Archive for April, 2008

April 29, 2008

One of these cakes is not like the other…

This is an actual cake that was spotted in Chinatown last weekend. I shot it from two different angles so people wouldn’t think it was Photoshopped. Anyone care to guess what it is?

April 21, 2008

Snooth

I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, but if you like wine and have never been to snooth.com you’re a fucking idiot.

Full disclosure – my roommate Mark is the CTO of the website. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome, and I’m certainly not getting anything in return for pimping their site. It’s just a really well-done website for learning about the wines you like and the wines you don’t. They have a pretty nifty way of suggesting wines you’ll appreciate based off of how you’ve rated other wines in the past. For example, tonight I’m cozying up with a Salmon Run Pinot Noir even though I just discovered I’m not particularly jazzed about it. So I rated it a 1.5 out of 5 (and wrote the following helpful review) and snooth’s nifty algorithm will suggest for me wines that I won’t think suck in the future. It’s both simple and brilliantly complex. Here’s the review I wrote – care of their “blog it” button that appears after every review you write.

Dr. Frank`s Vinifera Wine Cellars Salmon Run Pinot Noir 2007 (SnoothRank: 0/5)
(April 2008)
Not sure if I'm crazy about this one. It's very light, almost effervescent, but it doesn't do anything. The flavor just sits on my tongue and doesn't go anywhere or blossom into anything. Every sip would be forgettable – although that's not much help given the flashing lights in my rear-view mirror. myRating 1.5/5

April 16, 2008

DCF Advertising’s Marie Anti-Smoking Campaign

Today marks the launch of our “Marie from the Bronx” anti-smoking campaign for the New York City Health Department. If you’re a New Yorker, in the coming weeks you’ll be seeing a lot of the ads which feature Marie talking about how complications from smoking resulted in her having many of her fingers and her leg amputated. It’s a pretty amazing story, and working with Marie over the last year has been really cool, to say the least.

We just finished creating the DCF Advertising Blog where you can read up on this and some other campaigns we’ve been working on lately. Fun stuff. Now give me a cigarette.

Kidding…

April 8, 2008

Why does the site look ugly(er than usual)?

I’ve stripped away all my site’s CSS styles in honor of CSS Naked Day. It’s a silly attempt to make web designers feel more appreciated, but in all honestly I do think it’s a pretty creative idea. Plus, I’m naked right now so it just feels right.

April 3, 2008

Upside-down freelancer union ad

Creating a progressive and abstract print ad can be a good thing. But creating an ad that’s so abstract that the dude putting them up can’t tell the damn thing is upside down? Not so good.

April 1, 2008

Ants!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Ants are effing amazing. I recently videotaped some of those little fuckers negotiating a giant piece of a wafer cookie through a vertical opening I made in a wall outside my hotel room in Mexico with my checkbook propped up with a piece of plastic deck furniture. You wish your life was as exciting as mine.