2019 atom bank
"In partnership with the talented duo behind Modern Toss who are renowned for their scurrilous humour and highly stylised animation, our adverts will be seen in and around tube stations in London and also a little closer to home in the North East. They’re pretty unmissable and I’m proud to say are very provocative in their recognition of the societal cliches millennials face and that’s coming from a Generation X-er, a cynical slacker with a casual disdain for authority and structured work hours just like the other 13 million in the UK."
- Neil Costello (Head of Marketing, Atom Bank) September 2019
See the full set of ads here: https://www.atombank.co.uk/bank-gives-toss.
2017 amex stadium
2012 sneezeman app
In 2012 Modern Toss collaborated with a gaming company to ma 'Sneezeman Escape from Planet Sneeze'. The game reached Apple Store's Top 10 Gaming Apps for a day.
The arcade-style platform sees players guiding Sneezeman through more than 60 levels across five themed worlds.
Sneezeman must collect pills that help control his sneezing, while evading baddies including zombies, evil clowns and ghosts.
Sadly, the game is unavailable to download now.
2011 modern cloth
Our next collection of work featured several cloth pieces, including a collaboration with Master Tailor Gresham Blake who made this striking jacket out of 30 tea towels. We sold a version of it to a man who opened an ice cream parlour that sold human breast milk ice cream. Many activities have had clothing designed specifically for their practice; hunting, smoking, submissive sexual role play - but never before has the popular activity of swearing been graced with its own garment.
2011 clay interactive
Mick and Jon asked Clay to build them an interactive coffee table based on their well-known Periodic Table of Swearing.
Clay produced the Interactive Periodic Table of Swearing for Modern Toss. It was built in their Hoxton Street studio during the summer holidays. It's constructed from over 100 buttons, CNC'ed and laser cut MDF, direct to media printing, over 100 meters of cabling, over 300 soldered joints and a whole lot of swearing!
2011 latitude festival
During the summer of 2011 Modern Toss introduced their Periodic Table of Swearing to Latitude Festival with a whole load of other activities such as the Portrait Booth and Living Cartoon, where you could take a picture of yourself in a Work cartoon.
(It pissed it down for four days)
2010 vice fashion
For some reason, Vice magazine asked us to help them out with some fashion pages. We went for classic minimal fashion room styling, a bit of skirting board, bare light bulb and fridge. We saved money on the models' hair and make-up by sticking cartoon heads on them. Perhaps Marks and Spencer should let us have a go at one of their seasonal campaigns. Annie Lennox might look good with something else instead of her head staring out at you.
"It's not everyday you get asked to work with a piece of iconic footwear is it? We were also impressed to discover that the history of the Kickers brand centred on French students lobbing bricks at each other in the late 1960's."
"We've done a top notch Kick Hi 'red' with two flies licking the stitching and exchanging a topical observation. We've ordered a pair each already. Tasty!" Mick Bunnage chatting about the 2009 campaign.
Check out the ad here:
2009 bt artbox
We re-designed this iconic red telephone box as part of BT Artbox, an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the charity Chilling. Here's the artist's statement we sent out to BT before they auctioned it off:
'We can imagine a world where everything is visually communicated using a cartoon man drawn onto the form to reflect its function, ie: a restaurant would have a massive mouth drawn on the front of it with a red carpet tongue leading through the front door straight into the eating area. We think this would really focus people's minds on what they were meant to be doing when they were in specific space. We're convinced this is some sort of design breakthrough.'
2004 Brighton Festival
Created the 2004 cover for The Brighton Fringe Festival's programme - artist replaces paintbrush with a spade to create bird gut abstract.