Posts tagged Art
Kodak Ektachrome Film

Known for its vibrant colors, Kodak Ektachrome debuted in 1946 and disappeared in 2012. It's back. First for 35mm, and later this year for Super 8 and 16mm formats, the slide film is once again available. Made from 106 components spread across 15 layers, it's also known for its easy development process, as it carries its own pigments. Its signature blue-hued images were made famous by National Geographic photographers and the astronauts who carried it to the moon, and now you can capture your own memories on the same medium, assuming you still have a film camera lying around.

Read More
These Miniature Models Pay Tribute to the Corner Store

Drew Leshko knows a bit about loss. The Philadelphian has experienced enough of it in his life to focus a recent exhibition on the matter, creating painstakingly crafted sculptures in memory of long-gone loved ones. By which of course we mean long-lost buildings. The Only Constant is a tribute to the forgotten urban landmark; the dishevelled old corner store, the family-owned pizza shop, the run-down laundromat, the small-time pharmacy with the permanently closed roller door.

Read More
The Sparrow Mart

The Sparrow Mart is stocked with all the best produce. Everything from ramen and sushi to siracha and champagne, they have it all. The only thing is, every item is made from felt. British artist Lucy Sparrow follows up her New York City bodega with an all-felt supermarket in Los Angeles. Furnished with over 31,000 handmade sculptures, the project took Sparrow and five assistants an entire year to complete. The exhibit is located at The Standard hotel and is open until August 31st.

Read More
A Hidden Art Form You'll Flip For

Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages.The art form, which dates back to the 1600s, involves painting pictures on the edges of books that remain hidden unless the pages are pulled in a specific way. The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you'll find pure magic.

Read More
The Lost Bauhaus Typography

Anybody interested in design knows that typography from Bauhaus Dessau is legendary. With simple, yet striking, geometric forms and expressive colors, their typography conveys a clear, lasting message, which is why they were used in many iconic ad layouts, album covers and political posters. After almost a century, original typography sketches and unpublished letter fragments from the Bauhaus School of Design were rediscovered and are being prepped for use by today’s creative minds through Adobe’s newly launched Hidden Treasures project.

Read More
Tom Carroll Captured Surfing in the 80s Perfectly

Photography is now so accessible that it’s unavoidable. But if the social media revolution’s proved anything, it’s that the majority of photos aren’t interesting in the slightest. Perfect technical skill is nothing without a compelling subject, and vice versa. Often the ability to wade through the dross and put your faith in finding that one photograph is the most valuable skill of all. Which leads us to Ben Chadbond—someone who lists his occupation as “photography”, but doesn’t take photos (anymore), and Tom Carroll—a 2x World Champion surfer and Australian national treasure, who’s been taking photos for 40 years and storing them in boxes in his garage.

Read More
Print Isn't Dead in the Papermaker

The Papermaker, a short documentary by Kings&Kongs, is about one of the last handcrafting papermakers in Europe and his immense love for paper. Gangolf Ulbricht makes unique tree- free papers by hand for international artists, conservators, photographers, printers and many more. He learned his uniqe craft in Germany, Japan, France and England. In this short film we see him producing his unique paper in his basement studio in the Arthouse Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg. He talks about his love and dedication for this craft - and it ́s future. 

Read More
Mitch King and Penny Collaboration Keeps Psychedelia Alive

Psychedelia and all its associations have been an ingrained part of Southern Californian surf and skate culture since the 60s.

The Brotherhood of Eternal Love being it’s most famous Californian export. If you’re unfamiliar with the BOEL then you need to watch Orange Sunshine. Long story short, the near-mythical gang was an integral part of the Summer of Love and aimed to “turn on the world” through exposing it to LSD. The means to this end was to become the largest network of smugglers, buyers and distributors of acid the world had ever seen. Eventually, it all went predictably pear-shaped, but it’s a radical story in every sense of the word. 

Read More
Midtown Manhattan Made From Computer Parts

Not every artist works with paint and canvas. Zayd Menk, an artist based in Zimbabwe, uses computer parts, hot glue, and basically anything he can find in his junk drawer. The results are stunning. Just check out this build of Midtown Manhattan he completed after months of work. Composed of 263 hot glue sticks, 11 CPUs, 27 motherboards, a handful of graphics cards and hard drives, and a watch or two, this .0635 : 100 scale model is a prime example of the art style he calls “recyclism.” Taking into account the actual heights of the buildings and the spacing between them, Menk crafted something accurate, colorful, and mighty impressive. This video will give you a look at the process.

Read More
Luke Shadbolt and Pure Oceanic Violence

Luke Shadbolt‘s known for capturing the ocean at its most volatile, and his latest exhibition Acquiesce the Front is no exception.The exhibition opened at Photo London with Michael Reid gallery, and get this, it was shortlisted by none other than Brian May. Like, the Brian MayLuke’s series explores the exchange of power in nature, seen in the transfer of energy from the ocean to the land.

Read More
Iconic L.A. Tattooist Dr. Woo is Coming to Sydney

It only takes a quick browse through Dr. Woo’s Instagram page to realise why his work has earned him the title of the world’s most in-demand tattooist and over a million followers.With his masterful inking skills having already graced the skin of celebrities like Drake, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne and Frank Ocean, Dr. Woo will finally be bringing his unique aesthetic and artistic flair to Sydney for one day only – and it will be free for the lucky few chosen for hime to work his magic on.

Read More
Elliott Routledge's Strange Oasis

Elliott Routledge (or as most know him, Numskull) is a name synonymous with Sydney's contemporary art scene.Living in Sydney, it’s almost impossible not to have come across his work. Splashed across walls, adorning the sides of one of the city’s most visible universities, and exhibited in countless galleries, Elliott’s work is instantly recognisable.

Read More
The Bleak Humour of Joan Cornellà

In an age of excessive political correctness, thank god for Joan Cornellà.

The Spanish cartoonist and illustrator is the king of black humour, and a quick scroll through his catalogue will confirm that no topic is off limits. It’s pretty hard not to laugh at his stuff, and it’s also pretty hard not to feel guilty for doing so. Along with his 1.6million other Instagram followers, I get a daily cackle followed by an immediate pang of regret from his macabre posts.

Read More
Have a Look at Nike's New NYC Headquarters

Have a look at Nike’s new NYC headquarters. The open floor plan has plenty of exposed wood and recycled materials, a variety of unconventional workspaces, a VW bus and plenty of other “conference rooms” that would make meetings significantly less painful. Nike also tapped the firm Miniwiz—who they’ve worked with on previous projects like Area 13 and NikeLab—to create custom tiles throughout the headquarters with a focus on recycled materials. Nike’s commitment to sustainability and community doesn’t stop there either. The rooftop terrace includes a huge Nike swoosh made of plants that’s visible from the sky. Oh yeah, and they also have a 4,000-square-foot indoor basketball court with enough room for 400 spectators that they’ll be using for special events with community partners, local leagues and high school teams.

Read More