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You Won’t Believe What These Guys Did to the Avengers

A self-taught italian prop making duo has done something amazing with the Avengers. They mashed up for superheroes, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and Thor, in a single helmet; and we must say this looks rather amazing!

And they were also lucky to get it signed by Stan Lee:

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The duo, known as Pannaus Props, make replica props and turn original designs into live objects. They work on their own original creations, movie replicas, commission works, cosplay and even specialized armors and helmets.

Visit their website or follow them on Facebook if you wish to find out more.

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30+ Great Baseball Slogans to Buck Up Your Team

[tps_header]Baseball is known as the national past time for Americans. In fact, it is considered America’s national sport by a large number. A sport that brings out the worst in many and carries a baggage of emotions and nostalgia for everyone. Almost all teams and fans chant baseball slogans and motivational taglines to show support, unity and solidarity with their team. Specially in times when teams need to focus and get the results required to win a game, league or a tournament.

But, involvement in a baseball game can go too far at times; to the extent that fans can get in a brawl over a game with a close friend or a family member. People at times get carried away with their emotions. But that’s part of the fun! If you’re looking for some taglines to chant and encourage your team to get results, following are some great baseball slogans that you can select to support and motivate them:

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Deeds not Words.

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Demand respect or expect defeat.

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Don’t let the fear of striking out, hold you back.

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Every game is game seven.

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Hit, Run, Score!

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If its gotta be, it starts with me.

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It’s about playing catch & throwing strikes.

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Out hustle, Out work, Out think, Out play, Out last.

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Play like a Champion Today.

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Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

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Practice is vacation for us.

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Respect All, Fear None.

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All it takes is all you’ve got.

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Attitude is Everything.

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Got game?

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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

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Batter up!

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It’s what you do before the season start that makes a champion.

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Look up, get up, but never give up.

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Never let good enough BE enough!

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Life is a Game. Baseball is Serious.

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Championships are won at practice.

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Ya Gotta Believe.

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Whatever it takes.

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We’re busting ours, to kick yours.

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We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher.

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Stand tall, talk small, play ball.

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Shut up and Pitch!

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Refuse to Lose.

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Practice winning every day.

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work.

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Winning is a habit, Success is a choice.

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United we play, United we win!

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Sweat plus Sacrifice equals Success.

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Here some more baseball taglines to help your team be focused, work hard and be determined:

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Great baseball slogans to show support for your team in times when they need to focus hard and get the results required to win the game.

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A Designer ‘Fakes’ Her Passport to Land a Job

The job market is very competitive in the advertising industry, and as a job hunter one really needs to stand out on merits to fetch a job at one of the big agencies. A Romanian designer, Miruna Macri, came up with a great strategy to get her foot in the door in some of the top agencies.

She designed her resume/portfolio as a passport and “lost” it at her favourite agencies in New York. The first reaction that anyone would have when they see a ‘lost’ passport is they’ll try to find out who it belongs to; and that’s a great insight used by Miruna to get noticed. The main page became her resume and the visas section was transformed to showcase her portfolio.

Whoever found her passport had to return it at the given address: http://passfolio.mirunamacri.com/

[Source: CGM]

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Yawn to Get a Free Cup of Coffee – Douwe Egberts

After reading the caption of the article, you are possibly wondering if that is even possible? But yes, Douwe Egberts came up with a great idea to sample their product – giving away cups of freshly brewed Douwe Egberts coffee to whoever yawns in front of the coffee machine.

One of such machines installed at an airport, made a great campaign for the company as people kept pouring in, only to yawn in front of the coffee dispenser and get a cup of warm coffee for themselves.

Still don’t believe me? Well, then see it for yourself!

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The Power Inside – A Social Film by Intel & Toshiba

After the huge success of “The Beauty Inside” the first social film created by Intel and Toshiba, the two companies in collaboration have come up with an amazing sequel, “The Power Inside.” This movie narrates a tale of aliens disguised as moustaches and uni-brows taking over the world, changing everyone into unthinking drones.

The great thing about this social film is that as an audience you have a much bigger role than just being a dormant couch potato, enjoying the movie; you can be a part of the movie as well. Yes, you do not need to be a big name in the film industry to work alongside great actors like Harvey Keitel, Craig Roberts, Analeigh Tipton, Reid Ewing and Zack Pearlman starring in the movie. In fact, while following the movie you can get yourself enrolled for the auditions and be a part of all the drama that unfolds!

People can audition by siding on either side. As Guardians by putting up their video of shaving their moustache or a fake uni-brow; or they can join the Uriks and turn a picture of themselves into one of the Moustache alien.

