Street art at amazing new levels. Claudio Ethos is a Brazillian street artist bringing abstract ideas to the urban outdoors. His most recent works can be found on the streets of Amsterdam as well as in Paris and in his home town of Sao Paulo.
To check out a collection of his works, head to his website, take me there.
To plug into the world of street art, head to Vandalog, a blog dedicated to showcasing street art as it happens. Take me there.
I stole this nice little blog post off Andrew! On a pleasant Thursday morning he came across this danty little cycle store and the macho man inside of him didn't quite have the heart to blog it himself.
Beg Bicycles presents a whimiscal, daisy scented store, dedicated to 'clasically styled sit up and beg cycling.' Flowers, pastels, cardigans and whicker baskets decorate this oh so dainty destination. Whilst browsing the ladies section I fell head over heels for the Flirty 30's Betty bike, it's practical, retro and features a tan leather saddle... What more could a gal ask for?
Treat yourself to a lovely ride through the Beg Bicles store, enjoy the ride!
Insight have a new campaign - "Untitled". The cool vid above sums it up and shows you how it cam together. You can read a little more on the background of the campaign and an interview here
You may have seen the 'We all want to be Young' video we posted here a couple of months back. "We all want to be young in China" was created in response to the popular youth culture video. A huge population, evolving at a rapid rate - opening up to the western world but still deeply rooted in history and culture, this 3 minute piece focusses on possibly the most important consumers in the world today: the Chinese youth.
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Just when you thought it was safe to sit back and enjoy instagram, tumblr, flickr, words with friends an iPoo...BAM!...another arrival to the online social scene.
Color as explained below is just another reason why you never need to speak to a human again.
Find someone. Take pictures together. Party. Play date. Lunch?
Simultaneously use multiple iPhones and Androids to capture photos, videos, and conversations into a group album. There's no attaching, uploading, or friending to do.
Share together in a new, moving social network. Just look around.
Remember how much easier it was in high school when you got your hands on a copy of last year's english essay that you just weren't quite smart enough to write? Well it seems that some people never learn. For the second time in two years, we have found that apparently our work is just so good that it has been plagiarised twice... by the same guy! Check out The Dream Lab's credentials document, look at all familiar? I guess we should be thankful that this time around he had enough forethought to change the name from Tusk to The Dream Lab and stop using our ABN.
A quick scan of his client list leads me to believe this guy loves alcohol, cars and clubs. Maybe The Dream Lab is a reference to his 'special place' where he dreams that his current clients are BMW, Barcadi and Titanium Bar.
I wonder just how long it is before he realises we've re-branded and 'borrows' our new layout too. Well, you know what they say... Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
See for yourself!
Gold Coast City Council has unveiled their draft masterplan for the new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct. Filling a void that many residents feel has existed on the Coast for some time, the GCCP proposes a range of cultural facilities including:
2000 seat lyric theatre for world-class musicals and Broadway shows
State-of-the-art expanded, 5000m2 Art Gallery, hosting visiting collections from around the world
300 seat multi-purpose concert hall to participate in or watch the Gold Coast Eisteddfod
Outdoor events terrace to enjoy functions such as multicultural festivals
Cinemas to enjoy art house movies
Restaurants/cafes to enjoy alfresco dining before and after the show
Discovery centre for an interactive science and technology museum
City history library as a valuable resource for our local heritage and memorabilia
Cultural library and interpretive centre for indigenous history, reading rooms and book sales
Art development area to provide multipurpose spaces for artistic development
Creative industry/educational space to encourage a range of cultural activites
Retail outlets with an arts focus to support emerging artists and the arts community
Outdoor recreational facilities for the enjoyment of the outdoor parklands and lake
Learn more and have your say - www.ourcityyoursay.com.au
Analogue / Digital is a new creative conference happening on the Sunshine Coast. Lineup looks great with the likes of: Claudio Kirac, Vaughan Blakey, Sofles featuring Luke Shirlaw, Simon Degroot, Jeremy Wortsman and Matthew O'Brien. It's great to see regional areas getting a piece of the action - tickets are cheap as well - early bird tickets selling now.
