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Art

A Huge Submarine Bursts through the Streets of Milan

October 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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As part of an absurdly clever advertising campaign orchestrated by ad agency M&C Saatchi Milano for insurance firms Europ Assistance IT and Genertel, a giant submarine was installed near the city center as if it had suddenly burst through the street. The carefully orchestrated stunt which unfolded on October 1st was complete with a live reenactment meant to reinforce the idea of safeguarding yourself and possessions against unforeseen events. Read more over on Designboom. All images courtesy M&C Saatchi Milano. (via It’s Nice That)

 

 

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Science

Video Demonstrates a Chickens Ability to Stabilize Its Head

September 24, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Yes, it’s an ad, but it’s a darn good one. This fun video from Mercedes-Benz demonstrates a chickens (as well as many other birds) ability to keep its head almost perfectly positioned in the same place despite moving its body from side to side. Destin over at SmarterEveryDay discussed the phenomenon back in 2008 and I’ve included it above for reference. Y’know, for science.

 

 



Art

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called “Moreing”

September 6, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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In this video from the Glue Society (previously here and here) we learn about a new art movement focused on possessing multiples of the same object. This had me smiling all the way through. The clip was made as a promotional effort for Boost chocolate bars, but stands up surprisingly well on its own. Happy Friday.

 

 



Art Photography

Uncanny Aerial and Fashion Photography Mashups by Joseph Ford

September 5, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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It’s a project that on paper seems like it wouldn’t work: how to create a juxtaposition between breathtaking aerial landscape photography and the fine details of fashion. Leave it to Joseph Ford to make it happen. The Brighton-based photographer first showed a number of aerial images shot while working on advertising jobs in Sicily, Mauritius and Morocco to art director Stephanie Buisseret and stylist Mario Faundez at Paris streetwear magazine, WAD. The trio then came up with appropriate combinations of color, fabric and lighting to create near seamless transitions from photo to photo. Plaid stripes morph into city streets and undulating sand dunes seem to flow from the folds of a wrinkled sweater. The series of composite images was selected for the Association of Photographers Awards in the UK and received an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards.

Ford later teamed up stylist Almut Vogel from Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin to create another series of photos in the same vein, also included above. Despite relying on expert pilots to achieve the complex aerial shots, it was the fine details of the studio photoshoots that proved most time-consuming, with nearly 12 hours spent on a single image to achieve such perfect overlap. See more over on Josephy Ford’s website. (via This isn’t Happiness)

 

 



Design

Human Movement Converted Into Digital Sculptures

August 13, 2013

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying the visuals in this series of four idents for CCTV that translate human motion into digitally sculpted objects that look like steel, water, and wood. The clips were created by Taiwan design house JL Design and KORB. If you liked this also check out the photography of Shinichi Maruyama or Choros.

 

 



Art Design

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean

June 28, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Designer Kyle Bean (previously) was recently commissioned by Intercontinental Hotels Group to make this amazing 2-foot lion sculpture from shredded hotel expense receipts. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Take a dive into his portfolio to see some of his other recent creations. Photography by Owen Silverwood.