14.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Low Bros

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My friends, Berlin-based Low Bros (Christoph and Florin Schmidt), recently came to town to participate in the Vancouver Mural Festival and lucky for me their mural ended up being right on my street! What a view!

The brothers are back in Germany gearing up for their show at Golden Hands Gallery in Hamburg, which opens on the September 17th. Have a look below some of their new work and a little teaser video!

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13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction

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Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!

 

 

Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!

 

 

13.09.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Spencer Pullen

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A selection of work by Kansas City-based illustrator and cartoonist Spencer Pullen. More images below.

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13.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Reuben Wu

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Photos by Reuben Wu (keyboardist from the band, Ladytron). More images below.

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13.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Reeve

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A selection of work from New York-based artist Rebecca Reeve’s “Through Looking” series. More images below.

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12.09.16 by Staff

“Indefinite Vases” by Studio E.O. and Galerie kreo

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A series of functional sculptures exploring the balance between objects and space by Stockholm-based Studio E.O, in collaboration with Galerie kreo. See more “Indefinite Vases” below!

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12.09.16 by Staff

LG Celebrates New 38″ 38UC99 UltraWide Monitor with Creative Competition

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LG has just introduced the largest 21:9 ratio monitor, sporting a gigantic curved 38″ screen with a 3840 x 1600 display, specifically with a graphic artist’s needs in mind. Since the monitor is geared directly at creatives, LG decided to celebrate the release of the new monitor by hosting a creative competition with a grand prize dream workstation worth $10,0000!

To enter, simply create an original 21:9 ratio image, upload it to your social network using the hashtags: #LGUltraWideFestival, #DreamCanvas2016, #38UC99, and visit the competition website to officially submit your image and post. From there, 15 finalists will be announced and be awarded with their very own LG UltraWide 38” IPS USB-C monitor.

During the festival, other users will be able to see and download the submitted images, which in a combination with a panel of judges, will decide the winner of the $10,000 grand prize. The application round is from Sept. 21st, 2016 to Oct. 4th, 2016, with the images submitted being available to download from Nov. 9th to Nov. 22th!

This year’s contest judges include: illustrator Jon Burgerman, graphic designer Mike Kus, and artist Dirk Bakker. More images and info below!

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12.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Will Barras

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Drawings and paintings by artist Will Barras. More images below.

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