Rubbing shoulders with AMV BBDO & Red Brick Road's longstanding taglines...
For Juniors, that's pretty good value.
You never win a whole lion at Cannes.You win half.
Meaning that somewhere in the world, there are thousands of shiny lion rear ends gathering dust.
From this the Lion Arse Award was born, a creative award for truly resourceful work.
Conceived by Ant at ad school, the Lion Arse Award disrupted the Cannes Lions Festival news feeds, with the award being talked about around the globe throughout the week long event.
It was awarded first place in Adland.tv's 'Best of Cannes Self Promotion', was featured in Campaign, and Ant got a couple of job offers. Including this very special message:
"That is truly very funny guys"– Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes
Concept created at BMB
(aka £21,194.62: The Opportunity Cost of Higher Education)
A series of existentialist self portraits that explore the value of higher education.
Created using ink handcrafted from Zish's Economics and Mathematics degree. This artwork's value reflects his current level of university debt, and funds raised will finance an art school in Tanzania.
Personal statement below:
Opportunity Cost is an economics term defined as: "the loss of other alternatives when one alternative is chosen."
At 18, we do not yet know ourselves,but are expected to navigate the life changing decision of higher education.
This work questions the theory of Opportunity Cost with a challenge:use the alternative chosen (degree) to obtain the alternative lost (art).
The result is my first artwork, a series of self portraits formed from my burnt Economics and Mathematics degree.This work deals with themes of choice, education, experience and knowledge:
Why is money society's primary objective?
Is my current debt (£21,194.62) worth the experience and knowledge I now have?
What is the opportunity cost of repaying my debt, versus the creation of an art school in my hometown in Tanzania?
– Zish Alexander
A project for children's charity Rays of Sunshine to brighten up people's January Blues with its complementary colour orange.
Launched on Blue Monday, we gifted oranges wrapped in compliments to the general public to raise some smiles, and raise awareness for Rays of Sunshine.
We went from concept to creation in 7 days and earnt over 1 million organic impressions in 24 hours with only a few hundred quid.
Print ads created at 101 London
VapoMo is a menthol infused moustache wax we've developed and designed.
The conveniently located mixture unblocks even the stuffiest nose. Allowing manflu sufferers to get on with their day with a fresh upper lip, that turns manflu into Gentleman flu.
The product was initially created to raise money for Movember via IndieGoGo. We learnt a lot, and after some great feedback, we are looking for business partners to help bring our idea to market.
During the UK’s EU Referendum, migrants were often subjected to negative newspaper headlines or throwaway political comments.
Yet they had no vote and no voice to fight back with.
We changed that with an 'always on' newsroom for two weeks leading up to the referendum, allowing us to react to key events in the debate.
Content led to over 3.5 million views, Lebara were invited onto BBC News and we gained great experience in design, editing, filming, photography, protesting, public speaking, PR and writing.
A great result all around (apart from the real referendum...fuck you Farage).
Project currently in production
Organic Trade Board work in progress,in conjunction with Organic Denmark.