Digital Synopsis http://digitalsynopsis.com Digital Synopsis covers the best in advertising, design & creative inspiration. We report on the latest marketing innovations, online trends, tools & more. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:12:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Designers Are Sharing Their Everyday Problems On Twitter, Here Are The Funniest Ones http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/designer-problems-twitter/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/designer-problems-twitter/#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:07:29 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15773 Designers across the globe are using the hashtag #DesignerProblems to share their funny everyday problems, quirks and experiences on Twitter. From ‘slow loading time’ and client feedback to typography and OCD, the design Twitterati is letting off steam big time. Here are a few of the best ones. 1. Sometimes waiting for files to save/open is like watching […]

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Funny Department Store Ad Shows Real-Life Shoplifters Caught Red-Handed http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/harvey-nichols-love-freebies-shoplifters-cctv-footage/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/harvey-nichols-love-freebies-shoplifters-cctv-footage/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:33:21 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15748 British department store Harvey Nichols has come up with an amusing ad to promote its rewards app. The 90-second video features real CCTV footage of shoplifters caught in the act and trying to escape. Their faces were obscured with funny animations to protect their identity. The tagline at the end says “Love freebies? Get them legally”. Check it out […]

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27 Useful Design Tips Explained With Beautiful Graphics http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/beautiful-illustrated-graphic-designer-tips/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/beautiful-illustrated-graphic-designer-tips/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:43:45 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15695 Poppie Pack, senior graphic designer at Canva, has put together a handy list of design tips complemented by beautiful images with inspiring quotes. From typography and layout to image editing and color usage, the list covers some crucial aspects of design that both newbies and professionals will appreciate. We’ve shortlisted 27 of our favourites to […]

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36 Stunning Photos Taken By A Guy Who Quit His Job And Became An Instagram Celebrity http://digitalsynopsis.com/inspiration/eelco-roos-quit-job-passion-phone-photography/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/inspiration/eelco-roos-quit-job-passion-phone-photography/#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:30:24 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15638 Sometime back, we showed you why it’s never too late to start your own venture. Today’s post will once again inspire you to follow your dreams and pursue your passions. Amsterdam-based Eelco Roos was an IT specialist at IBM for over 10 years but his first love had always been photography. While waiting for a […]

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Punny Pixels – A Series Of Clever Visual Puns That’ll Make You Smile http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/punny-pixels-illustrated-puns-visual-wordplay/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/punny-pixels-illustrated-puns-visual-wordplay/#respond Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:35:25 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15585 Punny Pixels is a fun series of visual puns by Singapore-based ad creatives Eunice Ng and Nandini Trivedi. The art-copy duo’s love for clever puns, wordplay and graphic illustrations resulted in this witty, ever-growing collection that’s gained quite a following on Instagram. Here are a few of their best ones. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. […]

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These Cute Illustrated Ads Remind Us To Give Up Our Seats To Pregnant Women http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/stand-up-for-the-pregnant-shiyang-he/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/stand-up-for-the-pregnant-shiyang-he/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:21:54 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15563 Shanghai-based advertising creative Shiyang He has created a series of cute 3D illustrations that remind us to “stand up for the pregnant”. The ads show a pregnant woman with a baby in her womb, standing next to a seated individual with beer and food in their belly. The tagline says “Give up your seat to someone carrying something […]

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This Heartwarming Stunt By Coke Reminds Us To Never Judge People By Their Appearance http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/coke-remove-labels-ramadan/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/coke-remove-labels-ramadan/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:51:49 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15532 According to a clinical psychology study, it only takes seven seconds for us to judge a person when we first meet them. In Ramadan, the month of goodness, Coca-Cola wanted to remind everyone not to base their opinions on appearances. They conducted a social experiment where they invited six different people to an Iftar (evening […]

