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This right here is just plain ol’mind boggling! Directed by lead singer Nicos Livesey and his animator/assitant director Tom Bunker for London based heavy metal band Throne, it took several heavy duty embroidery machines to create this 45 million stitch, frame-by-frame video,
Created for the bands track “Tharsis Sleeps,” the video is inspired by heavy meta band sew on patches of a bygone era.
Beats by Dre and now Apple by default just took a page out of Nike’s playbook by dropping The Game Before The Game for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Cut to “Jungle” by X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, the almost five minute viral features: Neymar Jr. getting a pep talk from Neymar Sr. before the big game.
As many readers remember, last October, cheeky-Brit and artist Banksy captured the imagination of New Yorkers by democratizing art and making New York City his gallery. His month long city-wide exhibit was fascinating because he created his pieces as the days passed. With the fuzz and po-po’s in hot pursuit, he was as elusive as ever. With his savvy use of social media, his local exhibit blew the fuck up became a global phenomenon!
General consensus would be that nobody likes commercials. Kinda true, but when a commercial is done right it does two things: Sell you a product, and Entertain you. Case in point, take Volvo Trucks who have been on a creative roll this year most recently with Jean Claude Van Damme most epic split between two moving Volvo trucks!
Retailer to suburban hipsters everywhere, Urban Outfitters just leased the former site of Waterloo Gardens in Devon, Pennsylvania. What are they doing there? Well, they plan to build Devon Yard. A soon to be town center for the town of Devon, and the ultimate “lifestyle” experience.
Many of the in-house brands such as Anthropologie will be hosted by the space, and the town will also have mid-level and fine dining restaurants, a five story boutique called The Devon Inn, and a terrain garden center. If all goes as planned we will be seeing the Devon Yard in 2016.
The ad agency Opperman Weiss out of New York has taken the requisite liquor ad to another cinematic & story telling level on behalf of it’s client, TULLAMORE D.E.W.
The Parting Glass is a beautifully shot, heart felt spot with a great backdrop and served with an extra shot of double meaning.
This ad fits the brand like a glove – truly effective commercial storytelling at it’s very best.
So for those who don’t know, or aren’t really familiar…there is a STRONG, and bubbling skate presence in Uptown, NYC. At the crest of this wave is Mira CoNYo, a clan of creatives and skateboarders, myself included, who’s M.O. is pump out nothing but prime, quality product. They’ve been in the game since 2008 when they put out their first skate video. Since then, there have been many creative endeavors from T-shirts to TV shows. Without giving too much away, Mira CoNYo, and the newest purveyor of fly, uptown’s own The Flagrant Club, are hosting an event tonight with free beer and good vibes. Doors open at 7, premiere starts at 8.
For the first episode of this new series, Mass Appeal hooked up with Jason Goldwatch and 13thWitness two geniuses behind a lens. The two photographers embarked on a road trip through Detroit. The city is the largest in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy and as a result many buildings have become abandoned and is a prevalent site of urban decay.