‘Agency Scoops’ Imagines If Ad Agencies Were Ice Cream Flavors

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Want a taste of advertising? Agency Scoops is a fun Tumblr project that imagines some of the best ad agencies in the world as ice cream flavors.

The pints were created to represent companies such as Ogilvy, BBDO, 360i, and McCann. The branding for each carton is inspired by a few of the agencies’ most recognizable brands. Just hand me a pint of BBDO and a spoon.

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Snack Foods Repackaged To Help Them Appear Artisanal

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If you’ve ever wondered how you could make those junk foods of yours appear more fancy… it’s all about the packaging.

Dan Meth over at Buzzfeed tests this theory, by repackaging some very unsophisticated food, to make them appear more artisanal.

For example, Slim Jim become Slim James, and suddenly the meat-like stick is suitable for the snootiest of food snobs.

Although, I do not agree with a single-chamber package of Nerds… That’s some low-brow shit.

 

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Hand Drawn Typography on Food

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Here’s one way to get fellow office drones to stop stealing your lunch.

Artist Rob Draper, after successfully marking his coffee, has moved on to creating beautiful works of typography on various foodstuffs.

The inspirational food messages are created by hand, using nothing more than marker and paint. See more of Draper’s work below and over at Instagram. Try some food drawings of your own, and cool it with the passive aggressive notes on the fridge.

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[link, via Neatorama]

Food For Thought, Books Packaged As Canned Food

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The problem with most books, besides all of the big words and lack of pictures, is that they’re never packaged to look like food. Designer, Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler, is here to help change that.

Food For Thought is a design concept that rethinks ordinary linear books, by packaging them in food cans. Three food-themed books — Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Naked Lunch and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant — also include elements of the book plot illustrated on the can. Finally, pretty pictures to look at.

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[link, via Packaging of The World]

Artists Help Celebrate 100 Years of Coca-Cola In A Series of Minimalist Ads

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Believe it or not, Coca-Cola has been around for a century. To help celebrate the soft drink’s longevity and icon status, 130 artists created a series of ads — using nothing more than Coca-Cola’s brand colors, and its iconic bottle shape.

Officially-titled Mashup Coke, the series is an exercise in minimalist graphic design, the use of negative space, and iconography. It also goes to show you how powerful branding can be — even if that brand is nothing more than caramel-colored sugar water.

See more below and over at Instagram, #MashUpCoke.

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