Tuesday, 13 July 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird

I watched this film for the first time yesterday, I read the book years ago and loved it and the film was no disappointment, far from it. But the title sequence of this 1962 production stole the Oscar award winning show for me. So here are some links:

(Stephen Frankfurt's biog on the Art Directors Club website)

(the title sequence itself)

(a 1965 BBC documentary into Frankfurt's advertising career)

(Frankfurt talking about the title sequence)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Vintage Labels

Found these while rootling round my room, don't know how they got there but they're pretty delicious (especially the pink one)...

Monday, 5 July 2010

Exeter Festival

See the BMW ad featuring Theo Jansen on youtube:


I was lucky enough to see the fabulous Theo Jansen kinetic sculptures strolling round Exeter on Saturday, far removed from their normal beach locations, but absolutely amazing to see in the flesh. Instead of their normal fuel of wind, they were aided by plastic bottles of air and small children. The Spacex gallery in town has been holding the first UK exhibition of the Dutch artist's work, and although that's over now, the gallery is still worth a trip.