15.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jamie Adams

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A selection of paintings by St. Louis, Missouri-based artist Jamie Adams. I love all the strange extra limbs in this series. More images below.

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15.04.16 by Staff

Houseplant Treehouses by Artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz

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A series of diorama-esque, mini sculptures built around various potted succulents and cacti by Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz. The miniature treehouses are outfitted with tiny details, rugs and even potted plants of their own. See more images from “Somewhere Small” below.

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15.04.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Replica of the Moon Based on NASA Data

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Amazing collaboration between London-based designer Oscar Lhermitte and design studio Kudu, this lunar globe isn’t just topographically accurate – it can rotate along with the phases of the actual moon! While created on a much smaller scale (1:20 million), “Moon” is based on data from NASA and computer outfitted with the same memory as the Apollo 11 computers. Check out more images and their Kickstarter video below!

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14.04.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

14.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Haroshi

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When I was out in Tokyo last year for Pow! Wow! my friends and I went out to visit Japanese artist Haroshi at his studio (his photo of us) and he gifted me this bullet made out of skateboards. I chose from a whole bunch and he could immediately tell what decks he’d used to make it based on the colours. I believe this one was made out of old Enjo boards. Anyways he’s one of my favourite artists and Alexander Mitchell just released a nice video portrait of him working in his studio which you can watch on Booooooom TV.

14.04.16 by Jeff

Best of Twitter: Female Script Intros

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Los Angeles-based film producer Ross Putman has launched a brilliant Twitter account @femscriptintros where he shares intros for female leads in actual scripts that he reads. He always changes the name to JANE, but aside from that his tweets are verbatim. The more I think about what this project reveals, the less funny it is. It’s actually quite troubling.

Related reading: Slate’s article “If Male Characters Were Introduced in Scripts Like Women”.

14.04.16 by Jeff

NASA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue

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Last year designers Jesse and Hamish over at Pentagram successfully raised $942k (through 8,798 Kickstarter backers) to celebrate the work of Danne & Blackburn by producing a reissue of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual. Well, here’s some good news for those of you who missed out on the Kickstarter – the book is now available to the public! Get it here.

Have a peek inside the 220-page book below.

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13.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Masakatsu Sashie

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Detailed oil paintings inspired by modern industrialization by Japanese artist Masakatsu Sashie. See more images below.

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13.04.16 by Staff

Artist Ian Strange Covers Building in Gold Wallpaper

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Known for staging large-scale, site-specific architectural interventions around the world, Brooklyn-based artist Ian Strange’s latest sees him in Poland, wrapping a 600 square-metre residential building entirely in gold wallpaper.

Titled “ZŁOTY” after the Polish term for “golden”, the project took over 3 weeks to complete. And while the wallpaper will gradually deteriorate over time, that’s part of the point as the piece is intended to reflect the local history of the area and the collapse of a once booming mining industry. See more images below.

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