09.04.12 by Jeff

Bruno 9li

Artist Bruno 9li paintings painter
Paintings by Bruno 9li. Brazil.

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25.01.11 by Jeff

The Twelves / Ticket Giveaway

The Twelves are comin’ to town!!!! These guys have pumped out some of my favourite remixes of the past couple years and many are calling them the next Daft Punk. I’m not sure about the comparison but their glorious BBC Essential Mix speaks for itself. I’m giving away two tickets to their Feb 4th show here in Vancouver, who wants them?

the twelves djs from brazil ticket giveaway vancouver show

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05.01.11 by Jeff

Barry McGee

A beautiful video of Barry McGee in Brazil this past year.

barry mcgee at transfer in sao paulo brazil 2010 video

Watch the video below!

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06.06.10 by Jeff

Let’s Colour

A couple months ago I received an invitation to Jodhpur, India, to be a part of the Let’s Colour project. The idea was to bring colour to community spaces around the world in an effort to encourage the people in those areas.

Let's Colour Project Dulux Walls jodhpur india

I got a rush visa and was all set to go but there was a mix-up with my flights and I couldn’t get there in time. Lucky for us, award-winning director Adam Berg made it to India (as well as London, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro) and has put together a beautiful look at this inspiring project.

Watch the video below!

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06.01.10 by Jeff

Stephan Doitschinoff / Calma

Drawings by Stephan Doitschinoff aka Calma. Sao Paulo.

calma stephan doitschinoff artist drawing brasil brazil
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20.11.09 by Jeff

Mona Kuhn / Native

Steidl sent over Mona Kuhn’s beautiful new book, Native.

mona kuhn photographer photography brazil brasil native book
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31.08.09 by Jeff

Rubens LP

Illustrations by Rubens LP. Brazil.

rubens lp illustrator illustration brasil sao paulo
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28.01.09 by Jeff

Brazil / Title Sequence

I can’t believe I didn’t know about Art of the Title until now. It is a fantastic site chronicling film title sequences and, if you are into films at all, you will be stuck over there for awhile. I had to watch the titles from Brazil as it’s possibly my favourite film of all time (top three anyways), and when I did, I noticed something for the first time.

brazil terry gilliam art of the title intro sequence

Below is the sequence of frames that caught my eye – this perfectly illustrates the creativity present throughout the film. A man walks by a window and as he passes it the window explodes and instead of simply jump-cutting to the explosion there is a hand-painted animation of the man exploding for like 7 frames! I love stuff like this – going the extra mile to really sell the illusion in a low-budget/hand-made kinda way. Take a look:

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