Creative Review

An afternoon in the Library reading the Creative Review magazines for some inspiration. Here are a few of my favourite images (taken on the phone) ….

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ok go!

OK Go has earned considerable fame for their creative but often low-budget music videos, most of which have been promoted through Internet video sharing sites like YouTube. Many of these have become viral videos; the 2006 video for “Here It Goes Again”, where the band performed a complex routine with the aid of motorized treadmills, has received over 50 million views four years later. Samuel Bayer, who produced many music videos in the 1990s, asserted that OK Go’s promotion of music videos on the Internet as akin to Nirvana’s ushering in the grunge movement. Many of the videos also use long or single-shot takes, which Salon’s Matt Zoller Seitz claims “restore a sense of wonder to the musical number by letting the performers’ humanity shine through and allowing them to do their thing with a minimum of filmmaking interference”. The success of OK Go’s music first won the band the 14th Annual Webby Special Achievement Award for Film and Video Artist of the Year. The video was named both “Video of the Year” and “Best Rock Video” at the 3rd annual UK Music Video Awards.

A level & GCSE work….

Was having a clear out earlier today and came across my old school work….mainly from 2002-2004. A selection of work from my Cardiff Bay project (final A-Level)…egypt and aboriginal art, also a few random images….

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Design errors….

The image shown above is indeed a promotional poster for Starbucks new TazoCitrus drinks. The posters were displayed on walls of about 3,000 Starbucks throughout the USA and Canada beginning in April 2002, until an inquiry from a New York Post reporter who’s been contacted by someone upset that the posters imaginary was too reminiscent of the terror attacks on NY twin towers – Starbucks pulled the material from their stores on June 7.

Coca-Cola – ‘Feel the curves’

This poster was released in the mid 80’s and prompted a total recall of all posters because of the picture painted in the ice-cubes at bottom right corner. The graphic artist who designed the picture put this in as a joke, and it went through unnoticed until someone spotted it on the back of a coke truck. The artist lost his job and was sued, and all promotional material had to be recalled and destroyed. Very rare and hard to get hold of – released in South Australia in mid 80’s.