Nick & Chloé’s photographs are part of a new group show at Gallery Passebon in Paris. The show “Zahia du 5 à 7” is a two-year retrospective of the artistic flair of famed French model Zahia Dehar. Eight metal moldings of Dehar as well as books, photographs, and clips of Dehar are included in the exhibition. Nick & Chloé collaborated with Dehar last year on a provocative film, “Zahia Dehar Striptease in the Cat Cave,” to promote her lingerie line. Their photographs from the collaboration are in the show. Other exhibitors include David LaChapelle and Karl Lagerfeld.
Brisk Bodega brought its pop-up shop devoted to art, music, and Star Wars to New York City last night. The multi-city “Brisk Bodega Cantina” series features original artwork inspired by Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, recently re-released in theaters in 3D. The pop-ups expand on Brisk’s “Dark vs. Light” campaign, which finds Darth Maul battling Yoda for control over the universe’s iced tea. Tristan Eaton, Artek, POSE, Eye One, Mark Dean Vega, Jasper Wong, and Dual Forces contributed original artwork.
Rizon Parein creates a dramatic CGI opener for Fast Company’s “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” spread. It is the magazine’s biggest package of the year. The annual guide ranks the most important companies whose innovations have an impact on their industries and our own culture. Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter are among the 50 companies that topped this year’s list.
Emir Haveric photographs the campaign for the new 2012 Volkswagen CC. The car company is marketing the vehicle as more luxurious than the standard Passat. The campaign reflects how the CC has been updated to be more stylish and refined. Haveric chose to highlight the simple elegance of the car by centering it in all the frames. He thus makes the car itself and its design the sole focus.
Ilovedust collaborated with Wieden + Kennedy NY on branding for ESPN’s Winter X Games. The action sports event took place in late January in Aspen, Colorado. As part of the multi-media project, Ilovedust created two 30-second animated spots. ESPN provided athlete footage that the design studio created art for in an interactive flash execution. The spots aired on television as promotion for this year’s games.
Ilovedust creates three billboards for Tic Tacs in Times Square, New York City. The billboards stand eight stories high and are the latest element in Tic Tac’s augmented reality “Shake It Up” campaign. The campaign centers on a mobile app that offers extras beyond the outdoor and print ads. The billboards feature facts and images created using Tic Tacs. They appear as personalized ads with the user at the center when they are AR-enhanced. The resulting images, which appear to be pictures of users in Times Square, can also be sent to friends through the Tic Tac Facebook page.
Ken Fallin is exhibiting his iconic celebrity portraits, old and new, this month in Los Angeles. The solo show, entitled “Ken Fallin Draws Hollywood,” opens today at the Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery. Fallin submitted over 160 drawings to the gallery, most of them related to film and celebrity. Most of the published work is from his contributions to The Wall Street Journal including the drawings of Liza Minelli, Colin Firth, George Lucas, and Paul Newman.
Stockton Johnson photographs H&M’s party collection for the launch of SHC Magazine. The fashion magazine is the latest to debut in China. Johnson captured models Xiao Wen, Lina Zhang, and Ming Fei Ni in festive looks from the fast fashion retailer styled by Eric Young at Central Studios in Shanghai. The six-page spread features looks like “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The Italian Job,” “Material Girl,” and “Oriental Divas.” The clothing is available exclusively for the Chinese market.
Rod Hunt collaborates with Hornall Anderson Design in Seattle on illustrations for Quaker Oats. Hunt created original back of box artwork for two Quaker Oats cereals, Life and the new Crunchtime. Five different versions of the illustration were created for the Original, Cinnamon, and Maple Brown Sugar flavors of Life and the Strawberry and Apple Cinnamon flavors of Crunchtime.
Douglas Friedman captures the new Melissa Shoes store in SoHo, New York City. The gallery-like space is the first American store for the Brazilian footwear brand, known for its colorful PVC jelly shoes and high-end design collaborations. Past collaborations include designers Vivienne Westwood, and Thierry Mugler, and architect Zaha Hadid. Recent collaborations with designers Jason Wu and Gareth Pugh are available in the new store.
Ruud Baan photographs sport stars from around the world for campaigns for Reebok and C100. Baan shot football, hockey, soccer, racing, and cricket for Reebok. He also captured 36 of the best Dutch soccer players for supermarket chain C1000.
Gary Baseman’s photograph is part of a group show for Polaroid at the Impossible Project Space NYC. “Instant Revolution” features photography by Baseman and four other contemporary artists, James Franco, Maripol, Mary Ellen Mark, and Jennifer Juniper Stratford. The exhibition is the first in an upcoming series of artistic collaborations throughout 2012 that honor the launch of the Polaroid Classic line. The new product line celebrates the seventy-five year legacy of the instant film and camera company.
Raymond Hom and Aelana Curran collaborate on Origins’ latest campaign. The skincare company offers products made from high-performance natural ingredients. Their new campaign focuses on Origins’ anti-aging and eye treatment products and promotes in-store specials. Hom photographed the ads while Curran styled the products.
Joachim Ladefoged photographs international soccer star Lionel Messi for the cover of this week’s Time Magazine. The Argentine-born Messi plays for FC Barcelona and was recently awarded FIFA’s Ballon d’Or. Notoriously shy and guarded, Messi sat down with the magazine to discuss his shining career, his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, and his relationship with his home country.
Uli Weber captures the women of Downton Abbey for Vogue Magazine. The hit PBS show follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants at the fictional Downton Abbey estate. Weber shot Jessica Findlay-Brown, Laura Carmichael, and Michelle Dockery, who portray the Crawley daughters, in a crumbling Georgian mansion in London’s West End. The Vogue article highlights the actresses’ natural beauties and the makeup that captures their Edwardian characters. Weber calls them “a wonderful bunch of ladies” and adds, “It was a very enjoyable shoot.”