Working on some Peace One Day t-shirt designs. Hoping to get them done between today or tomorrow. Have some pretty good ideas in the works :)
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(Canadian art director and graphic designer)
is was Cadbury’s new ad campaign for its new Dairy Milk Bliss bar. The ad reads, "Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town," and shows the candy bar nestled in diamonds. The campaign ran in supermarkets and newspapers in the U.K.
It seems that Naomi Campbell, the ‘supermodel’ referenced in the ad, is pissed off after being compared to a chocolate and feels this is racist, and told the U.K. newspaper the Independent, “I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
I do not understand why this is racist, but then again I’m a latin man with no heavy racism filled background. If anything I would have thought she would be annoyed at being called a diva perhaps. I believe this to be a very funny and memorable campaign and I can’t for the life of me see something offensive with this comparison. Chocolate is something sweet, delicious, beautiful, sexy, etc!
I will say this, Cadbury perhaps should have gone through the proper channels in order to use her name or summat, but at the end I do believe this ends up being a personal choice if this is racist, offensive or simple humour.
Kraft Foods said the poster has been removed and there are no plans to repeat it (what a shame). A statement read: ‘It was certainly never our intention to cause any offence and the campaign itself is a light-hearted take on the social pretensions of Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss.
If you get to the end and would like to express your opinions please do, I would really love to hear other’s opinions.
I was searching today for pics of pencils and I stumbled across a picture named Antique-Pencil.jpg, this one:
It turns out I found a blog post where this picture was hosted, a post basically hating on the poor wooden pencil (you can read it here, I highly reccommend it)
So here’s my reply and defence of the good old No.2 pencil (and HB, B, 2B, 2H, etc.)
Why do we keep using such an arcane technology to write? As a reminder of simpler times man!
I think we still love them because a wooden pencil never lies, it tells you exactly what you need to know at the moment: if I can still fit it in my hand somehow, I can write with it. A mechanical one always lies to you and you find yourself ever asking the blasted question “does anyone have lead I can borrow?” only to be answered with “0.5 or 0.7? Sorry, I’ve got the ones you’re not in need of”
I think in this crazy, ever shifting world, a wooden pencil is one of the few things that will never change and be as true to itself as anything can be :)