As I was walking down Santa Monica Blvd. last night to the School of Seven Bells show I passed by Doug Aitken’s giant video installation Migration at Regen Projects II. At first I had no idea what it was, all I could see were these huge beautiful images flashing on these big screens. After the show I made sure to cross the street and check out the scene.
Migration is a 24 minute, dual projection video which takes animals and puts them into human places, like motel rooms. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t see any of the animals in the several minutes I was standing there. But I did get some iPhone photos of the wall which aren’t the best, but definitely give you an idea of what it was like.
If you’re in Los Angeles you should definitely stop by and watch, I think I’ll be going back to see the video in it’s entirety. The exhibit will be up until October 17th. Check out more images under the cut.
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Josh Agerstrand is an illustrator and designing who currently lives in Guam and makes some pretty great looking work. He’s got this really loose and sketchy style, it kind of reminds me of a mix of Jim Mahfood and Deth P. Sun. His work is pretty weird and off the wall, but that’s kind of the charming part of it. Be sure to pop by his blog as well as his Flickr.
Rian Hughes is going to be giving Invincible Iron Man a sort of retro inspired redesign once the new storyline launches next month. He, along with series writer Matt Fraction, wanted to create a drastic change in the feel of the cover, marking a new era for Tony Stark. As Fraction says:
‘Iron Man’ will look like an elegant, aggressive, and forward thinking piece of quite frankly gorgeous design. It will be a design artifact appropriate for the coffee table of any forward thinking home… ‘Invincible Iron Man’ is going to leap 10 feet off the racks. You’ll be able to see it a mile away. I’m so excited to have gotten to work with Rian.
I think they’ve done a great job, especially with the bits of op art and and 60′s color palette. I also love the Penguin Books inspired header, which is clean and easy to read. I’ve thought a lot about how a lot of comic books have horrible title design, and wondered why more effort wasn’t put into it. James Jean comes to mind, with his work on Fables which always incorporates the titles wonderfully. Comic books need more creatives like Rian Hughes helping out.
Found through io9
I just got an email from Dave, a guy from Leeds who works under the name Monsieur Cabinet, with a little link to his work. He sent me to his Words & Type section, filled with silly plays on words and random goofiness. But it definitely made me giggle, especially this one, which took me far longer to understand then it should have.
On Saturday I had a chance to stop by the Arkitip Shop here in Hollywood, which happens to be about 2 miles from my apartment, probably less. What they’ve done is created a cute little shop in the front of their studio, offering up all kinds of amazing things for sale. I also got a tour of the studio from Scott, the founder of Arkitip, and they have a wonderful little space that’s filled with light. I’m not allowed to say anything about anything, but what I can say is that Arkitip will be continuing to amaze and wow us all, so keep your eyes open.
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