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Sean Freeman at Apple store Montreal, Canada

For our friendly neighbors of the north, artist Sean Freeman will be appearing at the Apple Store in Montreal on October 17th.

A love for words and beautiful images led Sean to explore a harmony of both.  After graduating with a First Class Honors in Graphic Design and Advertising, Sean started working as a designer in a few agencies in London while pursuing his own work in the evenings, weekends, holidays and tea breaks.  After receiving his first commission ( a tiny headline in a major magazine) one commission quickly turned into several more, until the balance tipped, enabling him to set up his own studio: There Is.

Sean lives in East London under the watchful eye of his 13 year old (slightly fat) French Canadian cat.  He creates award-winning typographic treatments and illustrations for a varied range of clients globally.

Monday October 17th, 2011

7:30 – 8:30 PM

Apple Store Sainte-Catherine, Montreal

You can see more work by Sean Freeman on the Levine/Leavitt site.

 

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New Dior Addict shot by Laziz Hamani

The newest images from still life photographer Laziz Hamani, shot for Dior in Paris.

You can see more work by Laziz Hamani on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Volkswagen Tiguan by Markus Wendler

Markus Wendler collaborated with the team at Deutsch LA to shoot the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan.  Stay tuned for more images of the 2012 Volkswagen family by Wendler.

You can see more work by Markus Wendler on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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KarlssonWilker take a European roadtrip to launch the Mini Coupe

When Mini contacted New York City based karlssonwilker for campaign ideas surrounding the launch of the new Mini Coupe, we’re pretty sure they did not expect to produce a road trip through Europe.  And that’s precisely what karlssonwilker founders, Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson convinced Mini to do. The pair, along with KW creative director Nicole Jacek, drove two Mini Coupés across southern Europe with a film crew and photographer making stops to meet with area creatives and document their adventure. They came up with the plan once they heard the ‘Another day, another adventure’ theme Mini was looking to develop ideas around.

A few people they met along the way:

Romanian underground heavy metal band Monarchy:

Michelin-starred chef in Bulgaria, Joro Ivanev:

A Romanian graffiti artist Sinboy:

And they survived a few run-ins with the law:

The trip was documented online  and as part of a special 24 page inset designed by karlssonwilker in the release of Matter, a new magazine launching in October.  We are quite pleased that Creative Review covered the story yesterday!
You can see more work by karlssonwilker on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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The new VW Beetle shot by Nick Meek

Photographer Nick Meek spent 21 days in August shooting the 21st Century Beetle Campaign.  In total he shot 26 ads to launch the car worldwide.  Here are the first images art directed for the american market.

You can see more work by Nick Meek on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Sean Freeman selected for ADC Young Guns

Art Directors Club has announced the 50 best and brightest creatives under the age of 30 for the annual Young Guns showcase.  Amongst the pool of excellent talent is our type specialist Sean Freeman.

The interview below is from the ADC site:

A love for words and beautiful images led Sean to explore a harmony of both. After graduating with a First Class Honors in Graphic Design & Advertising, Sean started working as a designer in a few agencies in London while pursuing his own work in the evenings, weekend, holidays and tea-breaks. After receiving his first commission (a tiny headline in a major magazine), one commission quickly turned into two, two to three, until the balance tipped, enabling him to spread his wings and set up his own studio: There Is.

Sean lives in East London under the watchful eye of his 13 year old (slightly fat) French-Canadian cat. He creates award-winning typographic treatments and illustrations for a varied range of clients globally.

What do you fight against constantly in your work?
Photoshop… sometimes I win… sometimes I don’t.

What is the driving force behind the time and effort you spend excelling at your craft?
An obsession with details.

What keeps you going when you work late into the evening?
Sweet wine & groovy tunes.

If you broke your arm, who would you most want to sign your cast?
Barack Obama, and ideally he’d sing a little something while he did it.

From the Jury:
The most exquisite and inventive typography I have seen, presented flawlessly. – Ian Wharton, YG8

You can see more work by Sean Freeman on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Cruyff Classics campaign shot by Marcel Christ

Photographer Marcel Christ shot this new campaign for Cruyff Classics.  Named for Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff, the brand gained it popularity in the 80′s, outfitted the Dutch Olympic team, and was seen on soccer greats like Vandenberg, Petterson, Jordi and Winter.  This campaign nicely shows off the amazing range of Christ’s photography.

