Madrid + more things

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Madrid

The order on things being written and posted on this blog has been scrambled up a bit and I ended up spent some time in Madrid with nothing to show for it as my SD card from my camera disappeared, I have no ideas where I mislaid it. In Madrid, the Prado museum is unparalleled, Mandarin Oriental’s Hotel Ritz is nice.  Madrid’s Museo Naval is not on the usual tourist trail, but well worth a visit.

Munich airport

Red Bull and Jason Paul put together a film with Munich Airport that owes as much to Harold Lloyd as the cool of free running

Concrete truck

I was stunned by the simplicity of Benedetto Bufalino’s ready-mix concrete truck as disco ball. This wasn’t for a brand but a crazy piece of art. I expect this to be to inspire experiental and and advertising agency creative at some point in the future.

Monki

With a lack of an iPod, I have been listening to Monki’s bootleg bundle a lot. Its a great mix of tracks, many of which I wasn’t familiar with. I can also recommend her mix for the Fabric Live series which combines oldies like the FPI Project through to upfront house tracks.

More things

I haven’t bothered with football videos over the past year, but this one from Nike shows why they do so well. Great concept and storytelling in the film. Just the kind of creative that one would expect from Nike and done by W+K

Maurice Lévy sent Publicis Groupe employees his last Christmas message as CEO. Publicis has had a tradition of humorous personal videos from Lévy that demonstrated the company’s creativity in terms of script writing and production. This is in sharp contrast to WPP’s emails from Martin Sorrell, which were more like a missive from a Goldman Sachs analyst.