Dead Squirrel Girl video inspires art

Well, it’s chalk art, but still art nonetheless.

From Ukiah Daily Journal’s “Pastels on the Plaza” by Tiffany Revelle

But not everyone drew flowers, butterflies and rainbows.

Artist Calvin Turnwall rendered a chalk drawing of a still photograph he captured online from a YouTube video of a little girl playing with a dead squirrel. Passers-by knew the one he was depicting. His prior works for the event included mummified cats, he said.

“I’m an artist; I like to shock people a little bit,” Turnwall said.


Orbit's new viral ad campaign features Chicago street artist 'Goons'

Orbit’s new viral ad ( which debuted last month) features  local street artist ‘Goons’:

Stemming from a line of generally well-received “Dirty Mouth? Clean it up!” TV commercials for Orbit, Wrigley has embraced artistic simplicity and quaint design for its latest viral video experiment. The stop-motion, 90 second spot includes no CG or rendering – all footage was captured with still cameras by hand to emphasize the artist’s homemade art style.

via Adland

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A New York Times piece states “if there is a positive response to the video, more could be produced”.  Well, the youtube video has over 1 million hits and the comments have been fairly positive, the most recent coming from daothaweaponx20:

wooow, id never thought i would see this a commerical on youtube that people like!? LOGIC ERROR any way im chewing some orbit right now         -____-  5/5

All good news for ‘Goons’, who has been silent on the matter.  Read my interview with him here.