An update from the MIND OF MYERS for you today dear reader! There’s too much to love about the work to bog down your eyes with words so lets just get right into it.
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Brought to you in part by The Past, Present, and Future, today’s blog post showcases a project that is a testament to the powers of creative collaboration, and proves that at times, the worlds of digital and analog can come together in real harmony. An introduction from creative agency Sid Lee to get the ball rolling,
Every day, an endless stream of tweets enters the Twitterverse – some to live on via retweets and favourites, others to fade into the dark depths of the web, never to be seen again. This “here today gone tomorrow” phenomenon led us to wonder: must digital chit chat be so fleeting? We didn’t think so. And thus, Knitterstream was born. It began as a data visualization project – an electronic knitting machine from 1998 that, with the help of custom software and hardware, could transform a humble tweet into a tangible, real life, woven work of art.
With it’s physical debut at the C2-MTL conference a great success, the creative team at Sid Lee knew it was time to bring the Knitterstream to the masses, enlisting the services of not one, but two Westsiders to bring their vision to life! And so it was, that for the first time in their storied careers, the two great minds of Andrew B. Myers and Ryan Enn Hughes were brought together to act as one. Ladies and Gents, we – alongside Andrew, Ryan, Sid Lee, FatBox, Lunch Inc, Apollo Studios, and School – are proud to present, The Knitterstream.
Directors: Andrew B Myers & Ryan Enn Hughes
Agency: Sid Lee
Creative Director: Dave Roberts
Producer: Emily Patterson
Copywriter: Pip Scowcroft
Interactive Art Director: Ivan Sharko
Cinematographer: Barry Cheong
Feline: Little Tom – The People’s Champion
Assistant: Adnan Saciragic
For more info on the machine and how it wowed the gen-pop at C2-MTL, click on through to the Knitterstream site and check out a digital rendering of its analog creation.
The 2012 Advertising & Interactive Awards Annual from Applied Arts has been sitting on my desk for a couple days now and so what better way to kick off the week than with some NEWS!
Three Westsiders found themselves within the pages of this years annual, all thanks to awesome clients, fabulous agencies, and some really fun projects.
Don’t forget you can click on any of the images below to get the full low-down on the work. Now lets open ‘er up and find out who’s rounding out this trifecta.
First up is Chris Gordaneer and BBDO Toronto’s infamous Mer-Cow and Pig Family for GE Profile Ovens. The Mer-Cow snagged some recognition in the Young Blood Advertising category for Single Print, as well for Point-of-Purchase/In-Store Ad or Promotion (Single). Chris’ family of pigs found some love as well with hugs in Point-of-Purchase/In-Store Ad or Promotion (Series).
HUGE shout outs to Art Directors Mike Donaghey and Jonathan Guy, who’s work with Chris received top marks for Art Direction (Series).
Next in the annual is Andrew B. Myers‘ Remember image. Shot with DDB for Historica-Dominion, the Remembrance Day campaign was awarded several times including: Newspaper (Single), Public Service/Charity (Single), and Experiential/Event (Single).
We close this years Advertising Annual with a visit to Planet Shapton – home to a man by the name of Derek – who found two enormous projects awarded in various categories. His Keep Exploring campaign with DDB Vancouver for Canada Tourism was recognized for Complete Advertising Program (Complete) under the Broadcast TV section, and for Online Campaign in the Interactive section.
Keeping us in the Interactive section is Derek and Taxi 2′s Gigashelf. If you haven’t seen the work before you should definitely click through and check it out because it was surely deserving of love from both the Consumer Products and Mobile Apps categories.
A big congrats to all the teams at BBDO, DDB, and Taxi 2 on their awarded works, and word to all our winning photographers mothers (we, like they, are very proud of them on their achievements).
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I remember my first Tragically Hip show like it was yesterday. Back in grade 5, my dad and his friend Jim took myself and a buddy to our first ‘big’ show at the Metro Centre. It was the Day for Night tour and the tickets must have been expensive because I remember my pop’s having to roll his own cigarettes a couple of times durring their set. Despite any economic repercussions, we all had an awesome time rocking out to “Grace, Too” and it continues to be one of my favorite childhood memories.
Andrew B. Myers has some fond memories of The Hip as well, his are a bit more recent though, and cooler. Here’s Andrew to fill you in on his close encounter of the Hip kind.
As someone who gets giddy with the notion of Canadiana and our tricky-to-define culture, it was a pretty neat opportunity to get to work with a quintessential Canadian group, The Tragically Hip. They had seen my work at an exhibition and wanted to fill their upcoming album with a handful of it, including the cover! This allowed me the opportunity to hang out with lead singer Gord Downie; who of course, turned out to be a really interesting mind. One more reason I love my job and the random situations it can take me to at the drop of a hat.
