From the new agency murmure (Julien Alirol, Paul Ressencourt & Simon Roché).
I’m kind of exited about the new group Them Crooked Vultures. Band consists of Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl (drums), Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme (guitar), and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones (bass and keyboards). You can’t get your hands on any music yet, with the exception of some cellphone video from a show in Chicago, and as far as I can tell you can’t see where or when they’ll be playing next. Quite mysterious. I think these guys have potential though (despite “super group” reputation), sounds like they rock pretty good.
Really clever ad campaign for The Zimbabwean newspaper, executed by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in Johannesburg. They scooped up 7 awards for the campaign at the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, including the Grand Prix for Outdoor.
The campaign was designed to raise awareness regarding the plight of The Zimbabwean newspaper and consisted of various creative elements, including a billboard, all made up entirely of Zimbabwean dollar bank notes. The newspaper, the brainchild of journalists driven into exile, is committed to providing independent and fair comment on Zimbabwe to Zimbabweans, and has had a ‘luxury’ import duty of over 55% added to it by the Mugabe government, thus making it unaffordable to the average Zimbabwean citizen.
Flickr set of the campaign here.