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October 21, 2014

A Short Story About My Orchids – Life Lessons.

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When you enter the creative business you meet some pretty darn cool people. When you grow within the creative business, you take a second to say, “hold-up, why the hell am I getting house gifts from my friends; where did the time go!” Give me a second, before I dig further into the short story about my orchids on this beautiful Tucker Tuesday, please let me share my number one experience in the creative business:
“There’s always a lot of learning to do.”

See, that wasn’t long now was it. The orchids were a gift from Chanda. His last words were, “Don’t kill them.” In my mind I was like, “They’re only flowers, all I have to do is, give them enough water (know how much is enough), sufficient sunlight and they’ll be fine.” Boy was I wrong. A couple weeks later, they were dead. If only a “How To Take Care Of Orchids“ lesson were a part of my applied science course senior year of high-school. – Get on on St. Andrews. According to the linked video, and backed by a sales lady in a Wynwood, Miami plant shop, I’m not supposed to water the plants daily. Apparently, I was killing the plants by being too nice to them. The lady told me to give the orchids three ice cubes a week then ignore them and let them do what they want.

After I had pots filled with support sticks, I left them there because the string around the support stick closest to my vinyl-player made a good support for the radio’s antena.

Weeks later something magical happened, the plants began to bud flowers again.

It’s the plant gods I tell you!

Now that I’m writing the blog, I’m thinking, “Maybe it’s the good music from the vinyls that brought my flowers back to life.”….Maybe icon smile A Short Story About My Orchids   Life Lessons.

Lessons that I take from it: “Life will do what life wants to do.”, “Take care of life so that life will last; ask questions when unsure”, “Only give orchids three ice-cubes per week.”, “Listen to the ladies in the plant shops.”, “Don’t assume you know how to do something so quickly. – Really know that shit if you never done it before.”, “Blame the cat for killing the plants.”

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October 7, 2014

Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

Blog For Canvas Dwayne Tucker Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

If we are anything alike, you dislike boring interiors. The first step to adding a bit of excitement to your living and working space is to hang artwork on your walls. If we’re anything alike, you’ll have an appreciation for quality artwork; artwork that makes you feel, artwork that makes you stop and appreciate its beauty. If we’re anything alike you’ll like the photographs displayed enough to place an order to purchase a canvas print by me (Dwayne Tucker) x CanvasFab.

It was a dream for me to provide my photography lovers with prints of my work. However, I didn’t want to rush into it, I didn’t want to just upload a print via the Internet create a buy now link then ship to you without overseeing the quality that’s sent to you. Don’t get me wrong, there are awesome websites for printing canvases online and creating a store for it etc. For examples, I’ve bought prints from Mpix.com, I’ve set up a shop with FineArtAmercia.com that I’ve been hesitant to ship products because of the aforementioned concerns but with CanvasFab being located not too far away from me in Miami, Florida’s Design District, I’m now able to feel comfortable shipping you canvas if you’re investing in quality artwork. If you’re a follower on my Instagram (dtuckeroffical) you’ve seen me posting photographs  like these ones of my canvases being made over at CanvasFab with love:

 Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

 Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

CanvasFab makes it simple for anyone to print on Canvas, it may be a wedding photograph that you want to blow up, you may be conceded as I am and simply want a photograph of you blown-up, it may be a pet, another family member etc. The reason why key reason why I enjoy printing with them is because they truly love doing what they do; you know, you feel the pride and passion from another individual when they care about their work as much as you care about yours.

To kickstart my prints, I chose a mixture of images that I’ve photographed over the years that have personal importance to me, but ones that I know that will add value to your living and workspaces. For example, the images with the crazy lights alike the first one below were from 2007 in Savannah, GA. I took a photography class at the Savannah College of Art and Design and I told my professor one day I’ll be printing the images for purchase…well….

Those images are from my series  / collection of images is called, “The Blast Tour”. The second half of the images had to be nautical….if you follow anything about me…well…yeah you know where that’s going…

Here are samples of the prints that I have available – Please click title links for more information about sizes available   and pricing:

5Star:

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BeachBum:

Beach Bum Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

 

BeachRun:

 

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Cabbage’ Beach:

Cabbage Shores on Dwayne Tucker Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

 

Dog On Board:

Dog on Board1 Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

 

Nippy Headlights:

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OceanSet:

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RedZoom:

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Straight Off The Boat:

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Towel Please:

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Truck & Car:

Truck and car SKU0012 Canvas Prints by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab Are Now Available!

