Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads
Sao Paulo ad agency Moma Propaganda has created some hilarious vintage 1960s-style ads for Facebook, YouTube, Skype, and Playstation.
Well, just imagine how these net sites would look in the past. Outdated and aged images still inspire advertising campaigns today. Undoubtedly, the charm of passed era will never end. Its style, design and typography will always belong to the future. Meanwhile, Vintage powerfully conquers the fashion world. These wrapping and presenting current products and brands in ‘vintage’ style appear as Vintage futurism. And the creative connection between past and future will always attract us. According to Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971), advertising executive and one of the most ‘creative’ men in the advertising business, ads should be simple. “Make it simple, memorable, and inviting to look at. And make it fun to read.” This is also true about retro inspired ads – simple, memorable, and fun to look at”.
Category Archive: Art
Vintage futurism of retro inspired ads
Live photographs by Arthur Mole
British-born American commercial photographer Arthur Samuel Mole (January 7, 1889, – 14 August 1983) became known for the series of his human photo compositions made during World War I. In particular, Woodrow Wilson, the Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, an American eagle, an emblem of the YMCA, and the Allied flag. Some massive compositions required the placement of to 30,000 people – soldiers, members of the military. John D. Thomas was his partner in this endeavor. Noteworthy, Arthur Mole is a pioneer in the field of performed group photography. Executing photographs using such large numbers, and relying on lines of perspective stretching out more than a hundred meters, required a week of preparation. In addition, hours to actually position the formations. Mole would stand on his viewing tower and shout into a megaphone or use a long pole with a white flag to arrange the tens of thousands of soldiers into position.
Russian nesting doll Matryoshka
Having appeared a little more than a hundred years ago, Matryoshka has become extremely popular, in the first place, as a souvenir. Manufactured in almost every province of Russia, however, with its characteristic differences. Moreover, every craftsman could add something special to his own doll. And today very popular author dolls – made in accordance with national traditions, but having their own characteristics. Nevertheless, real Russian nesting doll Matryoshka has strict standards. In particular, the classic version – 5-7 dolls depicting Russian woman with rosy cheeks in the traditional Russian sundress and scarf. Meanwhile, all faces of dolls look the same.
The art of money
Traditionally, beautiful currencies of different countries inspire us. Meanwhile, we admire them not as banknotes, but as a kind of art. For example, Costa Rican banknote, that shows Rafael Yglesia Castro, president of Costa Rica from 1894 to 1902 and a Guaria Morada orchid, Costa Rica’s national flower. Noteworthy, the current series of banknotes is being replaced throughout 2010.
Art of Doctor Kevorkian
Do you remember Doctor Kevorkian, nicknamed Dr. Death? The auction held on October 28, 2011 will sell out the machine, designed to minimize pain when end lives. On sale also more than 100 of Kevorkian’s personal items. In particular, artwork, handwritten documents from prison, a bulletproof vest, a paint kit, a typewriter and a pearl flute. The auction will be at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, with a percentage of proceeds going to the charity Kids Kicking Cancer, according to the Kevorkian Estate. Noteworthy, the paintings valued between $2.5 million to $3.5 million.
Vegetable carving competition in Leipzig
Held on September 5, 2011, the Vegetable carving competition in Leipzig became the first ever in Europe.
In particular, this sculpture of an eagle – created using fruit and vegetables, a medium many conventional artists may not have considered.
And in the above photo – beautiful and edible bird created by Russian vegetable carver Vadim Nefedjev. Participants showed their skills in sculpture during yesterday’s round of competition
Noteworthy, the first ever European carving competition took place in Leipzig, eastern Germany. Besides, the competition held during the “Gaeste” trade fair for the restaurant, hotel and catering business, runs until September 6, 2011. Within four hours, competitors have to carve figures in front of the jury’s eyes. And the materials for sculpture – melons, papayas, stem cabbage, cucumbers, radish, carrots and Chinese cabbage.
Graffiti in Russia
Somewhere in Russia, creative people are trying to decorate dull fences, gray dirty walls, old worn-out buildings and more. The result of their work – bright, unexpected images that attract the attention of passers-by and uplifting and, in general, changing the face of the area to the better. Among street artists appear talented artists, whose names have become known in this kind of creativity. They rightfully occupy a high place in the Olympus of art. I do love Graffiti as a creative form of street art. Besides, street art in our country is increasingly gaining momentum and becoming more popular. It adorns cities, asks questions and gives answers, drawing our attention.