The FCUK Fall Winter 2011 trailer we featured a few days ago was just the first in a series of 9 trailers for the brand. Here are the 2nd and 3rd in the series in the Autumn/Winter campaigns directed by Leila and Damien de Blinkk:

Picture yourself in a field of flowers, the sun radiating in your hair. The Blouse trailer is French, frilly, see-through and soft. A message of tranquility and purity.

On the flipside The Lucky Shirt is higher energy, manly and promotes a “winning” feeling.

Which is your favorite so far?

The Savage Eye Surrealism & Cinema exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery, at the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, presents a major survey of the surrealist sensibility in cinema. This includes a focus on the late films of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, undoubtedly the most well-known filmmaker to emerge out of Surrealism, and who continued to underline the surrealist provenance of his films throughout his longstanding career into the 1970s.

David Lynch Eraserhead, 1976

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Paintings by Diego Gravinese appear to be photographs, they are so realistic. Mostly working in oil, Gravinese creates snapshots in time, seemingly from the eyes of a voyeur. Here are some samples of his artwork:

After the Gold Rush

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Lola Alvarez Bravo

by Lorette C. Luzajic

Most photographers are known for mastery of a particular aspect of the art – lighting, composition, subject matter, style and design, creativity, perspective, portraits, and so forth. When a photographer’s strength is every one of these, you have the formidable Mexican Lola Alvarez Bravo.

For fifty years, Lola took pictures of daily life in Mexico, including portraits of her colleague, artist Frida Kahlo. She is known as the first female photographer in Mexico.

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Luke Ramsey is one of many artist’s whose work appears in a new therapeutic activity book Ink About It from Art With Heart. The book is intended to help struggling teens and tweens adapt and adjust to life’s ups and downs, to lead kids toward social and emotional wellness.

Ilustration spread by Luke Ramsey:

The activities in the book are based in cognitive behavioral, narrative and art therapies and lead the kids in a developmentally healthy way towards social and emotional wellness.

Visit Art With Heart and learn more about Ink About It.

The artwork of wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922 –2007) is a visual ecosystem in which elements of color, shapes, lines and subjects are interrelated, interdependent and perfectly balanced. Harper had an unique ability to capture the essence of any living organism, challenging our previous perceptions of nature, which offers a new and unexpected way to enjoy it. An exhibition of his work is currently on show at The Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany through September 11, 2011.

Charley Harper calls his style “minimal realism”, capturing the essence of his subjects with the few-est possible visual elements. Less interested in creating the illusion of dimension, he captures the infinite patterns and designs of nature, which instead turns his wildlife art into flat, simple, and playful creations.

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The word “trailer” brings forth to mind a preview of a film; ones that appear at movie houses across the globe. However, trailers (for a while now) have been used to market everything from books to perfumes and fashion, allowing an alternative platform for a creative marketing message.

French Connection UK (FCUK) has a new trailer for their Fall/Winter Collection 2011. The trailer was created by the creative minds at the music video production company Paydirt. Have a look:

Credits: Directed by Leila and Damien de Blinkk.

Quite Lynchian if you ask us. What are your thoughts?

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