Interested in Street Art? How about art in general? Maybe politics is more your thing? Or perhaps you’re just curious about Brazil? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Grey City (Cidade Cinza) is a documentary you should go out of your way to see. Weaving together an entertaining storyline, through the voices of famed artists (Os Gêmeos, Nina, and Nunca, just to name a few), the film uses street art as a platform to portray a variety of interesting topics: art philosophy, political corruptness, and how a behemoth city can be full of peculiar charm.
Alan Taylor runs In Focus, a special section of The Atlantic which looks at topics and events through large, beautiful photos. Last week he had a special feature on modernist architect Eero Saarinen, who helped bring a sense of futurism to a world of cookie cutter buildings. The feature is a series of 44 images which shows the range and talent of Saarinen, from his work on the Saint Louis Gateway Arch to the Trans World Airlines Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport.
Anamorphic type and imagery is a pretty popular thing these days but that doesn’t mean it’s any less impressive. Thomas Quinn, a Chicago based designer, created this rather inspiring anamorphic type piece with the simple yet profound message, “Face Reality As It Is”.
(fos) is a young multi-disciplinary design team out of Madrid and Barcelona who are already turning heads with their first project. Using only tape and paint, this trio has managed to created a rather vibrant installation that tricks the eye in a very pleasing manner. I love the way they were able to incorporate the effect by painting over top the tables, chair and paintings, making it feel like the light is starting to take over the world.
Stephen Chan is an illustrator and graphic designer based in the UK. He’s currently a freelancer who does all kinds of design work for a number of big clients. This past May he organized and curated his first exhibition as part of the Hong Kong Art Fair. It was, by visual and structural standards, a stand out success for a first-timer pulling together a large group show.