Writer Nick Fraser finds himself pleasantly surprised by the unmeasured beauty and elegance of Vietnam and Cambodia for the July 2010 issue of Condé Nast Traveller UK. Family history and urgings from restaurateur Brian McNally bring him to the two southeast Asian countries as he explores Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh, and more. Michael Turek follows in his footsteps, spending a week in unexplored territory scaling rooftops and trudging ankle-deep in fields to illustrate Fraser’s journey.
Hotel.com’s Augmented Reality website “Virtual Vacay” allows viewers to take a virtual tour across ten cities in America without ever having to leave home. Lead by Smart, the star character of the TV spots, users hold up the AR marker to their webcam to start the unique experience. The AR marker can be printed out on a normal printer, or accessed on a mobile phone.
Zerofractal worked with Young & Rubicam and Tool of North America. While Tool handled art direction and the website layout, Zerofractal developed the Flash website, animated Smart, created 3D assets, and integrated the Augmented Reality capability. The Zerofractal team spent hours of research creating the look and feel of the clay character Smart, modeling the landmarks of each city, working with AR, and developing using Papervision – the 3D engine of choice for Flash.
The July issue of Martha Stewart Living is entitled “Amazing America,” dedicated to celebrating all 50 states. The 200th issue features California peaches, a Pennsylvania garden, and signature corn recipes from different states. Dana Gallagher photographed “States of Play,” an ode to the road-tripping days of the mid-20th century when state map textiles were popular souvenirs. Now collectibles, Gallagher and Martha Stewart Living show how the scarves, tablecloths, and handkerchiefs can add cheer to a home.
Dozens of agencies, magazines, and design firms were at Le Book Connections to meet and mingle with old and new clients alike in the historic Puck Building. Bernstein & Andriulli had two booths over the two-day event, displaying artist’s work on four computer screens. The best in photography, illustration, interactive, hair, make-up, and styling, and more scrolled through the interactive presentations. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog, read our Tumblr, follow us on Twitter, and friend us on Facebook!
SPREAD|Artculture magazine brings you the latest in art, culture, design, and more in its 5th annual issue. M.I.A. graces the cover in conjunction with the release of her third album /\/\/\Y/\. Tracey Emin discusses her polarizing personality, uterus, and life during menopause. Visit Anish Kapoor’s studio and learn about Temenos, Kapoor’s sculpture in Middlesbrough, England. Get an eye-opening look at the freshly built Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa for the FIFA World Cup. These are among the many features and stories in the 2010 issue of SPREAD|Artculture magazine. Look for it at a newsstand, Barnes & Noble, or Borders near you.
Until recently, fans of Madewell’s denim, shoes, and apparel could only purchase clothing at the less than twenty brick and mortar stores scattered across America. Thanks to the newly opened e-commerce site, shoppers everywhere are able to peruse their jeans, shirts, simple tees, and more. Justin Hollar was excited to be a part of the big online launch and promotion. His images appear on the Madewell site’s digital look book and homepage. New Madewell stores are planned to launch this year across the nation, it’s only a matter of time before J. Crew’s spin-off store becomes as popular as its parent.
As a former model, Jesse Williams had no problem moving in front of the camera for the TV Guide shoot with Jim Wright. The newcomer recently signed on as a permanent cast member for season 7 of hit ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Williams plays Dr. Jackson Avery, a doctor from the rival hospital who shakes things up when two hospitals merge.
Williams and Wright hit the streets of Venice, California at an early call time to take advantage of the morning light. Says Wright, “It was one of those days were everything that we tried with him went off without a hitch. We did four different looks in less than an hour and a half. Big thanks to Jesse for being a pro and to Geraldine Agoncillo, West Coast Editor of TV Guide for pulling it all together.”
LACMA MUSE and ArtWalk 2010: The Los Angeles Arts & Music Festival come together to bring you Gary Baseman’s “Giggle and Pop!”. The show stars Baseman’s ChouChous and Tar Pit Girls whom will perform to choreography by Sarah Elgart and music by Carina Round. Attendees are invited to join in the dancing and festivities and some will receive limited-edition sashes with original art by Baseman. Three performances are scheduled Saturday, June 12th at 12pm, 1pm, and 3pm with vignettes in between each show.
