‘Eros and Apollo’ – Cool Electro-Pop from Virtual Band Studio Killers

studio killers

A friend of mine recently turned me on to Studio Killers; a virtual band comprising of characters Cherry, Goldie Foxx and Dyna Mink. Virtual bands can be a lot of fun and Studio Killers is no exception. I’m particularly hooked on their track ‘Eros and Apollo’ which is accompanied by a fun animated video featuring an explosion of pixels, disco-culture and neon.

Studio Killers - Eros and Apollo video

The track comes from the band’s self-titled debut which was released last year. If it’s a release that passed you by, it might be worth checking it out. For now, you can check out the video below:

The band are currently hoping to put on a number of live shows and have turned to Kickstarter in the hopes of doing so. The whole thing sounds quite cool. If you’d like to see them live, get your hands on a DVD or just kick in a couple of shekels and get some rewards you can check it out here.

More videos, sounds and social stuff can be found on their website here.

Philip Kennedy

June 10, 2014 / By

‘The Mega Behive’ – A Short Comic by Carolyn Alexander

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I like Carolyn Alexander. She’s got a great style and a wonderful sense of humor. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art; Carolyn studied Visual Communication where she says she specialized in “illustration and smoking”.

The image above is the first page of a two page comic called The Mega Behive. Inspired by an article in a fashion magazine, Carolyne’s black and white images are beautiful and I just love the story.

The Mega Behive by Carolyn Alexander 2

According to her bio – after graduation – Carolyn decided to run off and live up a mountain in France for five years. While there she became proficient in “speaking terrible French, shrugging her shoulders and the eating of cheese”. She has recently returned to civilization where she spends her days drawing haughty ladies. You can see more of her drawings and comics on her website here.

Philip Kennedy

June 6, 2014 / By

A New Sketch Everyday from Pascal Campion

Pascal Campion

Pascal Campion is a French-American illustrator and animator living in San Francisco. Since 2006 he’s been creating a sketch a day, everyday Monday through Friday. It’s an impressive undertaking and the quality of these “sketches” is really quite something. Pascal is a master of capturing light and movement and every one of his images tells a story. Inspired by life experiences and moments from his day, his work is beautifully rendered and a story unto itself.

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Philip Kennedy

June 4, 2014 / By

Mike Ellis Illustrates Tiny Rooms in a Tiny House

Mike Ellis - Room For Rent

This is a great little project from Canadian illustrator Mike Ellis. Entitled Room For Rent, the work was part of an experimental installation show in Toronto and consists of a large three-dimensional miniature house filled with illustrated bedrooms. The house allows viewers to peer inside and scoop out the rooms. According to Mike, the piece uses multicolored LEDs which make the illustrations “come to life” – exposing things that may not be seen under normal circumstances.

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Philip Kennedy

June 2, 2014 / By

Bold, Brash and Brilliantly Fun Floral Prints by Elena Boils

Elena Boils

I think I’ve mentioned on here before about how much I like when somebody takes something pretty old and traditional and puts a fresh spin on it. That’s why I love these floral still lives by the Mexican-born and London-based illustrator Elena Boils. Passionate about nature, Elena’s illustrations are a mixture of digital and hand crafted work. The combination works really well; mixing bold splashes of solid colour with occasional subtle textures and patterns. I love them!

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Philip Kennedy

May 20, 2014 / By

Metronomy’s New Video Sees the Band Animated with Felt Tip Pens!

Metronomy

While the golden age of music videos may have now passed, there’s still a number of talented folk out there who are making amazing work. One act in particular who continue to support the art-form is the UK electropop four-piece Metronomy. Last February they worked with Michel Gondry to create a fantastic single-take video for “Love Letters” and their 2011 video for The Look still remains one of my favourite videos of recent memory.

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Philip Kennedy

May 15, 2014 / By

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