A couple of new found typography spots now on my Flickr feed.
Loving this minimal masterpiece of a screenprinted EP record sleeve for Noncollective.
Comes in a ltd edition of 300 unique variants.
‘Once’ is a new work created for the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark. For the piece Glue’s James Dive compacted a whole amusement arcade into a cube. With a perfect form that recall’s the monoliths of Donald Judd or Richard Serra the incredulousness of the method adds both an element of spectacle and a vital pathos to proceedings, the recognisable elements appearing in the general mess serving as triggers for our nostalgia.
Just finished a project that I have had floating around for a while, a concept for the random delivery of digital music.
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This has been out for a while but not sure how I missed it…shot by Irish photographer Rich Gilligan DIY documents the heart and soul of skate culture.
To the general public skateboarding is now all XBox and X Games, which it is and which is fine but the foundations of riding the useless wooden toy are the grass roots level; from making your own ‘McFly style’ to having a pro-level set up but nowhere to ride it.
Skateparks are all very well and there are many great ones around these days but back in the day, particularly in the UK, there weren’t that many, to skate meant literally building your own scene from what you could find around you. This could mean fashioning a ramp from a few old pallets to reinterpreting the lines of a piece of architecture. This sideways way at looking at ones locality always seemed to channel the Situationist slogan/philosphy of ‘under the paving stones the beach‘and this book looks like it may very well capture that.
This weeks goodness comes courtesy of London based Polish illustrator Zbigniew Boguslawski whom I had the pleasure of meeting recently.
The work is primarily what we might call traditional graphics – drawing (ink, pencil, charcoal) etching, silkscreen, linocut, and woodcut) but extends into photography, computer graphics, painting and sculpture. All are highly suited to the detail of the monochromatic but fantastic landscapes and situations Mr Boguslawski imagines.
You can find his work published in various independent Polish magazines (Blok, Syndrom, Pole, and Cracow Comics Club), as well as mainstream periodicals (Arlezine, Czachopismo, Stoke Newington Gazette) and 3 book covers. He has also designed for CD, LP covers, book illustration, t-shirts, tattoos, drawn comics, painted murals and created many oil and acrylic paintings.
This week was Behance Portfolio Review Week all over the World.
The London office of Sapient Nitro ran a great event on Wednesday night. I attended along with a superb turnout of other illustrators, artists, designers, film-makers and everything in between.
The idea was for a laid back opportunity to listen to some keynote speakers, share your work, get some feedback and have a few beers – basically enjoy being a creative without the pressure of clients and deadlines spoiling everything.