Brilliant Examples of Shadow Art

Brilliant Examples of Shadow Art by artists Kumi Yamashita, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.

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Permanent Street Art: Vhils x Orelha Negra – M.I.R.I.A.M.

Looks like Vhils went all Cai Guo-Qiang on us with this new explosive video collaboration with Orelha Negra. The Lisbon-based artist appears to have increased his already versatile bag of tricks to get his works up on the walls for this music video for M.I.R.I.A.M. from the Portuguese instrumental hip-hip band. In a world where street art is expected to be temporary, with his techniques, Vhils is making his mark and making it damn near permanent. VIA


Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait

Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based artist goes through a multi-step process to create incredible works of art you almost have to see (or touch) to believe. He starts with a base, plywood panel, and then places pages of a phone book on top. (Cool fact: He'll use pages from his subjects' local area.) He then draws out a face and pre-drills 8,000 to 10,000 holes, by hand. As he drills in the screws, Myers doesn't rely on any computer software to guide him, he figures it out as he goes along. "For me, I consider this a traditional sculpture and all my screws are at different depths," he says.


Amazing Cat Gives Thumbs Up

This is a video of Jimmy the polydactyl cat (aka 'six-fingered cat' aka 'thumbs cat' aka 'mitten cat' aka 'Hemingway cat' aka etc. etc.) showing off his cool thumbs-up party trick.


Hard-disk-drive playing the Star Wars Imperial March

Suicidal robot and the Jelly Wobbler by Nik Ramage

Machines by Nik Ramage that serve as an apt metaphor for all sorts of things. The Jelly Wobbler for example is a machine for … wobbling jelly. Or the Unplugger, a suicidal robot. I love it. This is pure freaking awesomeness.

The insanity of the Japanese ads

You got to love the insanity of the Japanese ads VIA


Gum election: Verizon VS. AT&T

Here we go again, the influence of street art on corporations. Gum election is a new initiative, they are calling it modern democracy in New York. These posters enable people to vote by sticking a piece of gum on their choice. In this case they are asking ‘Who sucks the most? Vote with your gum.’ it’s a battle between US mobile providers At&t and Verizon. VIA

Dead Island: Zombie. The Reverse trailer.

When a Game developping company launches a game nowadays, they need 2 trailers. One gameplay trailer and a story trailer. This one revaels the story behind Dead Island, a game where the main goal is, killing zombies. We posted this trailer because it’s one of the best we saw recently! This version is in reverse, there is also a Chronological version available. VIA

Nike: MVP Black mamba

After playing in the All-Star Game next to Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin and Carmello Anthony, Kobe Bryant has found a new partner in crime, Robert Rodriguez. In The Black Mamba, Bryant and Rodriguez are brainstorming to make a new movie.. Against fierce basketball-players, huge explosives and enemies such as Kanye West and Bruce Willis, Kobe proves that he’s the MVP!

Microsoft confirms Kinect Hackers official developer kit

Great news! Microsoft has confirmed that it will release an SDK for it’s Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 allowing developers to create third party applications for the motion controller on other devices like the PC and Mac.

The new Software Development Kit will be released in March and be limited to non-commercial use to start with however Microsoft has said that it will bring a commercial verison out as well so developers can make money from their work. The release of the SDK will allow for custom PC applications using the motion-sensing and voice recognition technology inside the Kinect sensor.

Read more: Microsoft confirms Kinect hackers to get official developer kit. To see more hacks go to www.kinecthacks.nl


Kinetic Wave Sculptures - Reuben Margolin

Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. Also, learn how ocean waves can power our future. Learn more about Reuben at www.reubenmargolin.com

Eye Candy: 3-D Video-Mapped Living Room Is Like Having A Million Living Rooms In One

Using 3-D video-mapping technology, the guys at Mr. Beam were able to transform a plain white living room filled with plain white furniture into whatever kind of fancily decorated living room they desired by projecting different patterns onto the various elements.

How to get a job as a Freelance Copy - Agencia Loco

"This situation could've been avoided had they brought me in as a freelance copywriter." John is a Melbourne-based freelance copywriter. He recently made a self-promo video as a strange gift to the ad industry - and it scored him a sweet freelance gig 24 hours after it was released. Cudos. http://www.johnpace.me

Fedex: Always first

Awesome: Samurai Shadow Sword-Fighting

This is a video of a samurai fighting some sort of shadow spirit made out of CG crows or some shit. I'm not really sure, but eventually it takes the form of the samurai's shadow. It's basically just a choreographed dance to a video being projected, but definitely still cool to see.


