Friday, January 22, 2010

Top 10 Jan 22

Hi people and welcome to a video packed Top 10.

I just noticed that this weeks nr 10, a short film called Logorama got pulled down from Vimeo.
I have now uploaded a new link to the film on bottom of that post. Enjoy it while it last.

Take care

/ Mr. J

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1. I'm Here - A Love Story in an absolut World

Director Spike Jonze has dabbled in music videos, feature films, and movie shorts, some of which will be showcased at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. His latest short is entitled, I’m Here and will debut this evening at the event. A trailer has coincidentally appeared online for the film that features a few robot looking creatures as its main characters. Hey it’s Spike Jonze, he thinks outside the box…

I’m Here is a 30 minute short, that stars British actor Andrew Garfield, who was previously seen in The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranssus and will be appearing in the upcoming film, The Social Network. Here he plays the main character who looks to live in a world where everyone has body parts similar to a PC. The story is supposed to be about finding love in an “absolut world.” Yes, I spelled absolute without the “e”, because it’s a reference to Absolut Vodka, the company that funded the project.

Aside from Garfield, actress Sienna Guillory also stars in the film, and I’m assuming she’s the love interest. If her name sounds familiar it’s probably because she played the role of Jill Valentine in the action flick, Resident Evil: Apocalypse. This is definitely a big change of pace from that movie.

See trailer HERE

2. Gilles Et Dada

GILLESETDADA is a nonsense art fashionbrand for men and women.

“ Gilles et Dada is a state of mind. That is why it transforms itself according to moments and events. Gilles et Dada applies itself to everything, and yet it is nothing, it is the point where the yes and the no and all the opposites meet, not solemnly in the castles of human philosophies, but very simply at street corners, like dogs and grasshoppers.

Like everything in life, Gilles et Dada is useless.
Gilles et Dada is without pretension, as life should be.
And yet we still have our dreams. “

Get more info on Gilles et Dada HERE

3. Rethink Scholarship at Langara 2010 Call for Entries

The Rethink Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship for aspiring art directors and designers to Langara College's Communication and Ideation Design program. The winner will also receive a 3-month internship with Rethink.

For more info visit:

4. Kyle Ferino

A little about Kyle:
I was born in the year of 1986, a pisces. I received my BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008, with a concentration in Graphic Design. I currently live and work in Philadelphia, PA.

See more work by Kyle HERE

5. Cinnamon Chasers - Luv Deluxe

Track: Luv Deluxe
Artist: Cinnamon Chasers
Album: A Million Miles From Home
Directed by: Saman Keshavarz
Produced by: Francis Pollara
Assoc. Producer: Nate Eggert

6. Minchi

Minchi is a rather inexplicable Japanese artist/illustrator who combines hand crafted illustration techniques like acrylic painting, gouache, oils, etc. with digital production. The subject matter is a bizarre mix of internal organs, food, sadomasochism and ocean life.

See more work by Minchi HERE

7. adidas Originals - Star Wars Collection

adidas Originals is kicking off 2010 by welcoming you to the neighborhood, the street where originality comes to life as artists, athletes, and celebs celebrate their style. Everyones invited to our street corner along with some special guests, who traveled from a galaxy far, far away to launch a years worth of celebrations.

Star Wars and adidas Originals have officially joined forces in our most colossal collaboration to date, bringing you a striking collection of sneakers and apparel inspired by the characters and crafts youve followed for a lifetime.

The most iconic moments and beloved figures from the Star Wars saga are translated to the streets, telling their creative story across a forceful collection of adidas Originals footwear and apparel.

Celebrate this powerful alliance to the beat of a new and improved remix of the Imperial March, as Vader and the Stormtroopers land on our street corner greeted by Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Calle 13, DJ Neil Armstrong and Daft Punk representing their originality. No matter which side of the Force youre on, believe the hype, this year is going to be massive.

Agency: Sid Lee
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Production House: Partizan

8. Coca Cola - Happiness Machine

A Coca-Cola vending machine is transformed into a happiness machine delivering "doses" of happiness.

9. Ruben Brulat

Magazine says :
by Nancy Aslop.

"Ruben Brulat bought his first camera just two years ago. But in spite of this relatively late start, something just clicked. ‘I discovered my real passion, and I have not stopped since. I went out all night long, experimenting. I needed to do it – it quickly became something vital for me and I could not stop taking photographs.’

For Brulat, photography is about capturing humanity – as was evidenced by Immaculate, his series of images of a business area both by day and by night. ‘I want to understand why people groups and societies behave the way they do.

What shocked me with Immaculate was that this neighbourhood lived just for a system, and when at night there is no one to activate that system, it dies. There is absolutely no love, no happiness, no sadness. Just nothing.

I am fascinated by places where the beauty of human beings has gone.’

It makes sense then that Brulat is currently focusing his attentions on a new series of photographs for 2010 about the human in the environment, depicting ‘the vulnerability and the smallness of our species.’ In ten years time, he hopes to have brought both happiness and sadness to people via his work, but most of all hopes that not all his expectations will come to fruition.

‘Otherwise, in a way, it will be really boring!’ And that’s one adjective we would not associate with Brulat."

See more work by Ruben HERE

10. Logorama

H5: logorama logorama is a short film by the french collective H5, which visualizes and explores the way that logos are increasingly embedded in our existence. after winning the kodak prix at the cannes film festival this year logorama is being screened at various international locations in the coming months.

'logorama presents us with an over-marketed world built only from logos and real trademarks that are destroyed by a series of natural disasters (beginning with a hurricane, cyclone, tidal wave...). logotypes are used to describe an alarming universe (similar to the one that we are living in) with all the graphic signs that accompany us everyday in our lives. this over-organized universe is violently transformed by the cataclysm becoming fantastic and absurd. it shows the victory of the creative against the rational, where nature and human fantasy triumph.'

Directed by: H5
Sound: Human

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