Zanardi: Human Meets Machine

Client:
BMW
  • Zanardi: Human Meets Machine

    The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona marked the exciting kickoff to BMW Motorsport’s racing season in North America. But this year was special.

    This year Italian racing legend Alex Zanardi joined BMW to race the #24 BMW M8 GTE in the famed 24-hour endurance race. Zanardi lost both of his legs in a CART crash in 2001. He would race again with prosthetic legs, but found them inadequate for long-term usage required in endurance racing. In order for Zanardi to race on a team with three other drivers, BMW leveraged their engineering expertise and built a one-of-a-kind steering wheel that made steering, shifting, and controlling the throttle possible using only his hands and a unique lever to break and downshift through turns. 

    Returning for one race before training for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, we jumped at the opportunity to honor Zanardi for the inspiration he is, and the engineering that went into making this possible with this film: We wanted to showcase Zanardi’s inspirational return and the BMW technology that made it possible, and champion them each as the ultimate inspiration and the Ultimate Driving Machine. This marks the first work from Matt Edwards and Wes Phelan, our newest Creative Directors.

    Released: February 2019

    Tags:
    San Francisco, BMW , Film

I Am The New Creative

Client:
Adobe
  • New Creatives Case Study

    New Creatives Case Study

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    When Adobe replaced their popular creative software with the subscription-based Creative Cloud, they were launching an entirely new way of using their product.

    So we decided to launch an entirely new type of customer.

    Today’s creatives aren’t just one thing; they are multidisciplinary artists. We needed to show what is possible now that all Adobe’s tools are bundled together.

    To win them over, we put our customers at the center of an integrated campaign, projecting their crowdsourced self-portraits onto their faces and thereby showing art and artist together.

    * An online spot declared, “I Am the New Creative,” and contained embedded links that connected directly to the featured artist’s portfolio.

    * Posters were distributed to featured artists.

    * The website, iamthenewcreative.com, encouraged artists to submit portraits and become part of the campaign.

    * Adobe donated its global social media network to showcase the New Creatives’ work to more than 16 million potential viewers online.

    By putting creatives at the center, we dramatically increased visits to artists’ portfolios. Positive sentiment toward Adobe Creative Cloud increased on social media. And the creative themselves became our best and most effective ambassadors of a new way of working. 

    Released: April 2014

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Adobe, Film, Print, Integrated, Social, Design
  • Web Film: “I Am the New Creative”

    Web Film: “I Am the New Creative”

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    Creatives today do a little bit of everything, from illustration to filmmaking to web design. This film celebrates how all these different disciplines are coming together. 

    In it a series of artists are shown with their work projected across their faces. Artists who appear include Joshua Davis, Dylan Roscover, Anita Fontaine, Jeremy Fish and Alejandro Chavetta. Additional artwork was also crowdsourced from Behance, an online platform that showcases photography, graphic design, illustration and fashion.

    Released: September 2013

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Adobe, Film, Print, Integrated, Social, Design
  • “I Am The New Creative” Behind-The-Scenes

    “I Am The New Creative” Behind-The-Scenes

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    When Adobe replaced their popular creative software with the subscription-based Creative Cloud, they were launching an entirely new way of using their product.

    So we decided to launch an entirely new type of customer.

    Today’s creatives aren’t just one thing; they are multidisciplinary artists. We needed to show what is possible now that all of Adobe’s tools are bundled together.

    To win them over, we put our customers at the center of an integrated campaign, projecting their crowdsourced self-portraits onto their faces and thereby showing art and artist together.

    * An online spot declared, “I Am the New Creative,” and contained embedded links that connected directly to the featured artist’s portfolio.

    * Posters were distributed to featured artists.

    * The website iamthenewcreative.com encouraged artists to submit portraits and become part of the campaign.

    * Adobe donated its global social media network to showcase the New Creatives’ work to more than 16 million potential viewers online.

    Released: October 2013

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Adobe, Film, Print, Integrated, Social, Design
  • Print: “Eric Kallman” & “Jeff Benjamin”

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    If you attended the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, you saw some of the world’s most awarded and respected advertising illuminati featured in Adobe’s “New Creatives” campaign.

    The print work used the faces of six of the industry’s most respected professionals as palimpsests for collaborations with up-and-coming artists within the Adobe Behance community. Each creative professional partnered with an emerging artist to conjure up a design that reflected both the professional’s most famous ad campaigns and their unique personalities. The professionals’ faces were then painted white, and the designs were projected onto them.

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    San Francisco, Adobe, Film, Print, Integrated, Social, Design
  • Print: “Alex Trochut” & “Fernanda Romano”

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    If you attended the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, you saw some of the world’s most awarded and respected advertising illuminati featured in Adobe's “New Creatives” campaign.

