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
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
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?