Thank you to our talent, clients, agents, and friends for yet another wonderful year. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday wherever you’re traveling to. We’ll see you back on the blog Wednesday, January 2nd, but in the meantime here’s an illustration by Stan Chow of Mr. T as Santa. Keep following us on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Behance, and Instagram for updates!
Ken Fallin‘s drawings are a weekly recurrence on PLAYBILL.com and feature the greatest stars and scenes in theatre. Ken’s most recent illustration is for “Dead Accounts” and pictures actors Norbert Leo Butz, Katie Holmes, and Jayne Houdyshell.
Am I Collective worked with author and avid gardener Amanda Thomsen on a new book called Kiss My Aster. Am I Collective illustrated more than 160 pages of this fun and quirky beginner’s guide to creating a fantastic yard. “The illustrators did a really good job of keeping my flava’, you know?” said Amanda in a recent interview. “I’m so glad I ended up with these guys, I just love them.” Kiss My Aster was released earlier this week and is available for purchase on Amazon.
Mike Piscitelli created a short film titled “Waiting For Tomorrow To Wake Up” for Australian magazine Monster Children. Shot in Los Angeles, “Waiting For Tomorrow To Wake Up” follows a group of teenagers over the course of an evening as they hop around town from spot to spot. The film documents reckless youth, loving and living without a care in the world. “We wanted to capture the feeling you have around 17, 18,” Mike said in a recent interview with Karmaloop. “You cant get into bars, only one of your friends has a car, no one works so there’s no reason to sleep and you want to be in love with something.”
The film premiered last week at Los Angeles’ Wild Honey Studios and is featured in the latest issue of Monster Children. “Waiting For Tomorrow To Wake Up” was also recently selected as one of Vimeo’s Staff Picks.
Rizon Parein was contacted by Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam to create high-end merchandising for Heineken beer. The brief had few restrictions except that the merchandising had to be architecturally strong and based around the Heineken brand logo. Rizon was given complete freedom in material selection in order to create product merchandising suited for stylish and sophisticated venues.
Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo uses animation in their latest holiday campaign to capture consumer attention. Ilovedust was one of the seven animation artists Uniqlo commissioned to help with the mystery “GIF box” project.
Shotopop were contacted by app development company WeAreHive to collaborate on a project for adam&eveDDB and Google. The concept behind the project was a pop-up book showcasing all of Google’s flagship products and services including: YouTube, Mobile, Maps, Search and Social.
For the second time Kareem Black works with Steve Madden, this time on their holiday campaign. Kareem and Steve Madden’s Art Director Khalym Schell wanted to capture New York decadence and overindulgence – exactly the kind of stuff Kareem’s alter ego site FEELSGOODLETSGO is all about. The shoot took place in a retro glam Greenwich Village nightlife spot with gold bathrooms and walls covered in mirrors. “It was a great shoot where there were very few rules. We also invited a ton of extras and it sort of turned into a big party,” says Kareem.
Emir Haveric creates a beautiful, light-hearted love story around the new Volkswagen Golf 7 in a recent interactive film for the brand. The brief called for a global multimedia campaign that included print, video and a mobile app. All content, motion and photography, was shot on location in Los Angeles in nine weeks.
Mario Wagner worked with Munich-based agency Serviceplan to create a key visual for international sports trade fair, ISPO. The client wanted to launch a global marketing campaign that emphasized their mantra of “Sport. Business. Connected” and their role as the premier networking instrument within the industry.
Kareem Black photographs the stars of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained, for VIBE Magazine. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, and Kerry Washington appear on the cover and as the main feature in the December 2012/January 2013 issue.
Art Basel Miami Beach is the largest collective art show in the US and officially gets underway tomorrow. Three Bernstein & Andriulli artists will be participating in several events throughout the week.
Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design is one of the featured artists at Basel Castle. Produced by The Overthrow, Basel Castle is a minifestival bringing together some of the world’s most influential contemporary artists and musicians. The Castle features artist-created interactive games where attendees can win limited edition prizes. Pale Horse has created a game where people throw bean bags at six, printed skate decks that spin and combine to reveal two new Pale Horse illustrations. Winners will receive limited edition Pale Horse koozies and stickers. Music for Basel Castle is curated by Brooklyn’s Fool’s Gold Records and the lineup includes the likes of Twin Shadow, Purity Ring and Brenmar.
Artist Jeff Nishinaka, calligrapher Sarah J. Coleman and photographer Mark Lund collaborated on Starbucks’ latest print campaign, “Rekindle the Spirit.” Nishinaka created the decorative paper sculptures that provide fine detail to the ads including the snowscapes, snowflakes and red birds. Sarah J. Coleman hand-rendered the whimsical type for each of the seven ads. Nishinaka was on set meticulously crafting and placing these wintery backdrops for Mark Lund to photograph. The seven selected images will appear in print ads rolling out this month.