Caesars Campaign, no CGI required

Creative director Mike Ferrer at GSD&M comped up this whole campaign. He wanted to make the Caesars logo out of various objects. Each object represented an aspect of their brand; Celebrity chefs, shopping, spas, etc, and their iconic laurel.

After Mike finished having his brilliant idea, he was struck with a dilemma; how on earth would he pull this off? He wanted it to look real. That’s something objects just layered in Photoshop aren’t going to achieve. And something only a select few, very expensive, very busy CGI artists can pull off…. So?

Art buyer Shannon McMillan to save the day! When this landed on her desk she knew; Adam and Robin. Are they brilliant CGI artists? No. Can they line up some knives to form a logo AND light the heck out of those knives? Damn right they can!

So we got the job. Mike’s baby was in our hands. The bulk of the photography took place over a mere two days (for eight of these things! [not all have been released so I can't post them all yet]). We used a projector to make guides for each laurel on rolls of paper. We captured as much as we could in camera. And after lots of work, glue, paint, and a few stiff drinks we had a print campaign.

Creative Director: Mike Ferrer; Copy Writer: Mark Bielik; Art Buyer: Shannon McMillan; Photographer: Adam Voorhes.

 

Big thanks to Mathew Zucker for sending a picture of the campaign posted in the New York subway system.