New Stuff and Inspiration
Neat video showing a time lapse of an artist in Brooklyn named Holton Rower and how he creates his series of paintings he calls “Pour.”
I’d wear ’em. You can too, get ’em here.
Inspiration is everywhere
The Academia Brasileira de Artes (ABRA) is one of the foremost schools for design in Brazil. DDB Brazil created this sticker to look like a poster so that it could be stuck anywhere, letting folks know that inspiration comes from just all around you. Items from everyday life become the backdrop of this clever campaign.
Sharpies + CNC machine = cool posters
We’ve featured some art from this guy, Matt W. Moore, before. He’s quite prolific and does cool stuff. But what is interesting in this project is the fact that a CNC machine drew vector art onto paper, creating prints with a machine and a marker. Interesting take on creating prints of art.
You can't always believe what you see
Some things are amazing wonders, some are just tricks on your eyes and minds.
Looking back on how talking dolphins were funny then…
and are still funny today. I love it when old ads are still good many years later.
Great animation in this short film promoting Umbro’s New York Cosmos Blackout Collection. The film is about Brazilian soccer star Carlos Alberto Torres’ arrival in America to sign his contract with the Cosmos on July 13, 1977, the day of the infamous 1977 Blackout. It’s done, very fittingly, in constrasty black and white, with a great animation style. Watch and enjoy.
Absolute is running an integrated campaign featuring a gaggle of famous installation artists of varying styles. The main message/tagline is “It all starts with an Absolute Blank.” The work blends print, interactive, digital and installation mediums to create some interesting pieces. The campaign launched in the UK last week.
“In ABSOLUT BLANK, ABSOLUT has boldly made its iconic bottle into a blank canvas to inspire artists throughout the world to collaborate and fill it with creativity. We brought together creative collaborators from a variety of disciplines and watched the journey from pure white canvas to exceptional pieces of art. The result depicts how artists and creativity are inspired through ABSOLUT,” says Mark Hamilton, Global Marketing Director at The Absolut Company.
We at Sukle kind of love anything that is letterpressed. Call it an unhealthy obsession, if you will. And, we think that whiskey doesn’t suck, as well. So, naturally we enjoyed this video showing Yee Haw Industries creating some iconic letterpressed posters for the American whiskey-maker Jack Daniels. The adding of whiskey to the black ink in lieu of water to thin it out some was especially neat-o.
Chip Shop Awards – A little comedy for your day.
Working in advertising is always and act of balance. You create ideas that you think are great, but your client also has to think they’re great for them to move forward. Then, you have to grapple with budget. Can you afford to shoot it, can you afford the stock photo, can you get a licensed image?
For a break from the rigors of typical advertising, there’s the Chip Shop Awards. For all of you out there that have ideas that come to you randomly that you think “wow, this would be great for _______,” here’s your chance to actually do it. The Chip Shop Awards are an advertising industry event famed for having no rules. The work needs not to have run, the agency need not represent the actual clients, and the work need not comply with any of the standard industry regulations. But what it needs to be is great and off the wall. And public voting for these works occurs here: http://www.chipshopawards.com/
Here are some entries from this year: