23.09.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Madsteez’s Film and Mural

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My good friend Mark Paul Deren aka Madsteez is one of my absolute favourite people to hang with, and one of the most talented artists I know. He’s painted murals all over the world, and done so with one regular eye and one crazy eye. By crazy eye I mean he can’t see anything out of it other than random colour gradients; a rare condition he was born with.

Mark is teaming up with a filmmaker named Jamie Heinrich to make a short film, and they’re using Kickstarter to fund the project in a pretty unique way. Mark will be painting a mural made of up to 1,000 20″ x 20″ sections and donors to the project will each get one of the painted sections.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of the film they’re making!

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23.09.14 by Jeff

Javier Jaén

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Javier Jaén has the uncanny ability to create really simple and memorable images. I’d seen this Louis C.K. quote made of balloons floating around, but didn’t know who made it. Lots more work below.

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23.09.14 by Jeff

Dadu Shin

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Drawings by illustrator Dadu Shin. More below.

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23.09.14 by Jeff

Hye Jin Chung

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Works by New York-based Korean illustrator Hye Jin Chung. More below.

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23.09.14 by Jeff

Gracia Lam

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Works by Toronto-based illustrator Gracia Lam. More below.

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Vertical Dancers Waltz on the Walls of Oakland’s City Hall

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Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber, two aerial performers from a dance group called Bandaloop, perform a breathtaking dance routine on the side of Oakland’s City Hall during the Art + Soul Festival. I didn’t know vertical dancing was a thing. Would be really cool to shoot an entire movie like this, with different backdrops on different buildings. Watch the video below.

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Martine Johanna

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Paintings by artist Martine Johanna, from her solo show “The Grand Illusion of Sanity” which is up right now at Walls Gallery in Amsterdam. See more paintings below!

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Scott Pommier for Flaunt

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Beautiful photos by photographer Scott Pommier for Flaunt Magazine. Watch the short video he directed below.

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