Category Archives: illustration

TIMESHADES

TIMESHADES

Last spring Brandpowder was contacted by Marco Mavilla, an Italian fashion guru who has carved a special niche in Italian glamour, stirring the market with his irreverent creations. He was the founder – and master mind – of Toywatch, a small firm he was able to turn into a 30-million dollar business in less than five years. Brandpowder, throughout ... Read More »

THE BROKEN PICTURE

THE BROKEN PICTURE

Brandpowder already published a few essays on the broken picture : you can see them on Paper Surgery and Photography Photographed, for instance. This time we wanted to explore the topic from a new angle, exploring image manipulation from different sources. The new Millennium witnessed a passage from the culture of pictures to the cult of pics. The ... Read More »

UNPUBLISHED

UNPUBLISHED

This time we decided to publish some of Brandpowder’s projects which never saw the light of day. Well, most of our work barely sees the sun because our staff works mostly overnight. This work, it must be said, was not rejected by clients. It wasn’t even presented simply because judged not good enough by our designers. Above: a poster for ... Read More »

THE WEALTHY HEALTHY SPORT CLUB

THE WEALTHY HEALTHY SPORT CLUB

Above: the poster for the launch of the Wealthy Healthy Sport Club, developed by the Brandpowder Team. Above: in Watch-Boxing you must smash very expensive timepieces against the punching bag. You can smash a couple of Hublot Big Bang ( 2170 diamonds, 5 million dollars each) in a couple of rounds.   COVER STORY: Last year the Brandpowder Team was contacted ... Read More »

KLAUS URA, A KILLER ARTIST.

KLAUS URA, A KILLER ARTIST.

Dear Reader, please do judge by the appearance and welcome with a smile this creepy stuff. Brandpowder is uncomfortably happy to introduce the work of Klaus Ura, a former criminal who, bored to kill, turned himself to authorities and, once enveloped by the cozy walls of a mental hospital, turned into an artist. Klaus Ura’s ... Read More »

MISTER DROP

MISTER DROP

  It’s shaped like a drop and it’s called Mister Drop. Who is Mister Drop? Simply put, he’s a bullshit detector, somebody that accepts no shit whatsoever. So, every time you are faced with something fake or simply imbecilic, Mister Drop comes at your rescue. Look at him as a shield against the germinal stupidity ... Read More »

ALMOST PORN

ALMOST PORN

ALMOST PORN. THE LAST FRONTIER OF SEX.  –   by Brandpowder  ©  2013. Let’s admit it. Porn has said it all. It’s repetitive, patterned, out-of-date, monotonous, trite, prosaic, insipid, self-quoting, in one word: Boring! The maximum variation you can expect from any given story ranges from “hmm, ah, hmm, ah, yes, yes!” to “hmm, ah, ... Read More »

KING OF TATTOO

KING OF TATTOO

Opening picture: “Ass Auto”, the last masterpieces by Jack Carb.  The Volkswagen Beetle‘s curvy shape perfectly fits with the sexy buttocks of Irene, a young model from Munich who now lives in New York. “I was homesick and wanted to carry a piece of my Country with me,” she told us. JACK CARB: THE KING ... Read More »

UFO PAINTING

UFO PAINTING

If you don’t believe in UFO, read this. You might change idea about reality, science fiction and what’s in between. This is the true account of Karl Mutbesitz, a 49 year old German painter who lives in Saguaro Shadows, Arizona, abducted by aliens in 2009 and kept inside a space ship for two days. After ... Read More »

Lola’s Glue

Lola’s Glue

Cleopatra Take Liz Taylor, for instance, and cut her face into sharp triangles starting from the tip of her nose, and place the shreds to mimic a broken centrifugal kaleidoscope so she can look like a spirit staring at you from behind the bathroom’s glass door of a space ship, and still you are far ... Read More »

THE PAGE IS THE LIMIT.

THE PAGE IS THE LIMIT.

American Flamingo by John J. Audubon (1825) Bluemarine campaign – Vogue 2012 In 1820 John James Audubon decided to paint every bird in North America. His aim was to realize lifesize portraits of each bird and, in order to do that, he had to adopt a large sheet of paper, called ‘double elephant folio’, measuring ... Read More »

THE MAGIC TREE

THE MAGIC TREE

The Magic Tree was a painting I did a few years ago for a place which welcomed orphans and children victims of parents’ abuse. The concept is a tridimensional painting with real golden fruits growing out of the wall, as if the tree were a real one. I added some secret drawers (visible hanging from ... Read More »

BOOTS & BUTTS

BOOTS & BUTTS

BOOTS & BUTTS is not a campaign against tobacco. It’s a series of minimalist illustrations to support anoressic cool models. Please keep your diet rigorously, eat California plums and drink gallons of water. We want you transparent on that damn’ catwalk. Read More »

AFTERLIFE OF UNDERWEAR

AFTERLIFE OF UNDERWEAR

We made our life miserable by stripping off all good values. We live in a beautiful, neon-lit emptiness. Our heart in a vacuum. Now, what do you pretend? We survive trends but products will survive us. The flighty consistence of fashion, with its multiple, synchronic, ubiquitous trends force to stop and think about substantial things. ... Read More »

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