Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

1. Celebrating Artists on International Women’s Day While we shouldn’t only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It’s Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of women artists for IWD 2018. Working with various styles and mediums, articles include “words of wisdom from stage designer and visual artist Es Devlin; a rare interview with The Smiling Sun creator Anne …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sending art to Trump, becoming a space archaeologist, a look at the real Playboy Mansion and more

1. Artist Sending Trump Artwork in Protest This past weekend, Paul Weston decided to send President Trump a piece of artwork every single day—but not as a gift, as a reminder of the importance of arts funding. This comes hot off the news that the new administration is planning to remove budgets for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for …

Audi’s “Daughter” Commercial

Accurately gauging many people’s mood across the country, Audi has created a commercial for the Super Bowl that isn’t about speed or luxury—in fact, it doesn’t even advertise one particular car. Instead this TV spot, called “Daughter,” depicts a bunch of kids in a somewhat ramshackle downhill cart race. One participant’s father narrates, contemplating his daughter’s gender and perceived worth. The final message from the …

“Easy Driver” Commercial Features the Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster

Peter Fonda and Steppenwolf in a Super Bowl ad directed by the Coen Brothers

For a German automaker to lean into the 1969 American classic film “Easy Rider” as a storyline promoting their new high-end roadster is risky, but Mercedes-Benz has done it justice with a balance of respect and humor thanks to a brilliant collaboration between their creative agencies and the Coen Brothers, who directed the brand’s latest Super Bowl ad. Already on YouTube, the commercial officially debuts …

Apple’s Frankenstein Holiday Commercial

While we’re a little Grinch-y here at CH HQ, we were sucked right into Apple’s holiday 2016 commercial. Starring Brad Garrett, the spot is a heartwarming tale of an iPhone-toting Frankenstein—and will tug on your heartstrings. Not overly branded, it’s a little dark and obscure, but the message of opening your heart to all is an important reminder any day of the year—not just during …