My good friend FW has recently updated the portfolio for his company unfolded and he has quite a few really fun projects to show for it. Browsing through I found two that I really caught my eye. First up is a poster they did for the Zurich University of the Arts, which promoted their fine arts, photography, media arts and theory programs. I love the giant, graphic photo you discover as you begin to unfold the poster, it would certainly grab my attention.
The second one I really liked was this birth announcement for a little girl. They folded together some rather geometrical looking balloons and shot the photo from above. In the end the little girl appears to be floating by, supported the balloons. Totally cute and charming idea.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about clothing, especially expensive stuff, but as soon as I spotted the spring/summer 2010 collection by Gitman Vintage I knew I had to post it. This collection was inspired by their collection from 1984, obviously everything old is new again, but I don’t think you’d be able to tell that by looking.
I’m pretty sure the patterns are the same but it seems like the colors and fits have been updated for a more contemporary feeling. Personally I’m totally in love with the Cotton Madras shirts, but there are some other good looking ones in the Cotton Popplins and the pastel colored Chambrays. Now they need to start putting these out into shops so I can start buying them. Sorry South Willard, I’m gonna be emailing you weekly.
I love when I get emails from younger artists, people who are still finding their style but you can see the absolute potential they have. That’s what I think of his Sean Lewis and his paintings. Sean is a 21 year old illustrator/art student who currently lives in Toronto. He has this really raw, graphic style that is extremely expressive in every piece he does. There’s also a lot of detail and chaos to his work but it just ends up looking really exciting. I think his work is really impressive already, but I can’t wait to see it in a few years when he gets even more skill and confidence.
Don’t you think he should make a print of the top image? I’d buy one.
The video above is a combination of old cameras mixed together with modern day sound and video editing to create a juxtaposition. It’s called Digital Analogue and was directed by Lu Sisi, a Glasgow School of Art student who made this beautiful stop-motion video out of over 6,000 photo stills. Not only that, but all of the sounds you hear in the video are taken from cameras, edited together to create a soundtrack of sorts.
I can’t even imagine how long it would take to edit something like this together. There’s so much going on it almost becomes abstract art. You can’t even tell that you’re looking at cameras half the time. It also reminds me of a giant clock, with lots of gears moving in unison to power one larger object. I have to say that my favorite part is when the focus starts to rise around the 1:15 mark and then stutters with the music. Too cool.
I can’t believe it’s already Friday. This week moved by so quickly and so many great/busy things happened that it flew by. Thankfully I have a couple of huge things to show for it, which hopefully in the next couple months I’ll be able to share.
For this week’s Mixcast I decided to go with a mini-mix format again, so you’ve got a hair over 40 minutes of music to listen to. What’s the theme you ask? Icelandic and Japanese musicians with a Swede and a Belgian thrown in for good measure. This is honestly what I’ve been listening to for the past week or so anyhow, they just happen to fall into those two main groups rather well.
The artwork was inspired by their countries, sorta, so I just went with simplicity. The woodgrain and pinkish red color remind me of Japan while the pattern is something that you might see on a sweater in Iceland… sound good?
Here’s this week’s tracklist: Carry Me Up To Smell Pine by Sin Fang Bous Running Mates by The Go Find Brand New Season by Cornelius Við Spilum Endalaust by Sigur Rós If It Is Growing by Fanfarlo In The Park by Teruyuki Nobuchika Cat Piano by Seabear Til Eru Fr by Beni Hemm Hemm I Hate Mornin by Sugar Plant Will The Summer Make Good For by Múm Come March by Takagi Masakatsu