Anachronistic City

I know this commercial has been around for some time now — it premiered during the Super Bowl — but I just like seeing all the “old” technology in it. It’s like a museum in a Hyundai commercial! The commercial is titled “Anachronistic City” and you can read more details about it — like who made it — here.

If you want to see old communications technology up close and personal, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. is of course a good place to start. It is the official national museum for such things, after all. Their collection of early communication technologies includes Alexander Graham Bell’s box telephone and a Morse telegraph register.

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Live the Language

EF Language Schools has crafted a series of well-executed commercials that view more like art. I especially enjoy the juxtaposition of images and typography into a fluid whole — but then, I’m a sucker for that! The videos/commercials also capture the sense of wonder and adventure that traveling somewhere new evokes.

Makes my toes itch to do a little traveling!

In addition to the Paris video above, EF has also made videos for Barcelona, Beijing and London.

screen capture EF London