Pharrell Williams - "It Girl"
Director: Mr. and Fantasista Utamaro
Pharrell and visual artist Takashi Murakami have been close friends and collaborators for quite some time. In 2012, they debuted a $2 million sculpture, Simple Things, that they created with Jacob the Jeweler in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, which had an array of diamond-encrusted pop culture items (a can of Pepsi, a bottle of Heinz ketchup, a Billionaire Boys Club shoe, and a cupcake, among them) inside the head of one of Takashi Murakami's signature characters.
More recently, they made a remix video for Murakami's film, Jellyfish Eyes, and its theme song, which had an animated version of Pharrell in the actual visual. No one's surprised that now, Murakami has produced the video for "It Girl," which has multiple animated versions of him amongst a world of anime, gaming, chat rooms, and color. It's an awesome continuation of their collaborations and also fits the Japanese cartoon aesthetic that Pharrell has explored throughout his artistic career.