To mark the launch of Bose’s Get Closer campaign for Quiet Comfort wireless headphones, Grey London has created a one minute video that shows dancer Maëva Berthelot moving through the deserted streets of London. Dancing through locations that range from Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and on a Tube car, the video provides a view of the city that is familiar yet oddly disconcerting. Berhelot dances to a track called Alchemy by TALA and the routine was developed by renowned choreographer Simeon Qsyea.
“We never quite believed we would actually be able to lock down central London in such heavily populated and high security areas. We used a helicopter for the aerial shots, which had understandably strict airspace rules. We held back traffic and people for a few minutes each take. This wasn’t easy to produce,” says Dominic Goldman, Executive Creative Director, Grey London. “Most of this was captured in camera with minimal clean up in post. All shot beautifully on film in a variety of locations as our hero moved through the city from the gritty emptiness of East London to the heart of W1, all captured through the lens of legendary DoP Mattias Rudh and directed by the magical Jaron Albertin.”
Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann walks that fine line between irony and insult with his hilarious book cover creations.
Even though I just returned from Amsterdam a few weeks ago, this sweet little film from the Holland Marketing Board has me yearning to return. You may find “The Tale of Kat and Dog” a bit saccharine, but by the end you’ll be checking Kayak for flights.
You may recall French digital artist Julien Nonnon’s marvelous video mapping project from last year when he projected images of nattily dressed animals on the walls of Paris. Now his new project #Le_Baiser, inspired by the work of poet Alfred de Musset, illuminates Parisian facades with images of more than 100 kissing couples.
Last month, Penguin’s science fiction imprint, Penguin Worlds, republished a series of important sci-fi titles with radically redesigned covers. Here’s a sample:
Inspired by the story of aviator Amy Johnson’s flight from London to Darwin, Australia in a de Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane, animator Lizzy Hobbs created this charming film using an old Underwood 315 typewriter.
I recently had a scintillating conversation about pencils with two artists. I only wish that I had seen this neat video beforehand so that I could have contributed some pithy pencil trivia.
Even if you have never visited the New York Public Library’s famed Rose Reading Room, its likely that you have seen it in films or on travel shows. The stunning Beaux-Arts hall just reopened following a two year restoration project. After the renovations, 52,000 books had to be carefully re-shelved. The little video below compresses the arduous process down to two minutes.
I haven’t quite made up my mind about these new takes on the New York City subway map from the Brooklyn-based Triboro Design team. The duo explain their design choices by saying, “we chose the most inappropriate colors that we could think of. Meanwhile every inch of the poster has been redesigned to make it more refined, precise, and (to our eyes) beautiful.” You can see more detail and purchase prints at Triboro Design.
When I was in Reykjavik last month, I stumbled upon Greek street artist INO working on this mural for the 2016 Wall Poetry festival in Iceland’s capital. On a break, he told me that he was planning to title the piece “Officially Nobody”. If you’re in town, the mural is on Grettisgata by Klapparstigur.