For most of us city dwelling folk, Phantom Billstickers’ much-lauded Poetry Project—the poster company’s ongoing mission to have verbal inspiration dotted around unassuming urban settings—has become a familiar and welcome sight. Now, with the Phantom Art Project, the company’s looking to extend the initiative’s ethos to showcase the best of local visual talent.
Tearing up the marketing rulebook since the very beginning, Garage Project has paved its own unique path to success. Now entering a new phase of growth with the opening of its Hawkes Bay brewery, Garage Project co-founder Jos Ruffell explains both the benefits and challenges of foregoing an overarching brand, how it works directly with artists in lieu of agencies, and its relentless commitment to remaining an independent brewer.
Advertising veteran and co-founder of Idealog David MacGregor has organised an exhibition of work by a collection of what he describes as “New Zealand’s faded advertising stars”. Dubbed Escape Artists, the exhibition will launch at the Depot Artspace in Devonport on 3 September, with a charity auction of works by the featured artists at 2.00pm.
Former Kiwi adman turned full-time artist, Josh Lancaster, will have an exhibition of his artistic wares at the Smyth Galleries on Auckland’s Jervois Road for three weeks from 28 June.
While Sky was officially founded 28 years ago in 1987, it was first beamed into New Zealand households 25 years ago. And to celebrate the silver anniversary it’s got a bunch of artists to capture the essence of why we watch TV. And it’s also repaying the loyalty of subscribers by offering them an opportunity to win one of 25 fan experiences in New Zealand and around the world.
Despite approaching his 80th birthday, contemporary pop artist Billy Apple (something of a human brand) hasn’t lost the desire to create. And now, in collaboration with Saatchi’s design director Derek Lockwood, he has released a Billy Apple-branded cider.
Increasingly, the worlds of art and technology—and commerce and technology—are colliding. Digital Art Live, a collaboration between CoLab and The Edge, is bringing that fusion into the real world and its upcoming exhibition Cut and Paste features a collaboration between digital artist Jenna Gavin and the Auckland Writers Festival.
The creative agency True has collaborated with Adshel and the mobile application business StQry (pronounced story) to turn Britomart concourse into an ad-hoc gallery for World of WearableArt (WOW) by putting up 22 large, photographic artworks, which have been carefully chosen from ‘WearableArt,’ a new book that celebrates the WOW Awards Show.
Auckland Fringe 2013 officially launched today with a snazzy new look devised by design partner Special Group and the promise of three weeks of the bizarre, the beautiful and the baffling in February as “joystick orchestras, boy bands, Antarctic song cycles, cross dressing history celebrities and stories about dogs, Nazis and curry” vie for attention. And for all the creative types out there, festival sponsor Taxi Impact is offering you the chance to plaster one of its taxis with whatever wrap you want* as part of its Taxi Art Project.
“Doing things differently leads to something exceptional,” says the new ‘Anthem’ TVC for Absolut Vodka. It is very cool, as you can see.
In Auckland, the launch was hyped in conjunction with Absolut Collaboration, a virtual exhibition housed in an inflatable cube in Ponsonby’s Western Park last …
Jim Wheeler – 'Golden Bloom' (edition of 150)
It’s a win-win situation – buy exquisite NZ art to help the Breast Cancer Research Trust find a cure for breast cancer by 2018.
Art for a Cure is a one-of-a-kind exhibition featuring well known NZ artists, all inspired by their favourite NZ …
Following Adshel’s raining bus shelter to promote KidsCan Trust over telethon weekend, the company has put art on the streets of Christchurch. The Bus.Stop. project features colourful works by Korean artist Sukjoon Jang in several bus shelters. Jang’s work likes light and Adshel’s advertising light boxes …
Art by Flox Art by ComponentTiger Beer is putting the mobile into marketing to stand out on the streets of Auckland. The backs of ten inner-city buses have been emblazoned with spray-painted stencils by five talented and impossibly cool artists from Cut Collective.
The arty approach is in line …