23.04.15 by Jeff

Studio Visit: Artist Hiro Kurata

hiro-kurata-artist1

Ryosuke Tanzawa visits New York-based artist Hiro Kurata, watch the video below.

Read More

22.04.15 by Jeff

Subway Makeup: Artist Recreates Defaced Subway Posters Using Cosmetics

lydiacambron-05

“Subway Makeup” is an on-going project by Brooklyn-based artist Lydia Cambron in which she recreates defaced subways posters using her own face and various cosmetics. More images from her series below.

Read More

03.04.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “We’re Gonna Be Lords” The Next Generation of New York Hip Hop

weregonnabelords-06weregonnabelords-01 weregonnabelords-03

Enjoyed this profile on New York’s next generation of hip hop artists. Action Bronson, The Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, and openly gay rapper Le1f are interviewed in this short, beautifully shot and directed by Robert Lopuski. Watch the film “We’re Gonna Be Lords” below.

Read More

02.04.15 by Jeff

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

dear-data-01dear-data-02

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).

Read More

12.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: Still NYC

Untitled-2Untitled-1Untitled-3

I wanted this video to be even longer, it’s so good! Ynon Lan walked around NYC and made these fantastic little stop-motion pieces stitching together photos of things he saw over and over: taxis, brownstones, even Starbucks. Watch “Still NYC” below.

Read More

22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Ratking “Snow Beach” Directed by Ari Marcopoulos

ratking-arimarcopoulos

Wiki, Hak, and Sporting Life, aka New York-based hip hop group RATKING, team up with renowned photographer/filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos for their track “Snow Beach”. Watch the video below.

Read More

21.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: New York Dancers Flex to Fela Kuti

fela-kuti-flex

New York-based dancers Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo, and Danny respond to the afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti by ‘flexing’, a style of dance that came out of East Brooklyn. Watch “Fela Flex”, directed by Dominick Sheldon, below!

Read More

20.01.15 by Jeff

Fumi Mini Nakamura

fumi-mini-nakamura-01

Incredible graphite and ink drawings by New York-based artist Fumi Mini Nakamura. Love these so much. More images below.

Read More