Giovannina Colalillo’s Portrait Contest Victory



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This past week American Artists Representatives’ very own Giovannina Colalillo, along with fellow artist Barbara Spurll, was recognized for her talents at the CAPIC Double Vision 2015 Show. Double Vision is a unique exhibition where image creators are paired up by a random draw, to create a unique and creative portrait of each other.

Their art is titled Streaming — In collaboration, they shake their inverted heads revealing important aspects of themselves. These cascading elements symbolize them, as in the headset representing Giovannina’s love for talking as she draws and paints, and Alice in Wonderland representing Barbara’s love for theatre and storytelling. Linking them together is their common Chinese Zodiac sign, the dragon.

The Gala opening and competitions took place on Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 2015, 6:30 – 10 pm, at the Arta Gallery in the Toronto’s trendy Distillery District.

To view more of Giovannina’s work, check out our website!

Credit:
Portrait of Barbara Spurll created by Giovannina Colalillo, Artist, Illustrator
© Giovannina Colalillo
Portrait of Giovannina Colalillo created by Barbara Spurll, Artist
© Barbara Spurll

PAUL “Cherchez le Franc” [iOS, Android + Product]



Mind Treat Studio produced an mobile app to make the trip to the bakery more than just sweets. Working under the direction of MRM, they launched PAUL’s first mobile campaign—“Cherchez le Franc”, stemming from their very popular “French Yourself” campaign. PAUL is a French family-owned bakery and patisserie that was founded in 1889. They own around 500 shops throughout in more than 27 countries. In the mobile application, users can collect French Francs located within neighborhoods present on a map. It can be downloaded on Google Play and the App Store.

To see more from Mind Treat Studio, view our website! 

Credits:

Project: ”Cherchez le Franc”
Client: Paul Romania
Ad Agency: MRM Romania
Design Studio: Mind Treat Studios
Android Development: mReady
Music: “Gypsy Dance” by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
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Francesco Favero 2d Animations for the Scholastic learning English eBook



Franceco Favero using using Adobe Illustrator & After Effects, he created these 2D isometric animations for Scholastic’s animated ESL eBook.

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Newtasty “Battles the Breakouts” for Clearasil Facebook Campaign



To support it’s Facebook campaign for Clearasil’s Ultra and Hydra Blast acne, Iris Worldwide selected Newtasty to create a series of 9 comics. Produced under a tight production schedule, Newtasty, created a group of male and female teenagers who battled the “evil forces” of ACNE.

Creative: Marcus Liwag

Executive Producer: Belinda Costa

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The Wall Street Journal featuring Giovannina Colalillo



Kris Areche at the Wall Street Journal looked to Giovannina for her unique conceptual perspective to accompany an article describing the push for Medicare recipients to move to the Medicare Advantage Plan (a PPO System) from traditional fee-for-service Medicare. 

Tom Clancy’s The Division by Mike Bryan



“A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails. Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it. When everything collapses, your mission begins.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division will not be available until 2015 only on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, so in the mean time check out some of Mike Bryan’s work!

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Malcolm Farley



Internationally acclaimed artist, Malcolm Farley, is renowned for his visions of color and unique ability to capture the moment ,the action, and the spirit of the event. In his distinctive painting style, Malcolm blends bold strokes of color with the drama of some of the world’s most memorable moments in time.

Malcolm started painting at the age of eight. Particularly fascinated with the energetic drive and aura of athletes, Malcolm Farley, an “all-everything athlete himself ”cut his teeth painting the world’s greatest baseball, tennis, football, and hockey stars.

 

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“I paint what I know best. I know what it feels like to dive into the end zone for the winning touchdown, hit the home run in the bottom of the ninth, and sink the three pointer at the buzzer! I love the thrill of competition and the focus needed to achieve one‘s goals. I would hope that these emotions come through in my paintings.” -Malcolm 

5 Tips for Bose Headphone Etiquette



The Bose Global MarComm department tapped Jon Rogers’ irreverent “how to” vector illustration style for this series of Facebook headphone etiquette tips.

“Maybe you have a friend whose headphones are too loud. Or a co-worker who doesn’t seem to understand that when you’re wearing headphones you don’t want to be disturbed. That’s why we created these headphone etiquette tips.”

 

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Modern-Day DaVinci



One of the artists we represent, Bonnie Hofkin, is a very multi-faceted artist. She can illustrate in many styles, but we usually need her for her more realistic, “quick-sketch” drawings, that happen to look a lot like the anatomical and technical drawings of Leonardo DaVinci. Recently, the Balvenie, a range of single malts crafted by Malt Master David Stewart, contacted us looking for someone with a style like Bonnie’s. They host an annual craft show that tours around the United States.

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Marcel's Magic



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Marcel Laverdet made a person become a work of art in this CGI piece. At first glance, it looks like she is part of the graffiti mural, when really, she has just been painted to match it. A common misconception about art is that it is only meant to be looked at and decoded. Obviously we love to view and appreciate art, but there are many factors that play into it. It can be participatory, as we see here. Laverdet crosses lines by adding this painted, naked, backward-facing (she is viewing the wall, too) woman to an already aesthetically amusing mural. By making her a part of the creation, he combines viewer and product in an interesting and cool fashion.

 

 

 

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