Friday, September 7, 2012
At first glance, James Marshall appears to be an average 38-year-old man with children, a wife and a mortgage, but deep inside Marshall rests a creative giant that brings mediums to life. Marshall uses the moniker Dalek, a moniker that he once used as a graffiti writer.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Wonderful Machine Blog: Caesar Lima | No More Mr. Nice Girl
T-Mobile recently decided it was time to give their brand, along with their well-known mascot Carly Foulkes, a refresh. The company wanted customers to “take a second look” at the brand and decided to add some edge to their new campaign. To do so, they called in Publicis Seattle who in turn, brought in photographer Caesar Lima to help bring their vision to life. Caesar—who describes his photography style as unique and dramatic—was the perfect shooter to bring out more of Carly’s edge. So, after some back and forth and some help from Wonderful Machine producer Craig Oppenheimer, Caesar and Publicis came to a deal. Soon after the estimates were approved, everyone got to work helping Carly ditch the good girl pink dresses in favor of a jet-black Ducati. The new slogan?
No More Mr. Nice Girl. No More Mr. Nice Girl
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic portrayal of urban figures. Working spontaneously, and utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life. His portraits depict beings who are both triumphant in their defiant stance to their surroundings, and tragic, as they transmit a visual display of raw emotion and jangled nerves. The style and substance of his body of work originates in street art, and in keeping with his goal “to expose as many people to art as possible and to honor the power art has when it’s created and accepted”, Kinsey founded BLK/MRKT Gallery in 2001, allowing him to provide a crossroads for a new movement of young and electrifying iconoclasts. In addition to these pursuits his fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, among these a recent exhibition at the URBIS Museum in Manchester and Art Brussels in Belgium. He has also been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Black Book and BLK/MRKT One and Two, and invited to speak at numerous institutions such as The Art Center College of Design, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and most recently, the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia.