Saturday, October 29, 2005

Wanna see some Traktor commercials?




Monday, October 10, 2005

Four seasons of Traktor

Thanks to Alejandra Porta for pointing out to me that The Rest Fest which is currently in Amsterdam is comming to Toronto from October 27-30 and it will be screening at the Royal cinema. what you all should be looking out for is the Screening of "Four Seasons of Traktor : A Retrospective" which is Fri, Oct 28 @ 7:00pm.

"After more than a decade of creating hilarious, disturbing and technically innovative television commercials, Scandinavian advertising collective Traktor has gathered more awards and industry accolades than any other director in the field. Indeed, according to the annual Gunn Report, which tabulates such things, Traktor is the most awarded commercial director in the history of the medium.Formed by six college friends from Sweden, Traktor first rose to prominence with a series of cinema spots created for Diesel. They adopted a Norwegian, got signed to production powerhouse Partizan and before anyone could say "That's so LA," they were living there! RESFEST is pleased to present a special compendium of commercials and music videos, along with a selection of never-before-seen banned ads, director's cuts and other oddities from the chameleonic mad scientists. With help from the Traktor braintrust, we've distilled Traktor's varied works into four telling categories.

SEX:

POT NOODLE "DESPERATE DAN" | 2002

BASEMENT JAXX "PLUG IT IN" | 2004

LYNX "PREPARED" | 2003

PRODIGY "BABY'S GOT A TEMPER" | 2002

SOURCE "FUGITIVES" | 1998

KISS FM "SEXY" | 1999

DIESEL "MONO VILLAGE" | 1996

AXE "UFO" | 2002

POT NOODLE "BAR" | 2004

POT NOODLE "OFFICE" | 2004

ROCKY JEANS "PANTIES" | 1998

LYNX "STRIKE" | 2000

THREE MOBILE "THE BUST" | 2005

AXE "CAMPING" | 2002

VIOLENCE:

FOX SPORTS PILOT "WORLD SPORTS" | 2002

MOUNTAIN DEW "SPY VS. SPY HELICOPTER" | 2004

MIKE'S HARD LEMONADE "LUMBERJACK" | 2001

SAS "ODYSSEY" | 1996

SONY "WE HAVE SANTA" | 2000

TEXACO "THE CLEANER" | 2001

MTV "JUKKA BROTHERS" | 1999

DIESEL "LITTLE ROCK" | 1996

FATBOY SLIM "YA MAMA" | 2001

FEAR:

REEBOK "BELLY" | 2000

MILLER LITE "EVIL BEAVER" | 1997

ROCKY JEANS "SMALL DICKS" | 1998

NIKE "ANGRY CHICKEN" | 2002

SMIRNOFF "DIAMOND" | 2004

NIKE "ASTEROID" | 1999

DIESEL "KOREA" | 1999

DISCOVERY.COM "METEOR" | 2000

MALIBU "PARKING" | 2001

LABATT ICE "CONTAGIOUS" | 1998

BASEMENT JAXX "WHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT?" | 2001

CONFUSION:

DISCOVERY.COM "MOSQUITO" | 2000

HEINEKEN "GLOBAL WARMING" | 2003

MALIBU "MELONS" | 2002


LAYO & BUSHWACKA "LOVE STORY" | 2002

CUP-A-SOUP "MARATHON" | 2001

CARLSBERG "CARL'S" | 1997

COCA-COLA "HOW TO ENJOY WATCHING FOOTBALL" | 2000

DIESEL "SCHOOL'S OUT" | 1998

CANAL+ "MR CANAL" | 1997

LIBERTY MUTUAL "TROY" | 2004

MILLER LITE "MAGICIAN" | 1997

DISCOVERY.COM "HELLO MOSQUITO" | 2000

XELIBRI "FACE OF THE FUTURE" | 2002

SEX, VIOLENCE, FEAR & CONFUSION

SWEDISH MIDSUMMER | 2005

Parasitic advertising!


Came across this set of eccentric photos while browsing Newstoday “These are part of an ongoing project I'm doing which involves painting corporate logos on living insects, and then releasing them, creating a new sort of Parasitic advertising."



Saturday, October 08, 2005

A Night With Neil French


How do I begin. Lets say, it was worth the $125 for it. However, when I sit back to watch his little film called Matador most of what I got out of from the evening is stated in the film. Although there is a more surreal feeling when you hear it from Neil French in person. The guy is probably one of the most chauvinistic, sexist, hard as nails, truthful guy out there. The first two he has probably because he is from an older generation, but his thoughts on the advertising world were great to hear.

I will repost soon, with what I got out of the evening, but if anyone can, see his matador film, I believe you can find it at:

www.ihaveanidea.org/neilfrench/matador