This week’s wallpaper is an absolute gem, I definitely should have released it yesterday. It’s by an artist that I discovered at New Image Art some time last year I think, who as soon as I saw their work I was completely blown away. His name is Cleon Peterson, a Los Angeles based painter who graduated from Art Center and is just amazing. Cleon uses a strict palette of neon pink, black and white, with the occasional splash of red. His style is intense and graphic, but it’s unlike anything else out there.
For his wallpaper he took a scan of one of his paintings for us. The scene is totally out of time and place, with people fighting, almost like a riot. I would love for someone with a cozy desk job to put this on their background and take a photo of their space, it would be amazing. I’ve also came up with three different iPhone versions, as I couldn’t decide which character to focus on. Enjoy the carnage.
I was browsing through Cargo Collective yesterday and I came across these great Girl Talk posters by UCLA student, Corinna Nicole Loo. Using a piece of cut acrylic as a stencil, she captured paint and soap suds and who knows what else underneath, creating these really random bursts of color. It’s these simple kinds of ideas that really stand out most to me. You don’t need a huge budget or a team of 100 people to create amazingly bold graphics.
Excellent work Ms. Loo, definitely repping LA well.
This is a remnant from my photo kick yesterday… Nicholas Gottlund is a Philadelphia based photographer who’s releasing a newsprint format of his photos called Wild Prayer. Many of the photos come from his ongoing series White, which explores “the bleaching effects of light over time.” In his own words:
Wild Prayer uses this effect to relate to the experience of visual distortion and what happens to the senses when one rapidly accelerates or loses consciousness. Such a ‘whiteout’ effect is also used as a device to communicate the memory of a past event or place.
Really stunning images and I’m personally a big fan of printing on newsprint. There’s something so very tactile about the material, and it works so well with the effect he’s trying to get across.
You can pre-order if for $8 + shipping by clicking here.
Found through Reference Library
My dining room chairs are horribly ugly. I have those kind of chairs that you see at a yard sale that totally look like they came from K-Mart in the early 90′s. Now seeing this beautiful Hug Chair, I realize how much I’m missing out. These chairs, designed by Ana Kraš, are two layers of birch and beech plywood mixed into one stunning shape. The combination of different colors and materials that you could create gives this chair such amazing possibilities.
I just wish these were for sale (and not for $1000 a piece, thanks).
University College Falmouth grafuate Jamie Conkleton created this beautiful set of sake above that I’m totally in love with. Created with a westen audience in mind, the bottles were meant ti simplify the process of picking a type of sake. This is most clearly illustrated through the bottle itself, as the pure sake gets an opaque bottle, the refined sake in a hazy bottle, and the ultra-refined in a completely clear one. Such a simple and great way to get a message across, and at the same time quite beautiful.
Found through The Dieline