Monthly Archive for February, 2010

Crispy Cooper

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Jonathan Macnair’s illustration is absolutely frightening. I love it. Reminds me of those creepy old tarot cards you get, which I also love. Cheers for the email Jonathan

Hedi Slimane

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Great interview up on Style.com focusing on Hedi Slimane’s thoughts on ‘The Future of Fashion’. If you haven’t seen it by now, check out Hedi’s amazing photographic diary, from which the above image is taken. Pages and pages of beauty.

Creative Control

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The brain child of directors Coodie & Chike and media mogul Dame Dash ( formally  a joint partner of the massive Rockafella records with Jay-Z), Creative Control is the supplier of ‘cutting edge online content label based upon the fundamental idea of maintaining creative control over all content and production from programming to advertising’ with coverage of cutting edge fashion, music, and art. They even have a creative gallery space / studio called DD172 where alot of the magic happens. Very interesting project and I can’t wait to see how it progresses.

Site created by New York agency Konwawall

A Collection a Day

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For all you hoarders and collectors out there, illustrator Lisa Congdon has created a lovely little project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, which on each day she will photograph, draw (and occasionally paint) one collection from her vast array of stuff. been some great vintage treats so far. The last years or so has seen a real boom on these something everyday type projects, great for  getting the creative juices going.

Folk Archive

I’ve been admiring this book for a while now and thought it was about time I shared it with you. The Folk Archive, by Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, brings us the drawings, paintings, costumes and sculptures of the Great British public. The book encourages you to laugh with these accidental artists as opposed to patronising them, as previous books on the subject have done. All in all, it’s a book that will make you smile. The interactive website contains lots of the book’s content.

Ricky Swallow

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Ricky Swallow’s sculptures are stunning, sometimes haunting and always intriguing.

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Digital Analogue

This short film is made entirely with stop motion animation, with over six thousand still photos shot and then edited together. Created by the talented Lu Sisi, the cameras are literally ‘brought to life’ here, while image composition and lighting is as carefully considered in each video frame as they would be for individual photo shots (WARNING – contains flash photography).

Via our friends at Central Station.

Fred Tomaselli

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Bad dream or a wonderful nightmare? I love the work of Fred Tomaselli. See more at the James Cohan Gallery feature.

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How Inventive

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Have we featured Inventive & Co before? I don’t believe that we have. I’m especially loving their ‘Object of Desire’ project for Selfridges, where the team raided the bins of Selfridges using the rubbish they found to create sculptures of the stores best and most iconic designer products, and you know what, I would still have this Eames chair in my living room. Ghetto Chic.

James Mclardy

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Glasgow based artist James Mclardy has some very interesting sculptural pieces. Simply stunning.

Via our friends at Central Station.

Ron Arad

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The Barbican is staging the first major exhibition in Britian of the internationally acclaimed and London-based designer, Ron Arad. Commencing on the 18th of February, you will be able to experience Arad’s work and influences through workshops, performances, discussions and games, led by cutting-edge like-minded practitioners. Check here for an event and talk schedule.

Mixtape 01 / Konx-om-pax

Human Resources™ Mixtape 01 / Konx-om-pax – In The Beginning by welcometohr

As part of the evolution of the Human Resources™ project, in 2010 we are releasing a series of mixtapes created for us by selected artists, creatives and musicians.

First to be released is this dark, experimental and stellar mix, aurally crafted by Konx-om-pax (a.k.a. Tom Scholefield). He is the talented animator, director and illustrator who used to run Techno and Acid nights at the legendary Club 69 in Paisley, Scotland.

Sonic Acts


Sonic Acts ‘The Poetics of Space is an annual event entirely dedicated to the exploration of space in performative and audiovisual art, film, music and architecture. It examines the importance of physical space in times of far-reaching technological developments, and the physical and psychological impact of spatial designs.

The exciting programme of events is running in Amsterdam from 25th – 28th February. The four densely filled days and nights will provide an extensive overview of recent works and experiments – spatial audio compositions, audiovisual installations and performances – and includes relevant historical examples and utopian ideals and dreams from the twentieth century.

Pop Art: Allen Jones and Devon Aoki

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This month’s Pop magazine brings us the magical pairing of Allen Jones and Devon Aoki, shot by Sean and Seng. Sean and Seng have a great portfolio under their belt – make note! Doll-faced Devon is encased in Jones’ wearable art to both seedy and seductive effect.

The shoot comes as a handy booklet inside Pop, with an interview with Allen Jones himself. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m really enjoying the paper stock too… sorry.