Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'Clever' (28)

Clever Typographic Poster: Cut it Out

Simon C. Page, the graphic designer and illustrator behind those stellar chemistry posters, has just created the first of many limited edition posters of cut-out designs. Do you see the word "cut" or the word "out"? I believe the point is to see both, hence the title of…


Added by alice on January 10, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Red Cross Ads

Don't you just love it when advertising is as clever yet effective as this? Red Cross worked with agency ONIRIA/TBWA in Paraguay to create these meaningful ads. What do our donations go towards? How about a roof or a helping hand? Great use of illustrations mixed with photography. Ace.

Advertising Agency: ONIRIA / TBWA, Paraguay

Creative Director: Camilo… Continue

Added by alice on September 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Clever Family Reunion T-Shirt Design

What a smart design for a family vacation/reunion t-shirt! Using the longitude and latitude coordinates of the respective cities where each member lives, designer Arlene Ibanez created this t-shirt design. Being that all of the family members were meeting up in Maine, she also cleverly incorporated what Maine is known for, nature, in the form of birds and a tree.

"I asked a talent… Continue

Added by alice on July 12, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Clever Packaging for Elastic Bands

This elastic band packaging by Ric Bixter is making its way around the web for its cleverness and simplicity. Without ever having to experience the product, the consumer quickly get to see what it's all about. Though some may laugh, this is really an idea that could go places.

Here's Bixter describing it: “The brief was to go into the pound shop and pick out something that seemed dull… Continue

Added by alice on July 7, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Clever Multilayered Illustrations

Crisis Communication

Aad Goudappel is an award-winning illustrator whose work will remind you of some of our favorite creatives like Noma Bar or Alessandro Gottardo. Just… Continue

Added by alice on July 4, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Clever Posters for Texas-Based Movies

This year, Alamo Drafthouse (an Austin film theater/institution) worked with Jason Munn in creating a series of clever posters for their Texas Monthly Rolling Roadshow. (Remember last year they worked with Olly Moss?) The Oakland-based illustrator is known for designing posters for local… Continue

Added by alice on June 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Clever Pairings

If you liked the post Hilarious Hypothetical Letters, than more likely than not you'll appreciate Sapling Press' other offerings. Lisa Krowinski, the owner of Sapling Press, tells us that she worked with Jared Wunsch, the co-founder of Dear… Continue

Added by alice on May 2, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

More Clever Works by Slinkachu (3 total)

Fantastic Voyage

With the Last Resort installation he started the year off with a bang and now London-based street artist Slinkachu is back with more incredibly clever works for 2011. Watch as a green shoelace turns into a Loch Ness-style monster, a half eaten chicken… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Clever Ads: True Colours (4 total)

Simple idea, wonderful execution. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of office supplies, Faber-Castell makes products of the highest quality for everyone from young children to professional artists. To promote their colored pencils, they made these four, clever print ads with the tagline: “True Colours. Faber-Castell.”

Can someone… Continue

Added by alice on January 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

3 Clever Wikileaks Illustrations

France-based graphic designer and illustrator Stéphane Massa-Bidal (aka Rétrofuturs or Hulk4598) is back with some very clever Wikileaks illustrations. See some of his past work here.

Stéphane… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Clever Newspaper Ads: The Insight Story (3 total)

Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung is back with another set of clever ads. With the help of ad agency Advico Y&R, they created these three new images that play off of the Russian nesting doll idea. Called The Insight Story, the ads are quite engaging, aren't they? You can see the first set… Continue

Added by alice on December 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Clever Blog: Paris vs New York (10 total)

Paris vs New York is a clever blog that visually matches the subtle, cultural differences of two major cities. Cliché as they may be, the comparisons are a treat for anyone who has visited either metropolis or has been lucky enough to have lived in them. Love the tagline: A Tally of Two Cities. With the quick and viral success of this blog, I'm sure other city… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Google's Funny Print Ads (3 total)

Though it may take you a second or two to actually understand what word was accidentally typed into Google, once you get it, these print ads are hilarious! Developed by Grey Istanbul, they were made to promote AdWords, Google’s own advertising platform. The tagline reads: "We know what you are searching for, even when you don't."…


Added by alice on October 15, 2010 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Clever Advertising: Coke's Bent Straws (4 pics)

Oh, how I love it when big brands come out with creative outdoor advertising! Showing us just how refreshing Coke can be, ad agency MacLaren McCann in Toronto has created this very clever set of posters and billboards that all involve straws. In the first photo, above, you've got to love how they make it look like two fashion models are reaching their own straws out… Continue

Added by alice on October 2, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

10 Fantastic Inception Illustrations

By Laz Marquez

To many of us, Christopher Nolan's Inception will go down as one of the best movies of all time. These ten designers must feel the same way because they've come up with some cool and clever Inception inspired illustrations for all of us to enjoy.… Continue

Added by alice on August 11, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Clever Movie Posters by Viktor Hertz (4 total)

As a huge fan of talented illustrators like Noma Bar or Olly Moss, I was happy to come across the work of Viktor Hertz. Not only does he use negative space with his Coffee and Cigarettes illustration, his… Continue

Added by alice on August 6, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Yarn Bombs (26 Clever and Cool Examples)

Call it crazy. Call it ridiculous. Call it Banksy meets Martha Stewart. Yarn bombing is gripping the nation and there's just no stopping it! Just who are these rogue knitters and why are they invading our streets? Well, if you ask them they'll most likely give you this answer: to beautify and reclaim our public space.

There's actually several books and blogs dedicated to yarn…


Added by alice on July 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Clever Ad: HP Hit Print

HP's back with another clever ad, called Hit Print, that uses their printers to print out frames of an animation. This time they're answering the question, "If your printer could bring your research to life, how would it look?"

As they say, "We used the consistent and reliable printouts from HP Photosmart printers to narrate a little story, speeding them up until they animate."

A little back story? This is the second video from two guys… Continue

Added by alice on July 6, 2010 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

Clever Poster Design: Inception

Here's a great new poster by fellow metropolite and talented illustrator Matt Needle. For the upcoming movie Inception, Needle created a stunning poster that illustrates the words, "Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime."

In case you don't remember, Matt's the one behind the brilliant… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Packaging for Earphones

Now here's a simple but clever way to package earphones! These were created by Corinne Pant, a student at UQAM in Montreal.

"Noté is an extremely simple and ecological solution for packaging headphones. The headphones are wrapped around a single piece of cardboard, requiring neither glue nor plastic."

Note: The packaging may be an offshoot of… Continue

Added by alice on June 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


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