Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Campari's story continues through the pages of the 2008 edition of the Campari Calendar: the style changes and becomes pure fantasy and fairy tales take life as never before. Campari Tales, the concept for the year 2008, is an adult, glamorous and glossy story book where Eva Mendes' alluring sensuality is the absolute protagonist and her enchanting beauty is captured by Marino Parisotto's lens.
Advertising Agency: MRM Worldwide, Milan, Italy
Creative Director: Roberto Apostolo
Art Director: Stefano Cairati
Copywriter: Emilia De Bartolomeis
Senior Consultant: Niccolò Magnani
Released: November 2007
Guinness Tipping Point Domino
Advertising Agency: Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, London
Creatives: Angus Macadam, Paul Jordan
Agency Producer: Carol Powell
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Production Company: MJZ, United Kingdom
MJZ Executive Producer: Debbie Turner
MJZ Producers: Nell Jordan, Suza Horvat
Domino Experts: Weijers Domino Productions
Director of Photography: Ellen Kuras
MusicL: Spanish Dance No. 6
Composer: Enrique Granados
The art of Yue Minjun is based on his own smile as the basic image for his painting and sculpture. This image has become a kind of permanent icon through repeated use over the last ten years. For the Chinese, an icon is an integral symbol in their minds, as in the saying "the kingdom cannot do without a king for a single day". Why is it so? This is because in the psychology of the Chinese, there is the habit of passively accepting icons and the mentality of letting themselves be suppressed by despots and controlled by heroes. They have the common characteristic of showing blind loyalty under great power and pressure. The people throughout the country during the Mao era therefore were all united in their thinking, conduct and language, because "we will triumph only when we all march to the same tune". In other words Mao Zedong applied the approach of military operation to order the daily lives of the people during peacetime.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
In the great lineage of comic books, no one has explored heroes and villains quite like Nerdcore™. In this 12-month, 2008 calendar, heroines and their evil counterparts square off in quite revealing ways — a fully nude firestarter igniting her surroundings, a “super” lass undresses after a hard day’s night of battling bad guys, and a katana-wielding vixen, wearing a headband and not much else, shows a few ninjas who’s the real boss is. These are the powered-up ladies that watch over downtown Los Angeles from rooftops and can turn invisible with the snap of a finger. They are the heroes and villains of the 2008 Nerdcore™ calendar.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Jill Greenberg was tagged The Manipulator in the early '90s when she became known for transforming photos into surreal portraits by tweaking colors, cutting and pasting and otherwise distorting images. The work she created at the beginning of her career took advantage of Photoshop before it was a household name and became iconic of the collaged, multi-colored look of the time, forming the groundwork for the hyper-real work that's now her trademark.
Debli which means 'Recycle and Re-create' is an exhibition of animal
inspired art and media. Over 180 artists will 'recycle' objet d'arts...
and create. Debli Project is the fantastic sum of the artists' creative
visions as all were invited to take the same recycled objects and use
their wildly imaginative minds and impressive artistic skills and
CREATE to make a difference. This revolutionary art tour is not only
affirming Tom Tor's ongoing commitment to supporting independent
artistic expression, but the creative agency, with offices in L.A. and
Tokyo, has also manifested the possibility of designing to make a
difference through this exhibition.
Bring it on.
When you need to push your game to the next level, reach for Powerade.
Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa
Creative Director: Kirk Gainsford
Art Director: Cameron Watson
Copywriter: Quinton Ludidi
Photographer: Crispian Plunkett
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
A winning design entry from the 2007 APPLIED ARTS DESIGN & ADVERTSING ANNUAL, on the newsstand in early November. These are posters promoting the 2009 Honens International Piano Competition. Honens is Canada’s leading presenter of music for piano. The triennial Honens International Piano Competition is one of the world’s great music competitions. Created by Wax Partnership of Calgary. Other credits – CD/Design: Monique Gamache, Copywriting: Trent Burton, Illustration: Tara Hardy and Printing: CSM.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Prince Phillip? or is it David Beckham?…Nope, its definitely David
Beckham. These pictures were taken by renowned photographer
Annie Leibovitz, for which more photo shoots were taken as part
of this promo campaign, in which other celebrities played parts
of iconic Disney characters.