Good morning everyone! This has been a VERY busy week for me, which I’ll be sharing with you all later today, but I wanted to apologize and say that I have a ton of posts on the back burner, they’ll be later this week. Anywho, I can’t leave you all in the lurch without a new desktop, so this weeks artist is the immensely creative and awesome Undoboy! I wrote Undoboy to do the DWP a looooong time ago, and since then he’s been blowing up like crazy, as I’m sure many of you have seen the crazy wall decals he did for Blik.
For his wallpaper he created these fun little characters, ninjas of sorts, that rumor has it he might be turning into vinyl figures! But he also decided to make a mini-comic wallpaper showing how one of the guys got that ninja start stuck in his head. These are nice and simple with lots of bright colors, so this one should definitely please the minimalists! Also be sure to check out the iPhone versions, I thought they were really fun as well.
Next week’s wallpaper is gonna be some lo-fi goodness, so be sure to check back!
I’ve been working like crazy these past few days, so I apologize for the lack of posts. Thankfully though I was able to get out and see the new show at the Scion Space called The Art of Music, showcasing art that’s inspired by music. The show had a ton of great artists like Steven Harrington, Ryan Waller, So-Me, Stefan Marx, PAM, Sanghon Kim, and whole lot more. One wall was dedicated to posters created for the exhibit, while another wall featured other art by the artists involved. I must admit that So-Me stole the show with his giant light-up display, which you can see in the top photo, but my other favorites were definitely Steven and Ryan’s pieces, which you can see in the other two photos.
There’s a bunch of photos under the cut, so be sure to check those out as well. I also want to give a shout out to all the rad folks I met last night! Lionel at Sixpack France, Thomas from Ill Studio for putting on a crazy show, Jonathan from Clark Magazine, Steven, it’s always good to see you, and Mr. Waller, thanks for hamming it up every time my camera was around.
As of writing this, I only have one tattoo on my right forearm, but if I were to ever get another one it would be an epic-sized octopus encompassing my entire left forearm, wrist, and hand, and it would be awesome. Obviously I have an intense fondness for octopi and all of their squishy wonder, so the video above made me squeal with delight. It’s Oktapodi, the story of a pair of octopus lovers who are ripped apart and must fight to find each other again. Well, all of that is done in the course of 2 minutes, but MAN it’s an amazing 2 minutes!
The video was created by students at the French animation school Gobelins (which totally looks like Goblins, which would be a sweet school to go to) and has been drumming up quite a lot of buzz lately. They’ve won a ton of awards so far, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more from these creative individuals. Watch the video, it’s a slice of amazing, and let me know what you think of the ending! ARGH!
The very first thing I thought when I woke up this morning was, “Fuck, I didn’t post about Steven’s book release!” This was until I realized that the signing wasn’t until tonight, and I still had time to do so. Steven Harrington, artist extraordinaire, went on a big ass art tour across Europe along with Justin Kreitmeyer, his friend and associate over at National Forest. I’m sure many of you saw the photos and videos they posted, it was definitely an amazing show. But now they’re back in LA, they’re show now hanging at the Subliminal Projects gallery, so why not top it all off with a book release party as well?
The book features a ton of Steven’s work, as well as a look into the process of making and piecing together his art. He wanted it to be clear that it wasn’t a retrospective, that he’s got plenty of gumption still in him. The signing goes from 6 to 10, the guys from Sixpack France will be there, and you can an awesome book signed by one of the best artists out there today. Steven also says it’ll be a “super fun dance-off”, so if that’s not incentive, I don’t know what is.
Lately I’ve been putting more and more applications on my iPhone, something I didn’t think I’d be that excited by, but I’ve gotten a fair amount of use out of them. But the app above is in a entire different ballpark all together. It’s called iHologram, and features a kitty that looks like he’s walking around in 3D space when you view the screen from a 35-45Âº angle. Yeah, all he does is walk around, but look how big his eyes are! He’s adorable!
I think it’ll be interesting as time goes by to see how applications like this progress, going from things like games to more arts based projects like this one. The video was created by David O’Reilly, who created the little kitty as a part of his cartoon PSS, and he also has a bunch of other fun video content as well, so be sure to check out there rest as well.