This is kind of a silly post, but I thought it was fun, so whatever. Browsing over at Tokion’s website, I noticed that they had a wallpaper section. What got me really excited was the Geoff McFetridge wallpaper you see above! But they also have a bunch more, like Ashley Macomber, Mike Pare and Deanne Cheuk. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to get to the next page of wallpapers!
Photographer Diana Koenigsberg went to school at The San Francisco Art Institute and the Art Center College of Design, and it certainly shows. She describes her work as “ironic and choreographed”. I love all the bright colors and textures in all of her work.
Be sure to check out her images of people “eating” foods, I got a pretty good kick out of them.
QBN, who I think manages and runs the always great Newstoday, is now presenting the QBN Sessions, a day long series of lectures with some of LA’s finest creative minds. The speakers include Shepard Fairey, Joshua Davis, Phunk Studio, Michael Place, Matt & Mark Owens, Michael Muller and the kids from The Mill (who by the way, have possibly the best logo EVER).
It’s also happening at the Getty Center, possibly one of the most amazing buildings/epic complexes I’ve ever been in before. But there’s one downfall… the tickets for the event go for $240, though if you’re a student you can get half off.
It all goes down on September 7th, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
After 360 posts in a 4-ish month period, I’m finally going on a week long vacation with Jeff and his family, and their family friends… around 24 people total. We’re going houseboating on Lake Shasta (click here for map), which is in the northern part of California.
The bizarre pictures above are signs Jeff and I made for the boys and girls toilets on the houseboat. Both images are of Jeff, though he’s been make-up’d and I photoshopp’d the hell out of him. I can’t wait for his family to see these!
So while I’m gone, everyone who reads this should send me awesome projets and art and anything they think is cool. Just click the little envelope to the right there! I’ll need to catch up on lots of things while I’m gone I’m sure! That said, everyone have fun NOT being on vacation, and I’ll hopefully post something next Sunday!
The newest issue of Richard Seabrooke’s Candy is out now, and what a whopper it is. The issue is pretty epic, clocking in at two PDF’s to download, over 500 pages of art and interviews. It always amazes me that people can put together such HUGE magazines on a semi-regular basis.
This issue features work and interviews from April Gertler, Asbestos, Bob Dob, Helvetica director Gary Hustwit, Ice Cream For Free, James Jean, Keith Shore, Jesse LeDoux, Kanardo, Stanley Donwood, The Designers Republic, Tiffany Bozic and a TON more people. Be sure to check it out!
Adding to my list of of creepy suburban artists, these photos are the work of Todd Hido. Todd takes these really beautiful, but creepy, pictures of houses, apartments and landscapes. Most often his pictures are taken at night, allowing for deep, rich colors, and an eerie glow around everything.
You can read an interview with Todd over at Seesaw Magazine from 2004 by clicking here.
Mark this entry under, “I don’t speak Japanese, but the pictures look cool”.
I randomly found this Japanese woman’s wear line called Sally Scott, based out of Tokyo, I think. I was searching for stuff relating to an art director named Atsuki Kikuchi who works for Bluemark, when I came across these and was totally taken be the photos. The colors are absolutely perfect, and the styling is really cute as well.
Uniqlo, the Japanese GAP (but way better), has released Uniqlo Paper No. 2, and it has lots of great photos in it. The one’s above are from Ryan McGinley’s summer vacation, and there’s also some Terry Richardson stuff and some great kids photos. So if you’re in New York, check it out, and send me one!