Nomoco creates colorful illustrations for Kumon’s latest campaign. The learning center offers tutoring for kids K-12. Nomoco collaborated with the Mullen agency on the advertising campaign. Her illustrations bring learning to life with depictions of wildlife, books, and math. The idea behind the campaign is about giving voice and vision to possibility, to potential. To reveal the benefits that can’t always be seen on paper and to give intangible concepts like curiosity, self-confidence, potential, etc. a representation parents and their children can see and understand.
Erwin Olaf is the 2011 recipient of the Johannes Vermeer Award. The award is a state prize for the arts and was set up in 2008 by the Dutch government. It is awarded for outstanding artistic talent working in the Netherlands in disciplines that range from design to dance, fashion to music, and writing to painting. Boekmanstichting, an intersectional study for arts, culture, and policy, oversees judging and organization for the award and ceremony.
Gary Baseman collaborates with KidRobot on his first toy set in nearly five years. The Toby’s Secret Society mini series starts with Baseman’s iconic character Toby and also includes eleven spirits and brethren. The series is launching at stores around the country with in-store signings by Baseman, art shows, and appearances by Toby.
Emir Haveric’s dark landscape photograph won in the Non-Commissioned Environment Single category at the 28th Annual AOP Photographers Awards. The awards honor professional photographers and their exceptional work. Haveric’s photograph will be included in the awards’ exhibition and book as well.
Justin Hollar photographs travel-ready style for the upcoming holiday season for Vogue.com. The slideshow features five fashionable outfits for travel by plane, train, or automobile, be it a journey flying home for the holidays or taking a road trip through the west. The stylish and realistic travel outfits feature clothing and accessories from Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, Jil Sander, Burberry, J.Crew, and more. Hollar captured the travel-ready images on location at Fast Ashley’s Studios in Brooklyn, New York. Stylist Marino Muñoz styled model Patrycja against five different colorful backdrops.
Dana Gallagher photographs fresh takes on gingham for the October issue of Martha Stewart Living. The six-page spread features 11 cool projects for updating gingham in a more sophisticated way at home.
Thornberg & Forester develop a digital billboard for ING Direct’s newest marketing campaign. The LED billboard in Times Square promotes the financial institution’s latest offering, MONEY, a debit card/online banking account for teenagers. The billboard is part of a broad campaign that also includes a Facebook page, a series of online ads and kiosks in malls in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Paramus, NJ. Fans that sign up are entered for a chance to win MacBooks, iPods, and cash.
Diver & Aguilar’s Caravaggio-inspired photography series “Chiaroscuro” won in the Commissioned Editorial Series category at the 28th Annual AOP Photographers Awards. The awards honor professional photographers and their exceptional work. Diver & Aguilar’s photographs will be included in an exhibition and book for the awards as well.
David Eustace stars in Panasonic’s campaign for their new “Lumix G3” camera. The smaller and lighter camera offers exceptional image quality with a lightning auto-focus. Panasonic approached Eustace to star and be the face and voice of the television and print campaign. The campaign is based around Eustace and his work.
Jamie Chung photographs the history of Apple products for Bloomberg Businessweek. The magazine’s latest issue pays tribute to the late Steve Jobs and his visionary legacy at Apple. Chung’s photographs chart the history of Apple products, from the very first computer Jobs created to the iPhone and the iPad. The slideshow includes commentary from Jobs, the company’s history, and product information.
Olaf Hajek will be featured in an invite-only solo show at Berlin’s exclusive Werft 2 project space on November 10. The exhibition will include around 12 – 14 original pieces and will be a combination of new work, painted specifically for the show like Flowerhead Queen (above), as well as others from worldwide exhibitions including his recent show in South Africa.
Gillian Laub photographs her favorite beach in Israel for a photo essay for TIME. “Tel Aviv Beach: One Photographer’s Enduring Oasis,” documents the eclectic mix of people who frequent the beach. They are old, young, skinny, maimed, Orthodox Jewish, American, Israeli, Russian and Ethiopian immigrants and Phillipino or Chinese foreign workers. In Laub’s decade of photographing Israel, the beach, called Tayelet in Hebrew, has become her favorite escape. And not just for her. Laub has come to see that the beach is an escape for the people of Israel as well, a temporary break from the country’s politics and turmoil. She says, “the beach, I’ve come to realize, is where the country comes to breath.”
John Hendrix won gold in the ‘Best Print’ category at this month’s Ads of the World Awards for his Creative Calendar illustration. Commissioned by Leo Burnett France and tasked with depicting the often humorous steps of the creative process that an ad takes en route to the esteemed advertising awards each year in Cannes. Spanning from ‘The Brief’ through numerous judgements and ‘Alea Jactae Est’ (the Die is Cast) and then finally to ‘The Elevation’ of winning a coveted Cannes Lion award, the idea behind the piece was to stress the importance of the Cannes Lions Festival to those in the advertising world. Some say it’s the start and end to the advertising world’s calendar year…
Stewart Cohen captures Keith Urban during a television shoot promoting the country music star’s latest tour. Urban is promoting his seventh studio album, “Get Closer,” with a Samsung-sponsored world tour of the same name. Cohen photographed Urban in a still moment while Urban was filming the tour’s promotional film. The image is on a billboard display now in Times Square.
Tom Corbett photographs punched-up colors for the November issue of Cosmopolitan UK. The eight-page spread features bright, 70s-inspired clothes in clashing colors from popular British high street brands Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and New Look.