This beautiful depiction from the Oscar-winning movie, The Godfather, is made up of thousands of letters and words. In fact, every word from the script! It was created entirely by hand and it took artist, Rick Almanzan, over 300 hours to complete. Zoom in and take a closer look!
Check out how Canada Goose’s goodwill was built through grassroots marketing and a bit of old-fashioned made-in-Canada style envy. Proud Canadians!
Under the stewardship of chief executive Dani Reiss since 2001, Toronto-based Canada Goose Inc. has grown close to 4,000% and become the country’s premier brand of outerwear. Mr. Reiss, whose grandfather, Sam Tick, founded the company in 1957, talked with the Financial Post‘s Hollie Shaw about how the brand goodwill was built through grassroots marketing and a bit of old-fashioned made-in-Canada style envy.
QHow did you take the Canada Goose brand to where it is today?
A When I started here our factory produced all kinds of stuff [and] we decided to focus on the Canada Goose [outerwear] part of the business and growing it around the world. When I got involved the product was worn by people who lived and worked in the coldest places on Earth, and that is still the case. The 21st century has become the era of the brand and in some cases…
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WittyCookie would like to share with you this Junk Mail Portrait of Elizaveth Taylor at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Hollywood. Rather than throwing away all the annoying junk mail, artist Sandhi Schimmel uses it to create colorful mosaics in a process she calls “uncycling”. This stunning portraint features Oscar-winning Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor.
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Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week (May22-25) with a visit to BEAT NATION.
by Janine C. Grant
The exhibition of Beat Nation begins even before you enter the Vancouver Art Gallery. Carved into the cement by the Hornby Street entrance, the stylized logo ‘Indians’ of the Cleveland Major League Baseball team physically imprints the sidewalk with new meaning. Interweaving the history of Vancouver with contemporary re-appropriation, Nicholas Galanin’s piece sets the tone for the work found inside. In the past, the gallery building held the Land Title office of still un-ceded Coast Salish territory. The enlightening play between space, medium and meaning throughout the gallery presents re-interpretations of tradition and the lived experience of Aboriginal people today.
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Any thoughts on this interesting coffee mug iPhone case design? How do you like it?
Dancers + camera + kaleidoscope = this infinitely gorgeous short video. (Watch in 1080p fullscreen if you can.) It’s made for TEDxSummit, an unprecedented gathering of TEDx organizers from around the world. The video celebrates “the power of x” to multiply great ideas.
And if you’re wondering … yes, it’s a real kaleidoscope. No editing tricks — everything you see here happened in the camera. (Watch the jawdropping making-of video.) Credits below.
Agency: WE ARE Pi http://wearepi.com/
Creative Directors: Hobson-Chant
Strategy: Alex Bennett-Grant
Agency producer: Jamie Nami Kim
Director: Körner Union http://www.koernerunion.com/
Production company: Big Productions Paris http://www.bigproductions.fr/
Producer: Raphaël Carassic
DOP: Laurent Tangy
Set Designer: Laurent Tesseyre
Choreographers: Icouldneverbeadancer http://icouldneverbeadancer.com/
Editor: Matthilde Carlier
Wardrobe: Elisabeth Rousseau
Hair & Make-Up: Avril Carpentier
Line Producer: Nicolas Avram
Head of Post-Production: Natacha Dolar
Post-Production: Mikros Image http://www.mikrosimage.eu/
Music artist: Yasmine Hamdan http://www.yasminehamdan.com
Producer: Toolbox Audio http://www.toolboxaudio.com/
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Today’s April 22! Happy Earth Day!
It’s the time to celebrate the wonders of our planet. Just take a moment and appreciate the amazing things going on around us on the Earth.
Do you know that April 22 is chosen to be the Earth Day because it is the first official day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and of Fall in the Southern hemisphere? In fact, after Christmas and Halloween, Earth Day is the 3rd largest celebrated holiday.
A passionate landscape photographer from Norway released a unique footage online of the northern lights and the Milky Way. Within 6 hours of the release, more than 20,000 people had shared the video with their friends. Check it out on the Wall Street Journal: Earth Day: Rare Views of the Night Sky
Chris Farnsworth, a shepherd from Wiltshire, England, turns his sheep herding experience into a great business idea – an unconventional team building course! This course brings groups of people together and teaches them how to effectively communicate with each other and work in a team to generate the best result. More than that, participants will learn about themselves and how to be an inspiration to others in the team.
This alternative way of team building has been a great hit among local business professionals. Most importantly, this course helps participants to discover their own strengths and have them realized and combined in the team. What can be better than learning and having fun at the same time?!
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