Aussie Swim Store have worked with TUSK to conceptualise and roll out a social based, 4 week Easter campaign, entitled
'This Easter I dream to be...'
This joint promotion with World Travel Professionals offers entrants the chance to win a $500 Qantas Travel Voucher.
To be in with a chance to win, simply post your Easter dream on the Aussie Swim Store facebook page and the entry with the most 'likes' will win!
GOLD COAST SUNS
The Gold Coast Suns have launched their new 2011 campaign. The campaign will urge fans to get behind the team as they enter into the official league. TUSK worked to roll out their new campaign assets including; an interactive splash page, website re-skin along with social skins and artwork for facebook, youtube and twitter. Check out the brand new TVC on the splash page now and let us know what you think.
Take me to the SUNS
World Travel Professionals have announced today that they have joined forces with Platinum Travel Corporation to form a super group of the travel industry.
Together, WTP and PTC form one of the largest privately owned travel organisations in Australia, bringing together extensive, and complementary, industry experience and skills to see both organisations become a greater force in the future.
Managing Director of World Travel Professionals, Michael Chase-Smith, said the deal was “the significant step we needed to provide a truly national travel management program”.
TUSK would like to congratulate World Travel Professionals and Platinum Travel Corporation on this exciting step forward, we look forward to traveling with you soon.
Tusk had the privilege of been invited to attend the 10th Anniversary and resigning of the Dubai - Gold Coast Sister City Agreement yesterday. The agreement was signed between Dale DIckson, CEO of the Gold Coast City Council, and Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of the Dubai Municipality. The event included a comprehensive tour of Dubai Municipality Headquarters and a traditional lunch aboard a dhow along Dubai Creek. Having worked in the UAE region over the past 2 years Tusk would like to congratulate and thank both the GCCC and Dubai Municipality for their continued support. We look forward to another prosperous 10 years!
See some photos from the day on our Facebook page
To raise relief funds for the the devastating earthquake and subsequent massive tsunami that struck Japan March 11, 2011, WK Studio has designed a poster to sell at bigcartel. %100 of the proceeds go to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.
Courtesy of FFF
Tusk was recently approached by action sports fashion retailer Hit N Run, to develop an e-commerce website. Having seen the obvious potential in capitalising on their existing 'bricks and mortar' retail presence throughout south-east QLD, the move into e-commerce sees Hit N Run take their brands into the online realm and extending their reach nationally. In addition to the website development and comprehensive e-commerce functionality, the site also required extensive integration with third party warehouse stock management and customer loyalty rewards systems.
Stocking such world famous brands as Tapout, Rockstar Energy Drink, Osiris, OG Abel, Dickies and Dub, the site is already a huge success for Hit N Run.
For more from Hit N Run:
Blog - Click Here
Facebook - Click Here
Twitter - Click Here
Out and about on a breezy Sunday at The Village Markets. Even though some of the stall holders packed up shop due to the gale force winds, I managed to nail down a hot pink vintage skirt before all of the stalls were gone with the wind.
Pay a visit to The VIllage Markets in April, you can catch them on the first Sunday of the month.
It's 2011 and TUSK has re-branded.
Introducing to you our new look and feel, one that works to exemplify our values,
our personality and our core belief.
Because, at TUSK
WE BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
We hope you enjoy. x
So head on down/up to Kerbside (Constance Street, Fortitude Valley) from 6 to 9pm on Thursday 3 March to buy a limited edition print and have a drink for a good cause.
Featuring work from a range of Queensland’s best designers and illustrators both past and present, Queenslake is an exhibition of letterpress prints to raise money for the relief effort, with all profits donated to The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal. The prints will be sold for $50 each, in numbered runs of 50. Get something for your donation dollars (other than a hangover).
RSVP to the event on Facebook