Archive for the 'Graphic Design' Category

06
Jan
12

The truth communicated with logos


Special thanks to Didi George for sharing this with us 🙂

30
Dec
11

New year, new stories. Happy 2012


29
Dec
11

Paragon featured in Arab Ad Dec 2011 – Kuwait special issue


Published in Arab Ad December 2011, Vol. 21 No. 12. Page: 51.

27
Nov
11

Oxford Business Group logo inspires Choueiri Group


Original: Oxford Business Group

Less original: Choueiri Group

Bothe the above examples have the same core idea with difference in color scheme.

A logo (Greek λογότυπος = logotypos) is a graphical element, (ideogram, symbol, emblem, icon, sign) that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, a logo’s design is for immediate recognition, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty and an implied superiority. [1] The logo is one aspect of a company’s commercial brand, or economic entity, and its shapes, colors, fonts, and images usually are different from others in a similar market. Logos are also used to identify organizations and other non-commercial entities.

Lateral Thinking: When a low probability line of thought leads to an effective idea, there is a “Eureka” moment and at once the low-probability approach acquires the highest probability. – Edward De Bono. Excerpt from a book by John Townsend & Jacques Favier titled The Creative Manager’s Pocketbook. Page: 2. ISBN: 1-870471-69-5.

A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia.

Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.

Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.

16
Nov
11

Join the 2011 Oman Jeep Jamboree


Client: Jeep

Agency: Paragon International

Country: Sultanate Of Oman

08
Nov
11

copycat busted at the speed of web


Published in the International Herald Tribune. Friday, October 14, 2011. Page: 20.

Special thanks to Mr. Marzouq J. Al Marzouq for sharing this with all of us 🙂

30
Oct
11

The big idea vs the cliche’


Client: Behbehani Motors Company – VW

Agency: Paragon Marketing Communications

Country: Kuwait -2011

Client: Behbehani Motors Company – VW

Agency: Bates Pan Gulf

Country: Kuwait -2011

Check out more “creativity” by Bates Pan Gulf Kuwait by following links on this blog

When will they learn?

Vegetarian beasts

Cannes Lions reaction to the 2009 Dubai Lynx

Torn creativity

Fruity

Bursting another copycat Bubble in Kuwait

splash of creativity

21
Oct
11

Paragon at Oman’s 3rd Media & Advertising Exhibition & Conference – Day 1, 2 and 3.


Paragon participates in Oman’s 3rd Media and Advertising Exhibition

Muscat, Oman. Paragon will be participating in this year’s Oman Media and Advertising Exhibition which will commence from 18th until the 20th of October 2011. The exhibition which will be hosted for the 3rd year in running is Oman’s only integrated marketing exhibition. This year’s event will introduce the latest trends and techniques in communication, new publications and advertising agencies that have recently stepped in the ad-industry of Oman, along with well-established and leading publishing houses, media companies and advertising agencies throughout Oman and the Gulf. The exhibition will be showcasing latest technology inDigital Signage and will highlight the growing role of Social Media and other internet-based communication technologies. The focus of attraction will be outdoor advertisingmarketing services as well as event and exhibition management, making the 3 day event truly representative of media, advertising and their strategic aligns, essential for effective marketing and communications. Besides being located in Oman, Paragon has operations also based in Kuwait and Bulgaria, where too it functions as a fully fledged marketing communications agency. Paragon has won a total of 57 international, regional and local awards on creativity and also has been featured in 19 international books on advertising and graphic design. Reference to Paragon’s work is available on its official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Continue reading ‘Paragon at Oman’s 3rd Media & Advertising Exhibition & Conference – Day 1, 2 and 3.’

19
Oct
11

Politically incorrect creativity


Seriously now…where and when were these ads published? No one is questioning the creativity of the concepts (as it is very much a subjective matter according to most critiques) nor is anyone questioning the quality of execution. What is being questioned is the legitimacy of participating with ghost ads (ads that never ran or ads that ran once due to loopholes in the awards criteria) and if they should be allowed to compete with real ads (ads that ran for real, for real clients without any special doctoring  for the awards). In my personal view the playing field should be leveled and everyone should play by the rules. It is not accepted to win by any means and take the industry for granted, risk the reputation of the award organizers (as happened in the Dubai Lynx scandal also known as the Lynx Gate). Winning by cheating has a snowball effect, they win, then publicize their win thorough PR and Advertising campaigns, which attracts more clients (depriving you from a fair chance at winning business). Your friends in the industry risk becoming redundant while copycats are get promoted and earn the big bucks as a result of either ignorance of their management or consent of their upper management!!!

Continue reading ‘Politically incorrect creativity’

19
Oct
11

Anubis live at the Oman 3rd media and advertising conferance


BlogAnubis is an active participating exhibitor at Oman’s 3rd Media & Advertising conference. October 18-20, 2011.




Louai Alasfahani

ANUBIS was a very old god of the ancient Egyptians, universally worshipped throughout the land and became considered the gatekeeper and ruler of the underworld; the “Guardian of the veil“ he was “Lord of the Cleansing Room” and the opener of the roads of the North. “He observed the weighing of the deceased’s heart against the feather of Maat [Truth] and reported his findings to the jury of the gods.

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