Different brands and types of tobacco; lots of competition. One has this feature or that selling point… but all with the same goal: Attract the consuming public to want mine and not yours. [Read more...]
Large new warning labels with shocking imagery must be placed on cigarette packages and advertising by October 2012, US government officials from the FDA announced Tuesday. The new labels feature disturbing pictures such as a dead body and a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his neck, along with sayings such as “Smoking can kill you” and “Cigarettes cause fatal lung disease.” The change comes after a 2009 laws passage, the first major change in cigarette labeling after the current black and white warnings where implemented over 25 years ago. The change follows other countries similar designs, many more graphic than those selected by the FDA.
Although the new labeling certainly wouldn’t encourage smoking, the effectiveness of such labeling is still up for debate. What’s your opinion on the new designs and whether they will work? [Read more...]
Théo Gosselin transforms everyday scenarios into works of art, offering viewers of his photographs an invitation to appreciation the little moments in life. A browse through his portfolio will leave you inspired as he highlights the beauty of the “in between” moments, like a spontaneous kiss in a messy apartment, playing on a swing, and watching the sunset from a rooftop. [Read more...]
Ever wonder how to take pictures of models? Look no further than the sound advice of The Girl on the Magazine Cover, a campy short film from 1940. It was a promotional film produced by Jam Handy, one of the world’s leading commercial and industrial film producers. Often creating short films for major clients, Handy’s films were seen in movie theaters before the main show. Narrating this film about the model industry was popular radio comedian and emcee Walter O’Keefe.