Again, to place orders for my prints, please visit: store.dwaynetucker.com

Before we close this introductory entry of Canvas Print by Dwayne Tucker x CanvasFab, it’s only right that I write a little about the shirt that I’m wearing in the photograph of me above.

Why the “Fuck Cancer shirt?” For starters, it’s breast awareness month!

The shirt is from fadedxx.com 

One of the owners of Fadedxx lives in the same building as I do. He’s a young hustler alike myself, and I wanted to find away to help support what he’s doing with his clothing…

He sent me a link of his products, the Fuck Cancer tee stood-out and I asked if I’d be able to highlight the tee a little within this blog entry if he’d allow me to send a free shirt to everyone who buys a canvas from me. That’s right, you buy a canvas and for the rest of this month through the ending of my birthday month November (2014), I’ll be sending a free “Fuck Cancer” tee with any canvas that you purchase.  More than sending the shirt, 50% off of their value will be donated to the ACS.

That’s pretty much it for this write up; thank you and I’m ready to set up an a shipment for you today. Order Here.

Again, a very special to CanvasFab.com and to you who made it to the end of this blog post, we’ll be waiting to ship your orders.

Sincerely,
Dwayne

 

September 20, 2014

Virgos Are “Kinda” Cool…

Virgos Virgos Are Kinda Cool...

…If you follow me on my Instagram: dtuckerofficial or my Twitter @DwayneTucker then you’ll know more about this photo.

See you there maybe?

Love,

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August 25, 2014

Sometimes I Drop By With A Hello…

dtuckerofficial Sometimes I Drop By With A Hello...

Isn’t it the right thing to do? It feels like the polite thing to do…Let me make clear, I’m not the worlds best blogger. I’m horrible at it. I take a look at videos from people I look up to out there in “Internet-Land”, that one there should ring somewhat of a bell for of them (Cough, Cough, Chase Jarvis.) Part of operating this “freedom do doing whatever the fuck you want, whenever the fuck you want, because we will live forever from the shit we love to do”, is by constantly creating and sharing. From another virtual-mentor (Cough, Cough, Tyrese Gibson), if I can remember it goes something like, “Not in sight, not in mind…” something along those lines. I can’t speak for many but for me, I feel the development and the push that’s taking me towards sharing more. Now-a-days, I’m going to need that studio money more and more, faster, I’m going to need that Profoto gear, more and more, faster, that advertising money more and more faster, that car / jet fuel, more and more faster, while at it, throw in some meetings at the Truluck’s  more and more faster and I could make the list go on….

Like my favorite supporter / #1 support tells me time to time, no excuses, do what you have to do…many I’m hella thankful of my core support system and the support of the growing external one.

For give me here writing so much it has been a while…

More of this entry is to come but for now if you come across this, follow me on my Twitter…I typed the obvious are erased why but you know what it is…

@DwayneTucker on Twitter 

….Early mornings for the mission I’m on……I’m out….(Excuse any typos..)

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August 24, 2014

The Sketch Is “SoundCloud-Sold-Out”

I had this headline pending /sitting in the “Unpublished” section of my blog for a very long time; like many articles I haven’t had the time to sit down and write about. I’m on WordPress tonight to write the entry that follows. I figured why not sit here and share that “The Sketch” passed 100 downloads, for me that feels good. That’s 100 awesome people who said, “I’m going to hit this download button and listen to D. TUCKER’s music sometime.” Man the future is going to be dope.

