A couple weeks ago I wrote about a scene from the Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton documentary by Loic Prigent, and since then I had the chance to watch it. It’s definitely become one of my favorite things this year, I think I’ve watched three times by now. When I watched the documentary the first time I thought it was quite ramshackle, or like there was a lot of randomness. But as I continued watching I realized there was a method to the madness, that all of the random events that happen in Marc Jacobs life contribute to his overall design aesthetic. Like pieces to a very random, but beautiful puzzle.
The film is also rather inspiring, after watching it I always feel energized and like I can do anything. If you’re a fan of fashion, design, or anything artistic I highly suggest getting this movie. I also thought it was cool that Genevieve Gauckler did the credits, which are quite sketchy and random and fun, much like Mr. Jacobs.
About a month and a half ago I started working for a company called Causecast, an internet start-up company that’s helping non-profits get the internet exposure that they really need. I signed on as the designer of Causecast, getting the chance to put designer touch onto an entire site. After a month and a half, I think I’ve created more graphics and pages and all sorts of things then I EVER have in my entire life. It’s been a totally intense experience, but it’s been an absolute blast and everyone involved is absolutely amazing.
So what I’d love for you all to do is sign-up and see what we’re doing over on Causecast. Look around, make a profile, watch some videos… anything means something, plus you can see what I’ve been doing for the last month and half and why I haven’t been posting as much. This site is blood, sweat, and tears, so PLEASE take a peek! Thanks everyone!
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.
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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!
Also check out these rad videos:
+ An Octopus Messing Up a Shark’s Day
+ An Octopus Escaping Through A 1″ Hole
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.