The new Nike campaign with Elena Delle Donne

The new Nike campaign with Elena Delle Donne

Giulia Guido · 3 weeks ago · Art

Elena Delle Donne‘s story begins long before her WNBA debut, records, victory with last season’s Washington Mystics and MVP title. It’s the story of a player, a sportswoman, but also a person and especially a sister who could not go unnoticed by Nike

Elena, in fact, is Lizzie‘s younger sister who, due to cerebral palsy and a form of autism, is deaf and blind from birth. Because of this situation, the relationship between the two has always been based on touch: Lizzie’s needs, but also her emotions and feelings are communicated to her sister through her hands. This, in addition to making Elena essential for Lizzie, has made her an indispensable part of the life of the champion WNBA, so as to lead her to give up her passion for basketball. 

Elena Delle Donne is 19 years old when she leaves for college and, once away from her family, she understands that she can’t do it without that concrete and palpable bond with her big sis. So she changes college by choosing one near home and after a long stop, when, thanks to the relationship with her sister, she finds herself and her love for the parquet, for the segmental ball, for the fouls, the fatigue, the crushes, the victories, and the defeats, she returns to play. 

Today, that little girl from Delaware who dreamed of becoming a WNBA champion is much more and has not only won on the pitch, she has won in life

For all this, Nike has chosen them as the faces of the last chapter of the campaign “Sports Changes Everything“, making them protagonists of the video “Carry Me” in which, in addition to images, the words of Elena herself come straight to the heart. 

“Everyone thinks I carry her. But she’s the one carrying me.”

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Artez, street art between photorealism and illustration

Artez, street art between photorealism and illustration

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 weeks ago · Art

Artez is a Serbian artist with a style that is halfway between photorealism and illustration. His main source of inspiration is the reality that surrounds him: starting from a photograph, the artist begins to create a drawing that in the end is completely detached from the image chosen at the beginning.

After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade in 2013, Artez began his career in the street scene and started from the choice of the name:

“At the beginning I started to tag myself with ART, but the name didn’t sound too good, there were too many people using the same combination of letters. After some time, I decided to add Z at the end, probably under the influence of my friend Bantu, the one who introduced me to graffiti and, at that time, wrote “Skillz”. I don’t know the other meanings very well, but I hope that my work will add a new meaning to the moniker I use”.

Artez has been influenced by many different artists over the years and his style has continued to change constantly over time until we get to what we know.

Take a look at his Instagram profile and don’t miss the video below.

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Ancient Greece according to illustrator Tiago Majuelos

Ancient Greece according to illustrator Tiago Majuelos

Collater.al Contributors · 3 weeks ago · Art

Usually, when we think of Ancient Greece, we think of many things, from Ulysses’ (endless) Journey back to his beloved Ithaca to the endless history lessons of the last hour of Friday.
Although it may seem a boring subject to most people, the Spanish illustrator Tiago Majuelos, born in ’83, managed to make it interesting by creating a series of drawings inserting elements of Greek mythology inserted in contexts a little more ‘contemporary so as to create a strong visual impact. Thanks to his engineering and product design studies he was able to develop a particular vision of life, the ability to deal with a project and appreciate the objects well made.

His path towards this artistic genre was born from the creation of graffiti around the city of Barcelona. Thanks to this, the artist has learned a lot about colors, shapes, constancy, and quality, but above all about freedom.

Tiago made the decision to make illustrations when he began to approach this world for the first time and was fascinated by its art, philosophy, myths, and legends. Although he never studied Greek mythology in his school career, his passion was born later, from self-taught. In his illustrations, he tries to combine the knowledge he has assimilated giving him a touch of modernity. The result is interpretations of the deities of Ancient Greece drawn among modern cultural symbols, such as a bottle of red wine containing venus or cleaning products with the ancient gods inside.

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Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s film becomes a restaurant

Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s film becomes a restaurant

Collater.al Contributors · 3 weeks ago · Art

For all film lovers of British director Christopher Nolan and, in particular, of Interstellar, in the city center of Mexico City, at Citibanamex, a world-class congress and exhibition center, a temporary restaurant has been created on the theme of the film. Designed by Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados in collaboration with Concepto Taller de Arquitectura and Pin Studio, the restaurant is based on the science fiction film released in cinemas in 2014.

Inspired by the plot of the feature film, the 200-square-meter restaurant offers a starry sky made up of 250,000 LED lights that seem to literally let you into an illuminated galaxy. Below there are all the tables where you can sit and eat. At the entrance, there is the library, the same that Murphy in her bedroom observes noting an abnormal fall of his books.

Stimulated by otherworldly places and the captivating mystery of distant and unknown planets, the main objective of the design teams was to “transform the universe into content, interweaving time and space to create a visually spectacular environment”.

Guests can experience the otherworldly theme by totally immersing themselves in the film. Some of the books are suspended from the ceiling giving the impression of anti-gravity. Elegantly furnished, the restaurant was created as part of Millesime Mexico 2019, an interactive haute cuisine event that has been held annually in the convention center since 2007.

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Simon Berger, the artist who creates portraits on glass

Simon Berger, the artist who creates portraits on glass

Collater.al Contributors · 3 weeks ago · Art

The Swiss artist Simon Berger, after studying carpentry in high school, decided to devote himself to the creation of unusual works of art. In addition to craftsmanship, Simon has shown great artistic talent and has been able to combine this with his knowledge in the field of materials. Thanks to his familiarity, he began to try his hand at creating and at the same time destroying objects in order to make them become an art. Simon undertook his creative journey using only wood but then experimented with other products.

With a technique that distinguishes him from all the other artists in the world, today he is able to make portraits engraved on the glass. Although it may seem pure vandalism, in reality, they are artworks. The artist’s modus operandi is quite simple in that it starts with a photo of a subject that inspires or fascinates him and begins to draw the contours on a glass panel. Then Simon Berger starts to mark the points he doesn’t want to break and those he wants to modify. The best type of glass for these works is one that is solid enough and does not break immediately after being hit, such as a shop window, a car windshield or, more generally, safety glass.

The artist argues that this kind of artwork he produces does not go unnoticed and that the engraved faces convey a suggestive image.
What he wants to achieve with his portraits is the direct confrontation between the observer.

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