Alexa Singer kicks off the new year with three projects, including a Cosmo fashion editorial and two campaigns. Alexa traveled to the desert to capture photographs German Cosmopolitan, the first of which appears in the January/February issue of the magazine. This editorial of bold colors in the sand was shot in Cape Town’s Atlantis Dunes.
David Welker has been drawing up a storm with several new projects. The latest is a limited edition screen print poster for country music superstar Eric Church. The poster was commissioned for his upcoming Valentine’s Day show in Ontario, Canada.
Ilovedust has worked with sports apparel giant Nike on several projects in the past, including a GPS app and the NBA’s #riseasone March Madness campaign. This time Ilovedust designed two new graphic t-shirts to be sold in European Footlocker stores. The two graffiti-inspired graphic tees are a continuation of Nike x Footlocker series that pop with color and epitomize street style.
Erwin Olaf photographs models Agnes Nabuurs and Ann Kosta for the cover story of the January/February issue of Vogue Netherlands. The piece is titled “Emmanuelle Toujours” after the classic film series Emmanuelle. Erwin brings the allure of French cinema to life with these enticing photos that smolder with sensuality.
Yuko Shimizu was invited to create an image for Todd Oldham’s new art book Sundance Film Festival A to Z. 26 illustrators came together to create images for this alphabet book that celebrates the history and legacy of the films, actors, and directors of the festival.
Thornberg & Forester has developed a new film entitled “Word of Feet” for Dansko, a leading maker of comfort footwear. Dansko and branding agency Toth + Company first came to T&F after seeing their brand film and work for the GEL Conference.
Ars Thanea and photographer Michael Warren worked with TBWA Shanghai to launch the latest ad campaign for GE China. Ars Thanea and Warren used the iconic visual texture of Chinese porcelain in a series of visuals that tell the story of how GE technology transforms the lives of Chinese people.
Jason Bruges Studio collaborates with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to design and build an installation for the conservation organization’s new Living Planet Centre in Woking, UK. The installation consists of four enclosed themed zones – fresh water, marine, forest and wildlife – each designed to highlight a different environmental experience and core area of WWF’s work. The four meters high by four meters wide pods will be constructed entirely from timber, cork and felt. A goal of the project is to achieve a BREEAM “Outstanding” rating, the highest level of sustainable building design and construction.
Zach Gold shoots Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams at Barclays Center for Red Bull. Zach played a heavy role in concepting this campaign that was shot to coincide with the Center’s opening. The video pictures Deron dribbling a basketball in slow motion and resolves with the text “Brooklyn’s Got Wings”. This ran along the outside of the stadium during the Center’s opening.
For the second year, Sarah J. Coleman illustrates Kelloggs’ Special K billboard campaign in the UK. The campaign continues the now famous “What will you gain when you lose” concept for Leo Burnett London. This time the brief was for a dark-haired woman, of a healthy size and shape, striding along in her red dress made of typography. Sarah drew the dress along with the woman’s hair, eyes, and other body parts in loose and washy ink.
HBO “Stay Original” is a new project Ars Thanea has done with long-term client HBO Asia. Ars Thanea helped HBO create a six page advertising spread and images for new branding under the slogan “Stay Original,” which will be used across all marketing channels.
Ilovedust created an animated spot for Ray-Ban based on iconic print illustrations by Los Angeles based artist James Jean. The spot sees a young woman dive into a strange and magical world powered by her plaid Ray-Bans. The animation is part of a worldwide campaign which includes print, web, and in-store branding.