Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BMW and the Art of Driving

Director Jake Scott and RSA Films recently got a hold of one pricey paintbrush. They used the BMW Z4 to 'paint' a huge mural, knocking on the implied connection between BMW and artists, The Art of Driving.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ray-Ban Showcases the Full Spectrum

Not only will the sun be bright this summer but Ray-Ban will be casting their own glow with a range of colored shades to choose from. The new campaign from Cutwater paints a pretty accurate picture. (sorry for all the puns, it just seemed right...)
Neverhide Illustrations (top) from Sebastian Onufszak and Sakke Soin, go explore.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

This Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8:30 pm local time millions around the world will be turning out the lights to raise awareness about climate change. Here in Boston Governor Patrick will be turning off all non essential lights in state buildings to encourage the private sector to do the same. To see how you can participate and how your city and town is taking part visit Earth Hour.(art work from Shepard Fairey)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer

How can you not be excited for the combination of a classic story we all grew up with, Spike Jonze, and puppets from The Jim Hensen Company? Here is the first look at Where the Wild Things Are.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Audi Flip Book From Kim Geldenhuys

Doesn't it make you wanna animate your post-it pad? From Kim Geldenhuys of Egg Films.

New From Amnesty International

Dark moments in human history are animated in this dreary spot from Leo Burnett Lisbon and Lobo for Amnesty International.

Here is another Amnesty spot from last year that will stick with you...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2009 LA Tap Project

TBWA\Chiat\Day has launched a print campaign for this year's LA Tap Project. The ads play on the same bright and retro hand drawn style as last year's video to call out to the community to make a small change but be a big help to those in the world without water.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Latest rom The Viral Factory and Samsung - Sheep Art

Check out more of The Viral Factory.
wanna see more from Samsung and The Viral Factory? check it out

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lexus Inspires the Masters

Or is it inspired by the masters? Either way this campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore would like you to think that a Lexus is a work of art...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Crazy Chemical Psychedelia Found in Nature - thanks VBS.tv!

how's this for some visual art inspiration?

For the full series got to VBS.tv

Monday, March 9, 2009

Frito Lay Animates Perfect Pairs

A series of animates shorts for Frito Lay Dips illustrate world full of things made for each other as well as Frito Lays Chips and Dips...

The surprise is that each of these shorts really is sweet and the diversity of the set is also inspiring. I think the Magnet is my favorite. Check them out!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Death Cab for Cutie "Grapevine Fires" from Walter Robot Studios

I am a big Death Cab for Cutie fan, and love their thoughtful and creative video pairings. Their latest video, Grapevine Fires, does not disappoint. The animation style holds a sort of innocence and adolescence that is well paired with such a solemn song...

Check out more work from Walter Robot Studios

General Mills Cereal Brings Back Retro Packaging*

* for a limited time

GM shows off it's origins with box art from the archives at Target stores nationwide for Cocoa Puffs, Trix, and Lucky Charms.

The vintage illustrations are also available as t-shirt designs, and I have to say are quite cute. Don't you love the handwritten look of the General Mills logo?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Haunting in Connecticut -Motion Poster

The coolest piece of movie marketing I've seen in while has to be this motion poster for The Haunting in Connecticut. It's affective, very very creepy, and accessible, as it lives its life embedded in web pages. Horror films always do the coolest marketing stunts don't they? Remember before The Ring came out and hundreds of unsuspecting concert goers in LA found vhs tapes on their windshields that they later discovered were the same unwatchable tape from the film? So good.check out the motion poster here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Karni and Saul Let Flogging Molly Float

The latest from Flogging Molly and Animation/Directing team Karni & Saul is a dark journey for 'Float.' The sullen animated video tells the story of a dingy Q-Tip-man acquiring the best or worst of his surroundings throughout his life as parts of his physical being to keep afloat.

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Have an hour to kill? You wont be disappointed by dedicating it to watch the work of Karni & Saul, have at it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Rodchenko and Popova: Constructivisim at The Tate Modern

The art of the Russian revolution is on display at the Tate Modern, featuring advertising, painting, textiles, and graphic design of Lyubov Popova and Alexander Rodchenko among others. I love the minimal use of color, the presence of black, and the graphic nature of the written Russian language in concert with the imagery.

From the Tate: The Russian Revolution was accompanied by a remarkable period of artistic experiment known as Constructivism, which questioned the fundamental properties of art and asked what its place should be in a new society. The Constructivists challenged the idea of the work of art as a unique commodity, explored more collective ways of working, and looked at how they could contribute to everyday life through design, architecture, industrial production, theatre and film.