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Archive January, 2011

Dr. Phil for NFL on Fox

Posted January 31, 2011

Dr. Phil for NFL on Fox

With the Super Bowl taking place this weekend, it’s a good time to take a look at a serious issue that surrounds it – Super Bowl ring envy. There is conflict in the land of the NFL on FOX. There are tensions. There are jealousies that threaten to tear this family apart. There really is only one place to go to air these grievances, reveal these petty differences, and work through these problems. That place, is the Dr. Phil show. In this four spot campaign, created by Fox Sports Marketing, directed by Smuggler’s Renny Maslow and edited by Arcade Edit’s Greg Scruton, features non-super bowl guys pouring out their hurt feelings and constant slights, while Dr. Phil upbraids them with his trademark bravado leaving the non-ring guys confused and looking for even more answers.

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Star Wars Art

Posted January 31, 2011

Star Wars Art

Nice collection on Trend Hunter if you are sci-fi geeky like me (shhhh, don’t tell).

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Audi A7 Debuts at IDS

Posted January 31, 2011

Audi A7 Debuts at IDS

Audi unveiled the new A7 in a 2,600-sq.-ft. lounge at the Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this past weekend. The installation, created by John Tong of Toronto design firm 3rd Uncle with assistance from Audi Canada advertising agency Lowe Roche, featured a spinning, 800-sq.-ft. reflective ceiling as well as benches where patrons can sit and contemplate the car. It was beautiful and a great place to escape the crowds. Nice work. Gorgeous car. More info on Marketing.

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New Lykke Li

Posted January 31, 2011

New Lykke Li

Last week Dazed Digital released the new Lykke Li video I Follow Rivers, directed by Tarik Saleh. Can’t wait for her new album to come out in March. I’ve already pre-ordered mine on iTunes. This vid for Breaking it Up, shot in one take, is still my fav.

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First isn’t always better

Posted January 27, 2011

First isn’t always better

Hyundai has finally come out with its first hybrid, the Sonata Hybrid. And by creating the next generation of hybrid technology and styling, it proves that sometimes being first isn’t always better. The campaign by Innocean Worldwide, features the TV spot “Anachronistic City”, with it’s really nice use of outdated technology, and two print executions. Full credits.

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Russ Lamoureux Shoots Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

Posted January 27, 2011

Russ Lamoureux Shoots Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

In addition to the work he does on commercial film, Biscuit Filmworks director Russ Lamoureux moonlights as a staff photographer for peloton, a bicycle magazine that’s part racing, part culture. Peloton’s February issue just hit newsstands and features a photo essay by Lamoureux on Filipino boxing phenomenon Manny Pacquiao, as well as a story on New York City’s Time’s Up! bike co-op.

The director was an avid cyclist who turned to boxing training to rehab a broken shoulder suffered in a cycling accident. A few years later he found a ready-made subject for his photography at his boxing gym in Los Angeles, and has spent the past few years shooting the boxers who train there. “These guys have amazing life stories,” says Lamoureux. “And there’s an energy to the gym. So the photographs are about finding the moment that reveals who these guys are. Some of the best shots I’ve taken were after sparring sessions, when the guys are exhausted and incapable of playing to the camera. It could be a young guy coming up in the ranks or Manny Pacquiao, but there’s a truth to those photographs. That’s what I’m after.”

“My commercial work definitely influences my photography and vice versa,” adds Lamoureux. “When I’m on a commercial production I learn a lot from the cinematographers and gaffers I work with. And a photo essay is essentially a storyboard, so there’s always some cross-pollination.”

Asked what he plans to do with the shots, Lamoureux mentioned a possible gallery show or book. “A story’s taking shape, but I have a few more months of shooting and editing before I’ll know. That said, it’s been fun.”

View Russ’ work for peloton here (thumbs open to PDFs). View his commercial reel.

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Chanel Robot

Posted January 26, 2011

Chanel Robot

Nice animation for Chanel using all the products in their makeup line. It actually makes me want to buy makeup. Really. Scooped from Fubiz.

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Escher LEGO

Posted January 26, 2011

Escher LEGO

I love LEGO – this is my second LEGO-related post this month. But I am not a fan of Escher. His work does my head in. I know it’s supposed to, but for me it’s more like laying on the floor in front of the toilet with the room spinning after a night of tequila drinking doing my head in. Not that that’s ever happened before. Anyway, kudos to Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu for recreating the messed-up world of Escher out of LEGO. Impressive. I’m going to go vomit now. Scooped from @sarahkplatt.

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Conversations in Design

Posted January 25, 2011

Conversations in Design

As part of Toronto’s Interior Design Show, I’m going to be checking out Conversations in Design on Thursday. It’s their second annual all-day design symposium, and this year’s subject is Crowdsourcing Creativity and Community.

Is crowdsourcing—better known as “tapping talent from the crowd” — helping or hindering creativity? How are crowdsourcing and open source contributing to design for social change? These are just a few of the issues and questions that will be debated by 10 international thinkers who will share their practical experiences with crowdsourcing and open source design as it relates to humanitarian projects and commercial design.

Complete info is here along with the impressive list of international speakers.

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In Love With These

Posted January 21, 2011

In Love With These

Ya, I definitely need these amazing little lenses that magnetically stick to your mobile phone (gosh I wish the iPhone 4 came in white. Wonder if I can get it custom dyed white somehow….I digress). My birthday is coming up so hopefully someone will read this & get them for me. Not my BF though, he should get me something better than that. Subtle, huh?

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