Contagious Magazine, based in London, has published a absolutely fantastic (and extremely thorough) "Most Contagious" list for 2007. There's tons of fantastic campaigns highlighted, including our own STA Travel Tools project. If there's one "Best Of.." guide to read, this is the one. Click here to read.
"Pantone, Inc selected
PANTONE® 18-3943 BLUE IRIS, a beautifully balanced blue-purple, as the color of the year for 2008. Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement. "
"From a color forecasting perspective, we have chosen PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris as the color of the year, as it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home products," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic. Look for it artfully combined with deeper plums, red-browns, yellow-greens, grapes and grays."
Jonathan Harris' latest project, The Whale Hunt is one of the best examples of visual storytelling you're likely to find on the web.
Lat May, Harris accompanied a family of Inupiat Eskimos in
Barrow, Alaska as they embarked on an annual whale hunt, an event that provides the entire town with their food supply for the year. Over a nine day period starting when Harris was at the Newark Airport, Harris took 3,124 photographs,clicking the shutter every five minutes (even using a chronometer when he was sleeping)
To tell the story, Harris uses a similar visualization to that of We Feel Fine. As you will see, the presentation absolutely stunning.