Top Five Phoenix Arts and Culture Stories of the Week
Geek-minded artists of Arizona, better grab your pencils and pens and get busy working on those killer sketches of Ironman, Doctor Who, or other such icons of sci-fi, comic books, and pop culture. The folks behind Phoenix Comicon are currently seeking submissions for their annual badge art contest, and - as always - the competition is gonna be fairly fierce.
As with previous editions of the contest, hundreds of local artists from throughout the state will submit their finest drawings and computer-generated etchings to Comicon organizers, who will determine which pieces are cool enough to adorn the various staff and attendee badges for this year's event (which takes place over Memorial Day weekend).
Those who enjoy film director Wes Anderson's visual style, witty dialouge, and sepia-soaked color schemes -- well, they just get it. Some people, actually a lot of people, don't. There's very little middle ground on the subject, which is why he might not be a natural choice to direct commercials for national ad campaigns.
But that hasn't prevented companies from paying him to produce spots completely soaked in all aspects of his signature style. There are plenty out there, but we gathered a few of our favorites for the five best Wes Anderson-directed commercials to date.