Wimbledon artwork by Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey for HSBC. Ad agency: JWT London. Exec Creative director: Russell Ramsey. Creative director: Axel Chaldecott. Creatives: Mark Norcutt, Laurence Quinn, Phillip Meyler, Darren Keff
Following on from the blog post on Olafur Eliasson’s Waterfalls in New York, we have some more nature-based art for you, this time by UK artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey. They have created this artwork, their first piece to be used in a commercial context, for HSBC as part of the bank’s partnership with the 2008 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, which, in case you haven’t been paying attention, are currently taking place. JWT London is the agency behind the campaign.
Gorilla for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk by Fallon London
Well, it’s all over for another year, after this evening’s award ceremony in Cannes revealed the winners of the Film, Titanium and Integrated Lions, ending the speculation on the Carlton Terrace. Taking a Grand Prix in Film was Fallon London, whose Gorilla commercial for Cadbury’s has drummed its way to the top of yet another awards ceremony. So far, so predictable you might think. But wait… this year Gorilla wasn’t the only one to enjoy Cannes Film glory, when the jury took the unprecedented move of awarding not one, but two Film Grand Prix honours.
While the advertising community was celebrating at this year’s D&AD Awards and rightly so (see results here), many designers looked on aghast. The reason? There are no D&AD awards in graphic design this year. Not one. Not a single yellow pencil was awarded in any of the graphics categories. Now what?
Earlier this evening a record six Black Pencils were handed out in an unprecedented act of judicial generosity at D&AD’s 2008 Awards. Apple scooped two (making it the biggest single winner of the coveted Gold Award to date, with six since 1999) and it was a very good year for advertising categories, with The Partners’ Grand Tour initiative for The National Gallery picking up a Gold; and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Projector Inc. also winning for online campaigns (no Graphics awards though, of which more here and here). Oh and that Gorilla made a brief appearance as well…
Dougal Wilson and Shelley Parker
Subway Sect is a new radio series, produced by Maria Bartolo and CR’s Eliza Williams, which is airing on Resonance FM, London’s art/experimental radio station. The shows aim to explore the complex relationship between art and music and take the form of a series of conversations between artists, musicians, writers, designers, DJs and music video directors.
The shows go out each Wednesday at 1pm on Resonance (104.4 FM or online at www.resonancefm.com) and we’ll also be bringing you transcripts of highlights from the shows each week on the CR blog.
This week’s Subway Sect sees music video and advertising director Dougal Wilson in conversation with DJ and artist Shelley Parker. The two discuss Wilson’s videos for musicians including Jarvis Cocker and Bat For Lashes, while Parker explains the differences between DJing at Tate Britain compared to Fabric, and describes her new record label, Structure. The conversation took place earlier this year at Wilson’s production company offices, Blink Productions.