Ari can’t talk about it.
My friend and sometimes co-conspirator John Carluccio makes incredible pieces of film (that is, when he’s not busy inventing turntablist transcription method) and his latest short Cease and Desist is relevant to anybody who enjoyed reading Pirate’s, especially if you like sneakers.
From the blog of the film:
“Branding, addiction, sneaker culture and legal infringement are explored when artist/designer Ari Saal Forman mash-ups the lively Newport cigarette brand into a cool â€œNike-likeâ€ sneaker. Shot at the height of the sneaker movement in 2006 and in present day, the short film reveals how trends quickly turn and how these urban expressionists compete even harder to stand out. Sneaker collectors soon face their own (cigarette like) addictions and Ari gets a legal gag for his clever design.
“The â€œalive with pleasureâ€ moment that â€œlegally never happenedâ€ is presented with before and after accounts.”