You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
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.
No one ever said it was easy to be a genius, but do some of these “geniuses” hear the shit that comes out of their mouths? Kanye West has 21 Grammys. Your creative director won a Cannes Lion in 1996. They both talk like they’re God’s gift to the Earth, but the lines have gotten so blurred that it’s hard to tell who said what. Until now.
Jon Stewart kills me.
I cannot believe that agency adam&eveDBB convinced Harvey Nichols to run this brilliant, badass (albeit risky) “Sorry I Spent it On Myself” holiday ad campaign. The cheap, throw-away presents like toothpicks include an explanation to the giftee, “Sorry, I spent it on myself.” There’s also a great commercial that you can watch here.
(Via The Egotist)
— Billy Collins
The Dieline just posted a great article about the top 20 rum packaging designs, which is perfect for me as I begin to prep my Thanksgiving signature cocktail. See all the rum bottles heresies.
The cocktail I’m concocting is dark rum, bitters, apple cider, club soda, lime juice and some thyme-infused simple syrup. It’s called a New England Express and it’s a delightful, crisp, unexpected cocktail that I just adore. The recipe for that delicious cocktail is over here at Bon Appetite.
— Charles Bukowski
— David Droga, a snippet from this awesome article in Esquire
Beautiful illustrations by British artist Jennifer Madden for the Gallery of Fashion art.
It started when graphic design student Flora Chan wondered one day what The Great Gatsby would taste like if it were a tea. She thought it’d definitely be green, due to all the green imagery and symbolism in the novel. She then wondered about her other favorite works: Alice in Wonderland, Moby Dick, Lolita. Eventually, Chan designed the packaging and flavors for her “Prologue” tea series for an assignment at Parson’s. A good example of a great idea and a beautiful execution.
(Via Fast Company)
A really great series of design and illustration called “I Love the World” by Mikaela Lilhops and Daniela Olejnikova. Found heresies.
BBDO’s new spot for Foot Locker is unexpected, charming and full of athletes exhibiting awesome deprecating humor. Learn more about the campaign here.
Say whattttt? How dope is this ad/video for GoldieBlox? Since my two favorite things are (essentially) advertising and feminism…THIS is particularly amazing, smart, sassy and happy.
GoldieBlox is a badass company that makes engineering toys for girls that are not cute and have NO princesses on them. I especially love the lyric making fun of how this isn’t the freaking 50s anymore. BRANDING WIN! Now hurry up everyone and buy all this stuff!