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Feed This Cat Your Art

Posted August 27, 2014

Laser Cat, the giant cat head sculpture that projects art via lasers out of its eyes, is coming to Canada.

The ADC-commissioned Laser Cat from the Barcelona-based art duo Hungry Castle, will be on display from Sept. 10 to 14 at the Beakerhead festival for art, science and engineering in Calgary. On Sept. 13 it will project personal art projects made by creatives from the ad industry.

People can submit an image, gif or video of their masterpiece on feedlasercat.com. All art is accepted except for commercial work.

The story-tall cat head is one part Japanese Maneki-neko, one part Egyptian Mau, and was first shown off at ADC’s annual award show in Miami back in April. To date, more than 15,000 works have been uploaded to Laser Cat. Since its south Florida unveiling, Laser Cat has beamed down in Barcelona, with plans afoot to take it to New York, London, and Dubai.

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Spinning Images

Posted July 25, 2014

I miss vinyl. I like the little bit of nostalgia in this spot to promote Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album, So Long, See You Tomorrow.

The clip expands on the band’s phenakistoscope inspired artwork by taking the concept and creating it in-camera, with no post except edit and grade. It’s directed by James Henry of Love Commercial.

Found via Creative Review’s Best of Feed.

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Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

Posted May 28, 2014

Sad news this week – the great designer and teacher Massimo Vignelli has passed away. He was 83.

Vignelli is know for his subway sign system created for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority in 1966 – along with the modernist subway ‘diagram“.

He also contributed to the design of many iconic brands including American Airlines, Bloomingdales and Knoll. I’m personally a big fan of plastic stackable dish set which he created for Heller.

I recently was able to watch a great documentary on Vignelli and his wife Lella, on an Air Canada flight of all places. It’s called Design is One, created by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, and I recommend watching it. Vignelli is also featured in Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica.

Read more about Vignelli, his legacy and his passing, on Creative Review.

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Smart Water

Posted May 27, 2014

Isn’t this cute and useful. Vittel has launched a water bottle that actually reminds you to drink more water. With a timer and a super cute little red flag that pops up.  Love it. Agency is Ogilvy Paris.

Watch a video showcasing the bottle on Vimeo. Currently the video’s setting are not set-up for embedding (please fix that).

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New Netdiver

Posted May 15, 2014

Netdiver, one of the first online design portals, has revealed their new identity – and it’s lovely. The identity was developed by Gregor Žakelj from studio VBG and the new site is due to relaunch in the coming months.

Congrats to Carole Guevin & the team. You should like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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The Heather Project

Posted May 12, 2014

Toronto-based photographer and director Christopher Wahl has launched TheHeatherProject.org, a microsite which features a detailed portrait of Heather Ogden, a principal dancer from the National Ballet of Canada, and her daily routine to maintain physical strength via exhaustion and exertion.

Wahl says that the project is an extension his still portrait work, “a photographer’s view of the moving image, as if to point the camera but not press the button.”

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Breaking Down the Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted April 30, 2014

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LA-based LOOKEFFECTS breaks down their work on Wes Anderson’s latest film, Grand Budapest Hotel (so good).

Scooped from Panic & Bob’s Matt Kett on Facebook. You should watch his reel.

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A Very Wes Anderson Forrest Gump

Posted April 25, 2014

Here are the opening credits to the movie Forrest Gump if Wes Anderson had directed it.

Created by Louis Paquet, a Montreal-based art director. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Enjoy.

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Greenpoint Pictures Adds 8

Posted April 15, 2014

Greenpoint Pictures grows its creative offering with eight new signings and a fresh online look.

Brooklyn-based full service production company Greenpoint Pictures has jumped into Spring with a string of new signings and a brand new website. More than doubling its talent pool, the creatively-driven company has diversified its roster with eight new directors and a boost to its in-house post production facilities.

The new signings are pictured above from left to right:
Row 1: Evan Dennis, Tank + Bunker (Judah Lev-Dickstein and Justin Liberman), Alex 2tone
Row 2: We Are Not Pilrgims (Chaddy Chad and Sam Sneed), Logan Roos
Row 3: Olivier Agostini, Aleysa Young, Va$htie

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The Embassy Spring 2014

Posted April 11, 2014

Vancouver-based The Embassy has just sent out a newsletter with their latest work – which includes working with Marvel Studios on Captain America Winter Soldier. The team at The Embassy created effects for a key scene featuring stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. The Embassy has previously collaborated with Marvel on all three Iron Man films.

The newsletter also features advertising projects for Hyundai, EA (For FIFA World Cup) and Rogers.

View the newsletter. View their reel.

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