CO.LAB Signs to Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences has announced that creative duo CO.LAB have joined its roster for U.S. representation.
CO.LAB is a collaborative bond between Canadian-born Justin Tyler Close and Jeremy Power Regimbal. Close comes from a background of art photography and Regimbal from one of post-production and cinematography. Together as CO.LAB they are directors, photographers, publishers, creative directors, event curators and storytellers, who adopt a multifaceted approach for every project they take on. They pride themselves on bringing all those skills to bear in creating the kinds of hands-on, tangible campaigns that brands want. It’s a diverse skill set they look forward to bringing to the U.S. market with Arts & Sciences.
Close and Regimbal formed CO.LAB a year-and-half ago. The pair first met in Vancouver 10 years ago, beginning their professional journey together with the creation of The Lab Magazine, a unique print and digital publishing platform focused on fashion, film, music, photography, art, and culture that features artists speaking to artists and world-class photography. Distributed in 31 countries, the magazine has attracted a wide range of celebrities, from Wes Anderson and David Fincher to Lykke Li and Kevin Hart. The magazine was CO.LAB’s first step into advertising as the duo gained experience creating print advertising, video campaigns and branded content. It led to CO.LAB directing their first feature film, In Their Skin, starring actress Selma Blair, which premiered at the Tribeca International Film Festival where it was acquired by IFC Films for a widespread theatrical release. It also received a Golden Hugo Nomination at the Chicago International Film Festival and won praise from many notable media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter and New York Times.
Following their work on the feature, CO.LAB immediately began work on a project for Generator Youth Hostels. CO.LAB was commissioned to creative direct and curate a week-long celebration for the opening of hostels in selected European cities. They followed that up with a three-part web film series for Saucony called the “Seeker Stories.” The first of these films led to CO.LAB being recognised at the 2015 Cannes Young Director’s Awards. Their most recent projects include work for Citibank and a MasterCard campaign which will break later this year.