Five Things 015

December 8th, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

We realised recently that it’s been AGES since we last posted a Five Things. For the uninitiated, it’s a regular series in our blog in which we share five interesting, creative things that we’ve spotted on the world wide internet over the course of the last week or so. It’s always a mixed bag, and this post in no different. Jelly hand grenades, flying dogs, sitting on Hercules’ face and festive booze are just a few of the things you can expect to see this time round. Take two minutes out of your day, put your feet up and have a look at what we’ve found for you.

First up is a new campaign from Madrid-based ‘Imagemakers’ Serial Cut. We’ve been huge fans of their work for a long time and in the 12 years they’ve been around, they’ve produced some mind-blowing work. Everything they do is of a staggeringly high standard and their work for the latest Toyota Prius campaign (on behalf of Saatchi & Saatchi LA) is no exception. The brief was to illustrate the cars Versatility, Efficiency and Connectivity and to do this the team set about creating three intricate, fantastical images showing a huge variety of objects and effects bursting out of the (surprisingly roomy) boot. The images were created by comping together the results of what looks like a number mammoth photo-shoots as well as digitally rendered objects. The ‘making of’ video – which now seems obligatory for any reasonably large ad campaign – can been seen on the microsite and is a great insight into their working process.

We’re big fans of classical Roman sculpture and big fans of sitting down, so for us, the fact that those two things have been combined is great news. The ‘Soft Hercules‘ stool is (fairly) practical and, in our opinion, very stylish. Created by London-based Fashion Architecture Taste the squishy, moulded stool apparently ‘uses the plasticity of rubber to suggest a more uncertain and doubtful state.’ Either way, we want one.

As well as being of the opinion that Kyle Bean is a very nice chap in person, we also happen to like his work. A lot. He’s recently updated his site with a project he completed for CUT Magazine. The piece, entitled ‘Soft Guerilla‘ shows a number of Kyle’s creations which cleverly use juxtaposition to show weapons made from harmless materials. As always, brilliant. Check out more of his work here.

Here Comes The Neighbourhood is a ‘Docuseries’ (not keen on that word), exploring the public art within the Arts District of Wynwood, Miami. What started life a derelict area of walls, warehouses and factory buildings became a canvas for artists such as Futura, Os Gemoes, Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey to create their art. Documented by legendary street art historian Martha Cooper, the project (kick started in part by Jeffrey Deitch, formerly of Deitch Projects and now MOCA) features a host of amazing artists working in an amazing setting, well worth a watch.

Finally, as an early attempt to get festive we thought we ought to include something Christamssy. Nothing says celebrating the birth of our lord better than getting hammered. There is no shortage of options around this time of year but if you want your drinks cabinet to look particularly lovely, we recommend picking up one of these limited edition bottles from the Beefeater Gin Holiday Season Pack. The packaging looks nice and the stuff inside does the job. What more could you want to find in your stocking?

That’s all from us for now, we hope you enjoyed it. We’ll be back with much more soon.

All the best and wrap up warm.


One Response to “Five Things 015”

  1. The stool of Zeus’ head or whomever is stunning. Looks like it might hurt your arse, but stunning.

    Comment by Brian Weck — December 30th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm |

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