Cut it out, in 2050 we'll all be wearing cloned sheep on our feet. Lambesis, in Del Mar, Calif., is taking us on a visionary tour of the future with its postindustrial, postverbal, global "2050 A.D." image campaign for Airwalk, shot by none other than Swingers director Doug Liman (it's his commercials debut), for Propaganda. In "Roach," Airwalk introduces us to what Lambesis CD Chad Farmer refers to as "a realistic look into the future." More specifically, it promises we'll never rid the planet of cockroaches. At least Airwalks will still be around, though, looking just like they do today. The agency has also produced a high-action back-to-school :30 wherein a truant kid is chased by the vice-principal as he breaks into the school. His Airwalks are what both save his ass and give it away. Additional credits to CD Richard Dirk, art director Michel Krohne and producer Susanne Preissler.
Bill on board. Bill Oberlander, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners executive creative director, has been elected president of the board of directors of the New York Art Directors Club. A moving force in the Club's most successful exhibits and functions- such as Young Guns NYC, a collection of the work of the city's young art directors, designers, illustrators, photographers and ad kids-Oberlander hopes to continue to encourage young people to participate in the Club's events and to embrace its larger purpose. Myrna Davis, the ADC's executive director, positions the Club as an "umbrella organization that represents all these intersecting interests," emphasizing the increasingly complex crossover of all means of visual communication. "Bill's philosophy," she adds, "his belief in the power of the image-that the world is small and the image multilingual-coincides with ours."
No problem, shoot up some Ex-Lax. Dissuading a generation of Marilyn Manson swooners and Trainspotting junkies from diving into the glam subculture of heroin use is no light matter, so Ogilvy & Mather/New York skips the preachy angle with this bowel-busting campaign for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. The "Happy Heroin Hints" series, tagged, "Heroin, dying's the easy part," features a cheery daisy logo that contains some ironic heroin-use tips such as, "Violent fits of vomiting are commonplace. Keep a bucket handy," and "Share needles and risk HIV rather than miss a single opportunity to get high." Agency credits to art director Per Jacobson, writer Kate Silverberg and creative director Rick Boyko.
The Art Directors Club, New York
Exhibit: Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners 10th anniversary
retrospective, "Can This Really Be Advertising?"
Guest speaker: J.J. Sedelmaier, J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Tuesday September 30th
Exhibit: Levi Strauss & Co., October 6th-21st
Information: (212) 674-0500
Portland Creative Conference
Guest speakers include Lee Clow, Rob Siltanen,
Richard Donner, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Dennis Muren,
Lauren Shuler Donner, Denise Di Novi and James Sheldon
September 18-20th, Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Information: (800) 587-0099 or (503) 221-2025
The One Club
Portfolio Review: Wednesday, September 10th
Screening: "Going for the Gold: Creating Award-Winning Ads," at the Museum of Television and Radio, with guest
panelists Rob Dow and David Lubars, Thursday, September 25th
Exhibit: Leagas Delaney retrospective, Wednesday,
Information: (212) 979-1900
Guest speaker: Gary Goldsmith, Wednesday,
Workshop: Account Planning Night, Wednesday,
Portfolio Review: Tuesday, October 7th
Information: (212) 288-7167 or write [email protected]
Minneapolis Creative Summit
Guest speakers: Mike Hughes and Jeff Goodby
Thursday, October 9th, Guthrie Theater
Information: (612) 347-1759
The Show, presented by the Art Directors/Copywriters Club of Minnesota and the Advertising Federation of Minnesota.
Thursday, October 9th, The Quest
Information: (612) 339-5470
New York Festivals call for entries deadline: Tuesday,