    The print work used the faces of six of the industry’s most respected professionals as palimpsests for collaborations with up-and-coming artists within the Adobe Behance community. Each creative professional partnered with an emerging artist to conjure up a design that reflected both the professional’s most famous ad campaigns and their unique personalities. The professionals’ faces were then painted white, and the designs were projected onto them.

    The esteemed creatives included Jeff Benjamin (J. Walter Thompson), PJ Pereira (Pereira & O’Dell), Eric Kallman (Goodby Silverstein & Partners), Fernanda Romano (Naked), Mick Ebeling (Not Impossible Labs) and Alex Trochut. Collectively, the group has won over 110 Cannes Lions and 14 Grand Prix.

    The creative partnerships include the following:

    * Jeff Benjamin working with Vault49 to turn his face into the “subservient chicken” he made famous for Burger King

    * Mike Ebeling also worked with Vault49 to interpret his open-source invention that allows paralyzed artists to create art through eye movement

    * Eric Kallman joining Adhemas Batista to re-create Kallman’s work for Pizza Hut, Skittles and the mega-successful Old Spice campaign

    * PJ Pereira and Doug Alves paying homage to Pereira’s latest book, Gods of Both Worlds (about Brazilian folklore), by projecting a traditional Brazilian deity mask

    * Fernanda Romano teaming up with Yema Yema to showcase Romano’s vivacious personality through design

    * Designer Alex Trochut created his own design

    The ads ran in the official Cannes welcome booklet, in the Lions Daily News, on distributed posters and fliers, on out-of-home LED screens along the Promenade de la Croisette, through online social content, inside the Palais entrance and at the Adobe welcome party.

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    San Francisco, Adobe, Film, Print, Integrated, Social, Design
  • Print: “PJ Pereira” & “Mick Ebling”

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    If you attended the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, you saw some of the world’s most awarded and respected advertising illuminati featured in Adobe's “New Creatives” campaign.

    The print work used the faces of six of the industry’s most respected professionals as palimpsests for collaborations with up-and-coming artists within the Adobe Behance community. Each creative professional partnered with an emerging artist to conjure up a design that reflected both the professional’s most famous ad campaigns and their unique personalities. The professionals’ faces were then painted white, and the designs were projected onto them.

    The esteemed creatives included Jeff Benjamin (J. Walter Thompson), PJ Pereira (Pereira & O’Dell), Eric Kallman (Goodby Silverstein & Partners), Fernanda Romano (Naked), Mick Ebeling (Not Impossible Labs) and Alex Trochut. Collectively, the group has won over 110 Cannes Lions and 14 Grand Prix.

    The creative partnerships include the following:

    * Jeff Benjamin working with Vault49 to turn his face into the “subservient chicken” he made famous for Burger King

    * Mike Ebeling also worked with Vault49 to interpret his open-source invention that allows paralyzed artists to create art through eye movement

    * Eric Kallman joining Adhemas Batista to re-create Kallman’s work for Pizza Hut, Skittles and the mega-successful Old Spice campaign

    * PJ Pereira and Doug Alves paying homage to Pereira’s latest book, Gods of Both Worlds (about Brazilian folklore), by projecting a traditional Brazilian deity mask

    * Fernanda Romano teaming up with Yema Yema to showcase Romano’s vivacious personality through design

    * Designer Alex Trochut created his own design

    The ads ran in the official Cannes welcome booklet, in the Lions Daily News, on distributed posters and fliers, on out-of-home LED screens along the Promenade de la Croisette, through online social content, inside the Palais entrance and at the Adobe welcome party.

    Tags:
    San Francisco, Adobe, Film, Print, Integrated, Social, Design

Sipsters

Client:
SONIC Drive-In

Dreams of Dalí

Client:
The Dalí Museum
  • Dreams of Dalí

    When a piece of artwork really inspires you, sometimes you just want to jump inside it and wander around. And now you can. 

    “Dreams of Dalí” takes us inside the mind of the legendary surrealist Salvador Dalí by transporting us into one of his early paintings, Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus” (1935). Just put on the virtual-reality headset, and you’ll be able to move around inside the painting in a fully immersive 3-D environment. You’ll look beyond what was depicted in the original frame and even hear Dali’s possible thoughts as he was imagining his surreal world. 

    “We are excited that our partnership with the Dalí Museum has allowed us an opportunity to explore a new way to look at art,” remarked GS&P co-founder Jeff Goodby. “Dalí was a true visionary, and no other artist would be a better fit for this project.”

    “Dreams of Dalí” will be open to the public at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. A 360-degree-video version of the experience, involving simpler VR gadgets like Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, is also available at dreamsofdali.org. 

    Released: January 2016

    Tags:
    San Francisco, The Dalí Museum, Interactive, Film, Integrated, Mobile, Experiential