"News in Brief"
Last week at the august annual Raindance festival Australasian production company Curious and alternative agency Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) aired the trailer for the next installment of their ongoing pulp fiction series Bikini Bandits: The Curse Of The Pirate's Booty. The full length feature, which stars a host of glamour models and rockers including Steve Diggle from The Buzzcocks and Captain Sensible from The Damned will air next year. Nudity, animation and pirates feature heavily, we hear.
"The Bikini Bandits and the Curse of the Pirates Booty Plunders's Raindance Film Festival"
Curious Film and ad agency Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) are poised to create sheer havoc at the Raindance Film Festival in London this week when they debuts the trailer for "The Bikini Bandits and the Curse of the Pirates Booty", The full film, which clocks in at 100 minutes long, is slated for a summer 2006 release and the early buzz says it's worth the wait.
"Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) takes a run at revamping the classic sneaker"
There was a day when the Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor model was the only sneaker worn by basketball players -- be it Bill Russell or the third-string scrub on the high school team.
Most of them were white canvas high-tops that featured a discreet blue star on the ankle.
Philadelphia's Quaker City Mercantile, in a licensing deal with Converse, has created four Chuck Taylor designs under Quaker City Mercantile's Sailor Jerry fashion label.
"Pop Culturalist as CEO"
I don't know how someone as irreverent as Steven Grasse of Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) got past my radar, but he did. Until now. Now, I know there is at least one kook running a major agency today. There may be hope for our kind yet.
"Kind Comments from the Vulture"
It would seem that Protozoic has gotten a bit of press and been blessed with some kind comments from a site known as the Vulture.
Click here to read what they say. Their comments are down at the bottom of the page.
In addition to being kinda-of-local (they work out of Philly), they run a pretty cool site, Quaker City Mercantile, that marries creativity with marketing savy. Be sure to check them out.