Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Erik & Philippe

You know ihaveanidea.org right? They brought us things like Portfolio night and lots of great articles. Continuing the awesomeness they are going to get Erik Vervroegen (former ECD of TBWA/Paris) and Philippe Meunier (co-founder of Sid Lee) in front of a camera for ihaveanidea's first video interview.

O' course they are smart boys and girls and have thought of lots of clever and interesting questions in order to squeeze some advertising wisdom out of those two stars. However they are still giving everyone a chance to quiz these masters – especially as most of the readers of ihaveanidea are North Americans, we shall see what London's creative crowd is curious about. Send your questions to Brett (brett@ihaveanidea.org subject: Erik & Philippe) or leave a comment before Monday the 26th of January. State your name and location if you wanna be credited in the video.

Here are some of my favourite print ads done under Erik V.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

"cooking with Erik & Philippe"

not gonna happen :(

Anonymous said...

I like the DandAD iTunes podcasts... always worth listening to.

and i don't like those ads. Especially the jam one. or was it bread...

on a much brighter note... i see you got to see Manu Chao. You lucky bugger.

Wal said...

yeah, the concert was super good, best gig i've been to in london.

Anonymous said...

Yeh. Aids is like 'fucking' a scorpion?

t'other ads are good though, apart from the Fallon 'Velvet' rip off.

Anonymous said...

Surely the scorpion one was referring to the 'sting in the tail'. All the benefits of shit sex but with the added benefit of aids

K said...

Sorry if this is off topic, but does anyone else think the (relatively) new xbox 360 ads, music games in the Head (by AKQA I think) are a complete rip off of the PS2 print ad?

Wal said...

K, it's totally ripped off. Such a shame, I thought Xbox can do way better, like the stuff that 72andsunny did for them, or BBH.

K said...

It's really strange isn't it. I'm not sure who did it, but the 360 'gun fight' ad is my favorite. A really cute idea!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qNuRQmvykwk

Anonymous said...

K the ads in the head are really similar, i'm told theey're done by an agency in San Francisco.

Probably why they're so Gay.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous but dark. Wery wery dark.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P6J0QLnn0SE

Anonymous said...

Koush is that you?

Don't be talking to this lot, you'll get no tips about finding a job here like. Go and watch some BSG.

K said...

What are you doing lurking around kiddie sites, aren't you a bit too old for this you geordie bastard! =)

Spektak1 said...

Thanks for the help Wal & Jai, and thanks to those who sent me their questions. Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

the bread one is awesome.

Mike said...

Love a bit of IHAI.

Forums are a chuckle, put on a good show across the planet. Nice guys too. No-one has put any academia work up from the UK yet - think it's too much pressure?

Mike said...

K - I'd never seen the gun ad for x-box cheers for that. Genius. Music is a little unusual though.

]-[appy Thought said...

Dear K,

Yes I do see the similarity, but we didn't do them, that was McCann.

Cheers

Matt (AKQA)

K said...

Thanks for the clarification Matt!

Cheers

Anca said...

Just remembered this ad by Erik Vervroegen, Chris Garbutt and Matthew Branning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxp3-kR3b_4&NR=1

Spektak1 said...

UPDATE:

"Cooking with Erik & Philippe" (the name we inexplicably started calling the interview) went off smoothly. You can see it all at ihaveanidea's brand new video podcast on iTunes

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=304541868

Cheers, and thanks! We'll do drinks when I'm in London again...