Tracks like “The Sketch” had an early stage mindset; it’s crazy to how time flys by. That track seem as old to me as new as it is to you. The approach with the ones that are coming a much different, it feels more D. TUCKER, in fact, it feels more Dwayne Tucker. With my newer tracks I’m listening to the instrumentals, for the people who do what I do, listening to instrumentals should make sense to you, each stem, pay attention to the details. That feels dope to me because I remember listening to Kanye West when I was in high-school and being like yeah see Kanye West has a style with his beats. The beat could play and you’d say, “That’s a Kanye West’s style beat.” The direction that I’m heading I could see my picture on the side of a SoundClick.com “This beat sounds like…” if you know what it is you know what it is. If you don’t, let’s sum it up with that, all this behind the scenes work is grooming me well….

…I’m hella tired and I want to share some words in another entry so YACHTLIFE to all and R.I.P. DT1, I know that you’re looking down and proud of me pops. Still a lot to do and a lot of learning along the way; wishing I had your guidance.

Love,

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July 1, 2014

New Music: Gill Graff feat. Emilio Rojas – Crown (Prod. by Cmplx)

Gill Graff feat Emilio Rojas New Music: Gill Graff feat. Emilio Rojas   Crown (Prod. by Cmplx)

“After releasing the singles “Until I Win” and “Police on My Back”, Gill Graff decides to drop one final single before his “Let Me Fail” project drops this summer 2014. This time, he links up with Rochester artist Emilio Rojas and producer Cmplx to collaborate and give us “Crown”.”

Day before yesterday I saw the bro Gill Graff shared that this track, “Crown”, featuring Emilio Rojaswas about to be released. This morning I check my email and there it was. If you’d like to give the track a listen do so here: Listen To Crown.

Reason why Gill and I shared the stage together, why we discussed plans for our ten city tour together, why have a couple tracks in the valut for you is because he’s a hustler who’s all about quality; alike every other artist whom has my respect. With that said, I expected nothing but quality, however, if this is your first time hearing about Gill’s music, don’t be too surprised about it.

I’ve never heard about Emilio Rojas before….One sec….That’s another reason why I respect the bro Gill, we’d be talking about music and he’ll be like, “yeah, you know so and so…”then I’m on Google like, “Oh Emilio, yeah, yeah, okay okay….” then eventually, if I think the artist is talented, I follow up with their work.

Emilio Rojas is an artist who I recommend you follow as well.

Other than overal “quality control” which holds a lot of weight for me, what makes a good track “for me” is quality content….basically people who communicate with relevant, sensible, listen-worthy ass shit.

Emilio & Gill’s verse did that..don’t believe me give a listen….

I’m out.

D. TUCKER

Connect with D. TUCKER on Twitter: @DwayneTucker

June 19, 2014

Things To Know About The Beats by Dr. Dre World Cup Commercial

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Nabil Elderkin for Beats by Dr. DreRobin van Persie of Holland featured in the Beats by Dr. Dre 2014 World Cup commercial, directed by photographer Nabil Elderkin.

Exploring this case study of The World Cup’s Beats by Dr. Dre commercial, “The Game Before The Game”, was enlivened by my love for ingenious advertising. Thanks to Oliver Laurent’s  Time Lightbox article (the best article covering its “Behind The Scenes” with words from the commercial’s director, Nabil Elderkin), sharing details to support, making analyzing easy.

We get a “supernatural-euphoric” feeling (at least I do) when we see an advertisement / a visual that we know will stir tidal boars in the internet’s seas. Unfortunately, Sony has legal damns built for Beats by Dr. Dre’s brilliantness; too bad it won’t stop them. When you create an awesome product, with brillant / knowledgeable artist (with a huge capital and connections) behind promoting, if you’re lucky, you’ll create a master piece alike the commercial. At least I’ll love to think that; I’d love to truly experience that; I will someday.

Over the years I’ve studied Advertising Design and Advertising at the Savannah College of Art & Design and Miami International University of Art & Design. In school you learn the fundamentals and recipes to crafting an AD, but for me, analyzing via case studies is fuel keeping my drive high in the creative lane. Before you continue reading, this blog post is for the kid online in his room thinking about a future in advertising like I once did, for the people who randomly appear to my blog to creep around, and for the people who want to read my thoughts on the commercial.

Oliver opens his article with, “The World Cup isn’t just about the love of soccer.” As I grow older, I learn neither, The World Cup, The NBA Finals, The Superbowl etc. are never solely about the love of the sport. My first observation is for stirring the ocean is Placement & Timing.

