Hyundai is releasing a hybrid version of the Sonata later this year. They aim to introduce consumers to their first hybrid car in a series of new ads shot by Michael Schnabel. The humorous tagline “It’s 2011. So Why is This Our First Hybrid?” appears as Hyundai is explains why it has taken them so long to enter the hybrid market.
Ilovedust has released the “Black Book”, a collection of their work from the past year. The design boutique wanted to create something fresh and innovative. The 44-page book comes in die-cut slipcase, which is covered in a combination of gold and black foil stamps. Included inside are global projects for big companies like Nike and Kiehl’s as well as smaller projects for independent companies that Ilovedust supports in their local community in East London.
The Selby has joined T Magazine as a contributing editor. His new column, “Edible Selby”, will feature creative food people from around the world. The Selby’s first shoot for the column was with Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. The bakers are famous for their country bread, which sells out so fast that advanced orders are always recommended.
Tatiana Arocha collaborates again with Anthropologie on a new video, “Scarf Scenes.” The live-action stop-animation video shows five different ways to wear a scarf. Arocha shaped the narrative around a girl who leaves her home for a walk in the park and finds the scarf has a mind of its own. Arocha previously created a stop-motion video of Anthropologie ornaments for the holiday 2010 season.
The stop-motion technique on Arocha’s previous video was limited by the set’s miniature scale. For this video, she was able to play with perspective and scale to make the scene around the model as dynamic as possible while changing the backgrounds on camera. Arocha’s concept was to bring an Anthropologie window display to life. She used wallpaper they decorate with and sell in their stores, as well as objects like the mushrooms, a bunny, and a jackelope that are also available for purchase. Arocha approached the set design much like she creates her illustrations, by “using many different media and borrowing from different sources to create scenes that are somewhat fantastical but still feel real.”
“Scarf Scenes” is airing now on the Anthropologie website.
Director & Set Design: Tatiana Arocha
Animator & Art Director: Kaori Sohma
Art Director: Jamie Allison
Producer: Lina Watanabe
Photogrpher: Ryan Scott
Fashion Stylist: Pia Panaligan
Hair & Makeup: Christina Reyna
LL Cool J covers the March 2011 issue of Men’s Fitness. Jim Wright photographed the star of NCIS: LA at Miauhaus Studios in Los Angeles. In the magazine, LL shares his workout regime as well as his six favorite motivational rules. He believes that career longevity is tied to fitness, stating, “What goes on the outside is definitely a manifestation of what goes on the inside.”
Christopher Baker photographs the December 2010 and February 2011 covers of Real Simplemagazine. Baker has been collaborating with the magazine since August 2010. The covers have featured a range of subjects from food to fashion to the custom-made globe on the December cover.
For the third year running Diver & Aguilar have teamed up with Caldas Naya and FC Barcelona to produce the international marketing and ticketing campaign for Europe’s most prestigious football club. Previewed here are some of the fine art black and white shots from their forthcoming exhibition “Icons.”
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin will bring together three powerful series created over the last four years for an exhibition at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. Opening today, the exhibition will include People in trouble laughing pushed to the ground (2010), The Day Nobody Died (2008) and The Red House (2007), all of which are located in conflict zones—Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and Iraq, respectively.
Karin + Raoul, an online magazine and gallery, explores the subject of addiction in their Winter ’10-’11 issue. Kareem Black photographed a spread for the magazine and provided an in-depth interview as well. Black’s images are an expansion on work he showed in September 2010 entitled “Exhibit B.” Inspired by Guy Bourdin’s provocative “Exhibit A”, Black’s interpretation exploreshis own long-held “addiction” – legs. The cropped images feature headless legs in what Black calls “questionable situations that leave a lot of question marks.”
John Hendrix provides the illustrations for a new book on Civil War hero Sarah Emma Edmonds. Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero is written by Marissa Moss and aimed at readers ages 8-12. Edmonds was 19 when she disguised herself as a man so she could join a Michigan army regiment and battle the confederacy. She was a soldier and spy on the battlefield and later became a spy. Edmonds’ incredible comes alive in this fast-paced and exciting book.
The Toyota Prius is celebrating its first decade with an illustrated history. Ilovedust created 10 comprehensive illustrations depicting key facts and events. Starting in 2000, the year the groundbreaking car debuted in dealerships, each narrative highlights milestones from the car’s history as well as world events. The Prius’s global expansion, technological advances, awards, and its place in pop culture are all highlighted.
Fast Company has selected photographs by Jamie Chung and Jim Wright as two of their best of 2010. The magazine’s photo issue highlights their favorites of the year. After scouring every issue from the past year, the photo team chose two from each issue to highlight.
Ruud Baan photographs the newest ad campaign for Johnnie Walker. Scottish actor Hamish Clark stars in the ads promoting Johnnie Walker’s five distinct whisky flavors. The label’s whisky blends come in black, red, blue, green, and gold. The label color is reflected in the background and styling in the ads. Clark was tasked with acting out the personality of each color in his expressions and gestures. The difference between the flavors is quite nuanced which created a challenge for the photographer and the actor to express each blend’s unique flavor.
Keith Urban stars in a new PSA for the Salvation Army. Stewart Cohen filmed the country music star in his adopted hometown of Nashville, TN. The PSA is aimed at introducing the Salvation Army’s new text messaging initiative, which allows cell phone users to donate via texts. Users simply text “GIVE” to 80888 and the Salvation Army donates $10 to Americans in need.
Rod Hunt’s bestselling book Where’s Stig? for the hit BBC TV show Top Gear is now available as an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch. The app allows players to follow The Stig, Top Gear’s resident racing driver, around the globe in search of the faceless hero and his famous friends. The app also includes 11 puzzles filled with Top Gear characters. Users can choose to follow The Stig on an adventure around the world or simply explore each puzzle at a leisurely pace.