The Art of FLIGHT - Best Snowboarding Film of 2011

Just when you thought the producers of "That's It, That's All" couldn't top themselves comes a new breed of snowboarding entertainment.

The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport to unimaginable levels.

Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive film making technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more, FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action. The Art of FLIGHT releases September 2011.


Infinite Waterfall

Now...how is this done? Leave comment.

Baby trashes bar in Las Palmas

The best thing I'v seen this year! Trailer for the short movie "Las Palmas" by Johannes Nyholm. The whole film will be shown at the Market Art fair in Stockholm, Magnus Karlssons booth, #36. 2011.02.18-2011.02.20. Opening hours: Fri 12-19. Sat, Sun 12-18. www.market-art.se. The film will be released in 2011. Running time: 14 mins.


Samsung: Optical Illusion

If these recordings are real and not edited they are simply amazing. The new Samsung printers are printing at such a high quality that you can create a cool optical illusion. You have to see it for yourself.


Kate Moss in 3D Shoot

Boys and girls put your 3D glasses on (RED, CYAN) it's time for Kate Moss. Kate in 1000frames/second and 3D is just... sweet. Made by Baillie Walsh for Another Magazine. Created with my favo cam, Phantom. Boyaah!

Diesel Island: a brief history

Join the movement and become a citizen at: http://www.diesel.com/island

Kinect Fashion Shopping Demo

Kinect is not only about entertainment and gaming. We can also use the motion tracking and detection in in-store installations. So we have been experimenting with a couple of ideas... The first demo we did is an installation meant to be in fashion stores, mixing the shopping experience and the online store. Here's a short movie of it. We've already progressed on these, combining Kinect with social media and other experiences as well. Thanks to SuperHeroes Amsterdam.

KLM Personal Space Experiment

We have received another nice campaign from KLM this week. They introduce their new and improved Europe Business Class. The most important new asset is ‘personal space’. To prove the human need for this personal space KLM conducted a social experiment, using candid camera.


All 61 Ads from Super Bowl 2011 in 2 Minutes

72 TV commercials were aired during the Super Bowl 2011. While some of these were the trailers of upcoming movies, others were funny super bowl commercials which left the audience in splits. The Super Bowl 2011 advertisements list was dominated by commercials of cars and alcoholic beverages. Super Bowl commercials are the main attraction for a lot of viewers. Fox has sold out the available Super Bowl slots (30 seconds) at about $3 million very early on. According to AdAge the Super Bowl 2010 contained almost 48 minutes of commercials. Adweek made a compilation of 61 Super Bowl commercials in just over 2 minutes. After the break, you can watch all the Super Bowl commercials of 2011.

The 10 Most Innovative Viral Video Ads of 2010

Everybody loves viral videos. That’s why they’re “viral.” Ad agencies have been trying, in their own way, to replicate the success of viral videos to help their campaigns get exposure and new fans. While some may miss the mark, there are some truly great and innovative viral video ads out there.

For this year’s top innovative viral video ads, advertisers and ad agencies split their goodness between web specific videos and great TV ads that did well online. Regardless of origin, the top 10 videos share several traits worth noting. Every creator knows his or her audience well and what executions appeal to them most. The videos are also inclusive in tone, making you feel like you’re a part of the brand’s message and experience.

1. NSFW. A Hunter Shoots A Bear!

Advertiser: Tipp-Ex
Ad Agency: Buzzman
Views: 15million

Why It Works: What if you were a hunter and had to choose between shooting a bear or dancing with it? With a seemingly infinite number of responses to anything clever or dirty you might think of, this video from Tipp-Ex, a white-out tape, takes choose-your-own-adventure style videos to a whole new level. A distinctly old-school product does something brand new on the YouTube platform.

2. Embrace Life

Advertiser: Sussex Safer Roads Partnership
Ad Agency: Alexander Commercials
Views: 13,9million

Why It Works: One of the most innovative videos of the year is a British PSA that encourages people to wear a seat belt. You expect it to be boring, right? But it takes your breath away with simplicity and emotion. It is a welcome respite from traditional scare-tactic PSA’s.

