Superman, The Movie

Who knew elevator art and advertising could be so creatively executed? Whether it makes us chuckle at clever movie references or feel off balance with scary illusions, these ten examples prove that art is all around us. To see just how far people take it, at the very end of this post, watch the video installation inside the Standard Hotel titled Civilization. Video artist Marco Brambilia researched and then sampled film clips and then put together both a chronological video sequence of the “journey” from hell to heaven and “Photoshopped” collages using still images to create the composition. These elements were then translated this into motion using the video clips as loops. Now that's just crazy. Kill Bill

Folliderm: Bald man

Swiss Skydive : Free Fall

Elevator Kick

The goal? To build awareness for a karate school. The Safe

Allianz, reminding you to "keep your money in a safe place." Freedom - Guantanamo Bay

Street Art

Amazing art on an elevator shaft in Antwerp by Darrin Umboh from the creative collective Leyp. Oreo Cookie Dip Ascending From Hell to Heaven Civilization is a video installation that was created with artist/director Marco Brambilla for the elevators inside the Standard Hotel in NYC. It's comprised of over 400 video clips and it takes elevator passengers on a trip from hell to heaven as they go up or from heaven to hell as they go down. Which one is your favorite?
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  • Remind me of the divorce elevator...

    "This simple but hilarious promotion for a divorce lawyer was installed on the elevator of the law firm’s building. The photograph of a “normal,” happy couple just after their wedding was placed on elevator doors, but on two separate decals. When the doors opened, the couple appeared to split apart. For the benefit of the elevator passengers whose marriages were in a similar condition, a personalized plaque appeared inside the doors, directing them to the divorce attorney’s office on the second floor."
  • Love the Oreo cookie elevator. Too cool!
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