Kanye West

UK Music Video Awards 2011 Winners

Directing collective Canada picked up the Best Director Award at last night’s UK Music Video Awards, held at the Empire Leicester Square in London and hosted by Adam Buxton. Other big winners include directing duo Daniels, who picked up the video of the year award for their video for Simple Math by Manchester Orchestra.


The best work from August includes independent film magazine Little White Lies, AATOAA’s app for Arcade Fire’s album The Suburbs, And Stink’s promo for Kanye West’s Power.

Nice work for Nike, Skittles, Lynx, Virgin Media and more…

Lots more lovely new advertising work to share with you this week. We begin with the first of two new Nike ads from Wieden + Kennedy. This one, for the new CTR 360 boot, stars Barcelona midfield maestro Andrés Iniesta and features immersive surround sound, best experienced via headphones…

Kanye tackles his inner demons

Kanye West appears as a drunken fool (again, you cry?) in this short film, We Were Once A Fairytale, directed by Spike Jonze. There is dancefloor swaggering/staggering, boozed-up shagging and some impressive projectile vomiting. But then things take a turn for the very strange…

Dove Love and more nice work

Here’s a selection of the ads and music videos that we’ve enjoyed watching at CR Towers of late. First up we see Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne create some dove love for Foster’s Pure Blonde beer…

That Kanye, he gets everywhere

CR blog fan Kanye West (hi Kanye!) has been in a bit of trouble of late. In case you have been living in a hole, he got a bit over-excited at the recent MTV VMAs when he felt that Beyonce was the rightful winner of the best female video of the year, and interrupted the actual winner Taylor Swift to tell her so. And now he’s popping up on desktops all over town…

Kanye West’s golden stage show

We happen to know that Mr Kanye West links to the CR blog via his site, so it’s nice to be able to return the favour with these mock-ups of what you can expect to see if you have tickets for his European tour

Great New Videos

When I Grow Up by Fever Ray, directed by Martin de Thurah
Here’s a round-up of great new videos to help ease you to the end of the working week. We kick of with a moody number for Fever Ray track When I Grow Up, directed by Martin de Thurah.

N.A.S.A. – One Album, Six Different Covers

Album artwork by Shepard Fairey
We’ve seen some collaborative projects in our time here at CR – but the forthcoming debut album by N.A.S.A., entitled The Spirit Of Apollo (due out February 16 on Anti-) stands apart: it comes with no less than five interchangeable covers by Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, The Date Farmers, Marcel Dzama and Mark Gonzales…

Nice work

Comfort ad, agency: Ogilvy London. Creatives: Sue Higgs, Tony Haigh. Production company: Thomas Thomas Films. Director: Jim Gilchrist
It’s Friday, so it must be time for a round-up of some of the brilliant things we’ve seen and heard recently at Creative Review Towers. First up is this amusing new ad from Ogilvy in London, which reveals how a naturist family is torn apart by the irresistible softness and fragrance that Comfort fabric conditioner gives to clothes.

Nice work

Stork, Monster.com, Agency: BBDO, New York. Production company: Rattling Stick. Director: Daniel Kleinman
Following on from Patrick’s early morning blog post on some of the great work we’ve received at CR lately, here’s a second helping of good stuff for your perusal, to help you through the last hours of the working week. First up is this slightly strange ad for the job-search website, Monster.com, from BBDO New York.

Nice work (some with a festive flavour)

Apple Mac ads; Agency: TBWAMedia Arts Lab; Creatives: Chuck Monn, Jason Sperling, Alicia Dotter; Director: Drew Lightfoot; Production company: LAIKA/house
It’s the last Friday before Christmas, you’re probably all drunk, but in case any of you are looking for a way to while away some time, here is a selection of the great work we’ve received recently at CR. First up is the latest spot from Apple, which sees the PC and Mac guys appearing in animated form.