January 31, 2012
Uli Weber captures the women of Downton Abbey for Vogue Magazine. The hit PBS show follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants at the fictional Downton Abbey estate. Weber shot Jessica Findlay-Brown, Laura Carmichael, and Michelle Dockery, who portray the Crawley daughters, in a crumbling Georgian mansion in London’s West End. The Vogue article highlights the actresses’ natural beauties and the makeup that captures their Edwardian characters. Weber calls them “a wonderful bunch of ladies” and adds, “It was a very enjoyable shoot.”
Read about Weber’s upcoming gallery show
January 30, 2012
Julene Harrison hand-cuts the words and flowers of Spring for The Washington Post’s Spring Arts Preview. The special Arts section features spring’s most anticipated events in theater, film, art, dance, and music recommended by the newspaper’s staff.
Read more about Julene Harrison’s creation for The Washington Post-
January 26, 2012
Andrew Rae collaborates with VML to give Bear Naked’s website a winter makeover. The granola brand calls itself the “official fuel of winter fun.” The “Winteractive” site features a Wintervention, polls, games, and advice from the Mountain Oracle Man. The site allows users to connect with their friends over Facebook and Twitter by sending them the different interactive features.
See more of Andrew Rae’s illustrations for Bear Naked
January 25, 2012
Bernstein & Andriulli are hosting Tristan Eaton’s 3D Book signing event at Chateau Marmont in conjunction with The Supper Club. Tristan Eaton, Gary Baseman, Shepard Fairey and James Jean will be in attendance, signing complimentary books, and doing a meet-and-greet for the art-loving crowd. Two ten-feet-high Gibson Les Paul model guitars, customized by Eaton and Fairey, will be placed outside the Chateau for all to admire. These are part of The Maxamillian Gallery’s “Guitar Town on Sunset Strip” series, a public art project launched in August 2010 featuring the World’s foremost street artists.
Get more details on tonight’s event in Los Angeles
January 24, 2012
Kai and Sunny’s “Flower Show” box sets have been accepted in the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection. The British museum’s prints collection consists of about 500,000 prints encompassing both fine art and commercial production. The V&A’s Senior Curator of Prints Gill Saunders accepted box set 1 and box set 2.
Read more about Kai and Sunny’s limited-edition box sets
January 23, 2012
Stockton Johnson photographs metallic makeup and sparkling jewels for Vogue China. The beauty story, entitled “Jewellery Allure,” appears in the magazine’s February issue. Johnson shot models Xiao Wen and Grace Gao at Central Studios in Shanghai, China. Wen and Gao were styled in gems from Tasaki by Thakoon and glamorous clothing by Dolce & Gabbana by Yi Guo.
See more images from Stockton Johnson’s shoot for Vogue China
January 20, 2012
The Selby visits the Berlin apartment of fellow B&A artist Olaf Hajek. The illustrator currently divides his time between the apartment in the Mitte borough of Berlin and London and New York. The Selby photographed details in the apartment including a wall covered in chalkboard paint, statues and artifacts from Hajek’s travels, and framed artwork including a collection of twenty-three frames with sayings that include the word “Run” in them. Hajek also answered one of The Selby’s famous hand-written Q&As. He drew a map of his favorite spots in Mitte, illustrated his own version of the German flag, and offered up his favorite things about South Africa, Berlin, and New York City. Hajek comments he has long been a fan of The Selby’s blog and was thrilled to be included on it. He adds, “I love the way how he shows people in their homes and the way he portraits them.”
See more of The Selby’s photographs of Olaf Hajek’s apartment
January 19, 2012
Tom Corbett captures eight pages of retro fashion in the February issue of US Cosmo. The story, entitled “Cosmo Girls,” pays tribute to the 1960s and the time when the magazine was born. The spread was photographed over two days last October. When at the last minute one of the locations fell through, the team ended up shooting some of the shots in the Manhattan office of the magazine. Check out the original Cosmo cover from the 1960s on page 179!
See the full spread Tom Corbett shot for US Cosmo
January 18, 2012
Michael Schnabel photographs the natural beauty and everyday experience of Mexico for Mexico Today. The initiative promotes a positive image of the country as both an unrivaled tourist destination and a global business partner. In two ads, Schnabel captures stunning mountains and an innovative wind farm.
Read more about Michael Schnabel’s Mexico Today shoot
January 17, 2012
Ilovedust collaborates with Wieden + Kennedy NY for an exciting, multi-media branding for ESPN’s Winter X Games in Aspen. The design studio worked with the team at Wieden + Kennedy to create a multi-facetted campaign consisting of two 30-second animated spots, a course map, for the interactive site and custom posters featuring action sports’ biggest names, including Sebastien Toutant. The campaign blends rich illustration in Ilovedust’s signature style with photography from previous Winter X Games.
The Winter X Games will air January 26- 29th on ESPN.
See more of Ilovedust’s bespoke posters for the Winter X Games
January 12, 2012
Douglas Friedman captures Vera Wang at home in Los Angeles for the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The designer and life-long Manhattanite recently purchased the four-bedroom home in Beverly Hills as her “zen escape” from her work life in New York City. Friedman photographed Wang as she showed off the modern and sleek interiors of the house. The house features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and overlooks the Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean. Wang decorated the space in her favorite moody palette of dark colors. In addition to photographing the interior spaces, Friedman captured Wang wearing similarly dark shades of clothing.
Click here to see a behind-the-scenes video of Douglas Friedman’s shoot for Harper’s Bazaar
January 11, 2012
Serial Cut designs the campaign for the new Toyota Prius V. Saatchi & Saatchi LA commissioned the Madrid-based studio for Toyota USA. It is the biggest campaign Serial Cut has ever put together. The visuals highlight three features of the new Prius V: more versatility, efficiency, and connectivity. It took several months of pre-production, a six-day photo shoot and two months of post-production to complete the design.
Read more about the new Toyota Prius V campaign
January 10, 2012
Gillian Laub will participate on two panels on photography this week. The first is today at The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City and is called “ICP Spotlights: Creating a Better World: Groundbreaking Women in Photography.” The second is an all-day seminar on photography at The National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Read more about the panels Gillian Laub will be on this week
January 9, 2012
Sergio Kurhajec photographs the return of 70s style for Russian Glamour’s January issue. The seven-page spread features bohemian knit sweaters, floppy hats, vibrant colors, and thick furs by designers such as Marni, Jil Sander, Dior, Gucci, and Alexander McQueen.
Read more about Sergio Kurhajec’s shoot for Glamour
January 6, 2012
Haze collaborates with Heineken on a limited edition custom draught glass set. HAZE X Heineken includes two glasses and an original print numbered and hand signed by Haze. The set, while intentionally minimalist in its graphic elements, also reflects a lot of form married to function and modern production values in the creation of its glass and packaging.
Read more about HAZE X Heineken