Art & Copy, the new documentary directed by Doug Pray (Surfwise, Scratch, HYPE!), gives ‘behind the scenes’ access to the advertising industry, and interviews with some of its key players, including: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney.
“When I began making ART & COPY back in 2005, it seemed like a significant departure from my previous documentaries. Instead of dark clubs, back alleys and truck stops, I was now filming in light-filled, architecturally breathtaking West Coast ad agencies and pristine New York City penthouses. Instead of underground artists and angry independents, I was interviewing people who were worth millions and were pioneers of an industry that literally defines mainstream culture. Now that the movie is finished, I see more similarities than differences. My subjects in ART & COPY, though dressed in finer clothes and a few decades older, have actually exhibited a rebellious voice not unlike the graffiti writers or screaming rock singers I’ve shot in the past, even though they’re working from deep within the system. They still regard themselves as underdogs. They think they are misunderstood by society. They’re all fiercely independent mavericks. But mostly, they too have a personal message—one that transcends the commercial messages they create—that seemingly has to get out. Like my other films, this ad film is about the innate human urge to express oneself creatively” – Doug Pray
The newest film by Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) is now available to own on DVD/Blu-Ray and limited edition bonus items: including the poster featured above (designed by Michael C. Place and Build). For orders and more information click here.
Still from ‘Battlestar‘ – Harmonic 313, sixtyforty, 2009
Newvideo shot for hip-hop artist, Harmonic 313 (Warp) by Australian studio sixty40.
“The clip was shot with 2 x P2 cameras. Shot stereoscopically (i.e. on 2 identical cameras separated in space to mimic 2 eyes) the clip uses a flicking technique that was inspired by 2 frame animations.” – Portable Film Festival
For 50 years IKEA have maintained a strong brand with the use of Futura in their catalog designs, but now their font of choice has switched to Verdana. The main reasons for the switch over are said to be: so the same typeface can be used easily internationally, as well as keeping their online and print ads consistent.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009 – Breakfast Series
Presented by Design Victoria, the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week – Breakfast Series presents: “An exceptional line up of speakers will share their experience and knowledge on what it takes to create and maintain customer relationships throughout the retail lifecycle”. Speakers include: Scott Kilmartin – haul, Chloe Quigley – Michi Girl, Sahil Merchant – Mag Nation, Heidi Dyt – WGSN, Roy Tavenor – RED Design Group, Ana Maria Escobar and Sylvia Rasoni – Oroton Group, Joe Rogers – Elmwood Design.
Image 1: CHINA Qing dynasty 18th century Teapot porcelain, enamels (Cantonese ware) (a-b) 13.9 x 19.4 x 11.2 cm (overall) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Arthur Allen Bequest, 1968; Image 2: Giles GRENDEY England 1693–1780 Daybed c. 1735–40 gold and silver leaf on painted wood, cane 99.8 x 198.0 x 82.3 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1947′ Image 3: CHELSEA PORCELAIN FACTORY, London (manufacturer) England c. 1744–69 Dish 1753–55 porcelain (hard-paste) 4.1 x 20.1 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1939
“The National Gallery of Victoria will present a superb collection of Asian and European decorative art from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Chinoiserie: Asia in Europe 1620–1840.
Opening 9 October, Chinoiserie will explore the European fascination with the ‘Orient’ and will feature works in a range of media including ceramics, furniture, glass, textiles, painting, prints and drawings.
Chinoiserie will include over 180 works drawn from the NGV’s Asian and European collections, as well as key loans, and will illustrate the historical development of the style in Europe” – The National Gallery of Victoria
Chinoiserie: Asia in Europe 1620–1840 will be on display at NGV International, St Kilda Road from 9 October 2009 to 14 March 2010. NGV International is open 10am–5pm, closed Tuesdays. Admission to this exhibition is free.
“Celebrating 25 years in the fashion industry, the designer who brought grunge to the catwalk continues to surprise and inspire with his unique take on downtown chic. Presented as part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Curated by James Nolen” – ACMI
Saturday 29 August – Sunday 6 September 2009 Full $13 Concession $10
3 Session Package: Full $30 Concession $24
NB > 3 Session Packages can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Box Office. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.
Andrew Zukerman – Book and Cassette Music: Bram Devens
Art/Printing: Jacob Horwood
Insert: Andrew Zukerman & Randy Gagne
Exploding Motor Car member’s silkscreen ephemera and experimental music packaging:
“Look at this! Consists of 32 pages of collage images done with drawing, photocopies and 2-colour screenprint. Often potent and engrossing, the collection is a true testament to the ever evolving musical and visual collages of A. Zukerman. Better to see for yourself. – Laura McCoy
The cassette is all archival tape source from 2004-09 collage straight to cassette, full of blunders and re-do’s. All very personal and brimming with inflamed memories… Side two is a bootleg split with the Carnival of Souls soundtrack by Gene Clark and Olivier Messiaen’s Fete des Belles Eaux”