LEGO Launches Art Kits for Adults With Soundtracks To De-Stress

Lego Art Kits for Adults

If you’re over coloring books, yoga or jigsaw puzzles, the latest new product category from LEGO for adults may be just the perfect new mindful endeavor. A series of Art Building Kits designed as an immersive experience for those with a passion for arts, crafts, music and pop culture. Touted as new way to relieve stress and relax, each LEGO Art Kit includes a soundtrack to really lose yourself in the project. Read more

Nick Smith’s Psycolourgy. Fine Art Done With Custom Pantone Chips.

Fine Art Done With Custom Pantone Chips

Artist Nick Smith’s first solo show, Psycolourgy, at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery features his impressive recreations of masters’ paintings with custom individual Pantone Color Chips. Nick has re-worked pieces from several major artists including Francis Bacon, David Hockey, Leonardo da Vinci, Rene Magritte, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, George Stubbs, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. Read more

Lip Service. Hand Painted Flatware With Hollywood Orifices by Andrea Mary Marshall.

The “Lip Service” dinner series by artist Andrea Mary Marshall consists of both “The Original Supper,” a set of hand painted spoons, and “The Marilyn Knives,” individual hand painted knives. Both are available for purchase. Read more

Hole Punch Dots Make Whole Face Portraits by Artist Nikki Douthwaite.

Punch Hole Portrait Hero IIHIH

Artist and huge F1 fan Nikki Douthwaite makes mosaic portraits out of photographs, paper scraps, articles and ephemera, but her Hole Punch Dot portraits really caught my eye. Most of us just toss out those little round pieces of paper punched out from larger pieces without giving them a second thought. What we think of us trash, Nikki has turned into an art medium. Read more

Creative License. Comparing Michael Kalish’s Works With The Original Art That Inspired Him.

a composite of Banksy’s Flower Thrower with license plate version by Michael Kalish

There are actually several artists out who have found creative ways to “up-cycle” license plates from automobiles. One of the most respected and well-known, is artist Michael Kalish. Read more

Lindsay Lohan Channels Marilyn Monroe for Playboy Magazine.


above: Lindsay Lohan (detail), photographed by Yu Tsai for Playboy Magazine, 2011

Lindsay Lohan channels Marilyn Monroe once again on the cover and inside editorial for the January/February 2012 issue of Playboy magazine. Read more

Celebrities Flash Us in this CGI rendered Print Ad Campaign for IDEAS Books.

McCann Worldgroup, Mumbai and Warsaw-based creative agency Ars Thanea, devised and created this clever ad campaign to sell celebrity biographies for IDEAS books. Marilyn Monroe, Andre Agassi and Elvis “flash” the viewer swathed in book ‘jackets’ bearing their biography book covers. The celebrity images were entirely created in CGI by Peter Jaworowski of Ars Thanea.

Marilyn Monroe Biography ad and detail:

Elvis Biography ad and details:

Andre Agassi Biography ad and details:

The Challenge
The branch of bookstores named Ideas Books decided to prepare advertising campaign which would present the broad array of its assortment, with main focus at underlining that the stores have both autobioraphic and biographic books on pop culture icons.

The Solution
Bearing in mind the real physiognomy of main heroes, the agency created their 3D models (basing on organic modeling), and as a next step made them wear the covers of the books they were present in.

Credits
Agency:
McCann World group, Mumbai
Regional Creative Director: Prasoon Joshi
Executive Creative Director: Ryan S Menezes
Writer: Ryan S Menezes, Trishay Kotwal
Art Director: Ryan S Menezes
Designer: Ryan S Menezes
Client Servicing: Manoj Mansukhani

Production Studio:
Ars Thanea
Design Director / Art Director / Retoucher: Peter Jaworowski
Production Manager: Marcin Molski
Lead 3D Artist: Piotr Kolus
3D Artists: Marcin Klicki, Daniel Komuda, Rafal Kidzinski

7 Ice Cream Popsicles In Famous Forms &; Fabulous Flavors By Russian Ad Agency Stoyn.

Stoyn Pop Culture Popsicles

Russian ad agency Stoyn participated in a tasty project for Faces & Laces, as annual Moscow art and music show profiling brands from around the world. The agency created 7 different flavored pop culture popsicles made with Dolce Bacio ice cream molded into the shapes of well-known characters from Star Wars, Disney and other figures. Read more