Thursday, December 6, 2007

monkey business

Two weeks ago, I traveled for three hours to Subic Bay, a beautiful port district north of Manila. I went there for the 20th Philippine Advertising Congress, a four-day biennial event that celebrated and awarded the country's best ads. Our agency, PC&V, won two trophies which made the long, out-of-town trip worthwhile for me. :-)

During one of the breaks in between guest speakers (which included writer Neil Gaiman), I went for a short drive along the bay. Aside from being bound by beaches, the place is known as a wildlife sanctuary of sorts. As a matter of fact, I passed by an area where monkeys roamed freely. Some of them swung on trees and electrical wires while others cavorted by the side of the road.

Then. I. Spotted. Two. Naughty. Ones. Doin the nasty! :-D So I whipped out my Canon Ixus 950IS and stole a shot.

On the way back to Manila, I showed the picture to an award-winning art director-friend. He quipped, "That will make a nice billboard for a motel." Then we both laughed. I took his cue and made a layout. Complete with a headline and the logo of the Philippines' most famous motel chain. Just for fun. ;-) The result is right below.

Do you think it can win an award at the next Philippine Advertising Congress? LOL

The Monkey Be@rbricks at the top are: (left) the Cute Be@rbrick of Series 5 & (right) the Monkey Bearbrick from the Medicom Toy Fan Club.

7 comments:

McDreamer said...

This is soooo cool... You guys really have what it takes to be in the world of advertising...

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Thanks, Mcdreamer, it's a fun job and I love it! :-)

Jake said...

totally off topic but do you have the pattern bearbrick of series 14? i got it today in a blind box and it has to be the worst paintjob i have ever seen, pretty appalling actually.

warrior scout said...

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Bearbrick Lover: said...

Jake, I know what you mean. Series 14's Pattern Bearbrick does look like it's been painted by hand (with the blotting and all). I can only assume that it is supposed to look that way. But I also wish the lines were sharper and more precise.

Jake said...

yeah, i mean it would be cool if it was handpainted like secret base/bounty hunter stuff but bearbricks are done in a factory so its not really acceptable. i dunno how it got through QC really, they should hire one of us to do it!

Bearbrick Lover: said...

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