NUMBER ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY ONE.
If you live in Sydney, this Saturday night I have a series of screen prints on show at York Street PRESENTS, a group show being hosted by St Philip’s York Street Anglican. There’s a festive theme to the exhibition, and there’ll be free wine and live music, so if you aren’t already booked to the teeth with Christmas events you should totally swing by, from 5pm. Also, New Exhibition got to do the promo work for the exhibition, which was pretty alright by me! I’ll be posting pics from the show too for anyone who doesn’t make it…
NUMBER ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY.
So, some pretty exciting news: the kids from Warner Music’s Cool Accidents blog selected my screen print as the winning entry in their recent Inspired competition. Thanks a tonne to those guys!
NUMBER ONE HUNDRED & FORTY NINE.
Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer have put together a neat series of video tutes for us Print Designers/Photographers/generally non-web savvy creatives whose ‘folio sites could use some help. Um, YES!
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Having spent time in India last year, I was immensely moved by this video from Oxelo skateboards. Following Loic Houvenaghel, Nans Arnaud and Simon Volpoet as they skate the streets, fortresses and public spaces of North-West India, it was amazing to see places I’ve visited, such as the Tiger Fortress in Rajasthan (04:18), repurposed in a way they’ve probably never before been used. It’s great to see that the boys also got to visit a primary school during their trip, and gave kids their own boards. The cinematography here is stunning - I love the focus on capturing the essence of the locations, rather than just the tricks.
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Portland, ME. May 2011
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Buena Vista, CO. May 2011
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Daniel Kornrumpf (isn’t that a fantastic surname?) has been getting a tonne of notice online this week - his amazing stitched portraits have appeared on most of the blogs I frequent. So apologies if you’ve already seen these. But seriously. They are so good.
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Olympia Le-Tan, a French company specialising in unique handbags and minaudières (their current collection You Can’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover features clutches posing as literary classics), has teamed up with Spike Jonze (who seems to be prolific at the moment) and Simon Cahn to produce a stop motion short, created entirely out of felt. This behind-the-scenes teaser has me pretty excited.
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Regular readers might remember this post on Olafur Eliasson. Earlier this year Eliasson completed work on the spectacular Your Rainbow, which is essentially a viewing platform, permanently installed above the ARos Museum of Art in Aarhus, Denmark. The circular walkway, located fifty stories high, allows the viewer to circumnavigate a corridor lined with panes of glass in every colour in the spectrum. Interestingly, the pace at which you move through the installation effects the way you perceive the colours: “If you maintain a quick pace, the colours remain vibrant. But if you pause in one colour zone, the hue around you grows pale while the colours in your peripheral vision, where the walkway curves, intensify. Colour intensities depend on your speed.” This beautiful, architectural work continues Eliasson’s infatuation with colour, and his dialogue between his art and his native land.
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Staying with fashion, Swedes Our Legacy have released a bumper crop of button downs as part of their summer collection. Bra häftigt!