The Takashi Murakami Exhibit

I feel pretty lame admitting this, but I just went to see the Takashi Murakami exhibit yesterday afternoon, the exhibit’s closing weekend. I had been meaning to see the show since it’s opening day, but couldn’t seem to find the time to get out there. Anyhow, I went, and I really liked it. The space at the Geffen Contemporary is pretty huge, so there was a lot of space to fill. I was slightly disappointed that the majority of his pieces were the size of elephants, I was hoping for some smaller and more intricate drawings as well.

My favorite parts of the show were the giant sculptures he had, and the advertisements for Inochi, a Pinochio type robot who starts feeling like a real boy. The ads are only about 20 seconds long, but are pretty funny and done extremely well.
I’ve put the commercials under the cut so be sure to check them out!

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Bobby Solomon

February 10, 2008 / By

New Wall•E Trailers

I didn’t watch the Superbowl last Sunday, mostly because I don’t have a TV, but my friend Garrett told me that there was a new trailer for Wall•E, so I had to find it and post it. And then I also found another new trailer over on Kottke, so I had to post that one too. This is shaping up to be the one movie I want to see most next year. If you don’t this movie looks good, I’d like to punch you.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 8, 2008 / By

Kim Høltermand

Kim Høltermand
Kim Høltermand

For the past couple weeks I’ve had Kim Høltermand’s site bookmarked, and I’ve been checking in on it every few days. Kim is from Frederiksberg, Denmark, and takes some of the moodiest, most beautiful photos I’ve seen. He has an incredible knack for extreme lights and darks, muted colors, and an affinity for the the sun. It’s also kind of interesting that’s he’s updated his site 3 times in the last week.

The two images above are from two different series, the clock from ‘After School‘ and the phone booth from ‘A Desolate Place‘. Also be sure to check out his other series, which are just as intriguing.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 8, 2008 / By

Water Cube Opening Photos

As a follow up to my previous post, here are some more photos of China’s Water Cube. The pictures were taken by Chris Bosse who was the associate architect on the project. As you can see, it looks much better at night, and pretty surreal during th day. The day shot looks completely computer generated, it’s so damn smooth and flawless!

You can check out more photos over on Chris’ Flickr.

Found through Dezeen

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 8, 2008 / By

Vanity Fair’s Hitchcock Inspired Hollywood Portfolio

In the newest issue of Vanity Fair they have an amazing Hitchcock inspired photo spread featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and taken by some of the biggest photographer’s. There are 11 photos total and over 20 stars including Jodi Foster and Seth Rogen as you can see above. The photos were taken by Julian Broad, Norman jJan Roy, Mark Seliger, and Art Strieber.

For the photos, they’ve taken the actors and placed them into classic Hitchcock movies like Rear Window, Psycho, and The Birds. I think the photos look absolutely amazing, they totally look like pivotal scenes from each of the movies. I’ve put the rest of the photos under the cut, but what do you all think of them?

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Bobby Solomon

February 8, 2008 / By

Arkitip No. 0044

For the latest issue of Arkitip they’ve handed over control to the designer’s over at Wood Wood to guide the magazine as well tie it into the Highmath show that’s happening in Berlin presently. The issue itself is doubling as the exhibition catalog, and comes along with a black View Master and 3 image reels which show the work from the show. The show features a ton of great artists including:

Andrew Schoultz, Chris Lindig, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Cody Hudson, CR Stecyk III, Eric Elms, Gary Benzel, Geoff McFetridge, Jo Jackson, José Parlá, Josh Petherick, Kaws, Killpixie, Michael Leon, Kevin Lyons, Michael Perry, Parra, Phil Frost, Perks, Peter Beste, Peter Sutherland, Richard Colman, Ryan Waller, Shepard Fairey, Todd St. John & Steven Harrington

I think this is kind of funny because I posted about wanting to make a black Kitsune Noir View Master last May, so obviously I was onto something! The issue including View Master and reels is $45.00 and you can order it here.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

February 8, 2008 / By

New Beautiful Losers Movie Poster

I was lucky enough to see the Beautiful Losers documentary over the summer and it’s absolutely spectacular. Most of the people they talk about have been heroes of mine for years now,and their creativity played a big part in shaping who I am. Well they’ve released an official poster for the movie and it’s just as beautiful as the movie is. It was designed by Keith Scharwath and he’s posted a ton of detail shots of the poster on his Flickr as well, so check it out.

Found through Friend & Stranger

P.S. I’ve posted the trailer under cut if you have no idea what I’m talking about.

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Bobby Solomon

February 8, 2008 / By

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