The 10 Best Commercials of 2011

The year’s most impeccable craft and storytelling in advertising according to Adweek are as follows: 10. SNICKERS • Focus Group Agency: BBDO, New York • Director: Jim Jenkins, O Positive Editing: Number 6 • Effects: Framestore 9. NISSAN LEAF • Gas Powered Everything Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles • Director: Dante Ariola, MJZ • Editing: Mackenzie […]

Shortlist of PEN Nigeria Poetry Prize

We offer our congratulations to Benson ELUMA, Ekweremadu Franklin UCHENNA and Omale ABDUL-JABBAR, whose poems have been selected by Jumoke Verissimo as shortlisted poems for the PEN Nigeria/Saraba Poetry Prize 2011. The Longlist was announced on September 30, 2011. Read more here. The winner of the Prize will be announced at a special event in December. The date […]

44 Questions for Madam, the Prime Minister

…ceteris paribus…. Let us, for a moment, suspend all possibilities of revolutions, anarchy, and coups. Let us pretend Nigeria is a simple economic system. I wish to use this opportunity to call on all our world-class economist to join in this debate, if they would be so kind and if they have not already done […]

Lake Lugano House, Switzerland

Lake Lugano House, Switzerland

This stunning house, perched on the hillside above Lake Lugano in Switzerland, certainly takes advantage of the views of the lake and the idyllic, historic village of Brusino Arsizio with its population just under 500. The residence and office, designed by Milan-based architect Jacopo Mascheroni of JM Architecture for a financial consultant and her family, […]

White Wood Series Packaging

White Wood Series Packaging

“Baxter of California, a premium men’s grooming and lifestyle brand since 1965, extends the “flammable” soy wax candle series with the introduction of WHITE WOOD, Series TWO. The new scented-soy-wax-candle collection “White Wood” is a series of 3 distinct woodsy scents. ‘White Wood’ is designed by Marc Atlan, an art director with packaging credits including […]

Stefano Coffee Packaging

Stefano Coffee Packaging

“Russian advertising agency Fresh Chicken has finished logo and package design of a new brand of coffee San Stefano. Four types of the coffee blend from Brazil and Kenya arabica will appear in the market. Besides customers will get an opportunity to buy coffee beans. San Stefano coffee is fried and packed in Montenegro. ‘San […]