Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
Mr. Draper’s back in full force for Season 5 of Mad Men. We’ve been waiting for this one for quite sometime and now that contract negotiations and all the other business hurdles are out of the way, we can finally get back to watching the show that’s been so successful on so many different levels. March 25th is the date of the two-hour premiere so mark it on your calendar as we think these two 30-second promos will only get you more anxious.
Jay-Z and Kanye West have dropped the official video for “Ni**as in Paris,” the most infamous track off their Watch The Throne album which released last year. The video blends footage from their concert tour with a scripted performance and captures the essence of the shows quite vividly. This is dropping just days after Jay put on another memorable concert, this time in the form of a two-show stint at Carnegie Hall. 2012 is looking as promising as 2011 actually was for S dot.
For those not familiar, Edition29 ARCHITECTURE is a visually invigorating magazine made exclusively for tablets (iPad and Android/Kindle Fire) that focuses on showcasing the new generation of modernist architects and their creations through cinematic photographic storytelling. Each issue contains over 150+ pages of full screen photographs, audio commentaries, video, text and pages that are in motion. The magazine is now on its eighth issue and features some really rich content. The video below gives us a preview of the issue, running through some great highlights of the 150 pages in 30 seconds. Grab the iPad app here (iTunes link).
Jeremy Renner stars in The Bourne Legacy, a story centered on a new CIA operative in the universe based on Robert Ludlum’s novels. This one’s a fresh take on the Treadstone Project that Matt Damon made famous in his trio of films for the franchise. The trailer introduces Renner’s character as “Kenneth Kitson from Reno,” an unpredictable wounded soldier who is recruited by the government branch to become a CIA agent. The film’s slated for an August release and will also star Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton as well as Albert Finney, Joan Allen, and David Strathairn from past Bourne films.
adidas drops a video for their Originals Blue collection for the Spring 2012. The lineup focuses on indigo, navy, and denim and introduces footwear which ranges from casual high tops to a few that are a bit more refined. This will surely compliment the adidas Originals offerings when it drops later in February.
M.I.A. has dropped the visual for her latest single, “Bad Girls”. The South London bred artist swags out on the masses as her chain hits her chest, riding on top of cars as they float on two wheels. The desert party is an epic setting for the video and shows some great times being had. This will surely reignite her presence as one of the most influential artists in the industry right now.
With their first ever Superbowl ad to air this coming Sunday, Acura has really aimed for the fences by showing off a beauty we can’t wait to see on the road. The spot features Jerry Seinfeld and even gets another notable car collector on the screen — Jay Leno. Production of the Acura NSX is set to commence in 2015 with manufacturing of the super car to take place in the United States for the first time. Oh and don’t think it’s going to be a push over as it features the automaker’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD technology to take things next level.
An extended version of the spot that’s set to air this Sunday can be seen below.
The Porsche 911 has been the pride and joy of the prestigious automaker for decades and continues to set the bar for what a sports car should be. With this video, we get to see how the brand and its 911 have evolved over the years. “Our identity is the 911. This is especially true, even in the 21st century. Instantly recognisable and originally engineered for the racetrack, it continues to stir the emotions today, just as it did in 1963.” Video below.
It’s not everyday we get a behind the scenes look at one of our favorite brands. Mark McNairy’s New Amsterdam has seen a consistent growth over the past few years and is seen as one of America’s finest labels. Here we have a look at the making of the collection’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. It showcases a wide range of shirts, jackets, footwear, and even gives us a look at the designer’s womenswear offerings. Author Hooman Majd and Daisy McNairy model the looks.