26 August 2011

Long Live The Dead Queen by Mary Sibande

"I decline. I refuse to recline"

The Long Live The Dead Queen series, ‘attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society’. The pieces are photographs of sculptures created by Sibande.

22 August 2011

Rene Gruau

An amazing print of Rene Gruau's earlier 1972 cover for International Textiles, now available at Fig Prints.

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19 August 2011

Balance Exercises by Cesar del Valle

Incredible pencil drawings by Cesar del Valle.

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18 August 2011

Splitscreen: A Love Story

I love the simplicity of this short film. It reminds me of our delicate, fragile nature as humans and our universal need for love and acceptance. This film was shot entirely on a mobile phone and is the winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.

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13 August 2011

TNG Fashion Rio SS 2012


Great patterns from the TNG Fashion Rio SS Collection by Jonny Macali


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10 August 2011

Harper's Bazaar Indonesia: Revival of Kebaya

A beautiful, vibrant set of photographs from the set entitled, "Revival of Kebaya".

9 August 2011

The Pursuit of Cool

From the schoolyard kids to the marketers everybody wants to get close to the cool guy, so what defines cool? R+I Creative presents "The Pursuit Of Cool", a short series about sharing and meeting cool people with stories. 

"There is no algorithm to define cool, you just know it when you see it".

Music: Statik  Selektah - The Thrill is Gone Instrumental

My Little Brown Book

Today is just of those slow, simple days where I'm taking things easy to stop stressing by indulging in some jazz. One classic I've got on replay is My Little Brown Book. It's a relaxing tune played beautifully by John Coltrane on saxophone and supported elegantly by Duke Ellington on the piano.

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8 August 2011

Typography: Defining Its Importance and Affects

Off Book by PBS Art presents one of my favourite documentaries on Typography. The mini documentary features typeface designers, graphic designers, and infographic designers, who outline the importance of selecting the right font to convey a particular feeling, building identity in messaging, and using texture to create reaction.

[via DesignTAXI]

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The Sierra Leone Pack: DCAC Limited Edition by k1x


6 August 2011

Vans Vault Sk8-Hi inspired by Inca Flower

Vans recently developed the Vans Vault Sk8-Hi & Era "Inca Flower" collection. The shoes are all designed with flower pattern embroidery of the Inca flower.

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Influencers is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion, and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach. 

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5 August 2011

Left Side Drive by Solange Knowles

Here's a song, I've got on replay. The instrumental track was created by Boards of Canada which Solange used as the support for her very expressive vocals.

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[via Fly Girls]

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4 August 2011

Reverting to Type: A Look at Letterpress

Letterpress is becoming more and more popular since the 1990s in the UK, Canada and the USA. This increase in interest has been known as the "Small Press Movement". In this video, Graham Bignell and Richard Aardagh talk about the rise in the use of letterpress and an event called Reverting To Type.

Reverting to Type from Lima Charlie on Vimeo.

From New North Press in London, UK

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3 August 2011

Glass Cathedrals by Lisa Swerling

"All the days"



"The Night Job"

"A Woman's Work"

South Africa born, California based artist Lisa Swerling creates 'Glass Cathedrals': these glass-fronted boxes feature scenes with hand-painted miniature figures, sourced from railway sets and architecture models.  
Beginning this project while studying at central saint martins in london, swerling draws from an episode in the book 'oscar and lucinda' by peter carey, in which a life-size glass church is seen floating down a river, while a trapped dragonfly collides against the walls trying to escape, blind to the concept of glass. 'glass cathedrals' thus uses scale to draw perspective on the limitations of human understanding, mirroring experiences that capture a range of universal themes in everyday life  such as children, marriage and travel. 
'Glass Cathedrals' will next be on display at the Origin Contemporary Craft Fair in london this september. 

[via Designboom]

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