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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Portfolio Review: Stop Motion Video Animator/Illustrator Kirsten Lepore From her claymation "Booty Clap" to animated vintage board games, Kirsten Lepore's slightly twisted sense of humor and gift for storytelling make the young artist's portfolio...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Paris vs New York, A Tally of Two Cities A recent NYC transplant from Paris copes with culture shock by creating a lovely blog of simple graphics showing how the cities compare and contrast. Pitted against each other are Le Pain, La Peste...
CULTURE
The Official Be Stupid Philosophy
You may have noticed the Diesel ads recently running on CH (not to mention plastered all over NYC), and while we've heard no shortage of criticism from the haters out there, we think the "Be Stupid" campaign actually pretty brilliantly nails a particular...
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How Many Billboards? Art In Stead
All images by Gerard SmulevichOn the heels of Via, the latest project to hit Los Angeles' public spaces is How Many Billboards?, an earnest strategy by MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House bringing art into the everyday discourse...
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Google Chrome Campaign
After trickling across the Internet in various versions for over a year, Google Chrome recently started hawking itself with a series of U.K. television spots that speak to the intelligence and simplicity of the creative web developers behind it...
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The Art Of Guinness
London's Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising joins in to celebrate Guinness' 250th anniversary with their current exhibition, "The Art of Guinness." Paying tribute to the legendary stout, the show simultaneously examines...
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Tappening Tap Water Campaign
Once considered an indulgence, bottled water's popularity and resulting unnecessary stress on the planet has spawned growing ire in the eco-conscious community. Tappening is a faction of the movement aiming to challenge bottled water usage by...
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Ikea: Come Into The Closet
Inviting everyone to "come into the closet," Ikea's playful ad campaign uses an interactive flash-based dance scene, controlled by sound, to highlight their creativity when it comes to closet organizing systems. The clever promotion...
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Paul Sika Photography
Cote d'Ivoire-based photographer Paul Sika created the environments in his wonderfully colorful and vibrant African series using actors and carefully staged sets to convey a powerful sense of social narrative and open the doors of imagination...
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New York Street Advertising Takeover
by Ariston Anderson Finding it difficult to locate a strip of space free from any advertising, Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign did some research and found many of the billboards around New York City are illegal. To propose an alternate use of...
STYLE
Converse by John Varvatos Spring 2009
From the casual distressing of the Slip-On Chucks to Crazy Laces and its 19 eyelets, Converse's ongoing collaboration with designer John Varvatos is all about the details that speak to the common rock 'n' roll ethos shared by the two brands...
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Illustrator Justin Gabbard
I'd been trying to figure out who the illustrator was who had done a few of the beautiful pieces for this year's Kiehl's holiday display for awhile when I was serendipitously pointed toward a certain rep's website to check out some...
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Mühlbauer Campaigns
Among felt molds, colorful ribbons and other bits of visual stimuli found at the Viennese workshop of Mühlbauer, the family-owned hat-makers that goes back three generations, I was particularly taken by the ad campaigns lining the halls. Spanning...
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Pepsi Max Dying Calorie Campaign
Creating quite the advertising controversy, Düsseldorf-based agency BBDO has accomplished their goal of "creating the world's most compelling content" with their recent campaign for Pepsi Max, Pepsi's new one-calorie soda...
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The Economist Branded Pizza Boxes
As part of their "Get a World View" campaign, The Economist distributed branded pizza boxes through 20 pizzerias in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each box displays one of a handful of pie charts that show a statistic related to world food...
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Helmut Lang: Alles Gleich Schwer
With support from the "In An Absolut World Campaign," Helmut Lang's second solo exhibition of artistic works explores the world of technology and art by creating an interactive online gallery of "Alles Gleich Schwer," first exhibited in late...
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Cia de Foto
Highly stylized, poignant and emotional are words that come to mind upon first encounter with Cia de Foto's breathtaking photographs. The São Paulo photo agency has been going strong for more than a few years now but has just launched a...
STYLE
Corduroy Magazine No. 3
I recently picked up a copy of issue No.3 of Corduroy Magazine and ended up reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. Named after the idea that a corduroy jacket never goes out of style, the magazine features profiles on up-and-coming and well...
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Insight Clothing: Dopamine Campaign
The Dopamine campaign is the latest from Australian clothing company, Insight, divided into two inspired and highly original photo/film projects: the Surf and the Skate. Redefining "the life aquatic," the Surf Campaign mixes elements of...
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Kevin Ledo: The Guiding Light
In his latest show Montreal based artist Kevin Ledo references images from highly visible fashion advertisements such as Dior, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. He aims to draw parallels between modern fashion advertising and iconic Christian art of medieval...
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Fetish by David Lynch and Christian Louboutin
A perfect example of the strange and creative works that can come out of a collaboration between very different artists is the recent project by the filmmaker David Lynch and the shoe designer Christian Louboutin, both absolute masters of their medium...
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MINI Clubman: The Other View
Flashmobs might be so five years ago, but MINI's latest campaign to promote the new Clubman, (i.e. "the other mini"), adopts the concept for an online series of videos. Starting tomorrow, 28 September 2007, at 4pm BST, they will release a weekly 15...
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Anthony Burrill: One For Me, One For You
Known for bold graphic work reminiscent of vintage propaganda posters and vector graphic instructions, English artist Anthony Burill created "One For Me, One For You", the latest up in the award-winning Zune Arts project. (Click above...
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Lax(ative) Advertising
Call it ingenious marketing or just plain bad taste, but a company promoting its laxatives on a bus stop billboard on busy Avenida Faria Lima in São Paulo has incorporated toilet lids attached to the seats where bus passengers sit and wait...
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