Re: Dog Star Man and L. L. Bean & LEVI'S

From: Shane Christian Eason (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Dec 20 2009 - 11:39:40 PST


Here is a quote that may be of interest: "The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it." - Preface, Leaves of Grass (1855), Walt Whitman Shane Christian Eason, BFA; MFA School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters Florida Atlantic University Miami | Fort Lauderdale | Palm Beach ________________________________ From: Jason Halprin <email suppressed> To: email suppressed Sent: Sun, December 20, 2009 1:55:41 PM Subject: Re: Dog Star Man and L. L. Bean & LEVI'S Playing devil's advocate here, shouldn't we be more concerned that the use of O Pioneers or Whitman has taken work away from a copywriter? Realistically these commercials traffic in imagery that was avant-garde, and is now commonly understood to be just one way to use cinematic as lexicon. If anything I find these particular Levi's commercials to be a refreshing change from the celebration of conformity and blandness that is this year's batch of Gap commercials. I am disturbed by the violent, nationalistic overtones of one commercial, and this association between product and patriotism. However, for any of us to expect that what is today's groundbreaking visual art will not be tomorrow's advertising cliche is to ignore a fact of life for an Artist in a modern capitalist society. Season's Greetings...(by less stuff, buy less stuff, bi-stuff). -Jason Halprin __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>. __________________________________________________________________ The new Internet Explorer 8 - Faster, safer, easier. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at http://downloads.yahoo.com/ca/internetexplorer/

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