I’ve been really wanting to post about photographers lately, I feel as though there’s been a certain lack of photo posts. So I thought I’d start out by posting about one of my favorite photographers out there, Corey Arnold. Corey is famous for his photos at sea with the Deadliest Catch crew. His images are pretty spectacular and always feel so epic. Lately he’s been doing more commercial stuff, like his recent spread in Monocle magazine.
The photos above were taken in Russia and Norway, and I thought they had some really great colors and tones. Be sure to also give a peak at his blog, which is updated fairly regularly.
Next Saturday is the opening of a brand new show at the SCION Space in Culver City called This Must Be The Place. The show is being curated by Faesthetic Magazine, aka UPSO, aka Dustin Hostetler, and features the work of Gluekit, Matt Curry, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Skullphone, Damien Correll, Dan Funderburgh, Joel Speasmaker and Jemma Hostetler. The theme is based around the idea of home, and most of the works are presented in 2 colors, just like Faesthetic Magazine is.
I’m unbelievably stoked for this show, for many reasons. These are absolutely some of my favorite artists on the planet, and many of them happen to be my blog buddies, so it’ll be awesome to meet many of these folks.
The show opens Saturday, June 20th, so if you’re anywhere near LA you have to come see this show!
I came across the wonderful work of Scott K. McDonald and couldn’t stop pouring over it! He creates some of the best character illustrations that I’ve seen in a while. I also think it’s amazing how his style manages to differ greatly from each series he does. Then there’s his choice of colors, which are always really bold, but totally fit each project amazingly.
I could probably gush about him forever, but instead just check out his site and his Flickr, and you’ll definitely see what I mean!
Andy over at Reference Library posted these letter-shaped balloons on his Flickr and I thought there was something really amazing about them when you get to see them all together. It’s such an odd medium, and I’m sure the designer of these wasn’t thinking about creating an amazing font, which I think makes it better. Just kinda’ interesting.
I popped downtown tonight for the opening of Flux’s new video/art installation at the Cooper Design Space, and had a really great time. Flux, made up of Jonathan and Meg Wells (two of the nicest people on earth), were commissioned to create a video piece for the entrance lobby of the Cooper Design Space. So they gathered together a bunch of great artists and filmmakers like Michel Gondry, Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughn, Koichiro Tsujikawa and a ton more to create some beautiful visuals.
The videos were great, and it was actually funny because most of the people were watching the pieces instead of talking to each other. I asked Meg for some details and she said the reel was about 3 to 4 hours long, and that the videos are randomized, so you shouldn’t see the same ones twice. They also have some more really great sounding plans for later this year, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise!