18.02.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Mural Recap

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Mural by Audrey Kawasaki

All the images in this post were shot by the hardest working guy I know, Brandon Shigeta. From what I understand this image above was Audrey Kawasaki’s first mural ever!* So many amazing walls at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival. Have a look at more below.

*EDIT – it is not her first mural, but it’s her first large-scale outdoor mural.

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23.01.16 by Staff

Contemporary Artists Create Silk Scarves for Massif Central

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Love this eclectic series of limited edition scarves by Brooklyn-based company Massif Central, made in collaboration with contemporary artists David ShrigleyJonas WoodJulia Dault, Peter HalleyChris MartinWilliam J. O’Brien, Tal R, Joshua Abelow, Ellen Berkenblit, Chris Lux, and Keegan McHargue. More images below.

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22.01.16 by Staff

Machines Are Going to Take Over the World, Countdown To Singularity Tells Us How They Do It

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The Singularity refers to the moment Artificial Intelligence will exceed that of Human Intelligence and our capacity to control it. Scientists believe this event will take place around the year 2045. Lucky for us, the artists behind Countdown To Singularity are taking this existential threat seriously. Bas van de Poel, the project’s founder and curator, asked contributors to explore the different ways AI could bring us down. The result is a series of scenarios ranging from the development of amoral mechanized weapons systems to the slightly more mundane idea that we could all eventually be turned into paperclips.

Click below for a selection of the submissions. You can also visit the project website or click here to join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak in signing the Future of Life Institute’s open letter calling for AI safety research.

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20.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: The Low Bros

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We’ve posted the work of our friends, Berlin-based duo The Low Bros a few times before (click here for previous posts). Check out a selection of their amazing paintings, public murals, and a video clip below! All the work is from the past year, busy guys!

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08.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Interesni Kazki

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More incredible murals by Ukrainian masters, Interesni Kazki (a.k.a. AEC and WAONE). Click here to check out previous posts. More images below.

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18.09.15 by Jeff

Big Bad Wolf

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Just want to congratulate my close friends Jasper and his wife Amy for opening their new shop out in Hawaii! Last year the two started a fun little clothing brand aimed at kids ages 2-10, called Big Bad Wolf, and it’s really grown a lot since then. Artists like James Jean, Madsteez, and Brendan Monroe (tee pictured above) have already collaborated with them, and there’s a laundry list of future collaborators on their site.

I honestly just wanted to use this an excuse to post this photo of their daughter Ella’s chubby arms. If you’ve got a kid, follow them on Instagram @bigbadwolfkids.

 

 

16.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x WeTransfer: HEAVY DREAMERS (Full Film)

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Earlier this year we teamed up with WeTransfer to profile a diverse group of artists and investigate their creative motivations while they made work at the Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. Huge thanks to director David Ehrenreich and cinematographer Liam Mitchell, it was an amazing experience working with them once again. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this little piece, I hope you enjoy it! Please view it full screen HD if your connection is fast enough!

HEAVY DREAMERS features interviews with: Hot Tea, Kevin Lyons, James Jean, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

Watch the full film below!

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17.04.15 by Jeff

Dabsmyla for MTV Movie Awards

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Just want to congratulate my talented friends, the duo known as Dabsmyla, on their fantastic artwork for the MTV Movie Awards! Love seeing good things happening to good people! These two are the nicest and their work is flawless – way to go you guys! A few more images below.

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02.04.15 by Jeff

Dear Data: A Fascinating Year-Long Hand-Drawn Data Visualisation Project

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Designers Giorgia Lupi (New York) and Stefanie Posavec (London) recently launched a fascinating postcard project called Dear Data. Each week the two data artists measure one aspect of their daily lives and then represent that information with a drawing on a postcard. Every Monday they put their postcards into the mail to journey across the ocean to the other and begin collecting data for the next postcard. Having only met twice in person, this project is as much about the two of them getting to know one another as it is about finding creative ways to record details of their own lives.

There are so many interesting details in the notes they make for each other; instructions on how to decode the often extremely abstract ways they’ve represented their findings, as well as little tidbits about their day. The topics they choose for each week vary from people and purchases they make to emotions and the number of times they look at themselves in a mirror or window.

I love the analog and imperfect nature of the project; I think it makes the idea of data visualisation more accessible. I’ve included a bunch of their postcards below. Head over to their site to see larger images (they’re worth reading).

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