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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the new Nike work ‘Find Your Greatness’. As opposed to Adidas rather limp ‘Take the Stage’ Olympic work, Find Your Greatness is the result of great strategic thinking, allied to a return to a more simple and in some regard ‘classic’ Nike style. While you can watch the launch ad here, the ad (above) is probably the best distillation of the idea. The Art Direction evokes a Nike style not seen since the 80’s and 90’s while the copywriting is truthful and equally hypnotic. Another superb entry into what (for me) has been one of Nike’s strongest years in a while. From FuelBand, to #makeitcount, FlyKnit and ‘I Would Run To You’. Nike has got it’s groove back.

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Love this work from my friends over at Work Club. As ever with the guys over there, they’ve taken a brief that would befuddle many and created a fantastically fun and irreverent interpretation of the ‘Leave an Impression’ brand essence for Whiskey brand Ballantine’s.

K.A.R.L is a Parisian tattoo artist, who, through facebook, creates the first ever tattoo done live on facebook. The killer bit here is the tattoo itself. The QR (shudder) code embedded in the tattoo is actually quite awesome, and will bring a smile (literally) to your face.

The good news is ‘The Human API’ has now moved onto J.A.M.I.E the robot ice sculpture, with equally bizarre, but surprising results.

Looking forward to more insights from inside the Human API.

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In tough times, it’s interesting to see how Luxury Brands, specifically ones more associated with frivolity and a certain ‘joie de vivre’ (or recklessness, depending on your point of view) have scrambled to reposition themselves with authenticity at their core. Gucci, with it’s latest ad campaign has taken this one step further by recycling  vintage ads with one of the proto supermodels Veruschka and the languid Jetset glamour of Peter Sellers (above – from behind)

It’s a smart bit of thinking from the Creatives at Gucci, serving two roles, establishing an authenticity of product and making you think twice about the longevity of the brand, and the powerful allure of the jetset. Similar to way Louis Vuitton photographs it’s signature bags adorned on the iconic, the famous or just plain interesting, it’s a great way of proving your sticking power when others around you are floundering. It’s a great story, and I wonder if it presages a trend towards other fashion houses recycling their archives in other interesting ways. More ads after the jump. (Source WWD)

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Campaign broke the new global Diesel ad campaign from one of my faves Anomaly. It’s a rather new and refreshing take on the what was becoming a tired old formula. Be stupid celebrates the spirit of stupidity, stupid has the balls to do stuff the sensible wouldn’t. It’s a nice idea that (in the film) re-positions Diesel (and founder Renzo Russo) as a stupid guy who followed his gut, while I wouldn’t be running round to the nearest Diesel store to snap up a pair of faded bootcuts, it’s a good idea executed really well, especially the copy. Check out the full set of ads and film after the jump.

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