lyons teaching people how to properly cuff their sleeves.

And now? I feel like such a dufus! I’ve been doing it awkwardly and wrong all these years. Well today my cuffs are looking FTD. So, phew. Thanks Lauren and thanks Jenna Lyons!

(via Refinery29)

As an ex-Starbucks barista and current Starbucks lover, this really had me stitches.

(via Esquire)

Love this KitKat outdoor/guerilla ad. Talk about demonstrating a product benefit/brand message. Pretty awesome!
nikolaydievski:

#Ad in focus: pretty damn bold from #KitKat!

Love this KitKat outdoor/guerilla ad. Talk about demonstrating a product benefit/brand message. Pretty awesome!

nikolaydievski:

#Ad in focus: pretty damn bold from #KitKat!

How wild are these upside down portraits by Anelia Loubser? The series is called Alienation and it shows how regular-looking people, when shot upside down, look so very different. Goes to show you how a simple idea or shift in perspective can make everything look radically different.

See so many more of these right here.

Slow motion. Time lapse. Close ups. This new food-porny commercial by Britain’s RKCR/Y&R for Marks & Spencer is full of awesome camera techniques, making it absolutely beautiful.

(via AdWeek)

Oh, Dan Savage, you are brilliant and I love you so so much. Here are some of the writer’s musings about the “price of admission” with relationships and why that whole “The One” thing is total bullshit. Yes yes yes. I love this a million!

(via Brain Pickings)

Happy First Day Back After a Long Weekend! Heh…
(via Wasted Rita is Not Bored)

Happy First Day Back After a Long Weekend! Heh…

(via Wasted Rita is Not Bored)

Today is a hugely awesome day for my dear friend Molly Miller of Sift Gluten Free because she’s featured in Minnesota Business Magazine. The article is all about her bakery business and the shared work space trend that’s happening in Minneapolis. Molly is such an inspiring person. She took a risk on her dream and it’s hard and exhausting but she’s doing it and not just DOING it, she’s KICKING ITS ASS. Seriously, this chica makes me feel lazy.
Go read the article here or pick up a copy of Minnesota Business Magazine. So many congratulations to you, my dear! Well deserved!!

Today is a hugely awesome day for my dear friend Molly Miller of Sift Gluten Free because she’s featured in Minnesota Business Magazine. The article is all about her bakery business and the shared work space trend that’s happening in Minneapolis. Molly is such an inspiring person. She took a risk on her dream and it’s hard and exhausting but she’s doing it and not just DOING it, she’s KICKING ITS ASS. Seriously, this chica makes me feel lazy.

Go read the article here or pick up a copy of Minnesota Business Magazine. So many congratulations to you, my dear! Well deserved!!