Because of the new partnership, Beat’s mark in our generation’s history, it’s only right for me to mention Apple’s 1984 AD aired Superbowl January 22nd, 1984. It seems the places to kickoff into history are football and futbol events. After reading about Beat’s recent band from FIFA because of the competitor Sony, I feel as if “The Game Before The Game” would have aired durning the game; luckily for them, it didn’t because the story line would have been different. Now they’re playing the best headphones game with Sony; I’m looking to the quality that’ll come. (What’s up with my headphone’s deal Beat’s By Dre!?)

The Brazilian start Neymar stars in the commercial-music-video on a phone conversation with father; right in time for father’s day past. Timing.

Before I share the video with my blog to conclude the entry, I’ll brush on the topics of Lifestyles, The Director and the agency he represents, then I’d like you to head over to Time Lightbox to read the Behind The Scenes article.

“The video also features Germany’s Mario Götze, Mexico’s Chicharito and other guest stars from Serena Williams to Lil Wayne.”

It only makes sense to communicate a product like Beat’s with multiple targets. Reset Content, the company Director Nabil Elderkin represents, illustrates the slice of life advertising the best I’ve seen. Until this commercial I’ve never heard about Rest Cotent, have a visual examination of the work of their other artist. Each artist is awe-inspiring.

I said enough already, the commercial is 10/10, I’m lost for words, Nabil, you’re the man and I’ll be studying your work and hopefully you’ll shoot for me someday…..that’s all.

June 3, 2014

D. TUCKER featured in Chanda Mbao’s ‘Champagne’ Music Video!

D. TUCKER champagne music video D. TUCKER featured in Chanda Mbaos Champagne Music Video!

US-Based Zambian Rapper Chanda Mbao premiers his new video for the song “Champagne” that features Alternative Hip-Hop Recording Artist D. TUCKER.

Song Written and Performed by Chanda Mbao and D. TUCKER
Song Produced by Gronery
Song Engineered and Mastered by Robert Dante.

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June 3, 2014

An Open Letter To Young Bahamian Males + Lady Millz ft. Dro Capone ‘Get Away’ Music Video

Dear Young Bahamian Men,

Welcome to my website if you are here for the first time, and if this isn’t your first time here, welcome back. My name is Dwayne Tucker a.k.a. D. TUCKER and I am the US-Based Bahamian Alternative Hip-Hop Recording Artist / South Florida Commercial Lifestyle & Advertising Photographer. In 2011 – recent, I returned to the island, and I am utterly appalled at the islands’ current state – New Providence in particular. I’ve been gone again a few months, and I checked-in with a partner / childhood friend of mine from the High Society Ent. group to see where we (Young Bahamian Males) in the country are at. His reply, “Everything’s getting worse.” The reason why I joined the board of under 20 members was to create networking events for young professionals in the Bahamas, with a goal to have our audience / guest viewed as civilized future leaders of the country. Ultimately for other young Bahamian’s who hear about the great vibes / positivity from the events, to promote living in unity, and realize that the future of the Bahamas belongs to young Bahamians; you and I….and we can’t afford to fuck it up.

I was inspired by ‘Lady Millz (She’Milly) featuring Dro Capone – GET AWAY‘ to write this open letter to you, with the hopes of Bahamians on the internet to share it, for my writings to truly motiviate another young Bahamian male/ inspire another young Bahamian male to put his life on a better path. Two years ago, I wrote a verse over Kayne West & Jay-Z’s ‘New Day’ track (Listen Here - read the Lyrics carefully in the video’s description please) to shine light on what I’m writing to you within this letter, and the message that Lady Millz & Dro Capone embeds within their blessing to the young Bahamian male. I’m happy to see that I’m not the only one who sees that “things aren’t the way they should be for we.”

