Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama Mania Hits Eltham Library

Not even the children's section of Eltham library is safe from Obamania.

And with possibly the worst ever typography on the inspiring quote at the bottom.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

adiZone: Marketing by Being Useful

Well done Adidas and whoever else has been responsible for the adiZones built in parks in some of the less well-off parts of London. From a tiny bit of Googling it looks like an initiative with London 2012 to create a meaningful legacy from the Olympics. I spotted this one near where I live in Charlton Park.

It's a place for young people to let off a bit of steam - robust outdoor gym equipment, a "street" style basketball court and a climbing wall.

Tremendous initiative adding value to the local communities. A genuinely useful addition. The only grumble I've got is that the launch wasn't that well promoted, so I missed seeing the All Blacks!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mourning Morph

Isn't this just the saddest thing?

Thank you b3ta for this Tony Hart memorial.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Futurology: Richard Watson at the RSA

Check out the video here.

"When you think about the future, most people think in terms of new things that are going to be invented. Well, yes that's part of it, but it's equally about the things that are old and familiar that are going to vanish".

Lots of juicy thought-provoking stuff.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Still Not Getting It Automotive Style

After the much derided decision to turn up to Washington in private jets, it seems our American car industry friends still haven't got it. World Car Fans reports that Chrysler have used some of their money to fund an ad campaign to say thank you. Doh! Stop wasting money, even to say Thank You.

Proposition for Troubled Times

Hot on the heels of Flybe's "redundancy cancellation insurance" emails (see Herd for details), comes this from Hyundai - a no strings attached deal to hand back your car if you are made redundant.

Hat tip to World Car Fans.