On Heels of MoMA Show, a Prefab Exhibition Opening in Philly
By Sebastian Howard
From October 17 to 30, a temporary prefab "neighborhood" in Philadelphia will offer an optimistic view of what a revitalized city might look like in the near future. A Clean Break, curated by Minima Gallery, will be a central event of DesignPhiladelphia, an annual series of lectures, studio tours, and exhibitions organized by the Design Center at Philadelphia University. Part of Minima's show will take place in a vacant lot on South Broad Street, just down the street from Philadelphia City Hall (1901). The Arado WeeHouse by Alchemy Architects
InterContinental Hotel Group promotional video
This art/advertising video was completed in collaboration with Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) to promote their client in the Los Angeles area. Klip collective (creators of unique, high-end, large-scale video installations) produced this site-specific video installation scaling over ten stories on the front and rear of InterContinental Century City in LA. Original video content was based on the art and styling of Kime Buzzelli and all of the footage was shot exclusively within the hotel and the video and projections were designed specifically for the architecture of the building. The videos ran for one month from July 4 to August 4, 2008.
Jen Denis, Quaker City Mercantile, associate creative director; Kime Buzzelli, artist/stylist; Kevin Beyer, Quaker City Mercantile, senior account director; Angel Fischer, Quaker City Mercantile, senior account manager.
"Best Interpretation of the Phrase "Trunk Show"
Sailor Jerry (116-118 S. 13th St., 215-531-6380, sailorjerry.com) does not approve of the wine-and-cheese shopping party. Instead, he introduces new merch or sales with a proper bash, complete with free rum cocktails, plenty of beer, an unruly band and hot tattooed chickies serving plates of anchor-emblazoned truffles. And yeah, maybe some kid will puke under the sale rack and it's damn near impossible to actually check out the clothes, but that's what tomorrow's for. -Monica Weymouth"
In case you missed the locally-pro-duced film "Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry" at the Philadelphia International Film Festival in April, you can catch it at the New Orleans Film Festival on Oct. 13 and pump some money into the French Quarter."
Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) spins UTA pact... Ad agency also at work on AtomFilms deal"
Philadelphia ad agency Quaker City Mercantile, which in 10 years has grown steadily into a small-scale new-media, merchandising and retail empire, has just signed with UTA and is negotiating a first-look deal with AtomFilms.
Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) made its Atom debut in May with "Bikini Bandits, Episode Seven," a five-minute tale of "girls, guns and carnage," in the words of Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) CEO Steve Grass, in which four buxom women rob a convenience store called the G-mart. It was one of the most popular live-action short films on the Web, receiving more than 460,000 views within the first six weeks.