Thursday, June 24, 2010

Top 10 June 25

Welcome back to a new and improved List by Jon (aka Le Liste par Jacquesto).
Not to worry my friends, there is still 10 golden nuggets being served on a sterling silver plate each week and the concept will remain, but thanks to Bloggers recent design update, I could give this tramp of a blog the face lift it needed.
Hope you like it.

Au revoir!

Mr. J

1. Emily Forgot

Emily Forgot is the appropriately curious moniker of London based Graphic Artist Emily Alston. Having been working in the creative industry since graduating from Liverpool school of Art & Design in 2004 she has amassed a diverse range of international clients, from cultural institutions, advertising, retail, publishing & editorial. Along side commercial endeavors Emily produces personal work in the form of limited edition prints and ceramics. Her work has been exhibited both in London and abroad most notably in 2007 at the “Fragiles” show as part of the prestigious Miami Art Basel.

Embracing the odd, the everyday & the sometimes surreal Emily Forgot’s playful visual language and image making continues to innovate, evolve and surprise. With each new brief comes new ideas and fresh inspiration resulting in each client having a tailor made solution. Turning her hand to anything from illustration, retail display, print design and visual identity she prides herself on approaching all briefs with creative thought, originality, humour and beauty in mind, whether the work be a commissioned piece or a flight of her own fancy. Her enthusiasm, curiosity and eye for detail have stood her in good stead so far gaining recognition in publications such as the Creative Review, Vogue, ID, and Grafik magazine as one to watch.

See more of Emily's work HERE

2. Amnesty International

Agency : TBWA
Director : Pleix
Production : Warm & Fuzzy
Post-production : Digital District

3. Serge Mendjisky

Serge Mendjisky is born in Paris in 1929. Figurative divisionnist painter, his field of creation is very large : Spacio-chrono-graphies (Paris-New York), ceramiques, mosaïcs, sculptures.

See more work by Serge Mendjisky HERE

4. Robert Warren

Robert Warren is a photographer whose current work explores the aesthetic implications of the use and re-use of the urban and suburban landscape. His most recent body of work, Build, shows instances of land development and the underlying friction between humans and nature that occur. With careful framing, Robert points out inane and odd outcomes of these instances. He his currently hard at work on a new project using the American landscape as the backdrop.

Robert was born in Long Island, NY and spent his formative years transatlantic, living in London. He received his BFA from the School of Art + Design at Purchase College and currently resides in Jersey City, NJ. His photographs have been used for book covers and are held in several private collections. Robert is available for commercial and editorial work.

Robert is also a member of the Flood Collective, a collaborative project between several young photographers. They hold regular exhibitions of their most recent works which are curated by the members of the collective. Go here to see their recent project.

See more of Robert Warren work HERE

5. Sam Green

The buzz about Sam Greens art has grown steadily since he graduated with his Masters from Central St Martins College, his work breathes fresh air into traditional portraiture and figurative Illustration by combining highly detailed pencil work with digital embelishments.

His flexible approach has landed him an array of commissions from an animation for a giant zoetrope with Fallon and RSA films to working as a character designer for a George Lucas pet project. He has already built up a formidable client list including, Nokia,, Dazed and Confused, Wallpaper* Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Random House and Non-format among others.

Vividly coloured or black and white, severly contorted or startingly realistic, the images that Sam Green creates span the border, whether waling the line of beautifully serene or the narrow pathway of the near avante garde they all retain an immense sense of individuality.

See more work by Sam HERE

6. David on Demand

David Perez wanted to go to the Advertising Festival in Cannes. Leo Burnett agreed to send him on one condition—he has to do anything you tweet him. What will he do next? That’s up to you.

Check out Mr. Fail Whale HERE

7. City Burns - James Lortnoc

City Burns is a project that’s not necessarily a place where stories about cities are told. It’s mostly a place where stories about people and their cities are told, with no apparent sense to them the majority of the time.

You can ask yourself: why focus on a theme ever so present in contemporary society in such a direct manner? Wouldn’t that be useless? It’s a legitimate question and the answer to that may possibly just be a very simple ‘yes’. Yes, probably it is useless. But it’s exactly because those stories are ever so present in our current youth – and maybe because they are indeed so common – that makes it interesting to observe a generation that is mostly influenced by the cities it comes across, rather than a country, a region or any other geographic or cultural unit. Cities, and the evermore easier connections between them, assume a core place for this generation – a generation that emerges with great strength not only in this new Europe, but just about everywhere. A global generation, urban and nomad, made out of people profoundly marked by the places they live in.

This is what really interests me and hence the reason why this project exists. I do not, however, want to create any kind of manifesto that imposes esthetical rules or too rigid themes to the work I will be publishing here. After all, even I do not really know what all this will be. What I do know is that it’s something unfinished and, hopefully, will always require finishing.

See more of Lortnoc's work HERE and check out his Diary HERE

8. Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith was born in 1972 in Dallas, TX where he attended Arts Magnet High School and Brookhaven College before graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a BFA in Printmaking in 1995. Smith received his MFA in Sculpture from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2005. He has received artist-in-residencies from the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. In 1996, Smith was a recipient of the Clare Hart DeGolyer grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. In 2006, he was commissioned to create a monumental public sculpture in San Francisco, CA. Smith's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in France.

See more work by Shawn HERE

9. Evasion Urbaine

'Evasion Urbaine' by Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille.
'With the advent of the mobile phone, the booth cabin are unused. We rediscovered this glass box to transform it into an urban aquarium full of coloured fish. This is an invitation to travel and to escape the daily city environment.'

Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille are associate on some projects to gather the knowledge of each one and the development of ideas.

Benedetto Bufalino
is an artist desiger, his thematique of work is the daily experience and the diversion of object's sense. His artworks plays with this sense to develop humoristic and surrealist situations.

Benoit Deseille
is an architectural lighting designer in a leading pratice company and give some time to work on artistic projects.

10. Orbit - The Prom Date

Orbit Gum has linked with heavyweights of the new school branded content space to create a series of (dirty) digital shorts.

Ben Silverman's IAC-owned studio Electus and DumbDumb, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman's new brand-driven advertising and production company partnered on the series, which kicks off with The Prom Date, which is, if not dirty, quite unsavory. Arnett and Bateman created and directed the shorts and star in Prom Date. Orbit's agency of record, Energy BBDO "provided creative insight into the campaign development."

Agency: Electus, New York
Client: Orbit Production
Company: DumbDumb
Agency: Energy BBDO, Chicago