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2014MascotBracketHeaderMoxie Fodder presents the third annual Mascot Bracket. The seeds and school names have been removed in order to focus on the aesthetic aspect that each team’s mascot brings to the table. Also to help answer the age old questions, like who would win in a head-to-head match; a wildcat or a panther, a lumberjack or a ram, a eagle or a cyclone? Even if you want to keep with your tried and true bracket methods, add this wild-card system to the mix for an interesting approach to the madness.

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AnadoluSigortaHeaderThe Street Fighter video game franchise is one of the best selling of all time, it only makes sense to take advantage of that global reach in order to sell products. Turkish car insurance company Anadolu Sigorta used Ryu, the poster boy of the series, in their latest TV spot. In a spot-on recreation of the bonus levels from the 1991 classic Street Fighter II, Ryu convinces a stubborn motorist the importance of having auto coverage.

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JoshCooleyHeaderJosh Cooley, a story supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, best known for his work on  UpRatatouille and Cars, has recently tried his hand at more adult subject matter. While we might still be many years away from Pixar’s take on Silence of the Lambs, Conley has applied the same kid friendly animation style to some iconic scenes from classic R-rated movies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mexico based art director and illustrator John Raya took the 32 teams in the NFL and mixed them up with characters from the Star Wars universe to come up with a football league from a galaxy far, far away. Raya makes a fantastic effort to maintain each team’s color scheme and basic visual identity. You can see the rest of the amazing designs on is Behance page–AFC and NFC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Super Bowl XLVIII did not turn into the epic battle that the analysts predicted. Denver’s instantaneous poor performance, caused many fans to lose interest in what was happening on the field and turn their attention to the commercials. As a result, USA today’s Ad Meter received record highs for participation. While Seattle and the Legion of Boom dominated the game, Budweiser and Doritos made the most of their $4 million and dominated the polls for 2014’s best spot–here’s the five best and worst spots from last night.
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Budweiser “Puppt Love”
Ad Meter Score: 8.29
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Hungarian singer Boggie has created a music video in which she is digitally retouched from normal girl into glamorous pop star. Through a combination of CGI trickery and seamless editing, the video for “Nouveau Parfum” is so attention grabbing, it’s hard to look away. The on-screen effects come in such subtle doses that it doesn’t draw attention away from the song.

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Documentary director Jeremy Seifert’s GMO OMG takes a deep look into the quality of food in the United States. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) account for the majority of food that Americans eat daily with the long term effects on the individuals and the environment ultimately undefined. Seifert approaches the subject as a father concerned for the future of his three young children–attempting to inform viewers of the current state and ignite action for sustainability.

Thanks to JR Harris for today’s fodder.

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Old Spice has reenlisted former Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa for Interneterventions, the new online initiative pushing the brand’s body sprays. The campaign is built around nine bogus websites that advertise gawdy, faux-manly products and services—like black leather sheets, a live-in gym and a solid gold bluetooth—and Mustafa’s over-the-top disdain for all of them, and anyone who would be sucked in by them.

Users can send the sites to friends as a prank (via Twitter, Facebook or email), and when they try to click around, a warning buzzer sounds and Mustafa appears to offer help for poor lifestyle choices.

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‘The Sound of Taste’ is an audio visual installation created for Schwartz Flavor Shots. The beautiful and visually-stimulating slow-motion video shows several tons of black peppercorns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chili and coriander exploding. With bags and bags of spices shooting up into the air in accordance to the sound of music the video attempts to answer the question what does flavor look like? What does it sound like?

MeghanColemanHeaderOhio-born graphic designer Meghan Coleman loves a good challenge. Last September, she began her most recent endeavor, 365 Days of Balloons, a Tumblr blog dedicated to creating one colorful twisted object each day for a whole year. Now on day 107, her balloons have become wildly popular all over the internet. The cute and quirky objects themselves range in size and difficulty — from college mascots to a 5′ tall Christmass tree, complete with presents.

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