Monthly Archives: March 2010

Great Poster Designs

In the past two years of my MBA, there have been various occasions where the need for designing a poster has come up. I have seen some people do this with real ease and others like me struggle to even come up with a good design concept.

Here are some great poster designs. They range from the design intense to the real simple (OIL) ones. Great concepts and really creative designs. The full list of 30 posters at CreativeFan surely deserves a dekko!

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Celebrity OD!

It is quite known that celebrities help sell stuff all over the world. Well, they are celebrities after all.

Quite a few brands, especially Consumer Durable brands have used a liberal dose of celebrities. However, what has caught my eye of late is LG trying something weird. They have hired Akshay Kumar (who at the same time is also endorsing Micromax mobile phones!) to launch their 3D TVs. At the same time, they have also got John Abraham, Abhay Deol and Genelia D'Souza to endorse the LG Cookie. I don't get the sense in putting all these three celebrities in one single ad of average quality.

The plot of the ad is basically 3 friends who are just fooling around with each other. Firstly, it is quite difficult for me to think of John Abraham, Abhay Deol and Genilia D'Souza as good friends! They are not even in the same league as far as movies are concerned and none of them even do the same genre of movies! I don't really follow the tabloids, but I doubt they are pals in real life as well.

If this is not a case of Celebrity OD then I don't know what is!

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, 

1) Michael Schumacher was yet to race an F1 car,
2) Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, 
3) Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, 
4) Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam. 

When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, 

1) Roger Federer was a name unheard of 
2) Lionel Messi was in his nappies,
3) Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters
4) The Berlin Wall was still intact
5) USSR was one big, big country 
6) Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to “open” the Nehruvian economy

It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.

– Time Magazine 

Hat tip: Jinesh Vasa