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Posts Tagged ‘Bob Ross’

Wait, How Did These Folks Not Make it on ‘The Pitch’?

If our pleasure from being on the outside looking in wasn’t even more gratifying, here’s this self-promo to solidify things from a San Francisco shop called School of Thought, which makes a Bob Ross show look like Soul Train. SoT includes the services of co-founder/creative director and Agency.com alum Joseph Newfield (who we believe was not involved with the Subway “Fist Bump” fiasco) and former McCann SF ACD Tom Geary, who formed the operation in 2008. Yep, there are “power hours” and free lunches involved, ad school kids, so feel free to sign up.

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Ghost of Bob Ross Haunts Anti-Coal Campaign from Mekanism

Ah, Bob Ross, how we miss the man behind the Joy of Painting, a show that lulled us to sleep many a night and featured an artist who could craft oil paintings as soothing as his voice in a matter of minutes. Well, 17 years after his death, he returns somewhat in a new campaign from Mekanism and the Sierra Club that tries us to warn the masses about the deadly effects of coal. Here, Ross’s voice is replaced by that of an obnoxious coal advocate aptly dubbed “Mr. Coal,” who will indeed serve as the overdub for a series of clips featuring other  ’80s TV personalities.

This latest effort is part of Sierra’s ongoing “Beyond Coal” project, which was launched two years ago and is aimed at replacing coal-fired power plants with clean energy such as wind and solar power. We’re all for environmental causes and what not, but if you’re plucking ’80s TV personalities for this campaign, may we ask that you at least leave Gary Coleman alone? You can also check out the Facebook component here.