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.
I’ve loved Alanis Morisette since I was in 7th grade. She was gritty, confident and loud, all while I was insecure and prepubescent. I admired her. I didn’t understand half the lyrics, but I knew I admired her courage and her strength to be herself.
It wasn’t until I was older, watching the VH1 series “I <3 the 90s” when Mo Rocca explained to us all that her hit song “Ironic” wasn’t that. If a black fly lands in your chardonnay, that’s crappy luck. Not irony. Irony would be if you deliberately moved your wedding day to Phoenix from Seattle to avoid the rain and it STILL rained. Well, Rachael Hurwitz is here to explain to us what “irony” really is. Once and for all.
Sassy needlepoints are all the rage right now. THANK GOD. They are so funny and delightfully unexpected, all at once. I actually bought the second one, Miss Hillary Clinton alongside Beyonce’s famous lyrics “Who Run the World? Girls.” It sits on my desk and makes me smile.
1. “Please Don’t Do Coke in the Bathroom” - Knit for Victory
2. “Who Run the World? Girls.” - Parts and Labor
3.”Boo, You Whore.” - Steph X Stitch
4. “Bitch, Please.” - Stitch Party
5. “Dayman…” - Purple Hippo Stitches
"Street Stone" is a project from the hilarious and talented minds of French photographer Leo Caillard and French art director Alexis Persani. Their idea? Dress ancient Louvre sculptures in trendy, hipster outfits. The result is pretty hilarious; and also shows how much an attitude can change based solely on clothing and not body language.
(Via Bored Panda)
Even though I’m a Millennial myself, I can’t help but laugh. It’s pretty much dead-on. Thanks to Brad for finding this gem. During working hours.
Founding Father Pin-Ups, 2nd Ed.: Tread on Me
What’s better than Jimmy Fallon and John Krasinski? Jimmy Fallon and John Krasinski competing in a lip synching contest, that’s what.
Argh. I do not have the original source for this image…but it was too great not to post. Selfies have been going on way before there were even cameras…there’s something both reassuring and unsettling about our compulsion to recreate our own image. Oh man. This is getting too deep. Regardless, I love this.
A video by Joe Nicolosi and his mom has me IN STITCHES this morning. I guess Joe’s mom had never seen the Matrix so he asked her to watch it and then retell the story, in detail, resulting in this short video called “The Matrix Retold by Mom” and it’s too funny. I love everything about it.
The design snob in me is cringing as I post this somwhat-cheesy drawing, but the writer in me is laughing because it’s so well-done. I love the thinking behind this image of "vintage social networking." I think the illustrator nailed it. My favorites are post-it notes as Tweets and the window as YouTube. Maybe we don’t really need all this social media after all.
Naw. I thought about it and I’m pretty sure we do.