You can check out the latest single from Now For Plan A just below, or click through to Soundcloud where you can stream the whole album.
Image © Andrew B. Myers
Over the past few weeks Andrew B. Myers has been grinding out some studio nights working on some new creative images and so to keep things quick, clean, and simple, today’s PHOTOGASM is a fun new collection of images from the mind of Myers.
Unnecessary Flying Objects
What a World
Baking Soda + VinegarAll Images © Andrew B. Myers
What happens when you mix all natural ingredients, such as oats, almonds, flaxseed, and walnuts together into a bite sized ball? A tasty treat that’s what! Dole Live Right™ Bites are the latest snack from earth’s largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are on the shelves just in time for the back-to-school stock up.
Whether it’s the Peanut Butter Banana or Mixed Berry and Almond, these soft nibbles of healthy goodness are sure to be palate pleasing to any kid taking a break from a heavy workload of reading Robert Munsch and doing arts & crafts. For now they can leave the work to Andrew B. Myers and the folks at The Hive, who got together and construction papered their way to some creative new work for Dole’s lineup of recess snacks.
Photographer: Andrew B. Myers
Agency: The Hive
Associate Creative Director(s): Paul Parolin & Jess Willis
Account Supervisor: Daniel Langer-Hack
Illustrator: Ginette Lapalme
Images © Andrew B. Myers
BTS Images by Kirsten White
A few weeks back I was listening to the ol’ short-wave at home, and while I can’t be certain, I’m pretty sure awards shows are like baseball games where you can tune in to a local AM station and listen to a play-by-play of whats happening at the gala, complete with a Vin Scully-esque announcer. It may have just been the delirious heat level of my apartment, but I found myself on the edge of my seat as the booming voice from the box called out some familiar names. I jotted down as much as I could, and so to close out this steamy summer month, we’ll read through my short transcript of the,
Holding strong and true at first base is Andrew B. Myers, who’s work with DDB for Historica-Dominion received Bronze in Public Service: Single (Press/Out-Of-Home).
Sittin’ pretty on second is Chris Gordaneer with a Bronze M for he and MacLaren McCann’s Out-Of-Home: Campaign (Point-Of-Purchase) for Precision Laser Tattoo Removal.
With eyes on home, Jean Malek and Publicis Montreal’s work for Belron Canada has the extraordinary frenchman holding third with a Bronze in Magazine: Single.
Looking to bring the boys home with a big dinger, stepping up to the plate is Frank Hoedl and Leo Burnett Toronto, who’s campaign for Raising The Roof took Gold in Public Service: Campaign, as well as a Silver for Public Service: Single (Press/Out-Of-Home – Red Chair).
At this point there was some interference from my hipster neighbours’ pirate radio station and I lost the signal so I’m unsure if Frank hit that big dinger; but what I do know is that we here at Westside are proud of all our boys for their achievements and want to throw up a hard hitting high-five to all those involved in the shoots. Click on any of the images to get the full story on the works.
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Andrew B. Myers has been a hot topic as of late. With a cover image for The Walrus, followed by the front page of Time, and now starring on a Maynards candy wrapper, there’s no denying that Mr. Myers is burnin’ up the hypothetical photo charts. His reign of photographic sultriness doesn’t end there though; as premiering this Thursday night at Angell Gallery, is an exhibition of Andrew’s work titled, Common Misconception.
As the flyer notes, the show kicks off on Thursday May 3rd at 6pm so if you got nothing going on, be there – it’s sure to be a time. Got plans for Thursday already? No worries, Common Misconception runs strait through the month until June 2nd, so you got plenty of time to see the works of Mr. Myers.
Go hit up the Angell Gallery website for more info on the show.
Images © Andrew B. Myers
Wine Gums, Fuzzy Peaches, Cherry Blasters, and (my personal favorite) Sour Patch Kids. These are just a few names in the fine selection of candies produced by sweets manufacturer Maynards, who recently added a new star to their roster and Andrew B. Myers had the pleasure of capturing her essence on camera. Ladies and gents, introducing Granny Smith!
Now you might be asking yourself, who is this Granny Smith and when did Maynards start manufacturing people, but sit tight, that’s just the sugar talking. Teamed with Brad Van Schaik from The Hive, Andrew’s image was used for the packaging of the apple flavoured sour candies, which you will see next.
Photographer: Andrew B. Myers
Agency: The Hive Inc
Art Director: Brad Van Schaik
Stylist: Donna Irvine
Make-Up: Natalia Zurawska
Assistant: Thomas Dagg
Now for a little behind the scenes look at the day on set with Andrew, Brad, and Granny Smith.
Be sure to hit up The Buzz (The Hive’s blog) for some more info on their project for Maynards; and as always, big thanks to Mr. Myers for sharing.
Image © Andrew B. Myers
BTS Images © Thomas Dagg