3. Guy Walks Across America

Advertiser: Levi Strauss & Co.
Ad Agency: Conscious Minds Productions
Views: 2,5million

Why It Works: Walking across America should take more than two minutes but this imaginative stop-motion-film from Levi’s definitely makes you want it to last even longer. The 2,770 still photos of a hipster footing it through America’s byways and landmarks clearly strike patriotic chords for a country in search of good news. It even comes with a Google map that traces the route of the filmmakers.

4. Old Spice Responses

Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
Ad Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Views: Millions of millions

Why It Works: Not having this as our number one ad is the same reason why you pick someone other than Arcade Fire as your favorite band. It’s just too obvious. But Isaiah Mustafa is, hands-down, this year’s social superstar along with W + K for the Old Spice response videos. All 200+ of them.

5. The Puma Hardchorus

Advertiser: Puma
Ad Agency: Droga5
Views: 2,2million

Why It Works: Millions of men had to choose between soccer and their loved one when major matches fell on Valentine’s Day this year. So Puma put the toughest European footballers in a video to sing a romantic song that would help soccer fans out of their scheduling jam — a brilliant example of doing something nice for your customers. Take a look at the video comments on YouTube for a peek into the psyche of European football

6. Google Chrome Speed Tests

Advertiser: Google
Ad Agency: BBH / Google Creative Lab
Views: 4,4million

Why It Works: This video shows a race between Google Chrome loading a web page and a potato getting shot through a gun on its way to becoming a French fry. It’s a video for everyone that’s sick of waiting for web pages to load in their browser, which is, well, everyone.

7. Swagger Wagon

Advertiser: Toyota Sienna
Ad Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi LA
Views: 8,5million

Why It Works: One of the best ways to find an audience online is to know exactly who you’re looking for — and then make them feel good. Toyota and its ad agency did both with a video that makes any parent in search of a minivan feel cool and hip.

8. There’s A Soldier In All Of Us

Advertiser: Activision
Ad Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day
Views: 3,5million

Why It Works: Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel join us regular folk (the concierge, short-order cook, businesswoman) in playing real-life soldiers in this spot for Activision’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops” video game. The video’s inclusive message does a great job showing us the new game is for everyone.

9. Write the Future

Advertiser: Nike Football
Ad Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Views: Unknown

Why It Works: This epic video takes you through make-or-break moments of three soccer greats and how their lives change either way. Shot by Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu (“Babel”), it got millions of web views in its first week and was a great promotion for both the FIFA 2010 World Cup and Nike.

10. Master of Business Card Throwing

Advertiser: Samsung
Ad Agency: inmD
Views: 2,9million

Why It Works: Viral video trick ads are dated, but this execution for Samsung’s new digital camcorder makes you want to toss business cards for a living. You can’t watch it without trying to do it yourself, or at least film it. Hopefully with a Samsung Digital Camcorder H205.


Wheat Thins - Twitter experiment in real life!

Is Happiness Contagious? – The KLM Surprise

Royal Dutch Airline KLM made an exciting campaign to connect with their customers called KLM Surprise at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. They tracked down “how happiness spread’, the campaign involved surprising travellers with unique gifts based on their social networking profiles. Watch the video to find out more.


Director General Creativo: Pepe Montalvo. Director Creativo: Miguel Ruiz/Fernando Carrera/Victor Alvarado. Redactor: Fernando Carrera/Victor Alvarado. Arte: Fernando Carrera/Victor Alvarado. Productor: Juan Pablo Osio. Casa Productora: Troublemakers. Director: Mato Atom. Productor Ejecutivo: James Hagger. Asisente Produccion: Melanie Aguilar. Post Produccion/Animacion: Digital District. Musica: Human.


Audi - Release the Hounds

The Shaving Helmet

YouTube user mattinbrooklyn made a helmet that will shave a person’s head in 24 seconds. Two servos running four razors, automatic shaving cream injection, LED progress indicators. Activating it spreads shaving cream over the head, then four electric razors inside pass back and forth, check out the video!

Absolutely wonderful! Nude Tea Set

Nude Tea Set by Esther Horchner. www.estherhorchner.nl

Face Visualizer by Daito Manabe Perfomance at Transmediale 2011

Daito Manabe and his Face Visualizer live at the Transmediale festival in Berlin, performed together with Ei Wada, check out the video! "The Face Visualizer is a tool which lets people’s faces move artificially in sync with music through electroshocks produced with the Max/MSP programming platform."


