Scrolling through Will Bryant’s excellently curated tumblr, I came across the fun work of Minneapolis-based artist and illustrator Eddie Perrote. Eddie’s work is full of vibrant, tripped out, intricate images that look like a super weird party world.
Mihoko Ogkai’s ongoing series Milky Ways explores the ideas of life, death and rebirth. The dead or dying human life forms are constructed with fibre-reinforced plastic and embedded LED lights that project star-like fields of light on the surrounding gallery walls. Tiny holes dot the figures; the light emitted transforms these tortured, decaying bodies into incredible portraits of the night sky.
Daehyun Kim is a graphic artist from Seoul in South Korea. Since 2008 he has been working on a series called moonassi drawing. These are mostly small sized pictures which are painted in black and white using pen, marker and occasionally brush. Daehyun studied fine arts at a university that specialized in Traditional East-Asian Art and Painting and it’s clear to see that this traditional practice has gone on to influence his work.
If you’re looking for a fun place to hang out and interact with data (and who isn’t?) try the Teton County Library in Jackson, Wyoming. The library has a new addition built by Gilday Architects. And inside the new entrance lobby, you’ll find a stunning installation created by E/B Office. The New York-based practice has filled the lobby with five miles of fiber optic cable cut into a thousand segments.
Before any discussion of the poster for Funny Games ensues, I must emphasize that the German turned American film, by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, is without a doubt a terrifying, horror movie. Funny Games is grotesque, actually, with very sinister undertones and a fair bit of gore. In designing a poster for this film, L.A. based creative Akiko Stehrenberger, made a definitive choice. Rather than funnel perception of the film toward a bloody and bone chilling horror mess, Stehrenberger focused the branding toward a clean and minimal approach, one that is rarely seen within the horror genre.