Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Wall Breakers would like to take this time to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! We love you all. We’re thankful today for all of you because you’ve made running this site a joy and pushed us to be more creative and better at what we do. On a personal note, I’m thankful to be spending the day with my family and to be back in NEW YORK CITY! I’ll be eating too much food, laughing, and like in any Italian-American house: Arguing!

 

Enjoy Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Want.

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A Photo of Holiday Traffic on NYC’s George Washington Bridge in 1956

A Photo of Holiday Traffic on NYC’s George Washington Bridge in 1956

This photo was shot the day before Thanksgiving in 1956, which is considered by many to be the biggest travel day of the year, mostly because it’s the first major holiday after Labor day, and is also considered the official start of the “Holiday” season. Let’s hope traffic isn’t this bad for returning city-dwellers this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving! Read More

DirecTV x AMC’s Walking Dead Spot, by Miami-based Illustrator John Lacko

DirecTV x AMC’s Walking Dead Spot, by Miami-based Illustrator John Lacko

When it comes to matters of the Zombie Apocalypse, fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are extremely passionate about catching the latest episodes on Sunday nights. So when the network aired a commercial spot at the beginning of Season 5, Episode 4 threatening that “AMC may go black” due to a contract dispute with DIRECTV, a Twitter firestorm erupted that nearly drowned out the storyline for the next half hour. DIRECTV fired back in the second half of the episode with a cartoon zombie whose head explodes because the threat of interrupted service isn’t real.

 

Miami Beach’s Lacko Illustration provided the comic relief with his frighteningly funny zombie design for JxTwo, Inc. under the creative direction, design and production of Jeanne Le Blanc and Jeremy Alcock. The DIRECTV commercial assures Walking Dead fans that AMC is only trying to scare them and that there will be no break in the undead action. “We intend to renew our AMC partnership at a price that is fair to our customers. It really is a no-brainer.” And with that, the zombie’s brains pop out.

 

The DIRECTV spot impacted the show’s many fan discussion boards and shifted the dialogue on Twitter. However, the threat of a contract dispute made more waves in the press the next day than the recap of the show’s gory narrative. Networks and satellite providers taking their fight straight to the audience during a top-rated show proved more frightening than the bite of a walker, but for Lacko and the JxTwo agency, it’s all in good fun.

 

Lacko has a dark and scary history with the SciFi and Horror genre having worked on GODZILLA graphics for the ADOBE MAX Creativity Conference in Los Angeles, DC Shoes Musical Monster Skate tees, Hasbro Toys Monstrocity Cuponk Collection and recording artist ANDY GRAMMER’s 8-bit inspired tour tees. He provided art for YouTube’s GEEK WEEK and the FEARNET.com Fun House plus the FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS, an annual celebration of the year’s best horror movies.

 

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Amélie Berton’s Angelic Fantastical Photography

Amélie Berton’s Angelic Fantastical Photography

Amélie Berton is a portrait and fine art photographer located in Belgium. She manipulates photographs in order to create new fantasy worlds in her pictures. Her Japonaiserie series was born from the encounter in the European capital with the local Japanese community. The idea of making a series inspired on fairytales emerged thanks to her great interest in the culture and traditions of the land of the rising sun. Myths and fairy tales are surreal stories with hidden messages. They are a window on the culture and spiritual belief of a society and not mere bedtime stories. Drifted along by her imagination, Amélie created this series, as a dream captured by her camera. Take a look! Read More