October 16, 2015
This week has been quite a revelation. We’ve gone from seeing new projects in branding and spatial design to some beautifully illustrated animated videos, and what one would call, one of the funniest ads to hit tv and social media in long.
Giant strength for the Giant Feat. The Great Khali
Early Man Film for Ambuja Cement
THIS is by far, the most hilarious advertisement for cement that’ve seen in a long long time. Former WWE wrestler, The Great Khali reminisces his story of how “his strength which gave him fame and recognition, became his biggest problem, till one day his aunt advised him to build his house with Ambuja Cement. Who knows the next Khali may be born in your house.”
ROFL. Really well done.
Map: Exploring the World
Phaidon has released a new must-have, charting 5000 years of cartography. It traces the various ways in which we have represented this world on a map, before digital maps took over. We all use digitized maps everyday thanks to our smartphones, but the book takes us back to the old-school maps we’ve used for centuries.
Making Mars: Framestore’s visual effects for The Martian
If you haven’t watched it already, here’s what you should be doing this weekend. Go to the theatre and watch The Martian, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s science fiction novel. Creative Review talks to Framestore, who made “over 330 shots for the film, creating a beautifully vivid Mars and the gargantuan spacecraft used by [Matt] Damon’s crew”.
Bihar Museum: Awakening the glory of Bihar
In Kyoorius 26, Anthony Lopez wrote about Becoming One with design, with each project, till the tug-of-war between designer and context seizes to exist. Lopez uses the example of his latest project, the Bihar Museum, in the article and here Lopez Design present the case study. Have a look…
The Saint of Dry Creek
An animated film on Patrick Haggerty, the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington, in the 1950s. A story of how as a teenager, Pat began to understand he was gay , and how his father asked him never to ‘sneak’ around or be ashamed of who he was. A beautifully crafted, simple story that brought a sigh to our hearts.
[presented in partnership with the It Gets Better Project]
Something to soothe the nerves, besides that glass of wine (or two) this weekend? The Girl in the Yellow Dress, composed by David Gilmour, and animated tastefully by film and animation studio Ornana, became the Staff Pick within hours of going up on Vimeo a week ago. Classy and sensuous as hell, watch the video yourself to get a taste of the foxy girl in the yellow dress.
Have a lovely weekend people. Au revoir…