Archive for the 'Culture' Category

RBMA: London – Revolutions in Sound

From 19:30 GMT, Thursday 13th October, The @RBMA World Tour culminates its circumnavigation of the globe by taking over the biggest observation wheel in Europe, the EDF Energy London Eye. In each of the 30 capsules, crucially influential producers, DJs and bands, including some Red Bull Music Academy alumni, present the latest upfront London sounds making waves around the globe. Giving Londoners a unique chance to musically travel around the world, just as the Academy has done, from seismic bass to lovers rock — in the blink of a London Eye!

Doubleday & Cartwright

Some interesting projects from Doubleday & Cartwright ‘a media and design agency with a specialisation in sport and culture’ with input from Mr Kimou Meyer (aka Grotesk) and Christopher Isenberg of the brilliant No Mas. I especially love ‘Dock Ellis‘.

Who shot JR

Nice piece on Jetset Graffiti detailing images of the latest piece from French artist JR and his ‘Wrinkles in the City’ series, which you can see throughout L.A (FYI, JR won the coveted TED prize for 2011).

Letterheady

Andy Warhol’s stunning letterhead, c.1954, via the great Letterheady.

14 Actors

New York Times presents 14 Actors Acting, a video gallery of classic screen types (and Matt Damon).

Coverjunkie

Coverjunkie is the place for cover lovers’ a visual database of the good, the bad and the amazing. (via @stevenbonner )

You can’t get blood out of a stone…

You may know be familiar with photographer Shaun Bloodworth through his work with Human Resources favourite and regular cohort Give Up Art, and last week Shaun released the short film ‘Minds Locked Together’ exploring the Electronic music scene in Sheffield. Filmed over a loose two month period, taking in venues from around Sheffield , from organised club nights to underground raves, it features everyone from performers and promoters to the passionate, committed paying audience.

Minds locked Together is a look into the passion and love of club nights and electronic music that is going on not only in Sheffield, but all around the globe. With a style of filming that is very close to Shaun’s still work, be sure to check the 15 short on Shaun’s site here.

The Creators Project

A joint partnership between Intel and Vice, The Creators Project is ‘a new network dedicated to the celebration of creativity and culture across media. . .a modern day media channel that we will continually identify and celebrate the work of visionary artists wherever they are.’ Will be interesting to see how this develops, with a great list of ‘creators‘ already online including Mark Ronson, Trevor Jackson and Richie Hawtin.

Axolotl Gallery Partnership

We are delighted to announce that Human Resources™ are now working in partnership with Scotland’s fresh Axolotl Gallery. This means that over the next few months we will be revealing the latest competitions, exhibitions and general happenings that will be taking place at their beautiful space on Dundas Street, set in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant art scene.

An exciting new gallery, Axolotl focuses on figurative and narrative work in various media including painting, drawing, limited edition prints, sculpture and photography. Axolotl aims to showcase the work of emerging artists working in these genres, providing them with a suitable platform to establish themselves with a wider audience and promote their work. Although based in Scotland, Axolotl is not a ‘Scottish gallery’ in the sense of showing work of predominantly Scottish themes. While they work with many Scottish artists, the themes explored are universal in nature. The gallery will also be showing work from other emerging artists from Europe and beyond. If you would like to submit your artwork to the gallery for possible inclusion in future exhibitions, please get in touch with gallery owner Derek Butter by visiting their website.

They are about to hold their Spring Exhibition from April 3 – April 24 2010, featuring groups of work from five main artists including; Michael Wildman, Steven Hendry, Sarah Wilson, Philomena Pretsell and Jill Farquhar. As a Human Resources™ reader, we would like to invite you to attend the private view of their Spring Exhibition, which is taking place this coming Friday 2nd April. To attend, all you have to do is RSVP or accept their Facebook event invitation.

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Ben Olins

Interesting little project from Ben over at Herb Lester Associates. You Are Here maps were created to record and highlight London’s best places to meet. The guys are working on their website and I’ll be back with an update from them soon.

For you copy contact [herb at herblester dot com]

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Andrew Telling


Cool short profiling London-based graffiti artist WordToMother. The film uncovers the artists creative process and the lead up to his third solo show ‘Lost For Words’ at Stolen Space Gallery in London.

This began as a self initiated project by the amazing Andrew Telling, who created both the audio and visuals. We’ll be hearing more from Telling in the near future so stay tuned!

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

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.

Design with Conscience

Couple of brilliant conscientious design pieces at this years Brit Insurance Design of the Year Awards that caught my eye. First off…

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