W+K Tokyo

TIAA 授賞式 2009

本日はTIAA授賞式。ウェブな人から偉い人まで沢山集まって不況をまったく感じない熱気が会場にあふれていました。

本当は金賞以上じゃないと壇上にあがれないんですが、懇親会の会場で、無理やり壇上に上がってみた大野真吾。

ShingoTIAA

来年はグランプリとるぞー。意気込みをマイクにシャウトするGoogleチーム。

Shingo_YukoM

W+K Tokyoはこの度TIAAで以下の三つの部門で入賞をいたしました。

本田技研工業株式会社 driveeverydrop.com  
ウェブサイト部門 コーポレートサイト 入賞

HONDA_TIAA2

グーグル株式会社 Googleマップ ドライビングディレクション バナー部門 ブロンズ

OBAMA_TIAA

インテグレーテッドキャンペーン・クロスメディア部門 シルバー

Googleで、できること。/渋谷で空を飛ぶ 

Balloon_TIAA

サイト上のクレジットで述べさせて頂いた皆さまに加え、サイバーエージェントのアドマンと、博報堂さん、MPさんには多大なるご尽力いただき誠にありがとうございます!

Concepting Stools

Sumiko got us a set of colorful stools on the 2nd floor porch.
Her intention of this great gift is “・・・for your concepting pleasure.”
Now we can all enjoy the beautiful day outside. We feel like spoiled kids.
Thank you Sumiko!
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Here is a frequent visitor for the stool. Looking good on a orange stool, Ku-yan!
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IGNITE ACCURACY

Fernando Torres’ game is tough for defenders to keep up with. It turns out it is even hard for a laser guided GPS navigation system to track his location on the pitch. One thing is certain, his final destination is the goal. But how he gets there is full of twists, turns and jukes. In the end he is deadly accurate in his mission to find the back of the net. How will he get there this time?

View this on NIKEFOOTBALL.COM

THE W+K ASIAN FRONT : THE SINO-JAPANESE BROTHERHOOD

+cruz recently stopped by W+K Shanghai to visit our sister office in China.

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Just like Tohkeeyo, they got characters flyin’ in the sky here too.

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The office queen mother, Molly, and Nancy took me around the office.

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Captains at the helm, Nick C. and Kel Hook, scheming The Next Great Leap Forward through commercialization and ad consumption with an army of the 100+ strong.

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The Great Wall of China – canvas prints. Will you look at the size of them portraits! They really do things BIG here.

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Look they even have a cappuccino maker, ooooh, jeoulousy 😉 And an “ayi” (a local Chinese maid) who cooks and serves you breakfast, if you get there before 9.30am that is. If that’s not incentive to start your office day early, I dunno what is! Damn, that’s one up on Japanese “service”.

Can you say, “multiculturasia”. They got peeps from all over Asia up in this jizoint…

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The office cheerleader – Julia…

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Kerli, leader of the Production Tri-band, in charge of broadcast, digital AND print… Singapore in da house!

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The iconic WeiWei, bringin’ it back circa 1980’s, mixin’ it up Pop-Goth styleee, Madonna meets Siouxsie Sioux.

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The leaders of the Digital NuSkool – Francis+Adrian… HK represent!

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Angel, the studio queen, from SIN.

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Nick B on the cut. Don’t let this sun lovin’ Brit fool ye, he’s training for his next kickboxin’ bout this week.

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Conan’s on a bit of a limp this week. So we could only see half of him. LA Wessaaiide!!! in da houwz.

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The spritual Justin, NC zen represent!

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I got an exclusive “behind the curtain” interview with El Graficista from Los Neuvo Rebeldes del Mao and its leader… the elusive Elefante.

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Hail to ye old chief! Nice to see Frank is still hangin’ about. Keep on Rockin’ in the Free world!!! (the beat goes on… and it don’t stop…)

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+cruz did a small show-n-tell on W+K Tokyo Lab.

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Cheers to our mates in the People’s Republic of Wieden+Kennedy, a.k.a. the PRWK, leading the Chinoise Revolution. Peace out!

JEMAPUR’s MALEDICT CAR ON THE NY TIMES BLOG

A recent post on the NY Times Blog on W+K Tokyo Lab Artist Jemapur and the video for Maledict Car…

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May 11, 2009, 1:05 pm
Now Screening | ‘Maledict Car’
By Horacio Silva

Part music label, part multimedia incubator, the W+K Tokyo Lab is a hotbed of creative activity that brings together artists and musicians like Takagi Masakatsu, DJ Uppercut and Hifana, among others, to offer a unique take on Japanese audiovisual culture. (The lab works under the auspices of the W+K advertising agency but is under no pressure to produce results for clients.) The video, “Maledict Car,” was commissioned for a recent a DVD, book and blog compilation that chronicles W+K Tokyo Lab’s output since its inception five years ago. Directed by the emerging talent Kosai Sekine, “Maledict Car” is a geometric visual journey through Tokyo, set to music by the label’s latest find, Jemapur. Explains Eric Cruz, W+K’s creative director: “We took Tokyo’s daily visual patterns and transformed them into a surreal, infinite loop — a kaleidoscopic mandala, if you will. The video presents us with a floating view of Tokyo – its beauty, perversion, disorientation, confusion and systematic order – all in one, re-experiencing the city as we read between the lines, capturing Tokyo’s pulse, vitality and flow.” If only all adventures in advertising were so daring.