You can see more work by Marcel Christ on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Umbro Blackout Collection shot by Sacha Waldman

Sacha Waldman worked with the team at Anomaly to create these ads for Umbro’s Cosmos Blackout collection, which pays homage to one of the most significant moments in New York City history, the Blackout of 1977.  

It’s known as the city that never sleeps, but on July 13 1977 New York fell into complete darkness as a blackout swept over the entire area, plunging NYC into chaos. By coincidence, Brazilian defender Carlos Alberto Torres was arriving in the city at the same time to sign for the New York Cosmos football team, a move that would see the celebrated squad move from contenders to genuine champions.

These two moments are the inspiration behind the Cosmos Blackout collection, which takes some of Umbro’s most celebrated items and shapes them into a cool tonal range. All the products are black on black, but find flashes of color and texture through the use of embroidery, UV responsive paint and reflective prints.

You can see more work by Sacha Waldman on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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The Lucie Awards honor James Day

The Lucies honored James Day with two 2nd place awards.

Advertising: Product – Professional for his series for Colgate 360

Editorial: Other – Professional for a still life editorial for GQ.

You can see more work from James at the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Marcel Christ’s Stella Artois campaign featured in Up There

Last year still life photographer Marcel Christ worked with the team at Mother NY to create several graphic images for the Stella Artois campaign.  The ads were hand painted onto buildings all over New York, and featured in this short film by Malcom Murray.

You can see more work by Marcel Christ on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Best Buy ad campaign shot by Dimitri Daniloff

Photographer Dimitri Daniloff traveled to Los Angeles to shoot these dreamy ads for Best Buy. Known for his fantasy inducing images, this campaign was a perfect match for Dimitri.

You can see more work by Dimitri Daniloff on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Harvey Nichols Sale shot by James Day

James Day photographed these ads for Harvey Nichols’ famed sale event, which historically attracts rather aggressive shoppers seeking an amazing deal.

This last ad was chosen as Lurzer’s Archive ad of the week, shown on the Lurzer’s site and Facebook page.

You can see more of James Day’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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Absolut Blank by Alex Trochut

TBWA/Chiat/Day New York commissioned a group of top artists, including Alex Trochut, to produce large-scale installation works with the brief “Absolut Blank.”

Under the tagline “It all starts with an Absolut Blank,” the campaign blends print, interactive, digital, and installation art as the artists used the blank canvas of the bottle to indulge their creative inspirations including light installations, murals and collages. The campaign, which highlights various mediums of artistic expression, launched in the UK this week.

Absolut has always challenged conventions through creative collaborations with artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Douglas Gordon and Louise Bourgeois. Absolut Blank is an exciting new chapter for Absolut. The 18 artists participating in Absolut Blank represent a variety of creative disciplines; from drawing, painting and sculpting to print making, film making and digital art.

You can see more work by Alex Trochut on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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VW Touareg ad shot by Nick Meek

Another addition to the growing collection of VW ads shot by Nick Meek, this time for the new Touareg.

Stay tuned for more VW ads shot by Nick in the very near future…

You can see more work by Nick Meek on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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2012 Campari calendar shot by Dimitri Daniloff

We’re pleased to announce that Dimitri Daniloff photographed the 2012 Campari Calendar, with actress/model Milla Jovovich.  Photos below taken from the set in Paris.

The Campari Calendar is an exclusive piece of art created and distributed by the Italian cocktail Campari. They only print 9,999 copies every year, and it’s not on sale, so it’s a collectible item.

Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, said the Campari Calendar is renowned for the powerful and passionate images it creates of recognizable stars.

“The inspiration and style of the images for the 13th Campari Calendar meant that Milla and Dimitri were both obvious choices,” he said. “Each year we create something new and unique for Campari lovers, but this year I think we’ve pushed the creativity further than ever before.”

In previous years, Latin sensations Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek and Eva Mendes have captivated the Campari lens. Last year, it was actor Benicio del Toro.

The 2012 Campari Calendar will be unveiled at a red carpet event in Milan this October.

You can see Dimitri’s work on the Levine/Leavitt site.

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