I don’t give a flying fuck which way anyone else decides to quote this after I write what I am about to write, but, the country lacks guidance, our older “leaders”, the majority of them, aren’t worth shit when it comes to having male figures to look up to (not all but most), and we are wired to feel accepted when we do “fuckery”. It SEEMS cool to want to “rob a nigga”, it feels cool to be “Mr. Macho” and think that everybody fears us, it SEEMS cool to share a story about how we “tear that nigga head off last night” etc. etc. Actually it’s fucking sad man…

…It saddens me because I know for a fact that we have the most ambitious men in the world, some of the most talented men in the world the only thing that’s missing is being loved from early childhood, and feeling as if we can actually do something positive, meaningful and be somebody in the world. Not only the country but in the world.

Lady Millz Get Away An Open Letter To Young Bahamian Males + Lady Millz ft. Dro Capone Get Away Music Video

Lady Millz & Dro Capone’s video highlights examples of why things are the way the are. Example the letter from BTC, bills are high, BEC, bills are high, VAT taxes and not being able to afford rent already…all bills are going up besides our paychecks.

I watched a video on Netflix not too long ago and the actor said, “There’s no right way, or wrong way, it’s only the need way.” We lack guidance of how to survive as a nation when we face the need way.

I don’t expect people to read this article and some lady to fall down in church because the holy ghost touches her sending a miracle. However, I expect you to really look within your heart and say, “man that little picky-head, big-teeth mother fucker D. TUCKER, who started out in Thelma Gibson Primary School and who still doesn’t have it all is trying his best to be the best he can be. I want to seriously make an effort to change. I know he’s saying all of this talk about guidance etc. and his father was one of those guys in 2000 who died in Exuma working for Batelco when their phone towers collapsed but he still strived to be the young man his dad would have wanted him to be; mudda-sick-dred; di proper bey.”

People, there’s a lot we have to work on man…

I feel as if I’m cutting my own heart right now because it really hurts to have to write this; but nobody’s saying anything. We already know that nobody’s doing anything so we have to start with a change for the better within. If you’re reading this and you’re like “but damn Tucker I have bills to pay and I have a living to do” what I want you to do is to grab a piece of paper, take a few mins, write down your life’s goals, write down how much you make a week / how much you desire to make a year, do the math and work towards it. The road won’t be easy but it’s worth it man. I haven’t accomplished all of my life goals but if you/I/we fight to get there and you can do the same.

Before I leave you all with Lady Millz & Dro Capone’s video, final note, shout-out to the Director of Photography Cubes Productions, keep pushing with your videos man I like your progression!

Thank you Lady Millz & Dro Capone for shinning light on an issue that we’ll fix in the Bahamas sooner than the general public thinks.

Bless the power of music.

Sincerely,

D. TUCKER

 

June 3, 2014

Responses To The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

It’s often mistaken that I went to university to study photography. While in college I took a Photography course, but I was there to study Advertising & Advertising Design. I’ve always been a fan of quality advertisements, and I’m hoping to leave some of my own for the generations to come (hopefully they’ll be for my own products…we’ll see.) Most of my love for advertising is owed to whom I call my / the grandfather of advertising, the great late, David Ogilvy. Throughout the past week I saw an article from BoredPanda.com of 40 Of The Most Powerful Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think. The majority of them are extremely clever therefore I’m leaving my thoughts on what was shared. In advance, to all of the agencies, keep on being awesome creatives…and call me in as a Creative Director sometime!

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me

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Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

An interesting ambient advertisement to say, “Victims are people just like you and me.” When creating an ad one of the first things you think about is target audience. This agency is based in Switzerland. I’m not sure how many black people ride the transpiration that holds this ad….using multiple skin-tones should have been considered.  This one gets a 5/10.

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive

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Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

The headline “Stop The Violence Don’t Drink And Drive.” is one that needs body-copy to support. I like the overall concept with the cars etc. – I really like it. I’m interested in seeing the creative brief for this ad. I’m wondering if this was just a stock image that the agency stumbled upon and found good use for it. Or was the photographer apart of the project as well….I’d really like to see that image in black & white with the cars standing out, and the green truck to be a different hue because the hue is present in the logo…it’s not the company’s car of the logo in the bottom right with the drunk driver right? I’ll give this one a 7/10. Good job.

Premature Ending: “If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should.”

