On March 15th of this year Jaguar celebrated the 60th Anniversary of their famous E-Type with a series of limited edition tribute vehicles: six matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-types inspired by the iconic ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’ examples from the sports car’s 1961 Geneva launch. Already drool-worthy, Jaguar Classic enlisted engraving artist Johnny Dowell, aka King Nerd, to decorate the center console of each car, making them even more attractive. Read more
I wasn’t actually going to put up a post for Mother’s Day today, but I simply couldn’t help myself once I stumbled upon an old folder of great photos of wild animal moms and babies hidden in the bowels of my Mac. A few years back we shared with you touching familial wildlife photos by Suzi Esterhaz. This time, some of the images are from unknown photographers. Should you know who to credit, please let us know. In the meantime, get ready to feel warm all over….. Read more
Some lucky Jag-lovers will get the opportunity to own a ‘new’ Jaguar hand-crafted at Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England and built to the original specifications of the last Lightweight E-type produced in 1964. The new cars are the ‘missing’ six vehicles from the ‘Special GT E-type’ project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 cars. Read more
To promote the new Jaguar F-TYPE, sexy ginger Golden Globe winning actor Damian Lewis joins Shannyn Sossamon in this new action-packed 13 minute short film, DESIRE, a collaboration with Ridley Scott Associates and featuring music from Lana Del Rey.
‘Desire,’ directed by Adam Smith in a five day shoot in Chile’s Atacama Desert, is a 13 minute tongue-in-cheek James Bond-esque story in which Lewis plays Clark, a man who encounters difficulties in his attempts to deliver a Jaguar F-TYPE to a rather shady man who’s at odds with a mysterious young woman played by Shannyn Sossamon.
above: “It sort of fell into my lap,” the London-born actor tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve never done anything for the online market before, and I just thought it was cool to work with Ridley Scott and [director] Adam Smith. I thought the script had a kind of nod to the Americana that you find in the Coen brothers’ movies.”
Now, a look at the 13 minute branded content and the making of it.
“The Making Of” in 3 parts:
Join Ridley Scott Associates and director Adam Smith in Chile’s Atacama Desert, as the crew begin to bring the action-packed F-TYPE Desire film to life in a look behind the scenes
Interested in the new F-Type? you can download the e-brochure here
In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been posting the shortlist nominees for some of the categories for the fabulous Wallpaper* Design Awards all week. Now the winners have been announced and below are the results. Read more