Thursday, 3 January 2008
CHICAGO. Took a trip to Chicago with my good friend Anthony for a few days. We stayed in his brother Joe's apartment; thanks. Had an stupidly good time.
1. ANTHONY AND JOE
2. A CHICAGO PIZZA THAT COST US $40
3. THIS WAS A MATTRESS WE FOUND OUTSIDE A BED SHOP
4. HIGH-TOPS WE FOUND IN SOME STORE
5. A MURAL PAINTED IN MC DONALD'S, OF CHICAGO'S ACHIEVEMENTS
6. PRESENTS; I BROUGHT SOME FRIENDS PRESENTS FROM A TOY SHOP ANTHONY'S FRIEND FOUND
PETER SAVILLE. This is an interview from the spring/summer 2006 issue of ATMOSPHERE. I looked back over this issue yesterday and read this Peter Saville interview again; this is a very insightful piece of writing on how saville saw the future of art and what his takes on art culture and design were, and where it has gone. Definitely worth a read. the magazine design is beautiful also
To read the interview click on the pictures see them bigger.
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Monday, 24 December 2007
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Sunday, 18 November 2007
POUR LES OISEAUR. The Kiosk exhibition closed on Saturday, so we went back to look one last time. This was a beautiful book; the photography was really capturing, and was formatted a different size to the text pages. The format was a simple idea, but was produced so cleanly. the red sticker on the back was a nice touch.
Monday, 29 October 2007
Fantastic man Adam Kimmel. Picked up the current issue of Fantastic Man last week; found it in the Walker Art Centers' book shop,- was pretty lucky to find a copy over here. The title and boarder for the cover are in gold,- looks stupidly fucking nice.
My favorite article was on New York menswear designer; 'Adam Kimmel'. The article is titled 'THE ALL-IN-ONE'. The photography for this piece was shot by 'Alexei Hay'; Kimmels half brother, and the article is a real interesting read; It follows an interview with Kimmel, whom seems to be a designer that's built on the idea of creating something to fulfill a need.
In all photos posted, except for the one shot on the fire escape, Adam is wearing unijohns from his current collection.
definitely pick up and read this if you get the chance. Click on this F to go to the Fantastic Man site and look at more of this issue.
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Mike Perry gave a lecture last week at MCAD.
Mike Perry's a graphic deigner who's got his own studio in NY. He used to work for urban outfitters, doing alot of their design; he created quite a few of their logos and did a catalogue and the website. His work involves alot of hand drawn type and patterns, obviously has a real urban outfitters aesthetic to it. he's got alot of good clients at the moment, works for himself, seems to be cranking out the work, works on his own projects at the same time (he's got his own magazine, has just published a book, and sells t-shirts) and is a very happy guy. His lecture was relevant as he's doing pretty damb well for himself, and only graduated about 5 years ago.
It seems that his work really developed loads whilst he was in industry, he was just hungry and wanted to do well; he was saying that he'd stay at urban after hours and start working on things that it wasn't his job to do.- He stared drawing out urban outfitters logos, and would show them to other staff, and they'd say not to show them to the women in charge of choosing logos, but he would anyway because he wanted to, and they'd get used.
he was being honest all the way through his lecture and telling us about things he regrets doing, and giving advice from his experiences; one thing he said, it sounds really obvious but you never really realise it, is to put work in your portfolio that you want to be hired to create; so if you want to be hired to create posters put posters in, if you want to be hired to create t-shirts, put t-shirts in.- enjoyed the lecture alot.
To look at Mike Perrys' work click on this M to get to his site
I went to see the 'Brave new worlds' exhibition at the Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, a couple of weeks ago. The show exhibited work by 24 contemporary artists. The work exhibited was pretty diverse, and although all pieces obviously tied to the title of the exhibition, not all pieces were there to take a strong political stance; For a good explanation of the exhibition click on this W to get to the Walker Art Center site.
the picture that i've posted was a piece that was framed with about 20 others, as part of a series, by Walid Raad. Each piece was a scan from the same book, and showed a black and white photo of a place, with a load of different sizes and colours of circle stickers stuck onto it. The photos were all taken whilst Raad was living in a war zone, between 1987-2007 and were shot in different countries. Raad would go out of house at night, after the shootings had stopped, and would collect dead bullets out of the walls, trees, cars and where ever they got shot into. He would then take a photo of the place he collected the bullets from. Bullet manufacturers colour the tips of their bullets, so they can be identified. The stickers on each of the photos were placed where he found the bullets, the colour of the sticker corresponds to the colour found on the tip of the bullet, and the size of the sticker corresponded to the diameter of the bullet.
Sunday, 14 October 2007
It was my friends birthday on Friday. They walked into the studio that morning with a voodoo doughnut. very impressed. I think someone got it at a specialist douhnut shop, in a differtent city. I'll see if i can find out the information, and i'll post it up.
Found out the shop's in Portland Oregon.- supposed to be pretty special.
Sunday, 7 October 2007
To hell with gravity. Just found this Nike T on the We Sold Out site. The T was made in collaboration with Experimental Jetset, and is in limited edition. It comes as a set, with a pair of 'with hell to gravity' Y-fronts. It's sold out on the 'We sold out' site and can't find it anywhere in these colours. If you find it for sale somewhere, please let me know, will be much appreciated.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
None of the buildings on the sunset strip. I looked at this book at the same time i saw the Ari Marcopoulos book i posted. This book was published by Revolver, and was only released as an edition of 500 copies. It was edited by Christopher Keller; the guy that does the 'Kiosk - Modes of multiplication' exhibition, and founder of Revolver. Every page is a full bleed Photo of a street, was printed on real nice stock. a really sweet book to look through, But i can't find any copies at all.
click on this R to take you to the Revolver site.
Mark Hunter. This is a photo from the opening night of 'From the street to the night'. Marker Hunter/ The Cobra snakes' work is being exibited in the street wear section of the shop. Have a look at his photo-blog/site, it has his photos from this night on there also. Click this M to go to his site.
Mark Hunter with his photos - By Mark Hunter
Sunday, 30 September 2007
From the street to the night. Colette is opening their 'from the street to the night' exhibition tomorrow. The exhibition is showing photography that is normally only seen on-line. The idea of the exhibition is to show the work of people who are setting trends through photo-blogs. it explores the fast media of the digital camera and blogging, and how these can capture culture in a disposable sense. the photography is about how fast style/events/dailylife are being recorded and shared; the photographers capture the culture in an almost day by day sense, yet retain a style to thier work whilst going along.
To read more about this exhibition click this C to take you to the Colette site.
OR click this S to go to the 'From the street to the night' blog - (there's some nice links off this blog)
THE PICTURES ABOVE:
the first photo- Marco Dos Santos /
the second photo- Romain Bernardie James