The fashion world is full of characters. There are few characteristics as distinguishing as Anna Wintour’s bob, Karl Lagerfeld’s sunglasses, and Grace Coddington’s red mane. Now, Italian illustrator, AleXsandro[cq] Palombo has transformed some of fashion’s most famous faces into ones we know much better—Homer and Marge Simpson. From Marc Jacobs to Alber Elbaz, here are the Simpsons as you’ve never seen them before.
Another achievement for Israeli cinema: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s documentary, “The Law in These Parts,” has won the World Cinema Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the top gathering for independent movies made outside of Hollywood’s major studios.
The film, which won the Best Documentary award at the 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival, reviews Israel’s legal system in the West Bank from Alexandrowicz’s critical point of view.
It combines interviews with senior legal experts, including former Supreme Court President Meir Shamgar and former Judge and Military Advocate General Amnon Strashnov.
The film was praised during the festival, and Alexandrowicz was even invited to write an op-ed for the New York Times about the issue discussed in the documentary.
Top honors at Sundance were given to “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” a mythical film starring an eight-year-old girl, which won the grand jury prize in the US dramatic competition, and “The House I Live In”, about the war on drugs, which won the same honor in the US documentary category.
Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report
Culture icon and hip hop superstar Jay-Z has invested in Israeli wireless technology company, Duracell Powermat, and has signed on as the new face of the company.
Duracell Powermat, a joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Israel’s Powermat, was announced in September of 2011. Duracell, a brand of batteries manufactured by P&G, has also invested in Powermat.
Powermat is a wireless technology that allows electronic devices like mobile phones, mp3 players, gaming devices and cameras to wirelessly charge by placing them on the powermat.
“I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution,” said Jay-Z. “I’m partnering with Duracell Powermat because they’re providing the solutions for the future.”
“We are proud to work with such an inspiring icon, whose music and success speaks to an entire generation all over the world. Our common vision and voice will pave the way for the upcoming wireless power revolution,” said Ron Rabinowitz, CEO of Duracell Powermat.
“Jay-Z is power personified. He inspires millions of people all over the world on a daily basis with his music and his story,” said Ran Poliakine, CEO of Powermat Technologies. “There is no better face or voice that can move people to adopt a new paradigm in power delivery.
Jay-Z follows in the footsteps of another star, Leonardo DiCaprio who recently made an investment in another Israeli technology company, Mobli.
Just don’t expect Jay-Z to use his old persona to sell the Powermat. Since his wife Beyonce gave birth to their daughter Blue Ivy last week, Jay-Z has reportedly turned into a softie. So don’t expect to hear the slogan “Powermat – It’s power to the people, b*tches.”