Art & Copy Trailer [Video]

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Not sure how I missed Art & Copy when it was released in late 2009.

The film is a documentary about the creative individuals behind some of the most influential advertising campaigns in history. Judging from the reviews on Amazon, it’s well worth a look.

Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents.


via Laughing Squid

  • You can also check PBS listings– I happened (purely by chance) to catch it in-progress last week sometime (it was an installment of their “independent lens” series). And I agree– it’s good stuff.

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