Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Rosenbauer Panther

The mighty Rosenbauer Panther - an airport fire engine - features in this year's D&AD annual (product design section, p.343).

My question is - why didn't it win a gold pencil? Surely it is the coolest thing of the year, if not ever?

It even has electric swing-forward doors.


Anonymous said...

That thing is REAL?!?! It looks like something from Captain Scarlet!

Anonymous said...

First off cool pics - I'd like to drive one of those. Reckon they'll ever mass-produce them? I could do with one to scare all the Chelsea Tractors of the roads.

Have a question, how did you know your partner (creative) was 'the one'? I have a sneaky feeling that the partner I have is 'the one from hell' and I don't know what to do. First time I've been partnered up with someone, and I don't know what to do!

An observation: In terms of blogging and net presence, it seems that of all Adland staff, the biggest and most organised presence on the web is that of Account Planners - any ideas as to why that is?

Scamp said...

Hi anonymous.

Re: the Panther. They are probably very expensive. The best bet would be to steal one.

Re: partners. This is a very big question - there are as many types of partnerships as there are types of marriage.

I fear I won't be able to help much. I've been with the same art director, and the same wife, for 9 years each. And in both cases, we knew straight away. Sheer dumb luck.

The best advice I can give is to use the same antennae that you would for any of your relationships.

And don't be afraid of anything.

Don't be afraid of having to look for a new partner. It can be done. Thousands have.

But on the other hand, don't be afraid of going through hard and difficult conversations with your current partner. You may be able to fix things. Thousands have done this too.

Just don't do nothing.

best of luck - let me know how it goes.

maybe you'll be able to do me a guest post on 'creative break-ups'

Anonymous said...

Hiya, that anonymous post was me - forgot to login before publishing.

Thanks for your views on the partner thing. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I'll keep you posted - it's a possiblity that I may well end up writing that guest post for you!

Have a great weekend