Thank you Damien Faure (@befaure) who tweeted this to me. Corinne Vionnet is a Swiss-based artist whose specialty is historical monuments seen by hundreds. She superposes between 200 and 300 photos taken by tourists of a given monument. These works include lightly colored silhouettes which evoke passing time. To quote the artist: “Why do we always take the same picture, if not to interact with what
already exists?…The photograph proves our presence. And to be true, the picture will be perfectly consistent with the pictures in our collective memory.” See more photos here!
You’ve probably heard by now about the Egyptian man who named his daughter Facebook in honor of the Egyptian protests. Needless to say, Facebook is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives. Maybe it’s time for a little refesher. See above movie done by Alex Trimpe, student at Columbus College of Art and Design.
Nissan is turning up the heat on Porsche with its GT-R V6 Turbo. In Stüttgart (aka Porsche City) Nissan attacked with a particularly clever windshield campaign. A team scoured the city looking for parked Porsches where they placed a transparent windshield sticker with an image of the back of the a GT-R V6 and the message “You want to see it from a diferent angle, arrange for a test drive”. Clearly, this was an effective way to sway even the true believers of Stüttgart, with an increase by 23% in test drives immediately following the operation. Congratulations to TBWA\Germany.
Glass screens everywhere! Thanks to Alexandre Ribichesu (a purveyor of
“killer ideas” and author of French language blog Kairos Mosaique) for having showed me the this video from Corning, worldwide leader of windows and ceramics. This vision of the near future is fantastically techno-transparent. What’s more the film has been seen some 2 million times already, not bad for a corporate movie…
Special thanks to Etienne Guffroy (EtienneGU) a journalist at Europe1 radio, who tweeted me this video of young Swedish singer Fredrika Stahl interpreting “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. You may remember her version of the song in the Nissan Juke ad created by TBWA (see below). Ms Stahl was born in 1984 in Sweden but moved to France at a young age. She is an excellent pianist and an amazing singer. If like me, you adore rich, ethereal voice, then download her newest album “Sweep me Away.” I can’t stop listening to her songs, my favorite is “She & I” (last video on the post).