Missed the last 100 years? Find them in Jabal Amman

Wild Jordan is running a Jabal Amman photo treasure hunt on May 21st. There are clues hidden to help competitors find “some of our city’s
oldest treasures”.

Registration fee is 60JDs per a 4-person team, and it starts at 9:00 AM (the money will be used to protect the wild life in Jordan).
The first three prizes are:
- Accommodation for four at Feynan Ecolodge and a gift vouchers from The Nature Shop for the amount of 25JD/person for all of the members of the first winning group.
- Gift Voucher of 100JD for lunch at The Café (Wild Jordan)
- A trip for four to the Wadi Mujib water trail

PUMA Fuseproject Packaging|sustainable packaging and distribution system

Stupid Copy Cat case!

Original by Micaela Trani and Antonio Gigliotti

Rip-off by Ben Tollett, Emer Stamp, Steve Wioland and Matt Woolner

The original shows the progress of a little girl to a brunette woman, soundtracked by 'Always a Woman'
courtesy of Billy Joel.

The rip-off, which Adam & Eve maintains is in no way influenced by the original, shows the progress of a little girl to a brunette woman (and beyond to old age) soundtracked by 'Always a Woman'. 

Brand Australia

Brand Australia
Brand Australia was conceived by the Federal Government of Australia as a four-year program to position Australia internationally as not just a pleasant place to holiday, barbeque shrimp and wrestle crocodiles, but also a nice enough place to perhaps invest a few dollars. And that's the key to understanding the place this brand is intended to take; it does not replace the tourism brand created by FutureBrand, rather it sits above it as the overarching brand for global citizenship, culture, business and investment. Confusingly, that same tourism brand created by FutureBrand had been in use as the business to business brand under license by Austrade — the government agency responsible for promoting Australia and Australian businesses overseas. Therefore, it's a before and after, whilst not being a before and after. Still with me?
Brand Australia — Signage
In Australia, we have this thing called "cultural cringe." I could go on and on for ages about the origins of this phenomena, but that's why we have Wikipedia. Simply put, it's when a society thinks pieces of culture (movies, fashion, ideas, art) are inherently better when produced overseas, and locally grown culture develops an inferiority complex. Other countries have it, but we're much better at it here in Australia — stupid-crazy-good at it. It's this syndrome that no doubt will trap most locally grown designers into instantly disliking the logo, and that's the use of Boomerangs, a throwing implement used by indigenous Australians. Or in this case, Boomerangs as arrows. Or more specifically, Boomerangs as arrows as a map of Australia.
Brand Australia — Logo
Designed by Re, a small group of brand designers valiantly operating out of the Sydney office of global ad agency M&C Saatchi, the mark, in my opinion, is actually a rather nice thought. The two boom-arrow-rangs form a stylised depiction of a map of Australia, and the designers were considerate enough of our smallest and least populated island state, Tasmania, to break a chunk of one boom-arrow-rang off to make sure it wasn't forgotten about. Something I'm sure they'll appreciate.
Brand Australia
The boom-arrow-rangs speak of growth, expansion and movement, pretty admirable qualities in the business world. The two arrows are also intended to signify our eastern and western seaboard ports — an integral part of out most important industry — digging stuff out of the ground and shipping it off to whoever's buying. It's the 'clever bit' of the mark, but also for me, the most troubling. Consider this launch event quote from the Federal Trade Minister;
"We do punch above our weight, in so many ways. We know it, but the rest of the world doesn't. And quite frankly, being the quiet achiever, isn't going to cut it, anymore ... Australia is home to 11 Nobel Prize winners, it is the creator of the Cochlear implant, of Google Maps and internet WiFi. Ours is a great story, and it's well past time we should be so shy of telling that story to the rest of the world. We are more than a quarry and a farm. Australia Unlimited gives a brand beyond Made in Australia — it says I am Australian, and I'm proud of it"
As a proud (if sometimes skeptical) Australian, that's pretty stirring stuff to hear, but for me, there doesn't seem much of that patriotic emotion in this logo. The burnt orange is an obvious allusion to our rich, resource laden dirt — very 'Australian'. But then, as a people, we're well known for being active, friendly and extroverted, with an irreverent sense of humour. None of these qualities are reflected in the mark, and are even more absent from the typography. Set in Linotype Veto in a warmish gray hue, the wordmark is a rather anonymous and ho-hum affair with just enough customisation to justify calling it a logo. It lacks presence and purpose, and does nothing to capture the Aussie personality that is so highly regarded around the world, and arguably our greatest brand asset.
Brand Australia
With so little personality being delivered by the type, our attention falls back on the mark and the whole combination of the two really starts to fall down. In short: it's boring. There's a lovely duality to Australia: one of the oldest lands with one of the oldest native cultures on earth, mixed with a young, western style democracy with a diverse, multicultural and energetic society — and this mark simply doesn't capture that essence. Whilst perhaps an appropriate choice in the context of a business to business brand, one has to wonder if the B2B world really is such a joyless, uninspired place where business types never smile. If indeed it is, why not position Australia as a place where occasionally they do?
Brand Australia
Brand Australia
Brand Australia

The hidden truths behind what really motivates us

Emirates Wildlife Society, WWF: Al Basama Al Beeiya Initiative (UAE Ecological Footprint)

Brief: Highlight the concept of the Ecological Footprint, outline its constituents, call attention to its excessive size in the UAE and enumerate ways of reducing it.

Advertising Agency: AYA Middle East
Creative director: Kal Dreisziger
Copywriter: Kal Dreisziger
Director: Ben Falk
Producer: Phil Vanier
Production Company: Asylum Films
Post production / Animation: Asylum Films

Portfolio Night 8 | Advertising is calling

Another LOGORAMA... maybe!  i hate the girl... i dont see the need for sexual appealing..

 May 18, 2010 — Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy, Dubai

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