The Guardian

The Guardian
The Guardian
The Guardian

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ivan's picture
ivan

I get the first two, but the parrot? I think you need to make them all more elegant and minimalist as it is too harsh at the moment.

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

salamandos's picture
salamandos
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the parrot is the clearest imo as he actually can repeat phrases

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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I'm actually more concerned with the headline. This was my first one but I tried a few others to try to link the images but they seemed too laboured and obvious so I went back to the first. Am a bit stuck.
I'm not sure about the elegant look, thanks all the same.

Stigset's picture
Stigset
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I dont get the Horse. I've seen the use of a fly for an athor newspaper campaign (a fly was placed on the cheeks of famous politicians). The parrot is clear though. Please explain the horse.

Stigset's picture
Stigset
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Is the horse "mister Ed" (the talking horse)?

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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The phrase "Straight from the horses mouth" means getting info direct from the person who said it.
- "Fly on the wall" (I wish I was a fly on the wall) means you could hear or see something first hand.
OK, the first two are based on phrases which I think any English speaking person would know, the parrot just repeats what it hears, no phrase there. I was thinking of a little birdie ("what a little birdie told me") but I don't know if that is as widely known.

Stigset's picture
Stigset
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ok, sorry didn't link it to the expressions. (maybe because of the parrot). It's a good idea. I think you should keep the elegant look but maybe the picture of the horse should be as elegant as the first and third.

bknowlden's picture
bknowlden
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It's a little too punny. I'm on the fence as to whether it doesn't work, or it's pretty good.

Eugens's picture
Eugens
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Wieden + Kennedy London recently did stuff for The Guardian. Theirs is beautiful and meaningful, yours pales in comparison, sorry.

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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can you direct me as to where I could see it?
To be honest, I was just testing out an idea, it wasn't a real brief, I could try it for a less prestigious news medium in the country I live and with different headlines.
I'm constantly working even when I'm not working on real briefs to keep sane. All your comments are helpful.
Cheers.

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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I just saw them on the front page, ok they're nice but nothing spectacular. They seem to have a 70's style to them.

Conceptual-eyes's picture
Conceptual-eyes
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The fly on the wall was done for the guardian or a similar broadsheet. It is very famous. sorry.

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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Again, could you direct me to this?

Conceptual-eyes's picture
Conceptual-eyes
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I'm sorry I can't direct you. It is in one of th D&AD annuals. I can't remember which. Nice thinking though.

aj_stone1981's picture
aj_stone1981
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Art direction is boring but i like the idea.

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