Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Aero Art Collection Expands

Hello! I'm happy to report that things are shaping up nicely here at Aero Studios in NYC. Not only are we busy with work, but we are also busy “nesting,” if you will. (And thankfully the couch for our clients' suite finally showed up after 2 months of being on back order. There was a lot of fist shaking in the office.) 

As you know, we here at Aero have a lot of artistic friends and we love to show them off!  (You can see the blog about the artwork that hangs in our Santa Monica office by Declan McMullan HERE.)  Our new NYC digs are in an old furrier building so our office space is quite loft-like, which means a lot of large, empty white walls (as well as amazing views of the city!). Thankfully, our friend and talented art director/artist, Mike Gambino saw our space and said, “Oh, I know what will go there.” And here it is... 




This picture really doesn't do this koi pond justice. It's simply... amazing. First of all, the size is 8 feet by 5 feet. The motion of the koi are perfectly captured by Gambino in this oil on linen canvas. I swear you can hear the water rushing and fins splashing. It's a beautiful and peaceful addition to our office!

Gambino has been an artist since he was a kid. He had his first art show when he was 10-years-old. 10-years-old! Do you know what I was doing when I was 10? I was playing Little House on the Prairie with my sister and making the dog pretend to be a cow. No one wanted to see that. (Sorry, Mom!)

And like every artist, he has a day job, which thankfully he enjoys. He's an agency creative and short film maker. You can see his videos on his Vimeo page.

He's also won many awards including a Gold Cannes Lions and an Emmy nomination. You can read more about his career as an artist here.

So when you stop by our studio, make sure to take an extra minute to visit our koi pond. But don't throw in any pennies to make a wish, it doesn't work so hot.  (Trust me.)


Friday, July 15, 2011

Watch Out Snooki, Here's the Hipster Shore

Aero director, Jason Farrand, a well known humanitarian, reached out to the world with sketch group Family Sandwich to create this PSA titled: 4th of July Message From the Hipster Shore.






Fixed gear bikes have always been a danger. Best we know about the wide reaching effects now. The line that I'm still giggling at: “That was VINTAGE. She can never get that back.” Tee hee! Anyhoooo, this video was on the front page of Funny or Die the entire holiday weekend, which is a formidable achievement since most featured videos are made by the Funny or Die staff. Congrats to Jason and Family Sandwich!

In other good (and funny) news, Jason will be directing the entire 3rd season of American Family Insurance's comedy webseries, In Gayle We Trust, in conjunction with NBC Digital Studios. The show stars Elisa Donovan from “Clueless” as Gayle and Gary Anthony Williams from “Weeds” and “Boston Legal” fame. The show is about a hard working insurance agent, Gayle, taking care of the people in her small town, and like any good comedy, the people she encounters are not your average insurance customers. Their requests are extreme to say the least and Gayle has to figure out a way to keep everyone happy while handling the choas going on around her. We'll post the episodes when they are up!

Also, you can find Jason's show, Head Casestarring Alexandra Wentworth on Monday nights at 9:30pm on Starz as well as Netflix streaming. If you haven't seen this series, and you enjoy improvised shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, pull up a chair and enjoy!  (See the trailer HERE.)



Guest stars on the show are well known actors, playing themselves and getting therapy from Dr. Elizabeth Goode, played by Wentworth. A sampling of stars that have appeared on the show are comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Janeane Garofalo, Jerry Stiller and Larry Miller; as well as pop culture stars such as Macy Gray, Tori Spelling and lead actors from big name shows like Desperate Housewives and Heroes. What really makes Head Case interesting for the guest stars is that the dialogue of the show is completely improvised. So the guests stars show up to set and have no idea what's going to happen. It's like “extreme acting” when they have to “play themselves.” (Not with themselves… very very different.)



Stay tuned for most posts from us! We've been quite busy and will share soon!

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