Tuesday, February 12, 2008


When David Byrne was writing his blog on typepad, he made a very interesting connection between the (then) new iPod ads and the drawing series "Men in the Cities" by Robert Longo. It looks pretty convincingly like a rip-off, though I'm not certain that Macintosh would admit it.

During the past few months, an ad for Richard James has been running in a handful of fashion magazines. In this instance, it seems that the art director is paying homage to Robert Longo. Most fashion advertising is manipulative and irritating, while the rest seems slapdash and unrelated to anything at all, so to find a connection with contemporary art culture is pretty refreshing.

In a related note, David Byrne's online journal has been added in the links to the left and here.

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