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Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK

The copy reads, “THE END. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should. For help with quiting call QUITTLINE on 0200 00 22 00″

I’m all for this one.  Very clever concept and to the point. Iris, if you need a photographer, please contact me. This could have been photographed better! Because the photography is shit I’ll give it a 7/10 because it’s a brilliant ad; points are lost because I don’t know the company behind the ad….who is giving the message?

World Wide Fund For Nature: Frightening vs. More Frightening

public interest public awareness ads 30 2 Responses To The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And ThinkAdvertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

I’m pro everything Nautical, and because of that I’m not sure if this is automatically one of my favorites. It’s amazing to see side by side the power of a strong concept. The AD is simple, the concept is strong it holds ingredients of – a headline, body-copy, logo, call to action and a strong visual. Very well done….buy hey this is DDB&Co. we’re talking about. 10/10.

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

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Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

This is one of those advertisements that really makes you stop and think. Sadly, this is how it is….right before I started to write this blog entry I saw a link about NYC cops targeting young blacks and Latinos…I’m just going to sigh on this one, and give it a 10/10. Awesome job Publicis Conseil! – (One little note – in the little girl’s ad, you placed a little bucket and gloves..I think for the little boy it would have been nice to see a little traffic cone or some other prop in the photo….this is a really strong ad….thank you for creating it. Sad yet powerful.

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page

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 Advertising Agency: LINKSUS, Beijing, China

Why does this feel as if a high-school student thought of this? Is the message of this Ad, ‘Thanks to this AD we killed another tree’? The body-copy  needs to support this, maybe it was printed an alternative medium of some-sort? The concept is clever but yeah…..6/10.

Unhate

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public interest public awareness ads 51 1 Responses To The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

Advertising Agency: Fabrica, Italy

Inorder for me to “UnHate”, they’ll have to respectfully tear the creative brief for this bullshit. One of my lead Aftereffects Editors is sitting on the side of me as I write this and I asked her if this AD was real; apparently it is and it has been banned within the U.S……I wonder why….”Com’ On Son!” 1/10.

Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better

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Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

I like the idea of this; I’d like to see this in action though. I’m wondering if it’s programed to not display your speed if you’re driving 25 and under. It would be quite hurtful to read ’24 Days In Hospital Bed’ etc. – Please be safe on the road people! For its concept / purpose I’ll give this AD a 10/10…providing the technical aspects are proper.

Save Paper – Save The Planet

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Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

This AD is similar to the ‘Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page’ AD. To make this AD great, what should have been done was to create a piece of cloth that looks like paper, and have the user pull the cloth until the ‘green-filling’ is empty as shown on the right side of the AD above. Next to the dispenser should be a blowdryer for the hands; everybody who chooses to use the paper will see what’s happening to the planet and they’ll be encouraged to use the dryer. This one gets a 6/10.

Air Pollution Kills 60,000 People A Year

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Advertising Agency: unknown

It’s unclear if this ad ran or not but who ever thought of the placement “cheers to you!” It’s a pretty interesting concept, I’m wonder how the owner of that building feels if this was placed on the side of the building. Maybe he/she didn’t care at all because putting that AD there would pay for the building’s rent for year or so….who knows. 6/10

Liking Isn’t Helping. Be A Volunteer. Change A Life

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public interest public awareness ads 36 2 Responses To The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think
Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

I wrote a post a few weeks back about the #BringOurGirlsBack campaign. The ADs above provides glue to patch the post’s debate. ‘Hashtagging’ isn’t enough. ‘Likin” isn’t enough. You must move your but and make sh*t happen. To be honest, we as a people are to stand up and make change…say no to the violence; say no to the wars. Light some Bob Marley and play some Bob Marley people. This concept gets a 8/10. (P.S. The photography is really nice…looks like that special Nikon’s 14-24 mm lens; dope.)

Bird Conservation: If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

A video for this campaign (See: Chris Jordan on The Midway Project) did justice for this photograph. Come on people, keep the waters clean…(YACHT)…This one saddens me a little too much to continue to write about it…..10/10.

What We See When You Smoke

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 Advertising Agency: JWT, Atlanta, USA

I “highly” doubt the smoker is going to care about what you think about them when they smoke….(I’m not a cigarets smoker)…If you smoke cigarettes please stop; the shit is nasty. End of story. JWT, there you go…that’s an AD for you….(P.S. There are so many ways those ADs can be miss interpret. – While at it; take that car to a mechanic my dude!) 5/10

Animal Anti-Cruelty League: That’s Not A Football

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Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Powerful. 10/10.

