Brothers and Sisters creative duo Lisa and Kirsten™ have teamed up with the anonymous German street art collective Mentalgassi, to create art installations for Amnesty International.
They have called the installations ‘Making the invisible visible’. The posters highlight the case of Troy Davis, a man who has been on death row for 19 years in the USA, despite serious doubts about his conviction. The posters are displayed on fence railings. Front on, you see nothing but bars. Troy’s face only becomes visible from an angle. Please help save Troy from being executed.
The juggernught that is Streetmuseum keeps on rolling, growing in size and stature. Recently it has picked up a couple of awards. Namely Campaign magazine’s “BIG” awards where it came top in the digital: sport, travel and leisure catagory, beating big boys W+K Portland and Mother. Not content with that, Streetmuseum strolled over to the pan-europeanEpicaawards where it scooped a grand prix in the interctive catagory. The Epicad’Or no less. The work also won Epica’s special Mobile Award. Roll on D&AD, lets ‘ave it
For those of you that don’t know The Ashes,a bi-annual test series of cricket between England and Australia started last night on sky sports.
Anyway, because its taking place down under the games start past our bedtime and finish around 7am.
Today’s game finished at 7.30am and it was a disaster for England. To keep people up to date and to show we know our stuff, we produced a digital 6 sheet that ran live across london at 8am (just half an hour after the game finished). It had the latest score and a picture of a proud and happy Shane Warne (former aussie cricketer).
The Sky Sports viral that we have been beavering away on has just gone live and it allows every fan to live out their fantasy of becoming the star player of their favourite team. What fan wouldn’t want that I ask you?
Pop over to www.yourteamyourdream.comtake sexy snap on your web cam or upload one from your vast image library, sit back, relax and bask in your own sporting prowess.
Listen up y’all because this is the week that our inaugural slam night kicks off and are we exited about it!? We wanna pack the Alphabet Bar to the rafters so bring your buddies for some beers and belly laughs. We have a great range of speakers from the creative industries to get the chuckles rippling through the room and amazing music from The Musgraves. So come one come all.
The coffee-table in reception is looking hipper every month thanks to zines by Stacks. (and thanks to Katy Lindemman for blogging about Stacks in the first place and turning us onto the whole £45 a year for a random cool mag every month plus a freebie thrown in for good measure thang). Really love Article, a freesheet from up Sheffield way. This month’s theme is about drifting through life. Sadly, the northern young all come down to London looking for work. Only 15% of Sheffield graduates are employed locally after a year. A brain drain from Barnsley and a grim exodus from not-so-grim-anymore Grimsby. They should stay where they are and drift through the badlands of Bradford and Derby with Article in their back pocket. Oh Comely, looks great. A magazine written by women but not just for women exhibiting a degree of creative economy via short, pithy, deeply meaningful articles, ideas like having a guest illustrator and no celeb dross.
Andy (brosis#1) spoke at the Click conference last week on the subject of Streetmuseum and other assorted digital hocus-pocus. His talk was themed around the idea that virtuality is a kind of dream layer in everyday life where people can live their dreams. A lovely phrase, Dream-Layer suggesting both a level of consciousness and something superimposed over the world. It sounds like a surrealist idea – images from the unconscious brought into reality. It also sounds like a great way of describing all the brilliant ideas that are coming out of people working with light and projections at the moment. We’ve pitched few ideas ourselves and had some cutting edge practitioners in talking to us recently. And then on the BBC today I found a news piece. Projection is the new Xmas light. Dream layers indeed.
Ubër planner and all round nice guy Ivan Ivanovic, or double I as we like to call him attended the 2010 national Rock, Paper, Scissors championships recently. He was there merely to show moral support for a friend but ended up competing and reaching the quarter-finals, which I’m sure you’ll agree is quite impressive for his first foray into competitive shape throwing.
We sow the seed, nature grows the seed and then we eat the seed!It’s a simple philosophy that we are trying to follow here at B&S HQ. Unfortunately though it’s difficult to come across allotments in Soho as there isn’t a lot of space to spare. Never to be outwitted we decided to install some window boxes and our first crop is now ready to be harvested. Lashings and lashings of lettuce and rocket.
The next Hospital Club Creatives in Residence artists onto the personal branding couch were House of Jonn, a pair of brilliant young architects with an ambition to do ground breaking work. Their session has led them to hammer out a manifesto.