Creative Elevator Art and Advertising (10 total)

Superman, The Movie

Who knew elevator art and advertising could be so creatively executed? Whether it makes us chuckle at clever movie references or feel off balance with scary illusions, these ten examples prove that art is all around us. To see just how far people take it, at the very end of this post, watch the video installation inside the Standard Hotel titled Civilization. Video artist Marco Brambilia researched and then sampled film clips and then put together both a chronological video sequence of the "journey" from hell to heaven and "Photoshopped" collages using still images to create the composition. These elements were then translated this into motion using the video clips as loops. Now that’s just crazy. Kill Bill

Folliderm: Bald man

Swiss Skydive : Free Fall

Elevator Kick

The goal? To build awareness for a karate school. The Safe

Allianz, reminding you to “keep your money in a safe place.” Freedom – Guantanamo Bay

Street Art

Amazing art on an elevator shaft in Antwerp by Darrin Umboh from the creative collective Leyp. Oreo Cookie Dip

Ascending From Hell to Heaven

Civilization is a video installation that was created with artist/director Marco Brambilla for the elevators inside the Standard Hotel in NYC. It’s comprised of over 400 video clips and it takes elevator passengers on a trip from hell to heaven as they go up or from heaven to hell as they go down. Which one is your favorite?



January 19, 2017

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

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