Winter weather in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius can be harsh (as for the rest of the country, I gather). Outdoor advertisers JC Decaux and agency New! wanted to give their public a little ray of hope and presented them with these neat little comic strips, focusing on the good things in life that would come back soon. The campaign proved to be so succesful that their colleagues in Luxemburg asked whether they could run it too.
The artwork was by Lina Vysniauskaite.
(via Ads of the World and I Believe In Advertising)
This beautiful and very atmospheric illustration by Adrian Tomine appeared in the April 15, 2013 issue of The New Yorker. It accompanied a review of the new Terrence Malick film, To the Wonder.
Diversified holding company Loews wanted to be heard in the current investment news market as a sound opportunity for long-term returns. They chose the form of a comic featuring Lotta Value, a corporate version of Lana Croft, flying, paragliding and lounging her way to the truth about Loews’ offerings.
I like it as an effort, and the semi-vintage art and coloring is not half bad, but overall it’s not really anything more than a spruced up PowerPoint presentation (albeit without an intro and a recap).
Oh, and before you decide to invest in Loews based on the comic (or the Ephemerist’s coverage of it), don’t forget that “you should read the annual, quarterly and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Loews Corporation and its subsidiaries, CNA Financial Corporation, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP”
Coinciding with Superman’s 75th birthday last week, David Lasky posted this recent comic on his Facebook feed. I love how he weaves the history of the comic with the mythos into one big lament of its creators’ fate.
(comic © David Lasky)
Luke Pearson seems to have grown beyond his fame as contributor to various Nobrow publications (not in the least his own Everything We Miss and Hildafolk comics). Next week’s New Yorker magazine features a cover by his hand, which shows a slight departure from the style he’s been using this far, and positions him somewhere between Jordan Crane and Chris Ware.
I don’t think this is the last New Yorker contribution he’ll ever do. Read what art editor Françoise Mouly has to say about it.
(Illustration © 2013 Condé Nast. All rights reserved)
According to the new interactive comic book, Steer The Story, that Audi Of America and Marvel launched, Tony Stark currently drives an slick rag top Audi R8. Who knew?
Incidentally, this campaign is a nice mix of a crowdsourced affair and the Choose-your-own-adventure books of yore. You can decide how the story ends!
(via Brainstorm 9)
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Nice use of speech bubbles in these Chinese ads for Mentos. I particularly like how the bubble shape was integrated in the overall picture, but also how this perfectly illustrates how it’s not just what’s inside the bubble that counts, but also what surrounds it.
(via Ads of the World)