Trying to keep the momentum this year with The Build Up, my buddy Jon Setzen and I are back with a new episode, amazingly our ninth. Thanks to our brand new recording studio at Maker City LA we’re still sounding sharp despite the few drinks we may have had. Here’s the rundown from this episode.
• Being artsy in Los Angeles (and on Twitter)
• A long winded discussion about the mass migration from NY to LA
• The light in LA is the best
• Facebook Paper is a step forward
• Chatting about Reporter, a new app from Nicholas Felton
• A list of emojis missing from iOS 7
• Music from Sylvan Esso, Mogwai, and Father John Misty
When it comes to the design of film posters there’s really only one person leading the way, and that’s Neil Kellerhouse. We’ve talked about his work many times before on the site and he’s honestly one of the most innovative designers out there, breaking the norms and clichés of major box office films.
His most recent work is for Jonathan Glazer’s new film Under The Skin, which features Scarlett Johansson who’s stalking and killing men. I won’t give anymore away, though the poster above does give you a hint of what she’s about. I think he’s done an amazing job on the colors of this piece, which to me feel referential to 2001. From what I’ve read the movie is supposed to be amazing, and I’m personally quite excited to see. You can see the full trailer below and judge for yourself.
It’s an interesting time to be a designer. Design started to creep into our daily lives with the introduction of affordable homes and furniture, like what the Eames and Herman Miller were working on. Then we had companies like Sony, Apple, and Netflix who changed the way we enjoyed media or communicated, but those aren’t necessarily life or death causes. Now we have designers starting companies like Fitbit or Nest to help us with our personal health and safety which to me feels like the ultimate goal in design, solving real problems. Now there’s a new startup (I think that’s what you’d call it) called PillPack which wants to challenge the way we think of pharmacies.
Paul Trillo, a Brooklyn based director, has turned everyone’s favorite photo technique, the double exposure, and created this stunning music video. The video is for the song “Be Around” by The Peach Kings, and Paul has turned it into something like a piece of moving art. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone do double exposure in film like this before and the technique completely gorgeous. What do you want to bet that we start to see this technique being used more and more from now on?
Check out the video and some more sweet animated GIFs below.
Some of my favorite art is that which makes me laugh. When most people traditionally think of art we think of old world masterpieces painted with oils depicting those that have been long dead. So what if you took those venerable works of art and put a ridiculous twist on them? You’d end up with these lighthearted series of collages from Zeren Badar.