With the Swedish election around the corner (September 17), Socialdemokraterna have put up a smooth campaign site made by Acne Creative. In the name of political independence, here’s a wiki page with links to the rest of the Swedish parties.
Update: Expressen has a gallery of old campaign posters here and here.
Four anti-drug short films will premiere at knarkärbajs.nu (drugs are shit) as well as on MTV on July 7:th. The films are Bananfesten (The Banana Party) by Amir Chamdin, Nattbad (Night Bath) by Ruben Östlund, Den tunna bruna linjen (The Thin Brown Line), by Filip Tellander and Kalle Wahlström and Tjejsnack (Girltalk), a documentary by Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitch.
In the meantime, check out the previous Knark är bajs-campaigns at Futurniture.
Creative Section is an meeting place for creatives. The site has been up and running a while, but in case you missed it, and since it hasn’t been posted here before: creativesection.se (In Swedish).
Smooth campaign site for Swedish sports retail company Stadium advertised all over the country; The City is Your Stadium.com
Quick glossary/guide: Herrar=Men Till Banan=To the Track Damer=Ladies. Choose ”Herrar” or ”Damer” and you’ll end up in a locker room. Combine a shirt, trousers and shoes and click the mirror.
Issue 3 of the advertising magazine Showroom is now available online. ”The Third issue of Showroom online features "Provocative Advertising". Ads fight for eyes and ears, and are produced provocative and inappropriate just to gain attention. Saatchi & Saatchi/Stockholm and Miami/Gothenburg thought they might have something to say about it.” In English.
Two alcohol related links; the Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget has a brand new campaign site up, produced by ForsmanBodenfors. This advert explains the thoughts behind it.
And GreatWorks produced this winter season site for Absolut Vodka. Via Reklamfeber.
You might also want to re-visit this previous post on the subject.
Huge collection of Swedish cigarette brand John Silver-products at this gallery site. Ashtrays, adverts, packages etc from the start of production 1947.
Please note: cigarettes are bad for you – cool brand names and package design isn’t.
Advertising agency Heimer & Company will arrange the fifth annual seminar OmForm in Borlänge, September 19. This years theme is ”rebell” and they’ve managed to gather a bunch of interesting speakers like Joakim Jonasson of Scholz & Friends and Per Holknekt of Odd Molly. Complete programme on the OmForm-site.
Vacker has a varied portfolio. Not that many ad campaigns for being an advertising agency, but lots of well-done graphic design. Only available in Swedish, by the way, vacker means beautiful in English.