Found: Lost Pictures of New York

"I was skiing in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and I found a roll of film. I made a video and people helped me look for the owners." -Youtube

Daaaaaw: The Hamster-Ball Powered Mecha Robot!

Sure the cat lost interest this time, but what about the time lil' Princess eventually walks her ass off a table and the ball breaks? VIA

Pete Eckert, a blind photographer

Pete Eckert is a totally blind person. But through his photography, he proves that he IS a visual person, he just can't see. Artists Wanted is proud to present this truly inspiring portrait of the artist.


Chevy Camaro Commercial - Miss Evelyn

This is the latest Superbowl ad, which is made for Chevrolet to advertise the 426hp Camero. The ad is narrated by two guys who design the ad as it happens to try and come up with the best scenes and screen play. They go through different scenarios and characters, that are all played through live.

Pattex Viral

Time to get some glue this weekend.

AIK Vs. Gothenburg

On 25th of August 2010, AIK played a match against Gothenburg. AIK wanted a campaign to promote the match, whilst allowing all Swedish AIK fans to participate. The insight that led to the idea was that football players are often superstitious. The question roased: Is it possible to affect a football team by using superstition?

Why Knot? - Kinetic sculpture that ties neckties.

Why Knot? is a kinetic sculpture by Seth Goldstein which continually ties and unties a necktie.

James Blake / The Wilhelm Scream

Here’s another track from James Blake his upcomming album: The Wilhelm Scream. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a hyped album, but it’s probably worth it.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The user flight404 has posted this extreme video in which his body morphs in realtime. He is being captured in 3D by Kinect and the software he has written morphs his body into strange shapes. The awesomeness of this video is indescribable in words and has to be experienced

Lyndon Baty - Robot Boy (Awesome Avatar Tech!)

Lyndon Baty has polycystic kidney disease, leaving him with "virtually no immune system". For the last year, he's been unable to have any social contact with friends and peers (besides Facebook). But now, thanks to a robotic "avatar" on wheels, he attends high-school with the rest of the kids his age.


3D without 3D-glasses! Brand new technology.

Jonathan Post Experiment present by Francois. A new technology for 3D screens without glasses! This system works only on 120Hz monitor displays. It simulates 3D Active Shutter Glasses. I hope to have a final version for CES 2012. This experiment was Conducted by Luis Carone and managed by Daniel Dias at jonathan Post.


A Social Media Valentine’s Day

A video that showcases why guys love social media, especially around Valentines Day…well any Holiday for that matter. Produced by Erik Qualman (Socialnomics)

Sean (1970 documentary)

Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck interviews his neighbor, Sean Farrell, a 4-year-old living on San Francisco’s Haight Street in 1969. Sean gives his thoughts on life in his home, a hippie crash pad, and casually mentions that he smokes pot, which caused this short film to become a national sensation.

Logo or no logo – How to brand your company on Twitter

In a recent post on the {grow} blog, Mark Schaefer discussed if brands should use a logo or a face as avatar on Twitter. The post “Your company’s single biggest mistake on Twitter” argues that brands would be better off by being more personal and use a photo of a person instead of a logotype. That would make it easier for followers to connect to the company on Twitter.

“If all you want to do is broadcast press releases, than go ahead and “go logo.” But if you want to create some authentic connection with your audience, I strongly recommend you put a face on the account.”

Fun fact No 92: My agency Dedicate is at place 92. If Weloveviral.com would have been on the list we'd be No 62 =). Thank you all for following us. And if you don't, please join We Love Viral on twitter today.

The image below shows the 100 Swedish corporate Twitter accounts with most followers, from H&M (#1) to Björn Borg (#100). Only two of them have a photo of the person behind the account. A few use an image of the product (the Ice Hotel and Scania Group), but the vast majority use a logo.

Read the whole article here at kullin.net
Read Businessesgrow's article here


Even angels will fall Beamvertising

This is the Beamvertising version made by Lumina Motion & Porta 4 of Axe Excite campaign Even angels will fall.

Here's a link to the Tv-ad if you havent seen it before: AXE Fallen angels

Awesome Robo-Rainbow-Maker

Some people do their best to make this world a better place and Mudlevel did just that! He created a a robotic machine that creates rainbows!! Great stuff. Thanks to TheCuriousBrain.


GANT by Michael Bastian - A Love Story