Archive for May, 2010

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NIKE’S BOWERY STADIUM

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Bowery Stadium NYC

On May 14th, Nike unveiled the Bowery Stadium—one of 6 installations in the world and the only one in the US. Designed by Rafael de Cardenas, the Stadium is art installation, retail space, sports community center—and all Nike.

The main space is a compelling expression of sports, design and desire. The first installation, “Order and Progress,” is a celebration of Brazilian soccer. Already premiered, was a short film with Spike Lee, “Everything is Practice,” directed by Jake Sumner (Sting’s talented kid). The basement space below serves as both a creative incubator and local sports programs hub and forum (the locker room will knock your jocks off).

We were thrilled to be a part of Nike’s mission and vision as we project-managed the build, installation, staffing and opening events. We’ll continue and manage the space—including retail, and produce main events throughout the year.

Bowery Stadium is open to the public Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to 7pm– 276 Bowery St. in Manhattan.

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May 27th, 2010 at 8:47 am

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Heart it Races Lapse Motion

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Heart Race Timelapse from NYC BridgeRunners on Vimeo.

I’m not sure if this is properly called stop motion or time lapse – so I’m calling it lapse motion. Seems fair. Done by Kai Regan (who MKTG is currently collabing with on another project), the song is “Heart it Races” Architecture in Helsinki.

BTW, how sexy is the BK Bridge at dusk?

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May 25th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

TRUSTOCORP IS ON THE MAP

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This is a follow up to the 1/15/2009 post highlighting TrustoCorp after signs were popping out in Miami during Art Basel. TristERRRRRR- TrustoCorp takes on the island of Manhattan and in their words,  “highlighting the hilarity & hypocrisy of human behavior.” Takes on an interesting shape. CLICK HERE to check out their new addition to the campaign.

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May 24th, 2010 at 11:50 am

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FOREVER LOST

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As fans of ABC’s “Lost” wait with more anticipation than the prospect of a pony from Santa, theories, commentaries, diaries and the like in-between are flooding the internet, (creating even more buzz than the YouTube release of “Charlie Bit Me – Autotune Remix”). With only two and a half hours left to cap off what has been a wild ride of mystery, time travel and creepy black smoke, fans are coming together to celebrate this highly anticipated climax in epic fashion.

Professor Thom’s, a New York City bar on 2nd Ave, is hosting “Lost-a-Thon” —a 4-day showing (beginning on May 19) of all 120 episodes of “Lost” back-to-back, while raising money for charity…and trying to set the Guinness World Record for longest television marathon. Open to the public at literally all hours of the day right up until the last “Lost” logo flashes at the close of the final episode, the marathon at Professor Thom’s is a must for any “Lost” junkie. As “Lost” heroic heartthrob, Jack Sheppard, would advise, “Either watch together or die alone.”

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May 20th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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MKTG at Brooklyn
Half Marathon

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In 2009 NYRR changed the direction of the Brooklyn Half Marathon course starting it at Prospect Park and finishing in Coney Island. Immediately the race became one of the premiere events on the NYC Running calendar. This weekend 10,000 runners will toe the line for the 2010 version including several MKTGers.

MKTG participants will include: Sarah Lee, Jennifer Blank, Erika Amundson, Jennifer Stencil, Scott Towel, Kevin Starkes, Jackie Lee, Ozzie Myers, Paul Leone, Elizabeth Wong, Kazi Ahmed, Peter Hess, Shaun Matusewicz, Ross McGraw, and Harry Norton.

Good luck to all and check back here Monday for the embarrassing results.

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May 20th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Umbrella Masacre 2010

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As Tuesday’s wind and rain subsided, the city woke up to a stunning work of contemporary art that might be the most ambitious project the City has seen since Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed The Gates in Central Park. Part statement of the tragic interplay of man vs. nature, and part parasol graveyard, NYC’s sprawling streets became the tragic canvas of literally thousands of mutilated and abandoned umbrellas forlornly lying—twisted, mangled, dead. There’s no telling who the unnamed artist who conceived this staggering work is, but it raises the bar for public artists everywhere.

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May 19th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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Bridge this

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Bridges are humankind’s way of getting past obstacles, linking places and shortening distances. But they don’t have to be boring. The photos are disappointingly small, but worth going through. Includes a da Vinci designed bridge from 1502.

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May 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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“Game Over” for Mario

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Don’t worry, no need to run and tell your eleven-year-old nephew that Mario is out of commission, Peach has got him taken care of. Instead, check out Polish artist Kordian Lewandowksi’s rendition of Michelangelo’s sculpture, “La Pieta,” one of the most well-known sculptures of all time. You’ve seen it every art history book, learned about it in school and maybe even seen it in person at St. Peter’s Basillica. But surely you’ve never expected to see it like this.

Using a large block of Carrara Styrofoam and cutting it with a chainsaw and smaller tools for precision, Lewandowski sculpted, “Game Over,” a full-sized tribute to the most recognizable video game character of all time, our favorite plumber Mario, posed as Jesus, dying in the arms of Princess Peach as Mary.

Though I don’t expect to see this during my next trip the Vatican, the sculpture does stand to be a great pop art piece and is a fantastic, conversation-starting example of combining our modern culture with fine art.

Now imagine Peach as Antioch’s “Venus di Milo” or Bowser as Rodin’s “The Thinker…”

Via http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/9567/michelangelo-nintendo-remix.html and http://wielkiartysta.pl/content/index.html

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May 7th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

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SNEAKERS ARE STILL EVOLVING

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HANDMADE CHUCKS

Pulled this from Opening CeremonyHandmade Leather Chuck – SE individually hand made by italian-trained designer Ryusaku Hiruma. No detail has been overlooked in these all-leather converse all stars. Shoe features a hand-stitched body, hand-cut adornments and leather soles. Only 64 pairs of each shoe are created, worldwide. Available in milk and black. $600.

I don’t know if I’d pay six hundred for a pair of chucks but they are hand made and the odds of someone else rocking these are slim. This just shows how the sneaker is still evolving.

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May 4th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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