Advertising is a business worth billions. The visual language of effective ad campaigns is generally considered to be innovative, radical, and groundbreaking. But is that really true? In 100 Visual Ideas, 1000 Great Ads, the French blogger and undercover advertising expert Joe La Pompe exposes the not-so-secret visual recipes behind successful ads.
CRAS is a collection of recent work by Stephan Doitschinoff. The artist is widely considered to be one of the leading talents on the Brazilian art scene and his work is shown in museums and galleries worldwide. Doitschinoff’s art is based on a deeply symbolic code language and iconoclastic religious and folkloric elements. He offers acid critiques of our modern society that provide glimpses into another political and philosophical dimension.
The architecture of the last several decades was shaped by the need for individual representation and demarcation. Today, a growing counter-movement is focusing on the development of public space as a means to get people together in order to exchange ideas or share experiences. Going Public showcases this creative revival of public space in our urban and rural landscapes.
Oliver Jeffers is a world famous creator of picture books for children. International bestsellers such as How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and Stuck are not only beloved by children and parents alike, but are also highly acclaimed by critics and have won numerous respected awards.
When, in 1909, the color photography pioneer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii began his journey to capture all of Russia in color images on behalf of the czar, the scope and importance of his undertaking were clear. Since 1905 he had planned to systematically document the empire with the color photography technique he had developed in order to give all Russians, particularly schoolchildren, a deeper connection to their country. He petitioned Nicholas II long enough that the czar finally provided him with a specially equipped railroad-car darkroom and the necessary travel permits.
Olaf Hajek is currently one of the world’s most successful and well-known illustration artists. His work can be seen in newspapers including the Washington Post and the New York Times, in magazines such as Rolling Stone and Time, in advertisements for international brands, and on stamps for Great Britain’s Royal Mail. Despite the diversity of his clientele, Hajek makes no aesthetic compromises. His characteristic style is what makes his work appealing to a broad audience and range of clients.