If you're anything like us, you're wondering how Tom Selleck got involved in shot put coaching, why staying on your bike while waiting for the lights to change isn't an Olympic sport yet, whether the Sunday Star Times cover was a casualty of coincidence or something more sinister, and what happened to Charlie Brooker to make him think the Olympics are better than they looked on the tin. You might also be wondering how an event like the Olympics develops its visual identity. Luckily, Design Boom has detailed the whole massive process to come up with a cohesive look for the games—and the pretty bloody impressive results—here.
Who's it for: Glassons by Joy and The Sweet Shop
Why we like it: Perhaps taking a leaf out the surreal, some might say completely nonsensical high-fashion book, Glassons puts a babe on a bull and gets philosophical. After the skinny mannequin issues, embracing bull-riding could be seen as a risk, but it looks good.
Who's it for: Positively Wellington Tourism by Assignment and Capital City Films
Why we like it: Squeezing four days into in 60 seconds is always going to be tough, but this spot shows the city in a good, energetic light and it's shot in a way that seems to match the vibe of the capital.
Who's it for: Spark
Why we like it: Spark is trying to better connect with the youth, especially in Auckland, and create experiences rather than ads. And while it's staying mum on what this tease is all about, basketball is a good fit for those goals and Steven Adams, quite possibly heir to Richie McCaw's throne as the country's most popular athlete, seems to be the right man for the job.