Bangalore Traffic Police: Don’t Talk While Driving

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Advertising Agency: Mudra Group, India

The past episode (9) of Californication’ Season 7, sorry to spoil it for you, Karen get’s in an accident….this was the first thing that I thought of when seeing these Ads. They are really graphic, but this is exactly what needs to be seen. “Don’t Talk While THEY are driving.” 9/10.

Child Soldiers: It’s Not Happening Here, But It’s Happening Now

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Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland.

I know very little about why this AD ran in the country it ran in, however, the message is pretty clear…but what’s the goal? If one of the readers (You) want to elaborate with me on this please feel free to do so… 7/10.

Censorship Tells The Wrong Story

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Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

I’m all for it…freedom of speech; freedom of reporting. 10/10.

Distracted Driving: Think Of Both Sides

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Advertising Agency: Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Distractions. Pretty awesome concept and follow through…it’s clear that we all get what’s happening here so now that that’s out of the way, we have to admit that buddy in the back’s pose is comical. Very well done AD. 10/10.

Every 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts

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Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Another awesome AD. I’m going to need somebody to back these facts up for me though…that’s pretty arm-hair-raising to think about….damn. Nice graphic. Well done. 10/10.

Innocence In Danger: Where’s The Pedophile?

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Art Director: Michael Arguello, Copywriter: Bassam Tariq, Additional credits: Jason Musante

What a crazy fucking world we live in. Awesome AD. 10/10

Sexual Predators Can Hide In Your Child’s Smartphone

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Advertising Agency: Herezie, Paris, France

Innocence Danger. Educate your kids of what they should watch out for and how to act; to be…how to live….this AD is pretty creepy man. I couldn’t help to stop and think how to create a photograph like this….if anybody else is thinking the same I’ll breakdown my approach to it for you: You’ll need a camera (duh), a tripod, seamless backdrop (white / grey – depends on how much photoshopping you’re up for.), a model, a creepy ass hand, a phone, a reflector, place your light to the left, take the photo with the hand in pocket, have the model stay still, place the phone in the pocket in the second shot, some a smart layer in Photoshop and get your image…nice work to the creators! 10/10

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

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Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Australia

If you don’t want to look as old as this lady looks at 42 then you should stop smoking…and respectfully, if you don’t want to be where she’ll be in another (x) of years or so then you should stop smoking….Here again we see to make an awesome AD that get’s a 10/10, a strong concept is a must; well done!

You’re Not A Sketch. Say No To Anorexia

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 Advertising Agency: Revolution Brasil

I’m wishing I could have printed this AD in every fashion room at the art schools that I went to. Ladies, please feel comfortable in your body. If you feel as if you need to workout, workout and eat healthy but there’s no need to O.D. on the mental….You Are Not A Sketch….this message goes to the guys as well trying to look like they have thighs for arms and shit….be beautiful within. 8/10 for this one.

Neglected Children Are Made To Feel Invisible. Stop Child Abuse Now

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“To dramatize the issue of neglect, we placed mannequins dressed as children behind billposters. When the inevitable happened, we revealed a second message.” (Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne)

10/10.

Global Action In The Interest of Animals: Plastic Bags Kill

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Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

Another amazing concept. 10/10. Keep the ocean clean my people.

What Goes Around Comes Around. Keep The Sea Clean

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Advertising Agency: JWT, Dubai, UAE

These ADs and the last one goes hand in hand. I’m a huge sushi and mussels fan. If you are to, then I’m sure you appreciate the concept of this. Again, keep the ocean clean people. Well done AD, 10/10.

Tailgating Isn’t Worth It. Give Trucks Room

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Advertising Agency: Amélie Company, Denver, Colorado, USA

When I saw this it took me back to second year at the Savannah College of Art and Design when my class was assigned to create ideas for billboards. It’s not as easy as it looks giving the canvas size. Great job. I love the power of billboards but I’m a bit against it as a creator because of the mafia’s involved for its pricing etc. Blah….9/10. Good shit.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: When You See A Tuna, Think Panda

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

This one needs a bit of body-copy to support the visual. What I take from it is that Pandas are dying as rapid as Tuna from the sea? Can I have a representative from agency make this one crystal for me please. Thanks. 8/10.

