Name: Phil Kiel
Degree/College: BA (hons) Graphic Arts – Liverpool School of Art & Design
About Your Wallpaper:
The Volkswagen Golf is the worlds third best-selling car with more than 25 million sold. I have always been interested by how objects and technology change over a long period of time, and this can especially be seen in the different models of the Golf.
I came across this Puzzle Rug by BarberOsgerby a couple of weeks ago and was immediately smitten with it. The rug features an array of random looking, geometric shapes, but are definitely silhouettes of other BarberOsgerby products. The back of a De La Warr Pavilion Chair, a Hula seat, the bottom legs of the Satellite cabinet, the top of a Mini Bottle… they all make a little cameo. I guess it really shows that many of their products look just as good when flattened, and stitched on a rug with a vibrant color.
As far as I know the only place to get this is The Rug Company.
though the rug isn’t for sale and there’s no price tag on it… which I’m guessing means it’s a pretty penny. The rug retails for $4,725.00 for a 6’ x 9’, and you can order it at any Rug Company store.
Things Behind The Sun by Nick Drake
I’ve been wanting to post this song for a while now, because not only is it good, but I love the title as well. Things Behind the Sun… for some reason this sounds like such a creepy, nuerotic title to me. My overly imaginative brain starts thinking about a person who’s afraid giant space beings with horrible teeth that live on the other side of the sun from us, just waiting for the right moment to destroy us all.
Obviously this isn’t what the song is about, but Nick Drake’s vocals are slow and creepy, and my vision of these giant beasts destroying the planet would definitely be in slow motion and creepy as shit. This is a weird post, I know, but listen to the song, it’s a gem.
I’ve been a fan of Kevin Dart’s work since I first came across his beautiful prints over on Fleet Street Scandal years ago, and it’s amazing to see what he’s done since then. But I think this faux trailer for A Kiss From Tokyo, which is actually a promotional piece for his upcoming book, Seductive Espionage, The World of Yuki 7, absolutely takes the cake.
Looking, sounding and feeling like an old spy movie from the 60′s, he and Stephane Coedel have created a retro masterpiece that I would absolutely want to watch. I think what really makes this great is that Stephane did such an excellent job of helping Kevin’s work come to life. It’s not an approximation of his work, this is exactly what his work would look like if it was moving around in real life.
I have to say though that one of my favorite parts is when she blows up the building, and they used a real (but tiny) explosion and fire and inserted into the art. It’s such an amazingly well done, cheesball moment that totally works and looks great. I want a Yuki 7 movie!
Check out the work of Momorobo, aka Morris Lee, who’s a designer over at Widen + Kennedy in Shanghai. He’s got this really slick balck and white style that I would describe as extremely graphic. It kind of reminds me of Charles Burns’ work, but with more of a cutesy, Asian influence to it. The images above are from the windows of the W+K offices in Shanghai, which covered the entire top floor of the building.