Christmas Bauballs

Here at CR we receive some odd things in the post around this time of the year, but perhaps none quite so strange as a Christmas tree decoration in the guise of a pair of shiny red testicles

Here at CR we receive some odd things in the post around this time of the year, but perhaps none quite so strange as a Christmas tree decoration in the guise of a pair of shiny red testicles

Our Christmas Bauball is in fact one of a number of such handmade items being sold by ad agency Fallon to benefit Orchid, a charity fighting male cancer. As well as raising funds, the idea is that the baubles will encourage men to check themselves for possible signs of testicular cancer – ho, ho and indeed, ho.

So, if you feel like making a worthwhile donation to a very good cause while also thoroughly freaking out any elderly relatives peering too closely at your Christmas Tree, visit checkyourbauballs.com. Available to buy from December 10.

 

UPDATE: It seems another ad agency, Albion, is doing a very similar project, this time to benefit Everyman. You can by theirs here. Thanks ‘purpleisme’ (see comments)

 

 

CR In print

In our December issue we look at why carpets are the latest medium of choice for designers and illustrators. Plus, Does it matter if design projects are presented using fake images created using LiveSurface and the like? Mark Sinclair looks in to the issue of mocking-up. We have an extract from Craig Ward’s upcoming book Popular Lies About Graphic Design and ask why advertising has been so poor at preserving its past. Illustrators’ agents share their tips for getting seen and we interview maverick director Tony Kaye by means of his unique way with email. In Crit, Guardian economics leader writer Aditya Chakrabortty review’s Kalle Lasn’s Meme Wars and Gordon Comstock pities brands’ long-suffering social media managers. In a new column on art direction, Paul Belford deconstructs a Levi’s ad that was so wrong it was very right, plus, in his brand identity column, Michael Evamy looks at the work of Barcelona-based Mario Eskenazi. And Daniel Benneworth-Gray tackles every freelancer’s dilemma – getting work.

Our Monograph this month, for subscribers only, features the EnsaïmadART project in which Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martin invited designers from around the world to create stickers to go on the packaging of special edition packaging for Majorca’s distinctive pastry, the ensaïmada, with all profits going to a charity on the island (full story here)

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