Sleepiness Is Stronger Than You. Don’t Drive Sleepy

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Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

Been there, done that. Great AD. Pull over and take a nap people, it’s not worth it. 10/10.

See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

I’d really like to see one of these ADs made with a little white kid man. This time I’ll let it slide because I have to remember target audience, I have to think of the placement of the store that this AD will run in and the majority of its consumers etc. etc. etc….sigh. 10/10.

Causing Cancer By Yourself

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Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Beijing, China

10/10…(I feel as if a smaller version of this add placed inside a circular ashtray alike the ones on the bar counters would be more effective.)

Deforestation And The Air We Breathe: Before It’s Too Late

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\PARIS, France

Great concept. Brilliantly done. When I see ADs alike this one it bothers me because, what are we as the people supposed to do? It’s not like we are the ones going into the forest cutting trees down and shit. To be honest, most of us can’t leave our 9-5 to go and see an alike forest; be honest with me, have you ever in your life seen a forrest like that not on the screen? The argument will be to not by books with paper, this and that this and that….be honest with yourself are you willing to never accept a paper-receipt, not get a ticket so they put a piece of paper on your car, not print a throw away a D. TUCKER flyer that you see on your car door (you better don’t be doing that shit!), not use your sketchbook, not keep a late night menu in your junkdraw etc. etc….I say use hemp paper and let’s move forward with the future. For creativity, creating awareness that will hopefully get some people to use “paper” signs to stand in the front of the doors of the huge corporations for a protest etc. (You get the point)….I want to say 8/10 but as an AD and it’s design being what I’m rating I’ll give it a 10/10.

For The Homeless, Every Day Is A Struggle

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Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

Sadly, you don’t know who is who in the world anymore. I’ve seen people give a “homeless” person money then that person drove off in a car parked near by. I can go on with a list of alike stories. Here in Miami, I see $500,000 cars drive by and splash a homeless on the side of the street. You won’t always have the time to stop and talk to a homeless person, but if you do, spend a little time with them, you’ll know how to identify bullshit; if you can help then help man. People really go through shit and it can happen to any of us.  I’m not going to rate this ad.

The Prevention Beer Mug: Please Don’t Lose Control Over Your Drinking

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Advertising Agency: EURORSCG Prague, Czech Republic

I wish the mug was available during my first years of college….but then again if it was the world probably wouldn’t have facebook…or a lot of awesome songs that are out there…etc. etc. I wonder how effective it is when a person is drunk…4/10.

One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?

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Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

It’s funny to see that this is an AD about the United States coming from Canada. But wait, time out, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is banned from schools???? What is this world coming to man. Fuck. You guys at a 10/10.

Breast Cancer Awareness Bra

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Advertising Agency: Bolero, Fortaleza, Brazil

Don’t wait until October to get checked out. This is a brilliant AD and it gets a 10/10.

What Goes Around Comes Around: Stop The Iraq War

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Advertising Agency: Big Ant International, New York, USA

Stop all wars. 10/10. Very clever.

UN Women: Auto-Complete Shows Perceptions Of Women

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

I can’t speak too much for the culture of the UAE but everybody should been seen as human. Love to the people behind this. Not going to rate it.

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

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Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

One of the strongest AD visuals that I’ve seen in a while. Cheers to the creative team of that project! 10/10 (Awesome photography as well!)

Animal Abuse And Shelters: Same Pet, Different Owner

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Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Love to all of the people who care for their animals. However, I can’t help but to sit here and think of all the kids who deserve better parents. Great AD. Simple, factual, and meaningful. 10/10.

Buckle up. Stay alive

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Advertising Agency: Lg2, Quebec, Canada

There aren’t any excuses anymore people. It’s 2014. Buckle up and be safe in your vehicles.  Love to everybody from 1988! 10/10

Again, love to all creators behind the masterpieces!