Kitsune Noir favorite and good buddy of mine Steven Harrington, along with his partner in crime Justin Kreitmeyer, is having a brand new touring show entitled Our Mountain, and it’s shaping up to be amazing! This epic show starts out in Paris at the Lazy Dog with all sorts of new work as well as a GIANT teepee and a bunch of smaller teepee friends. He’s also releasing a new 160 page book featuring a ton of his recent work and sketches (over lunch he made sure to make it a point that it wasn’t a best of, he’s got way more awesome-ness in him). After the Lazy Dog the show moves from France to Italy, Spain, Germany, and then finally a big show here in LA, which I’m not sure I can talk about, haha…
The BFF/Roommate Garrett just sent me this and I HAD to post about it right away! Pixar has released this fun mini-video featuring some of the other robotic characters from Wallâ€¢E, and they’re really cute and fun. One of the robots profiled is EVE, and you learn what she was built for, which gives you an interesting bit of information as to why she comes to Earth in the first place. But the best part is definitely toward the end, where Wallâ€¢E demonstrates his “Stereophonics” abilities, and ends up doing the cutest dance ever! I think it’s his head wiggling around that’s so funny! This movie comes out in 23 days, and I CANNOT wait. I think it’s definitely going to be the biggest movie of the summer, without a doubt.
Note: Fuck the Moviefone player, thank goodness for YouTube.
About a week ago I got an enthusiastic email from a fellow named Craig Redman, telling me about this little project he started called Darcel. Reading through his email I get to his signature and I see that Craig is a member of the crew over at Rinzen, so whatever he’s wanting me to see, I was sure it was going to be mega-awesome.
As Craig put it, Darcel is a dude with a less than optimistic outlook on life. Full of partying, drinking, and the finer things of life, the comic is an really simply drawn and vibrantly colored explosion. I thought it was funny that people are always throwing up, and Craig said that a lot of people really like that too! Darcel has lackluster visits to Philadelphia (it’s just a cracked bell), the International Contemporary Furniture Fair was boring, though I think he did get a kick out of his APC sneakers. Definitely go visit his site, full of small, clever moments.
Alright, it’s Wednesday again, which means it’s definitely time to change your desktop. As sort of in an inside look at how I go about picking people to do the project, most of the time it’ll be people that I’ve previously posted about. Obviously if I take the time to write about them then I must like their style a whole lot… but this isn’t always the case, as today’s artist I instead immediately wrote to see if they’d create a wallpaper. So today I’m happy to present, Ryan Cox.
Ryan is an illustrator who lives in New York and is the master of poppy vector illustrations. When I first went through his site I literally scrolling back and forth, soaking in all of the shapes and colors. Honestly his style reminds me of a more computer-savvy Charley Harper, his shapes and objects are so minimal but they have such a presence nonetheless.
For his wallpaper, I imagine this is what a really awesome Kitsune Noir party would look like. I’d be the dude taking photos in the top right, there’s the little black foxy in the bottom right, and plenty of inanimate objects and hot girls dancing all over the place… totally awesome. I also created 3 iPhone wallpapers just in case some of you had a favorite portion of the overall piece.
I was checking out the online portfolio of British photographer Jacob Sutton and I was immediately impressed. I tried to find more info about him but Google wasn’t very helpful and his rep’s site is a Flash mess that had no bio, or at least not one I could see. But looking through his work you can definitely see that this guy is insane amounts of creativity and a serious knack for dramatic lighting. He shoots mostly editorial work, so he’s got a ton of different fun shoots with all sorts of things going on.
I really like his work for Mixte Magazine, which is the photo with the pink dust all around. It seems like such a simple idea but it looks amazing. I love how you can see all the particles and bits, I’m sure seeing these really large and up close they would be even better. He’s got a lot of work, so be sure to check out his site for more visual goodness.