Banner ads don’t have to be terrible.

When can a banner project become awesome? When you don’t settle for something typical. As part of SXSW, Target partnered with Fast Company to host a competition centered on the future of mobile and retail. My task was to quickly create some display ads to promote the competition. Sensing an opportunity, I proposed something cool and brand-spankin’ new: Banners that spoke the language of our audience. You know, the language that no one but action figure-collectors and ComicCon-goers speak. Not that I happen to be fluent or anything…uh, anyway. Packed full of obscure pop culture references, our talking banner vetted potential candidates in a classic text-based RPG format.



  • Art Direction
  • Rich Media

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