—CBS recently commissioned Ty Mattson of Mattson Creative to develop a series of eccentric animations to highlight some of their current hit shows.
Ty Mattson is one of the few who is as much artistically acute as he is business savvy, so it’s no wonder why CBS tapped him and his company Mattson Creative for the aforementioned project. Currently airing nationally, the animations vividly interpret 10 CBS shows: Two and a Half Men, CSI:, The Big Bang Theory, Hawaii Five-O, The Good Wife, Person of Interest 60 Minutes, Survivor, and NCIS.
Although all the animations are of the same clean but amiable style, one has to admire Mattson’s ability to capture each show’s individual personality, whether dramatic, humourous, or ultra-serious, in a single cartoonish form.
After seeing the apparent genius in his animation style, CBS followed up with a series of silkscreen prints of their own classic shows, such as Gilligan’s Island and I Love Lucy. The ultra-modern but lighthearted display may throw you off some, but Mattson’s knack to adapt to any time period and keep the original essence of the era should make this illustration style a future classic.
What you are looking at is not a random, slightly colourful barcode. It’s actually an entire movie that has been compressed into a unique visual code. Created by TBWAChiatDay New York for the Brooklyn Film Festival, the campaign Expand Your View aims to do just that.
For hip hop artists (and label whores), fashion name dropping is an indication of your worth. (After all, could you afford A$AP Rocky’s outfits?) Part tongue-in-cheek and part social commentary, UK designer Luke Skinner gathered a collection of hip-hop fashion references for our enjoyment.
It still amazes me that people recognize Charles Schultz’s Charlie Brown works; even after the show and comic have been defunct for so long. Artist Mark Drew with some of hip-hop’s most memorable quotes has reworked these recognizable images.