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Hovering art directors

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Posted by Mark Sinclair, 19 April 2011, 12:15    Permalink    Comments (15)

It's unashamedly niche but how many Hand-to-Chin or Inclined Head positions can you recognise on Hovering Art Directors?

Waleikcaj's Tumblr blog has been retweeted a few times (we have Reed Words and Angus Montgomery to thank for bringing it to our attention) but we admired the keen social observation at work here.

Not that we can relate to it, of course (CR's Mr. Paul Pensom steers a tight ship from his chair and no messing about). In fact, this might be a good opportunity to start a sister blog: 'Nitpicking Design Suggestions from Editorial'?

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They looking at facebook or porn?
Simon Winnall
2011-04-19 13:13:42

Hoovering Art Directors -
2011-04-19 13:59:57

Nice typo in the headline!
Nick Page
2011-04-19 15:14:35

"Hovering"? There's also a "hoovering" but this is about "hovering".
CR Mark Sinclair
2011-04-19 15:30:34

Nice, I shall try capture one in our studio next time one of the Directors are on the prowl.
2011-04-19 16:17:15

I love the guy with the headphones on "fa feck sake, them two ball bags are at it again."
2011-04-19 16:35:38

I had a Marketing Manager who gave every brief as a ppt presentation with his Ideas of how it should look. Naturally I ignored everything and did the opposite. He couldn't see it was crap!
2011-04-20 00:30:02

@jason hahahha

aa can't wait to join a design firm and work in such a environment!!!
sara scharaf
2011-04-20 07:54:50

This makes me shudder - all my memories of working in agencies involved hovering ball bags. Really uncomfortable feeling.
2011-04-20 09:30:13

Thank god I am a one man show and I don't have to deal with this...
2011-04-21 06:04:46

lol yes I remember it well from my agency days. "I love what you've done, save it don't throw it away, but can you change this this and this, and make the logo bigger".
2011-04-21 11:53:48

Make the logo bigger indeed.
2011-04-26 15:27:48

Hovering douchebags. "oh wait, don't take the picture yet, let me get my scarf, ah yeah, that's better. Ok, now."
2011-04-26 15:28:36

Make the logo bigger indeed.
2011-04-26 15:31:08

This has made me laugh - I ended up marrying the Creative Director who stood and pointed over my shoulder!
2011-04-26 22:13:56

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