Archive for June, 2014

World Cup Week Two Round Up: Brazilliant Vines

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

 

Week Two

Welcome back to week two of Brazilliant Vines with the Together Agency.

What a week of football it has been in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. England were in, then out and we were waiting for Italy to shake it all about. But in the end, it wasn’t enough and our three – well, twenty three – lions are now heading home.  So, in this week’s round up of Brazilliant Vines, we’ve gone into complete denial and left all England Vines out – it’s too soon.  But, we have included some humorous ones to cheer ourselves up.

1. Japan vs. Greece

Oi cheeky! Those are the words we would have imagined Japanese footballer, Honda, said when a Greek defender went in for a tackle and got a handful of his shorts/bum. How rude.

2.Ghana vs. Germany

Forget Crouch and his robotic celebration days – we have a new favourite celebration. Check out this victory dance from the Ghana players when they took a 2-1 lead against Germany. Amazing.

3.Portugal vs. USA

Despite the game ending in a 2-2 draw, here’s some pretty impressive skill / showboating from Cristiano Ronaldo for his home team, Portugal when they played against the USA.

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Brazilliant World Cup Posters

In the mean time stay tuned for next week’s post and if you can’t wait until then, head over to brazilliantposters.com to check out our minimalistic World Cup posters.

World Cup Week One Round Up: Brazilliant Vines

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Week One

Welcome to the first week of Brazilliant Vines.

Each week, the Together Agency team will be bringing you our top 3 Brazilliant Vines from the 2014 World Cup.

The six second videos will cover all areas of this legendary tournament – from bad tackles to fancy footwork to epic goals.

Here are our favourite Vine videos from the first week’s worth of World Cup matches.

1. Holland vs. Spain

Revenge must have been sweet for the Netherlands team as they lost to Spain in the last World cup final match back in 2010. Our Junior Account Manager, Abdi, was pretty happy with the epic Van Persie header as he grew up in Holland – plus we love this orange cape that someone has added onto this Vine.

2. Argentina vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

What a fantastic finishing goal from the great Lionel Messi. He blasted the ball into the goal post – which then bounced off into the net and resulted in a win for his home country of Argentina.

3. Germany vs. Portugal

Things got a little heated in the Germany vs. Portugal game. Portugal defender, Pepe, gave Thomas Mueller a cheeky hand in the face and to finish it off, a head butt. Now now guys, let’s play nicely.

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Brazilliant World Cup Posters

In the mean time stay tuned for next week’s post and if you can’t wait until then, head over to brazilliantposters.com to check out our minimalistic World Cup Posters.

Cracking – we’ve won an IPM Award for our work on Tetley

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Together founder Jonathan Turner and Account Manager Paul Baird skipped down to London last week, because we’d been invited to the IPM Awards ceremony. Our finger-and-toe-crossing paid off, and we won a bronze award in the Non-Alcoholic Drinks category for our £1.4m ‘Find Sydney’ on-pack promotion for Tetley.

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The promotion involved asking consumers to find the missing Tetley Tea Folk character, Sydney, who’d disappeared into a packet of tea. There were 50 prizes of £1,000 for finding him amongst your teabags, and a further £800k of prize money available in the online extension of the game. Supported through TV, outdoor, radio, in-store and social media, our campaign ran across 10 million packs and exceeded sales targets by 260%.

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We’ll drink (tea) to that! Well done, everyone.

3 designers we loved at the NTU degree show

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

We wandered on down to the Nottingham Trent University ‘About to Blow‘ degree show last weekend, and were overwhelmed by the amount of talent on display. Here are 3 graphic designers that really caught our eye.

Katie Abey

Katie’s colourful, distinctive illustration style mixes pop culture references with attitude and a touch of sweetness. She has a talent for creating statements that you identify with and want to own, with a storybook illustration style that pops off the page.

Some examples (and it was hard to choose):

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Give Katie’s website and Facebook page a visit – you’ll want to buy everything.

Jamie Haffield

Jamie’s striking monochrome designs exemplify his talent for typography and pattern. Jamie’s own business card is one of the best examples of this, although confusingly the website address doesn’t exist – thankfully we managed to track him down on Behance!

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We were also entranced by his giant pictorial poster about the history of skyscrapers. Called ‘Pierce the Clouds’, this one is best appreciated in person:

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You can find Jamie’s work on Behance here.

Christopher Worker

Another monochrome fan, Christopher’s work puts us in mind of dystopian propaganda posters and art deco architecture. Christopher’s designs include a visual history of spacecraft:

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An entire set of tarot cards:

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And several book covers that would improve the window displays of any discerning branch of Waterstones:

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We’d love to have those on our bookshelves. You’ll find Christopher’s website here.

Honourable mention

This arresting portrait of Steve jobs was created using coloured tiles as a reference to stained glass and holy imagery. Jobs is presented as a modern-day prophet, but with an edge – the missing tiles each represent a suicide at the Foxconn factory where Apple products are made.

If anyone knows who it’s by (or has a better image!), please get in touch.

Update: It’s by Joshua Mulcahy. Amazing work.

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Thank you for having us, NTU – and everyone else, give these amazing designers some work if you can. They’ll be world famous before long.

QUIT’s new ad is the perfect use of Vine

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

There couldn’t be a better platform for this message. Kudos to QUIT and M&C Saatchi.