For most of us city dwelling folk, Phantom Billstickers’ much-lauded Poetry Project—the poster company’s ongoing mission to have verbal inspiration dotted around unassuming urban settings—has become a familiar and welcome sight. Now, with the Phantom Art Project, the company’s looking to extend the initiative’s ethos to showcase the best of local visual talent.
Sky has kicked off its promotional efforts in the lead up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup with an outdoor campaign that features the visages of real fans supporting their teams.
Last year, Beck’s and Shine created the playable Edison bottle—and they were nominated for a One Show pencil in the Intellectual Property and Products category for their trouble. And, to celebrate NZ Music Month and the Lion brand’s sponsorship of it, they’ve taken that idea one step further with what they’re calling “the world’s first Playable Posters”.
QR codes have long been talked about as a bridge between the digital and the physical. But the oft-used “let’s chuck a QR Code at the bottom of the ad and hope for the best” approach is rarely successful. So Phantom Billstickers has launched a new and hopefully more enticing approach to the technology that it’s calling the talking poster.
The modus operandi of Eshe, a Kiwi streetwear clothing company that was started in 2008, is to take things back to the glory days of skating counter-culture; to slaughter a few metaphorical sacred cows. And it’s managed to inspire some fairly contrived controversy with a combination of sacrilege and old-school Garbage Pail kids imagery with a new poster campaign in Auckland.