“Giggle and Pop!” takes inspiration from Baseman’s paintings “I Melt in Your Presence” (2007), “Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou” (2007), and “La Noche de la Fusíon” (2009). Evil demons dominate the forest of ChouChou where the Wild Girls reside. ChouChous save the Wild Girls by absorbing their negative energy, oozing love from their belly buttons. The Wild Girls are transformed into Tar Pit Girls at the LACMA event, positively altered from the love of the ChouChou.
Gatorade took a new turn in its branding strategy last year by renaming itself “G.” Its latest offering is a line of performance drinks called “The G Series.” A set of 3 drinks aims to help athletes perform their best – 01 Prime is meant provides a boost of energy before activity, 02 Perform is the Gatorade Thirst Quencher taken during movement, and 03 Recover helps athletes rehydrate and aids muscle recovery after exercise.
Joachim Ladefoged worked with TBWA\Chiat\Day to photograph the print campaign. The first round of advertisements released include three-time Olympic gold medalist and record-setting sprinter Usain Bolt, NBA all-star player Dwight Howard, and NFL quarterback and 4-time MVP Peyton Manning. The black and white images of the elite athletes shows them imbibing the performance drink while training and competing.
Says Art Producer Debra Rosen, “Working with Joachim was an unbelievable experience. We had very little time with the athletes and Joachim still managed to capture beautiful, poignant imagery in every single shot. His positive attitude makes him a joy to work with and his incredible talent makes for flawless artwork.”
Stephen Wilkes continues his collaboration with McCann Erickson for the latest Verizon advertising campaign. The ads feature energetic fans from around the globe cheering on their favorite World Cup team. Each Verizon ad that Wilkes works on shoots anywhere from 50-300 people at a time. For the World Cup campaign, Wilkes worked in segments of large group shots of fans from each each nation, arranging them all together in the end in almost a mosaic-like composition.
The FIFA World Cup kicks off in less than a week. The 3D Agency, formerly known as Candylab, adds to the World Cup excitement by creating heroic sculptures of the 12 most popular football stars for Nike’s “Write the Future” campaign. Anatomically correct models were built in CG and then transformed into life-sized sculptures that are displayed prominently in Nike Town stores around the world. The CG football players are also featured in Nike print advertising campaigns.
Director/Producer John Moffett explains, “It was a real challenge to get all the players created within the time frame as well as making sure that they were ready to be shipped out as assets to agency’s world wide. Seeing them as real life sculpts in the Nike Town Oxford circus has given everyone involved a real sense of achievement.” View more
Kai & Sunny’s “Return to the Wild” show at Stolen Space Gallery opens today in London. As a follow-up to the “What A Wonderful World” show in 2009, “Return to the Wild” explores the feelings that nature can project from an emotional point of view that aims to hit the viewer on a visceral level.
Preconceived notions are challenged as Kai & Sunny ask “Should [seeing] birds in flight always give us an uplifting feeling? Does the sun always dance magically on the water?” The duo challenges the viewer to answer these questions with their intricate and geometric style.
FriendsWithYou brings color and festivities to Toronto for the Wish Come True Festival in what will be their largest interactive installation to date. The Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity has commissioned FriendsWithYou to spread their universal message of magic, love, and friendship throughout the city. During June 10th – 20th, 2010 visitors can enjoy larger-than-life inflatable installations, a gallery show, several pop-up shops, community events, speaking engagements, and more. The highlight of the 10-day event is Rainbow City at Queen’s Park. The Luminato 2010′s festival Mascot Rainbow King leads a host of celestial characters in transforming Queen’s Park with larger-than-life dimensions of giant totems, bounce houses, and inflatable friends.
Bernstein & Andriulli excitedly welcomes new artist Christopher Baker. A botanist by design, his love for photography grew from taking pictures of plants for his studies. His images have since appeared in American Vogue and Vogue Living, House & Garden, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, and more. He has photographed 17 books including The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc, The Glory of Roses, Paris in Bloom and Tulipa.
Most recently he has turned his eye to cosmetics and beauty, shooting campaigns for Jo Malone, Coty, Clinique, Tommy Hilfiger, Bath & Body Works, and others. He also shoots film for such clients as Jo Malone, Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Martha Stewart Living. Bernstein & Andriulli invites you to view his portfolio.