The Look of Music

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In their first American outing since Honda's awards-sweeping "Grrr," Smith & Foulkes show mini pixelated musicians in an integrated campaign for Yahoo Music Unlimited via agency Soho Square. Though cute and amusingly realistic in spite of a simplistic design, rockers Green Day and rapper Missy Elliott don't meet ideal fates in the spots, which broke this week. Lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong needs help when his head detaches during a round of headbanging, while Elliott finds her backup dancers hijacked by ninjas.

Client: Yahoo Agency: Soho Square, N.Y. ECD: Jeff Curry ECD/CW: Andy Berndt CW: Mark Svartz ADs: Curtis Melville, Josh Rosen Director: Smith & Foulkes/Nexus Productions Postproduction: Nice Shoes Illustrator: Craig Robinson

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