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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 17 October 2015
18 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Greek band’s song features in Gucci ad The song is a cover of She’s Lost Control by Joy Division Posthumous reputation is not really common in music compared to other forms of art, but the case of Alive She Died is a proud exception. It took 28 years after the infamous split of the ‘80s Greek band for its work to reach a wider audience. Gucci chose to invest the video for its newest campaign, titled The Cruise 2016 Campaign, with one of the band’s songs, which is in fact an adaptation of She's Lost Control by UK band Joy Division. The almost three minute clip, directed by Glen Luchford, shows a cohort of boys and girls in colourful outfits dancing in a rather improvised style. Alive She Died formed in 1984 in Athens and disbanded in 1987, from A snapshot from the video clip. which point on the members - Dafni Yerogianni, Tina Gouti, Yorgos Ginis, Yorgos Bousounis and Xenophon Xenios - followed different career paths, according to Greek media reports. During the years the group was active, playing music described as new waveminimal, they produced two self-released tapes. Even though they never worked under a record label, they were, Greeks present their work at New York Comic Con One of the biggest pop culture conventions in America Comic fanatics from all over the world met last week at one of the greatest celebrations of the ninth art, the New York Comic Con (NYCC), at the Javits Center in Manhattan. The annual event draws admirers of superheroes, comics, anime, manga, video games and fantasy films and has attracted a strong following since its launch in 2006; last year attendance reached 150,000 visitors. From Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 October, visitors could witness first-hand the latest publications on the show floor, get a sneak peak of unreleased films and shows in special screening rooms or take a walk along the 'Artist Alley', packed with artists' stands, to interact with their favourite creators to expose their work to a broader audience. "A journey like this one can turn out helpful for any artist, since you get the opportunity to meet artists with international reputation and converse with them, exchange views on any topic that could broaden your horizons," Roumboulias said. Ilias Kyriazis and Michael Dialynas, who also attended the event, had already made their way into the US comic publishing industry. Kyriazis co-created a work Costumed characters attend New York Comic Con at the Javits Center on Sunday 11 October. PHOTO: CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/AP. or get autographs signed by the most famous pencillers, inkers and writers from every corner of the comic world. Some long-established Greek artists were among the list of creators who had the opportunity to exhibit their work on the show floor of the convention. Yiannis ‘Rubus’ Roumboulias is a multi-awarded illustrator and comic book artist, who has also worked as a political cartoonist for the Greek newspaper Vima. In collaboration with Manos Lagouvardos, they work for ARH Comix, a company specialising in high fantasy characters. For the artistic duo, NYCC was the ideal occasion for networking with editors from worldwide acclaimed publishing companies and titled Secret Identities for Image Comics and during the NYCC it was the first time he met his colleagues in person, while Athens-based Dialynas is currently preparing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles under the auspices of IDW Publishing. "NYCC is a hub that helps the comic industry engage its audience and the artists to meet each other. "All the other works you see prompt you to try even harder and improve yourself," said Kyriazis. Source: Kathimerini however, the second Greek band to secure an appearance on the MTV channel. The adaptation of She's Lost Control was included in the first tape by the band, released in 1985. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM. Assuming that only a few copies of the demo tape circulated due to the lowbudget production, we cannot help but wonder how the director of the Gucci advertisement Glen Luchford came across the song. Emirates’ first commercial with Aniston Emirates Airlines have released their first commercial featuring actor Jennifer Aniston. The former Friends star was announced as the United Arab Emirates-based airline's new spokesperson after signing a $5 million deal. In our first look into Aniston's work with the airline, the 46-year-old is seen wandering around a plane wearing a white bathrobe with a loofah in hand trying to find a shower. A flight attendant then informs the actor that the only thing reminiscent of a shower is a tiny bathroom. While walking away she mutters, "Emirates planes have showers, and they have bars". The incident is then shown to be a nightmare, from which Aniston awakes in a luxurious Emirates seat, which has been turned into a bed, with an iPad conveniently charging by her 'bedside'. The commercial then shows her walking towards the bar onboard the flight, where she orders a martini and informs the bartender of her unpleasant dream. The creative advert may be her first with Emirates, but it is not her first brand campaign, having previously worked as an ambassador for Aveeno, SmartWater and Living Proof. A still of Aniston in the Emirates commercial. PHOTO: YOUTUBE.
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