Art&Copy(ugh, why don’t you let me embedd your teaser?)

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

(thank you rachel)

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  1. This should probably do it, just change width and height.

  2. Oh sry, didnt take my code.

  3. Have you seen it yet? I went to the Chicago premiere on Friday and although it was interesting I was ultimately disappointed. I thought Art & Copy had the potential to speak honestly about advertising, both the good AND the bad. A&C glossed over the bad, and got old pretty quickly. I did learn however, that every ad agency must have a basketball court in the offices to be successful…

  4. I agree with Martine – I was disappointed with the film and it made me feel like all these creative heads are so in the dark about advertising to think that they are truly doing a humanitarian good by coming up with a slogan like Just Do It! Its a cultural anecdote, perhaps a relic, and its entertainment – but they seemed disconnected from what advertising is. Very disappointing.