 

Check out the trailer, join the fight against moustache aliens and head over to their Facebook page for auditions! Need more info? Visit the website by clicking the image below:

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11 Best Print Advertisements of 2012

Print advertisements have come a long way as they make one of the oldest and most successful means of promotion for businesses all over the globe. However, in today’s time of viral videos and social media, a lifeless picture printed on a limited newspaper or magazine space, may not seem to be very promising to many business entrepreneurs. And, while most of us were busy debating about the demise of print advertisements altogether, some of these intelligently creative print ads of 2012, made us change our view, and gave us some actual reasons to put a pause to such debates for now.

 

11. Apple iPad mini

On number 11 we have this intelligently designed iPad mini ad that appeared on a number of popular magazines like Time, The New Yorker and Wired. The ad was printed on the back page of these magazines, which showed the Apple tablet in its actual size, displaying the front cover of the same magazine. Talk about creating illusions through advertisements!

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10. Harvey Nicholas

This picture showing a flock of pelicans crowding around a fish, depicts the Harvey Nicholas sale scene. So better be ready to fight, and get your hands dirty because at this designer clothing store, there certainly aren’t enough fish in the sea!

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9. Sunlight Dishwasher Detergent

This creatively designed ad, shows how out of the box thinking can attract customers towards your product. The ad shows a sheep clutching tightly to a kitchen utensil, and the slogan of the dish-washing detergent simply reads. “Separate them.” So there you go, the advertising concept said in just two words, and the impressive illustrations give an extra point to the ad itself.

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8. Kielo Travel

This ad makes me realize how beautiful simple things are, and sometimes, meaningful too. This Kielo Travel advertisement shows a doodle drawn around the ring of a box file to make it look like a pool handle. Sometimes, in order to make great ads, you just need to bring up simple thoughts, and make them extraordinary.

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7. Volkswagen

This ad designed for the Volkswagen company, shows a puzzle piece picturing a fox, while the puzzle hole looks like that of a hen. The message below reads, “Don’t rely on something just because it fits.” The ad cleverly places emphasis on buying only original Volkswagen car parts, instead of getting something that would just fill in the space.

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6. Star Models

This anti-anorexia campaign started by Star Models gained a lot of publicity worldwide, and recognition from the Press Lions at Cannes. This print advertisement, shows a fashion sketch, along with a similar looking, just-as-skinny model, and the message below reads, “You are not a sketch, say no to anorexia.”

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5. OndAzul

This brightly pictured print advertisement created for a Brazil based NGO evokes the environmental dangers our world is facing. The picture shows a sardine tin opened to reveal a tiny plastic bottle stuffed inside. The slogan reads, “Is this what you expect to find in the sea? Neither do the fishes.”

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4. UNICEF

This print ad by the Unicef organization portrays a great message. The picture shows a group of young kids along with a big guy, holding a gun in his jeans. The message on the ad reads, “A Child Who Learns is an Adult Who Teaches.”

Therefore, this Unicef ad intelligently places emphasis on proper education for children, stating the fact that only good education can create healthy citizens for the society.

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3. ANLCI

Yet again, a brilliant ad campaign with a very innovative concept. This advert is for ANLCI, a French government agency, working to create literacy awareness in the country, that came up with a series of fake ads, with a completely different message. This ad below, at first may look like an advert for cosmetics, but in fact, the ad reads that around 3 million people in France would not realize that the ad is actually aimed against illiteracy.

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2. Crisis Relief Singapore

This thought-provoking ad was designed for a non-profit organization in Singapore working for the rehabilitation of disaster-affected people. The picture shows a little girl in a flooded village, and numerous hands showing the thumbs-up sign. The message directed towards the sharing and liking of such disaster struck places on the social media reads, “Liking isn’t helping.”

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1. Times of India

This print advertisement, reading “Hang me again” shows pictures of Indian farmers who put an end to their lives of misery by committing suicide after being plagued by droughts, debts and lack of income. The Times of India started a campaign by creating portraits of these farmers who became victims of the harsh living conditions in India, and selling them to generate money for their families.

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Some of these campaigns are really powerful and impactful. What do you think?

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This is Water – Short Film of an Excerpt by David Foster Wallace

I am glad to stumble upon this short film today. It is an excerpt of a commencement speech by the writer, David Foster Wallace, at Kenyon College in 2005 converted to a short film by The Glossary (video production house).

I wasn’t really expecting what I am going to see as the film started off from with gold fishes and then moving on to young people, for whom the original speech was intended for.

A truly inspiration speech that gives you a reality check on the rat race life that we are stuck in, day in and day out. Makes you re-think the way you think, and may bring about a positive change in you. A must watch.