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Deliciously deceptive: These pollution popsicles are just as beautiful as they are toxic

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Arts PR,Consumer PR,Environmental PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

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Who doesn’t love an ice lolly? Well you might want to think twice before putting these pretty popsicles in your mouth as they hold a rather disgusting secret. These as no ordinary popsicles, these are pollution popsicles!

Made by students as a final project from the National Taiwan University of Arts these beautiful crystal clear lollies may look like incredible treats from an artisanal boutique but upon closer inspection play host to a whole horde of nasties; from crushed snails to plastic rubbish and even excrement. Not so yummy now, are they?

Each of the popsicles were formed from samples taken from Taiwan’s 100 polluted water sources and are intended as a damming reminder of the importance of having access to clean water.  Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui and Cheng Yu-ti; the students responsible for the project also designed deliciously deceptive packaging to house their creations which were then numbered to reflect the area in which the sample originated from.

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Although as anyone who has tested an ice lolly on a hot or even tepid day knows, they do not last long – so to preserve the statement that this artwork represents the three students also spent time painstakingly recreating each one in crystal clear resin to gross out viewers for the times to come.

One thing is for certain, I will never look at an ice lolly the same way again.

-@gfpvincent91

 

 

 

Airbnb does Van Gogh

Posted on February 12th, 2016 in Arts PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR,Travel PR.

In order to promote an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh’s most famous paintings — The Bedroom — as a rentable room on Airbnb.

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This is the ‘Bedroom in Arles’ by Vincent Van Gogh, one of the impoverished artist’s most famous works.

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The room is layed out exactly like the painting, while the walls and floor are painted in the same impressionistic style that Van Gogh is famous for.

The room will only set you back $10 a night – and the story has gone international.

Airbnb are proving, time after time, that it’s a brand happy to try/get involved things that are a little bit unusual and daring, and that strategy is reaping rewards.

[h/t The Guardian]

Forget the Eurostar, Kings Cross transports commuters straight to Diagon Alley

Posted on July 7th, 2015 in Stunt Of The Day.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its Diagon Alley attraction, NBC Universal brought the magic back to Blighty yesterday, in the very place where Harry’s adventures all began: Kings Cross Station!

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According to Event magazine, the infamous shopping street was “recreated by 3D graffiti artists Max ‘n’ Joe and featured a series of classic movie props”.

What’s more, fans and commuters alike were able to share photos taken at the activation via the campaign’s dedicated microsite.

Kings Cross' Diagon Alley Art Installation Image (c) Event Magazine

The temporary installation, which appeared out of nowhere, disappeared just as magically by the evening rush hour yesterday.

At least some of us muggles were able to experience it!

Image (c) Event Magazine

 

Floating art gallery at Hampstead Heath ponds

Posted on June 12th, 2015 in Stunt Of The Day,Uncategorized.

One of Hampstead Heath’s famous swimming ponds has been transformed into an art gallery.

Eight works worth more than £20,000 are currently hanging in the middle of the mixed pond, one of three bathing ponds on the famous north London park.

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The installation promotes The Affordable Art Fair, taking place on Hampstead Heath over the weekend. More than 10,000 works will go on sale for between £100 and £5,000.

Let’s hope the precious art is waterproof…

Image (c) Evening Standard