As the holiday season (gosh, how politically correct of me!) is fast approaching, I have a very nice Christmas present for you all. It's a collection of videos, some more recent than others, that have been produced to raise awareness on issues and campaigns and that, for one reason or another, have struck a chord with me. They are all very different in style, format and objective. But what they do have in common, is that that they all show how beautiful, powerful, controversial, effective and courageous the visual medium can be.
Which one do you like best?
One of the most successful campaigns of 2013:
Celebrities always work:
As do moving coloured maps:
This is an ad but the message is powerful nonetheless. And why do the good ones come so often from South-East Asia? Remember this one?:
A nice idea, well executed:
Will Greenpeace ever cease to provoke? Does this work?
And before Santa gives up and retires, let me wish you a lovely Christmas.