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“Preserve the love. Wear a condom.”
Sounds like a perfectly acceptable tagline for ads promoting safe sex, right? Well, what if you were literally preserved like a slab of beef? Sounds a bit claustrophobic, no?
Condomania and Ogilvy and Mather Tokyo have binded forces to bring us some of the weirdest prophylactic ads to date. The Japanese artist known as Photographer Hal, who shot the work, finds “interesting couples” in bars and invites them into his studio to photograph them vacuum packed in plastic futon storage bags.
In the mini-documentary below, he explains his concept. “Human beings aren’t completed if they’re just by themselves,” he says. “It’s when they come together, when they come really close that they’re finally completed. That’s why I pack them together.”
Imagine if Photographer Hal had shot John and Yoko instead of Annie Leibowitz.
See the print work after the jump. Via Adeevee.
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Tokyo
CCO: Ajab Samrai
CD: Ricardo Adolfo, Federico García
CW: Ricardo Adolfo, Federico García
AD: Paul Matheson, Junkichi Tatsuki
Typographer: Junkichi Tatsuki
Photographer: Photographer Hal
Director: Ken Arima
Editor: Ken Arima
DoP: Daichi Oka
Producer: Atsuko Keino
Account: Hisashi Kitajima, Koichi Maeda
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“We’re a generation of idiots. Smartphones and dumb people.”
In his latest production, London-based writer-director Gary Turk takes a look at how social media has made us less social.
Titled ‘Look Up’, it starts with snippets of our daily lives, and identifies how closed off we are to the world when we choose to interact with people on social media rather than face-to-face.
It also shows the process of a couple falling in love and growing old, without social media in their lives. “You don’t have to tell hundreds of what you’ve just done,” said Turk, on special moments in life.
It ends with a warning on the opportunities that we could be missing out on if we keep ‘looking down’ on our phones.
Are you guilty of spending too much time on social media?
Click to watch the video:
[via Laughing Squid]
The publisher Laurence King has produced a series of books that visually detail the lives of iconic artists Warhol, Dali, and Pollock.
Each “This Is…” book is accompanied with archive photography, text and images of the artists’ work that is placed alongside commissioned illustrations. These illustrations give the book added character as they feature personal anecdotes about the artists, as well important moments in their careers.
The books about Warhol and Dali were illustrated by Andrew Rae, while the book about Jackson Pollock was illustrated by Peter Arkle. These illustrators were selected based on their ability to complement the works of these artists, and have tailored their styles accordingly in the books.
This series was conceived by freelance art historian Catherine Ingram, who came up with this idea after working on a project for the Science Museum—as her previous project required her to write a children’s guide, she thought that she could make art history more informal and visual, departing from a more serious and academic way of writing.
“Illustration offered a way of distilling the atmosphere of the period and the artist’s life—an incredible amount of research goes into each image, but the hope is that the ideas come across effortlessly and the reader uncovers the artist’s world, making their own connections, without being lectured,” she said.
These books are also made to be “handbag-friendly”—despite being sizeable tomes at 80-pages each, they are made to be browsed on-the-go.
[via Creative Review]