I’m a sucker for weird, tripped out, colorful imagery–especially in motion. NYC-based multidisciplinary design studio EyeBodega is thoroughly all of those things, describing their work as “post-apocalyptic modernism.” With a focus on work for underground art and music culture, founders Rob Chabebe and Joe Perez have created a body of work spanning print, interactive, photography, and video that is jarring, glitchy, and perfect for the contemporary music scene it often finds itself in.
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Growing up in the suburbs outside of Sacramento, the capitol of California, you learn that San Francisco is a refuge. It’s a real city with heaps of culture, great places to eat, and a bunch of great weirdos to stare at. In order to get to San Francisco you need to drive down the 80, eventually crossing the Bay Bridge, which acts essentially as the gateway to the city. I’m sure most people think that the Golden Gate bridge is the main way into the city, but I can tell you that I’ve only been over Golden Gate maybe three times in the 30 years I’ve been alive.
Now artist Leo Villareal is celebrating the bridge with a brand new installation simply called Bay Lights.
The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge West Span through 2015.
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This video is simple, but pretty stunning. You should watch it immediately. It was made by Ed Inglis on a seven day trip to Iceland this past February. There are a few sneak peaks of the Harpa Concert Hall and a few rural churches, but the video focuses more on the insanely beautiful natural features of Iceland. Even in February, when I thought it would be miserable, being outside somehow seems like a good idea. The music in the video is also from Iceland, a song called “Pretty Face” which is by Soley, an Icelander who is also a part of the band Seabear.
I know that we just posted Philip’s piece on Siggi Eggertsson’s lovely art of Iceland but I had come across this video separately and wanted to share it. Simply called Color Wheel, the video explores variations and abstraction of a rotating color wheel. It’s quite simple but there’s something real interesting about how the colors float in and out of one another. I’d suggest making the video full screen for the maximum trippy effects.
I received a message on Twitter yesterday from Ben Powell who put together a beautiful video that I though I’d share.
To celebrate 3 years together, my girlfriend and I decided to have a long weekend away and visit Reykjavik in Iceland. Despite the cold and wet weather, we were absolutely blown away by this beautiful country and will definitely be returning! This video was shot entirely on my Canon 600d (w/ Sigma 10-20mm, Canon 55-250mm and Canon 50mm) as well as my GoPro HD Hero 2. I edited it using Premier Pro and After Effects.
I love the personal aspect of this, that the video documents a real journey shared by two people. Seeing this footage just makes me so excited to get to Reykjavík tomorrow, and to have the ability to see the things that are featured in the video. Iceland is so multi-faceted and I can’t wait to experience it for myself.