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10 Babies Show Off Their ‘Pooface’ In This Epic Pampers Ad That’ll Make You Laugh http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/pampers-wipes-pooface-dont-fear-the-mess/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/pampers-wipes-pooface-dont-fear-the-mess/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:19:47 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15508 Wether you like babies or not, you’re going to love this hilarious Pampers ad from Saatchi & Saatchi London. The 75-second spot shows the facial expressions of ten adorable babies in super slow motion, right when they’re about to perform ‘number two’. The ad was shot at 400 frames per second by film production company […]

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Artist Creates Fascinating Visuals By Cleverly Placing 2 Different Photos Side By Side http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/photos-combined-side-by-side-stephen-mcmennamy/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/photos-combined-side-by-side-stephen-mcmennamy/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:55:35 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15457 ‘ComboPhoto’ is an interesting personal project by Atlanta-based art/creative director Stephen McMennamy. He clicks photographs of two different objects, splits them in half and places them next to each other to form a funny, quirky mash-up that boggles the mind. No Photoshop, just clever photography and placement. Check it out below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. […]

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LOL: 10 Famous Proverbs Tweaked For Graphic Designers http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/graphic-design-funny-proverbs/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/graphic-design-funny-proverbs/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:37:46 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15435 Manchester-based graphic designer Madrigal Creative has created an amusing series of  ‘Graphic Design Proverbs’ by combining famous proverbs with graphic design puns. So, “Better safe than sorry” becomes “Better SAVE than sorry” and “Marry in haste, repent at leisure” becomes “MERGE in haste, repent at leisure”. Check out the full list below. 1. The path of a thousand miles begins […]

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Male Vs Female Color Perceptions And Preferences http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/male-vs-female-color-perceptions-preferences/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/male-vs-female-color-perceptions-preferences/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:10:10 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15411 Traditionally, baby boys are wrapped in blue and baby girls in pink. A few years later, you can tell a boy’s room from a girl’s room just by observing the color combos (and the cleanliness 😉 ). As we grow up, gender color preferences are visible in everything from wardrobes to cars (though nowadays the […]

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35 Funniest Book Titles And Covers http://digitalsynopsis.com/buzz/worst-funniest-book-titles-covers/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/buzz/worst-funniest-book-titles-covers/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:57:07 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15367 Make no mistake about it, each of these books is (or was) actually available for sale. Though we have no clue how many copies books like “Fancy Coffins” and “Goodbye Testicles” sold, we’re pretty sure their titles made more buzz than the content inside. Check out the list below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. […]

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We’re All Guilty Of It, But This Brilliant Video Will Make You Change Your Habit http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/colgate-sinkchild-save-water-close-tap-while-brushing/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/colgate-sinkchild-save-water-close-tap-while-brushing/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:31:22 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15356 Here’s a powerful PSA by Colgate that addresses a wasteful habit we’re all guilty of – leaving the tap on while brushing our teeth. The 30-second spot shows a split screen between a city girl brushing her teeth while checking her phone and an impoverished girl child walking on dry, barren land. Watch the video for more. […]

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“Don’t Let Colors Run Out When You Need Them” – These Ink Cartridge Ads Are Hilarious http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/ecofill-cyan-magenta-yellow-black-ogilvy-colombia/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/ecofill-cyan-magenta-yellow-black-ogilvy-colombia/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:27:25 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15313 Here’s a funny campaign by Ogilvy Colombia for Ecofill Printer Cartridges that just won a Gold Lion under the outdoor category at Cannes. The 4-ad series shows different groups of people, inappropriately losing their cyan/magenta/yellow/black clothes with a tagline that says “Don’t let colors run out when you need them the most.” Check them out […]

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This Artist Completes His Cut-Out Sketches Using Skies And Sceneries As Backdrops http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/fashion-sketch-cut-out-scenery-art/ http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/fashion-sketch-cut-out-scenery-art/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:37:13 +0000 http://digitalsynopsis.com/?p=15261 Architect, visual artist and fashion illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi has found an ingenious way to combine his passions. The half Saudi, half Jordanian artist uses skies, buildings and everyday patterns to ‘fill’ his cut-out sketches. The end-results are brilliant to say the least. Check them out below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Fascinating work from a talented artist. Share […]

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