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Art for the concrete jungle
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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.

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‘We’re more a house of brands than a branded house’ – Garage Project co-founder Jos Ruffell
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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.

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Charity art exhibition to celebrate adland’s escape artists
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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.

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Sky enlists Kiwi artists to celebrate the appealing polarity of TV for its 25th, butters up customers with big prizes
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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.

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Serj Tankian merges sight and sound
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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has taken on a slightly different career direction in recent years in developing a cross-sensory art exhibition that features a range of original paintings that have accompanying soundtracks.

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It’s complicated: art with a bit of heart
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You creative, markety types like a bit of art. And the World Giving Report shows that New Zealanders are pretty generous too. So why not combine the two and head along to ‘It’s Complicated’ at Studio 230 in Ponsonby next week.

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Britomart concourse becomes an art gallery
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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.

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As Fringe goes live, Taxi Impact offers artists a moving canvas
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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.

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DDB looks inside for inspiration
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DDB New Zealand has announced the promotions of two of its senior creatives, with Dave Brady replacing previous head of art and “crafty bastard” Mike Davison and Paul Hankinson taking on the role of head of copy.

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Tiger Translate: where beer meets art
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Tiger Translate, the New Zealand-developed art and music mash-up, is heading back to Auckland in 2010, with this year’s event set to take place in a pop-up location (trend alert!) featuring a maze of gallery spaces spread over three floors.

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Wellington and its technicolour dot coat
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New Zealand is quite fond of large novelty structures: giant carrots, trout, sheep and L&P bottles are practically everywhere. And now we’ve got another one to add to the list: the world’s largest graphic film installation.

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Absolut art for Samoa
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“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 …

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Art for a cancer cure
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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 …

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Arty marketing 2
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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 …

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Arty marketing 1
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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 …