The Selby debuts a new short film on artist Tom Sachs. “Tom Sachs, A Selby Film” features the sculptor at work in his studio, Allied Cultural Prosthetics, in downtown New York City. Sachs is well known for his elaborate recreations of modern icons, such as a McDonalds he built out of plywood, glue, and assorted kitchen appliances. In the video he describes his interest in the phenomena of consumerism, branding and the cultural fetishization of products. Sachs also describes himself as very process and detail oriented, even going so far as to show off his dedication to knolling, a method of organization that involves arranging similar objects at 90 degree angles.
Jim Wright directs country music star Frankie Ballard in his new music video “A Buncha Girls.” The summer anthem is the second single from Ballard’s self-titled debut album. The video features Ballard narrating the summer road trip and adventures of well, a bunch of girls. Ballard praises the delights of carefree girls in a rock-and-roll-meets-country drawl. The video evokes summertime’s easiness and freedom.
Shotopop won two awards for their collaboration with sportswear company ANTA at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Awards. The design studio and JWT Shanghai were awarded two Bronzes, one in Outdoor and one in Design for their creative cardboard cutouts promoting ANTA’s footwear for basketball players. The festival was held June 19th through 25th in Cannes.
Uli Weber photographs iconic rocker Pete Townshend of The Who for Intelligent Life. The magazine is a quarterly publication on life, culture, and style from The Economist. Townshend is profiled inside on his long career in rock-and-roll, his literary career, and his relationship with collaborator and Who lead singer Roger Daltry.
Shotopop has executed the second portion of print visuals in Coca-Cola’s summer campaign. Working with Leo Burnett and Shanghai-based photographer Jonathan Tay, the London creative duo fabricated fantastical worlds for bungee jumping and surfing.
David Eustace captures the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland for The Anthropologist. Eustace was approached to create an original project for the opening of the site’s third season. “Highland Heart” is a photographic tribute to the Highlands and Hebridean Islands of his homeland and ancestry.
Tristan Eaton exhibited 17 paintings at SCOPE Art Basel. The annual art fair features innovative, contemporary art work from around the world. This year’s fair was located in the historic Kaseme district, just blocks from Art Basel 42. Eaton’s paintings were exhibited along with artwork from two other artists in Contra Projects’ booth.
Gillian Laub screened her short film “Four Generations” at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, from June 9th-11th. The film was curated by Kathy Ryan of The New York Times and Scott Thode of VII Magazine. The annual festival in Charlottesville, Virginia celebrates a wide range of photography forms, from photojournalism to fine art. The entirety of historic downtown Charlottesville is transformed into a living image as photographs are hung in trees and in galleries and projected onto storefront windows and the sides of buildings.
Jitesh Patel creates fresh 3D artwork for yogurt brand Alpina’s new “Make a Wish for Women” campaign. Vitro commissioned Patel to create the artwork for posters and window displays, one of which is an interactive storefront on Park Avenue in New York City. The campaign is an uplifting way to debut the brand’s new Restart yogurt. Alpina is inviting women to support each other by posting positive messages online, either on Facebook or Twitter.
Laura Tamburino is the winner of our Le Book Connections Blog Contest. Tamburino’s chosen charity is the TJ Martell Foundation in honor of her late father Salvatore. Music executive Tony Martell started the foundation when his son died of leukemia in 1975 at age 19. Since then the foundation has been working to raise money and awareness for leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research. Tamburino became aware of the foundation when she was working in the music industry and a colleague put her family in touch with Martell after Salvatore’s diagnosis. He passed away in 2001 after a battle with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). Says Tamburino, “I am choosing to make the donation to the TJ Martell Foundation because without Tony Martell, and all the supportive people that I worked with in the music industry, who without I would not have been able to help my father live 21 months from his initial diagnosis. My family and I are enormously grateful.” B&A is proud to make the donation in her name.
Find out more about the TJ Martell Foundation here.
Justin Hollar captures Sky Ferreira for the June issue of Nylon Mexico. The singer/songwriter covers the music issue of the magazine. Ferreira, who has a large following in Mexico, is styled inside wearing brightly colored and textured clothes.
FriendsWithYou and AOL Artists are excited to announce the opening of the forty piece environmental installation “Rainbow City” in New York City, in celebration of Section 2 of the High Line. Originally commissioned by Luminato Festival of the Arts in Toronto and showcased in association with AOL and PAPER Magazine during Art Basel Miami 2010, FriendsWithYou presents a vibrant collection of mutable, air-filled sculptures.
Chris Kasch illustrates the cover of the first Creativity issue of Ad Age. The issue features the 2011 Creativity 50, the magazine’s annual list of the year’s most influential and inspirational creative figures. Kasch’s illustration is of eight of the honorees—Anders Wahlquist, Iain Tait, James Moorhead, Andy Samberg, Paris Barclay, Angela Ahrendts, Trey Parker and Tina Fey.
Emily Nathan collaborates with TOMS on the spring and summer campaigns for their children’s collection, TOMS Youth. Nathan captured several children wearing TOMS against a plain backdrop on location in a Los Angeles studio.
Ilovedust create a live Formula One-inspired mural for Red Bull. Ilovedust traveled to Monaco last week to help celebrate “The art of racing” at the Monaco Grand Prix 2011. Red Bull Racing team’s Sebastian Vettel went on to win the race.