TRUTH IN MEDIA

There’s an advertising campaign that many hope will win the top prize at Cannes this year. It’s Russia’s successful campaign to undermine our elections.

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Sharing the Experience of Chaos

How can you help someone understand something they have never personally experienced? Especially something that is traumatic or life altering. In the past year I encountered several very affecting depictions of what it is like to move from relative normalcy, to chaos, and onto a journey to find a new normalcy. Like many people, I […]

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Unhappily Ever After

I love the images created by animation storyboard artist Jeff Hong in his Tumblr page Disney Unhappily Ever After. Combining the viewer’s personal connection to Disney’s iconic characters with issues environmental and social justice issues creates some affecting images. The altered context surrounding the much-loved characters creates a strong entry point into the narrative for the issues highlighted. From children living on […]

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Dirty Water Vending Machine

To increase awareness and understanding of the critical shortage of clean water for nearly 2 billion of the world’s people, Unicef’s “Dirty Water” campaign, developed with NY agency Casanova Pendrill, created a dirty water vending machine. Originally installed last year, the machine was again installed at New York’s very busy Union Square this past weekend. I […]

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Our Breathing (or choking) Earth

Created by Australian multimedia designer David Bleja the BreathingEarth website helps provide a real-time sense of how rapidly the world’s population is growing and how much CO2 is emitted around the globe and around the clock. Its sort of stunning and mesmerizing to watch, mouse over countries to see more detailed information for each, and read the accumulated […]

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Telling the story of 350

Its not the sequel to 300. But it is about standing our ground and fighting for awareness and change. Even a really great elevator pitch can still be pretty uninspiring, and in this day and age hard to share with others… who can remember all those words? It’s a tough problem many of us face. […]

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Bike + Nike + Chalkbot = Inspiration

A brilliant exercise in combining a elements together to create something powerful. Nike and the Lance Armstrong Foundation paired with technology, the Tour de France and thousands of individuals wishing to honor loved ones touched by cancer. The team put together a machine that chalked messages onto the road-surface along the tour’s route. The messages […]

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Fighting back with Art and Flowers

Pete Dungey, a graphic design student at the University of Brighton created a public art installation Pothole Gardens to highlight the deteriorating condition of roads around him. At once a brighting of the landscape it also communicates the collective problem by drawing your attention back to something we are all trained to just drive around. […]

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1 picture telling 1 story

These ads by Lowe Pirella Fronzoni of Milano grab your attention and communicate the story in a nearly visceral way. The most compelling image is so graphic yet is comprised of a puppy and simple off-the-shelf cosmetics found in nearly any purse. We find this an excellent example of walking the fine line between shocking […]

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