Illustration // Thursday, April 16, 2015
David Haines "actively examines his position as an artist who makes pictorial and textual narratives in the wake of abstraction, conceptual art and photography. At the same time he is conscious of the status of the traditional labour intensive medium of pencil drawing in the digital age. The immersive works require 'slow viewing', inhabiting the often-overlooked space between looking and interpretation."
Design // Thursday, April 16, 2015
From Howls and Whispers: "A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period. Selected works from the original Andrzej Wajda's Films in World Film Posters exhibition on loan from the archives of the Film Museum in Łódź, Poland presents archival materials related to the life and work of the Polish artist.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Over the last couple of years, Hiro Murai has emerged as a saught-after director for some of our favorite artists including Shabazz Palaces, St. Vincent and Spoon. More recently, Murai was behind Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me,” Childish Gambino’s “Sober,” and Earl Sweatshirt's "Grief." Whether it’s referencing hyperreal sculptor Ron Mueck or seeking to capture that “slippery, uneven feeling” of dreams, Murai gives us some insight into what feeds his imagination.
Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
For months now, we have been showing our readers the entries and finalists for the prestigious A’ Design Awards & Competition, the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. What has been brilliant for us is that the more we have engaged with the Design community in our print edition each month, we have seen all sorts of interesting ideas and projects come out of the A' Design Awards & Competition. Today, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 - 2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines!
Photography // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Currently on dispaly at Robert Koch Gallery is Words Matter, an exhibition that features a wide spectrum of work by twelve artists who incorporate text with images. The works of art range from WWII political photo-collages by Russian artist Alexander Zhitomirsky (b. 1907-d. 1993), to Robert Heinecken's groundbreaking Are You Rea, Jeff Brouws's typologies of American roadside signs, and Hugh Brown's dry wit appropriations of Barbara Kruger and Roy Lichtenstein
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon Bernson's residency at the de Young Museum explores a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between the years of 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions have created an international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields.
Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tidal Roots is a young brand, hand making and designing stand up paddle boards in Maine. Recently, I got the chance to sit down and chat with the owners Kent Scovill and Kyle Schaefer about their process and why they do what they do. Our design contributor, Greg Cordeiro, interviews the owners, a perfect timed-Spring chat.
Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.
Fashion // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Everyone has a certain way they see the world. Some things jump out at people, while others pass them by. I see faces and patterns everywhere. When I look at people, I connect their beauty marks, and find faces in their knuckle lines. It’s just the way I live. So, naturally, I see these things in photographs too.
Illustration // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Juul Kraijer's subject is the same naked female figure she has drawn repeatedly for more than a decade, whose features she has universalized and pared down (removing the eyebrows, for instance) so that she becomes almost an archetype, an 'everywoman' or, as the artist describes her, an 'emblematic embodiment of states of mind'...