Decon refreshes NBC Universal’s “Green Week” PSAs in three new spots. The spots are part of “Green is Universal,” NBC Universal’s environmental initiative that promotes green content to viewers and online users as well as sustainability throughout all of the company’s practices. Decon’s PSAs deliver the message that small changes can have a huge impact.
Uli Weber captures the Italian spirit of Marks & Spencer’sCollezione for the Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign. Male supermodel David Gandy is the new face of the campaign. The line features elegant suiting, sprezzatura-worthy separates, and fine leather bags.
Dana Gallagher captures a magical winter scene for the cover of Martha Stewart Living. The December issue features ideas for holiday menus, treats, and decorating. Gallagher photographed a brightly lit tree in a nighttime snowscape for the newsstand cover. The iPad version of the cover features a time-lapse of the lighting of the tree.
Jamie Chung captures the year’s best inventions for the current issue of Time Magazine. “The Inventions Issue” highlights 50 of the year’s most useful and ingenious breakthroughs, alterations, and transformations. The cover features the hummingbird device, a surveillance prototype for the Defense Advanced Research Agency, developed by California-based AerVironment. Chung photographed the device and a handful of the other inventions seen in the magazine.
Justin Hollar gets into the holiday spirit with three new cinemagraphs for Anthropologie. Each one highlights a different outfit for the season. The inspiration was ethereal, soft, optimistic, and magical. Hollar shot the cinemagraphs at a mansion in New York City.
Jamie Isaia channels Katherine Hepburn for the third issue of The Dirty Durty Diary. The bi-annual magazine covers film, fashion, art, and culture. For the magazine’s “Funny Issue,” Isaia captured a fashion story inspired by Hepburn’s playfully androgynous character in the 1935 romantic comedy Sylvia Scarlett. The shoot took place on the streets and in Isaia’s studio in Brooklyn where a contemporary backdrop could be more readily achieved. Isaia shot the story in one day, dodging several passing thunderstorms throughout the day.
Hot off a NYC press the first B&A Journal ships today. The newspaper style journal presents iconic images from our artists and photographers. B&A teamed up with the Brooklyn Brothers on the project. Stephen Rutterford, Creative Director at Brooklyn Brothers comments, “As an Art Director I think it will be refreshing to receive something tactile and non digital for a change.”
The Selby goes from city to country to film gallerist Lucy Chadwick for Zara. The short film is airing now on the retailer’s homepage. The Selby captures Chadwick as she travels from the loft she shares with boyfriend Duffy in Brooklyn to the barn they are renovating in upstate New York. The Selby’s beautiful imagery includes the simplicity and coziness of the loft as well as the colorful fall foliage upstate. Chadwick, who runs a contemporary art gallery in New York City, wears Zara’s beautiful and relaxed clothes throughout, showing how the store’s offerings encompass both city and country life.
Emir Haveric photographs the campaign for the exclusive new Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series. The C63 is the latest in a series of high-performance concept cars from the automobile maker. The Black Series is so rare that Mercedes has only added the label to four previous models. The car is designed with Formula 1 racing in mind but ready for driving on ordinary roadways.
Erwin Olaf turns the camera on himself for the 2012 Lavazza calendar. “The Lavazzers” is the 20th edition of the calendar and reunites twelve masters of photography who have made it a success in past years. Olaf and the eleven other photographers, including Ellen von Unwerth, Annie Leibovitz, and David LaChapelle, interpreted themselves in innovative, unusual, and imaginative shots.
Ilovedust and TBWA Shanghai have just launched the first out of a trilogy of animations for GE’s latest digital campaign – Future Folklore. The animations tie together traditional Chinese folklore stories and GE’s modern technologies with a twist. The first animation follows the story of the epic battle of Red Cliff where Kung Ming and his allies defeating an attacking arming using wind power against their arrows. This well-known story then in turn becomes a metaphor for GE’s use of wind power in the present.
Zach Gold captures Chinese actor and martial artist Jet Li for the 2011 Adidas Wu Ji campaign. Gold was commissioned by the sportswear Company and TBWA to shoot four images for the campaign. Wu Ji is a line created by Adidas in partnership with Li. The campaign focuses on Li and his remarkable life and milestones. The first milestone highlighted is the 1975 National Wu Shu competition at which Li took first place at age 12 and then went on to win six times. The second milestone is Shaolin Temple, Li’s first major film production.
Adam Hayes and Andrew Bannecker collaborate with Nike on their new VCXC space in The Bronx, New York. Located across from the Van Cortlandt Park Cross Country Track, the space is devoted to runners and features custom tees, interactive displays, and running gear. VCXC honors the park’s cross-country heritage and promises to be a community gathering space for local runners. Nike opened similar sports-specific stores in Chicago and California.
Diver & Aguilar pay tribute to vinyl sleeve design with the “Retro Vinyl LP Project.” The photographs appeared in the October 2011 issue of Riders-Moda in Milan, Italy. The project took six months of research and casting to complete and is intended to immortalize vinyl packaging into contemporary works of art.