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Usher Makes the Taste of Limited Edition 1738 Rémy Martin Come Alive Using AI

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Campaign imagined by Fred & Farid New York uses Usher’s avant-garde description of the tasting notes to make the flavour visible

Usher Makes the Taste of Limited Edition 1738 Rémy Martin Come Alive Using AI

In a truly unexpected way the Grammy award-winning musical artist Usher, launches his limited edition 1738 bottle with Rémy Martin. With the help of AI (Artificial intelligence), the artist used his own musical vocabulary to describe the taste of Cognac. Fed through AI technology, known as Generative Adversarial Neural Networks and Contrastive Language-Image Pre-Training, Usher’s avant-garde depiction of tasting notes is turned into artwork, making the invisible, visible. The beauty of the AI was to visually translate what’s never been seen before: taste.

For the 'Usher x Rémy Martin 1738: A Taste of Passion' experiential campaign imagined by the New York creative boutique FRED & FARID New York, Usher took pleasure to describe the smooth Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac, characterised by notes of toasted bread, vanilla and brioche, in so many different musical ways. Each bringing to life a different artwork. The artist made more than 50 different experiences before he made his choice. Some of them will be shown during the after party his Las Vegas residency.

Never done before, the result of this experience is artistically stunning. The experience is pushed further in an immersive event after each concert during Usher's Las Vegas residency, called also 'A TASTE OF PASSION.'

Rémy Martin and Usher extend their partnership in a new dimension. This AI-inspired bottle designed to capture the taste will be available for a limited time only purchased as an NFT. A total of 50 limited-edition bottles were created as part of this latest collaboration. But only 25 Usher x 1738: AI Powered limited-edition bottles will be available to purchase exclusively on BlockBar.com, the world’s first direct-to-consumer NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits.

“I’m an artist at my core, so transforming an abstract sensory experience like taste into something visual really spoke to my creative process,” says Usher. “I leaned into the exemplary Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal that flowed through me and am so impressed by the visuals that came out of the AI process – they truly represent the medley of tasting notes captured in the flavour. It’s rewarding to see those words translate to real-world artwork that my fans can engage with while bringing taste front-and-centre.”

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Agency

CREATIVE AGENCY : FRED & FARID New York

CONCEPTION : FRED & FARID New York

Production

PRODUCTION : ICONOCLAST

Director: We Are From LA

DP: Ryley Brown

1st AD: Scott Harris

Stylist: April Roomet

Make Up: Nicole Patterson

Groomer: Shawn Porter

Managing Dir / EP: Charles-Marie Anthonioz

Executive Producer: Valerie Romer

Line Producer: Tracy Broaddus

VFX

VFX : THE MILL

Designer: Akshay Tiwari

Junior Artist - Compositing: Ashique T

Senior Lead Compositor: Betty Cameron

Designer: Brian O'Donnell

Art Director: Chet Hirsch

Associate Producer: Claire Stiefel

Technical Director: David Rowley

Senior Producer: Edward Rilli Jr

Senior Lead Compositor: Heather Keister

Lead Compositor: Julien Aucouturier

Executive Producer: Katie Tricot

Designer / Animator: Ken Pelletier

Designer: Kristina Sharabinskaia

Designer: Laura Nash

Senior Editor: Leanne Belgiorno

Colourist: Mark Gethin

Creative Director: Michael Schaeffer

Mid Artist - Compositing: Muliki Shanmukha Kameswara Rao

Mid Artist - Compositing: Nelikanti Goutam Raju

Mid Artist - Compositing: Rajashekhar Nagappa Nadiminti

Senior Creative Technologist: Robert Diel

Production Coordinator: Siggy Chojnacki

Lead Compositor: Tim Crean

Creative Director: Tom McCullough

Genres: Dialogue, People

Categories: Alcoholic Beverages, Spirits

FRED & FARID, Thu, 28 Jul 2022 09:41:32 GMT