Back-To-School Essentials, the campaign to prevent school shootings

Back-To-School Essentials, the campaign to prevent school shootings

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Every year in September, when summer becomes a memory and schools reopen their doors and classrooms are filled, the non-profit association Sandy Hook Promise proposes a new spot to raise awareness among families, but also students, on the theme of shootings in American schools. This year’s spot is called Back-To-School Essentials and was made by the BBDO agency

The video begins with that carefree atmosphere mixed with excitement typical of every first day of school and some children, addressing directly the viewer, show their new objects, essential to survive the return to school: a backpack, binders, shoes. 

Then, however, something changes and the objects they show no longer serve for normal and everyday things, but a skateboard becomes perfect for breaking a window to escape, a long sock is used to tighten a leg and cut off a wound and, finally, a mobile phone, which a kid should use to play, follow his idols on Instagram or messaging with friends, is used to write to his mother “I love you”. For the last time. 

Sandy Hook Promise offers courses for adults and children who aim to prevent school shootings, which in America amount to an average of 10 per year.

Watch Back-To-School Essentials below.  

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440 shoes on a wall, Vahit Tuna’s monument made in memory of women victims of violence.

440 shoes on a wall, Vahit Tuna’s monument made in memory of women victims of violence.

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Art

Many stories are forgotten as quickly as they come to our attention, but when it comes to problems such as domestic violence, we should keep a reminder. The Turkish artist and graphic designer Vahit Tuna thought it heartbreaking, but important to remember that in the last year in his native country 40% of women suffered domestic violence.

So he created a memorial in their honor composed only of high heels, a choice not only designed from an aesthetic and visual point of view but a symbolic one, representing the power and the independence he would like for all women.

The art installation is set up in a central location in Istanbul and this time it will be difficult to ignore it.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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The black and white illustrations by Soomyeong

The black and white illustrations by Soomyeong

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Art

Soomeyeong is a Korean illustrator, the only tools she needs are a sheet of paper and a pencil. You might think that graphite is an outdated tool, used only to make a few sketches and then switch to another type of tool.

She treats the elements of her illustrations with disarming precision and delicacy. In her case, the lack of color is not a limit but a strength, volumes, shadows, and figures emerge from the sheet in a clean and deep. Those who interface with her works can, therefore, concentrate on the purity of the sign and on the subjects drawn.

“Most of the inspiration for my work comes from body movement and the sound of space”.

The three-dimensionality is also given by the roughness and opacity of the paper he uses, making the details of her illustrations even more realistic.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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IT’S A LIVING and the lettering on the walls

IT’S A LIVING and the lettering on the walls

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

It’s almost impossible not to recognize a mural by IT’S A LIVING. Born in the Mexican state of Durango, Ricardo Gonzalez has always had a passion for calligraphy, ever since he observed and studied his grandfather’s beautiful and elegant calligraphy. Then, over the years, Ricardo undertook his graphic design studies, before moving to New York and attending Type@Cooper.

Here, thanks to the contamination of street art, Ricardo Gonzalez became IT’S A LIVING and began to bring back to the walls the teachings and notions of typography.

Even today, the murals of the Mexican artist are nothing more than single words or short sentences made with perfect calligraphy. In addition, to create movement, sometimes the writing is repeated endlessly in different shades of color, giving rise to a result almost psychedelic.

The creative process almost always starts from paper or computer and then reaches the wall, but not only.

In fact, IT’S A LIVING does not set limits and goes from simple walls to entire facades of buildings, rooms and, why not, even scenarios in video games.

In our gallery, you can find a selection of the works of IT’S A LIVING.

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Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
Ricardo Gonzalez Its a living | Collater.al
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Here the official trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Here the official trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

A few hours after the release of the second teaser trailer, Netflix releases the official trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

Expectations are high and the closer it gets to October 11 the more anxiety goes up. In this clip we see what the film will be about: the entire police force is on the trail of Jesse Pinkman who, after finding refuge from his two friends Skinny Pete and Badger, seems to be on the road to redemption and tries in every way to return to a normal life. He tries to leave behind everything that happened to him, everything we saw in the series.

As the images flow and in the background we play the notes of Black Water by Reuben and The Dark we try to understand what the character played by Aaron Paul has in mind.

In the end, a voice asks him “Are you ready?” and Jesse, without any doubt answers “Yeah“.

And are you?

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