Swoosh Art is the type of art I am here af for. I truly believe masters wanted the Nike logo incorporated into their art when painting their Madonnas and goddesses. They just did’t know it yet.
Swoosh Art is a tumblr page run by award-winning fashion film director Davide Bedoni. In his words Swoosh Art “is what I do when I am bored.”
Placing the so-called Nike ‘swoosh’ in 18th and 19th century masterpieces may seem like a way to emphasise the absurdities of commercialism. But to me this is about creating a connection between visual propaganda of the past with visual propaganda of today. Although these paintings might seem like harmless decorations, they were more often than not commissioned to propagate the message of a social, political or religious conviction.
And besides, who knew that Jacques-Louis David’s iconography would be such an aesthetic match with Carolyn Davidson’s logo-design?
I do believe Brazilian art director and photographer Carolina Mizrahi is the answer to all of our prayers. Rooms fully painted in pink or beige is at least all I’ve ever wanted.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, now living and working in London, Carolina Mizrahi art directs and photographs creations that are an absolute dream. Brace yourselves for a heap of pictures because I simply could’t just select a few.
The music video to ‘I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll’ by Parekh & Singh is everything I have ever wanted and more. A combination of India and Wes Anderson-aesthetics? Yes please!
The Kolkata based indie pop band Parekh & Singh consists of musicians Nischay Parekh and Jivraj Singh. The music video to ‘I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll’ was shot on a budget of just US$5000! Consequently the duo had to DIY location scouting and art direction themselves. This Wes Anderson inspired music video is such an Internet gem!
Today being an artist can mean so many different things. Other than a painter or sculptor you can be a creative director, illustrator, graphic designer or art director – to name a few! In this blog post I will spotlight 3 incredible art directors that I love!
We are living at a time when visual creativity is given a huge platform through social media. Thanks to apps like Instagram, art directors can easily share their creations with the world. I can spend hours upon hours clicking my way through these perfectly curated Instagram accounts. There are just so many of them! And they are all so inspiring! Below I have listed a few of my favourites. Enjoy!
Australia and China based Blanche Yu art directs minimal and tasteful pictures for fashion editorials and campaigns. I’m in awe of how her entire life seems to go in one single color scheme. Her Instagram is a combination of casual, aesthetically pleasing observations and photo shoots directed by herself. Follow Blanche Yu on Instagram here.
This German/ Moroccan /Israeli goddess is the founder of nobasicgirlsallowed.com and the art director behind campaigns for Nike and Beats by Dre. Her Instagram is meticulously curated – she always posts three matching photos in a row. Follow Sarah Feingold on Instagram here.
Pau Lart is an art director and artist from Barcelona. She explains her aesthetic as “freedom, order, colour, feminism, painting, art, passion”. You can follow her personal Instagram account here. However, she is more known for curating the content for the Instagram account Hello Artists.