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David Lynch Christian Louboutin Spot: Très Chic or Just Strange?

It’s been eight years since David Lynch last released a full-length film, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy: he’s launched his own coffee line, become a spokesperson for transcendental meditation, written and directed this Dior video, designed limited-edition Dom Perignon labels, and teamed up with Alyssa Milano to create a line of lycra-based workout leggings.

The latest addition to his marketing oeuvre is this :30 spot for Rouge Louboutin, Christian Louboutin’s $50 nail polish that lets fashionistas match their mani/pedi to the brand’s iconic red-bottomed shoes.

That was exactly as strange as we expected it to be–though it still amounted to a more coherent narrative than Inland Empire.

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Laser Cat Will Project Art Onto Bass Museum at ADC Awards

Back in November, we brought you news of Laser Cat, the giant art-eating cat that projects the art he ingests from his laser eyes. Launched by Hungry Castle and Umbrella and constructed by ADC Hall of Famer and SVA teacher Kevin O’Callaghan, Laser Cat solicited submissions from agency creatives, as well as artists everywhere.

The original (unrealistic) goal was to gain one million submissions, allowing Laser Cat to project the art on the moon at this year’s ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach on April 8th. Unfortunately, the moon is out, but Laser Cat will be on hand at the ADC Awards in Miami to project 10,539 artworks onto the Bass Museum. In addition to submissions from many top agencies, Laser Cat was able to garner some pretty impressive celebrity submissions, including those from Banksy and David Lynch. For more, check out the videos above and below, or head on over to the Laser Cat site. And if you’d like to see Laser Cat in person, buy tickets for the ADC Awards in Miami Beach.

 

Friday’s Ad Rip-Off: Eastern Bank v. PeoplesBank

Here we go again. An anonymous tipster told us a tale of two banks. It goes something like this: PeoplesBank brought in an agency after seeing the agency’s work on the above spot for Boston-based Eastern Bank. Truly, nothing says, “Boston rules. Give us your money,” like watching Doug Flutie‘s miracle Hail Mary touchdown pass for Boston College in 1984.

But, the plot thickens. PeoplesBank decides not to hire said agency, and then releases an eerily similar ad a little while later:

We ask, is this a case of an ad ripoff? Or, is this just another example of banks being banks, releasing ads showing the usual images of children having fun, someone exercising, a boat on a quiet lake, senior citizens smiling, women painting in the park and families doing family stuff? Until David Lynch starts directing commercials for mid-size banks, we may just be getting more of the same.

John Cameron Mitchell Takes Turn in Dior’s Directing Chair

Anonymous Content along with Hedwig and the Angry Inch director John Cameron Mitchell recently put together a six-minute promo for one of the staple brands in the fashion world, Dior. The spot is entitled “Lady Grey London,” and takes you on a night out in London with Lady Dior as she basically bewitches all of the men around her with her beauty and Dior swagger.

X-Men‘s Magneto, aka Ian McKellen, must have had a blast on this one. I wonder how many takes it took to get the scene of him with his legs on Lady Dior’s shoulders. Oh boy! If you notice, he’s wearing a blanket on his lap. Haha, enough said.

Mitchell wrote the script and worked closely with Dior’s in-house creative group over a few weeks to complete the concept. Like all Dior campaigns, whether it’s the Marion Cotillard piece we covered or David Lynch‘s 16-minute epic, they don’t know the meaning of a standard :30 spot though, we’re talking about Dior here. They have the piggy bank to produce full-length movies if they wanted. Credits after the jump.

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