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The Gypsy Gentleman Episode 1: New York City. Marcus Kuhn presents The First edition of a brand new tattoo and travel magazine. Featuring Interviews with Thomas Hooper and Virginia Elwood. A Kinetic Science Production Producer: Richard Kennedy Executive Producer: Marcus Kuhn Director of Photography: Justin L Stanley Original Music By Lucero Additional Music By Missing Ships READMORE WATCH VIDEO
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Photographer Signe Vilstrup, born 1977. I am currently based in CPH, Denmark, dividing my time primarily between Copenhagen, Paris and Milan. I have a great passion for beauty and aesthetics, and through photography I have found the ideal way to express my ideas and visions. Mainly shooting fashion, lifestyle and personalities, my experience also includes advertising campaigns, video directing and film stills. VIEW MORE
Audrey Pongracz Memento Mori
The title of this piece is an old saying, meaning “remember your mortality.” The piece is basically based on pure imagery, like the rest of the pieces for the show; mixing soft pretty things with dark strange things. Here you have sickness and death symbolized by the Plague Doctors, and beauty and vitality represented with the girl. It is this kind of juxtaposition that we find captivating, and is the primary inspiration behind the Beautiful Monstrosities show. You can find this contrast in the Victorian era – an underlining darkness in an era of aesthetic beauty, which is present in most of the pieces for the show. READ MORE
NYC-based artist and designer, Steve Nishimoto, came up with the idea for these clever toy soldier skaters.
Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not coluor, but to accept Godâ€™s final word on where your lips end. ~ Jerry Seinfeld
Dan relishes the chance to examine culture and identity through a warped and distorted lens; Unafraid to confront issues, his work is often concerned with the political or sensational, describing contemporary culture with a frenetic sense of panic and playfulness. Executed with equal measures of precision and irreverence; Danâ€™s visual language is wild and communicative, colliding the super-serious with excited flourishes of shape and colour. Communicative and inventive, he dynamically deconstructs the brief to consistently create surprising and hypnotic outcomes. VIEWMORE
Everyone loves “strong female characters.” From Jane Eyre to Veronica Mars, they’re so urgently desired and highly praised that they’ve practically become a brand: tough, intelligent women who can probably both beat you in a physical fight and outsmart you in a battle of wits. What’s not to like? But in an essay for last weekend’s New York Times magazine, Carina Chocano says she’s had enough of them. In fact, she argues, these “tough, cold, terse, taciturn” ladies have become so pervasive that we’re now suffering from a dearth of weak female characters — complex, well-written women who happen to also be meek, feminine, neurotic, or otherwise imperfect. Although we’re big fans of strong female characters, we have to admit that some of the most fascinating women in literature, film, and TV would never fit that description. Ten of our favorites are after the jump.
Sonya Winner Colourful Rugs
Sonya creates exceptional rugs that are graphic, vibrant and highly original
Inspired by Matisseâ€™s works made of paper cut outs. This irregular shaped rug has a sculptural quality with pile height variations and hand carving.
A continuation of the the theme started in Kaleidoscope, this playful design overlays triangles of colour to create new rich tones in Sonya striking signature palette. READMORE
Gerry Judah Jaguar E-Type No car in history has matched the allure of the Jaguar E-Type. The Malcolm Sayer design, 150 mph performance and race-winning heritage gave it a unique fusion of beauty, speed and credibility. The E-Type was an sensation instantly, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961. Despite the ever changing passage of time, the fascination with the E-Type is still strong now as it was then, the swooping curves and breathtaking form. Enzo Ferrari described it as
â€œThe most beautiful car ever made.â€?
Constructed using half a kilometre of 1200mm diameter steel tube, this sculpture by Gerry Judah stands 28 metres tall and weighs over 175 tonnes â€“ the equivalent to 135 E-types! A striking tribute to a true motoring icon.
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Rita Mae Brown
Max Mumby / Royal hospital, Chelsea
Chelsea pensionersâ€™ line up on their mobility scooters as they attend the annual Founders Day Parade at the Royal hospital in west London.
The Search of Hyper-Reality. Winkler+Noah Photography was the most fitting point of arrival for an artistic itinerary that they began instinctively from childhood, exploring all the forms of expression that they encountered â€” painting, drawing and sculpture â€” amalgamating them and trying out blends between different media.
This creative need for self-expression matured over the years, first becoming curiosity and then a strong will to create and to photograph. After a professional detour as an illustrator and graphic designer, Noah met Winkler and this acted as a detonator, producing a mixture fusing traditional photography with experimentation.
What their pictures reveal is a sensation of hyper-reality: the protagonists of their portraits appear in a real context, but they stand out from it as if highlighted by reality itself. They are stark, intense photos because each single picture encloses an idea and conveys powerful emotions to the observer. The artists deal personally with post-production so that the creative process joins up with itself like a circle.
The Under Girl
The Under Girl is an amazing illustration project made by a 27 years old graphic designer from Buenos Aires & living in London who goes by the name of Luciana Lattanzi. As she came to europe, the roots artist (she draw mainly on papers using black ink & markers) discovered her passion for spicy curry and cute lingerie. Now, we donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a mix&Match situation but we know that she was inspired since The Under Girl is mainly underwear pen drawings. The serie is made with humor and a tad of excentricity. As Luciana told us, it matches her daily relationships with her own underwear . More info on the tumblr Luciana set up.
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, Here youâ€™ll find an eclectic mix of whimsical products designed by Sherwood Forlee and Mihoko Ouchi. You wonâ€™t, however, find any fanciful themes or philosophies underlying their body of work. Sherwood and Mihoko have short attention spans, which accounts for their scatterbrained selection of goods. They also have short attention spans, which accounts for their inability to get past the definite article of a company name.
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are zipper bags that have green splotches printed on both sides, making your freshly prepared lunch look spoiled. Don’t let a sticky-fingered coworker or schoolyard bully get away with lunch theft again! Material: Food-safe reusable and recyclable LDPE - Dimensions: 6.875h × 6.625”w - Quantity: 25 bags per package - $8.00
Ăœber stylish and practical, ubabub is a range of ultra-safe, durable and ecologically friendly cots, furniture and accessories. With a distinctly modern aesthetic, the carefully designed and constructed pieces not only add a streamlined modern edge to the nursery but also bring extra comfort and freedom to parents and babies. READMORE
A tenant in an old Soviet-era apartment in Gogol Street, Kiev, Ukraine, photographed by Yevgenia Belorusets, winner of the 2010 Joan Wakelin bursary.
New Independent Online Radio Project Broadcasting worldwide from Hackney/London
Blade Runner Polariods By Sean Young
Polaroid photographs taken by actress Sean Young on the set of Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scottâ€™s. What a discovery,check out these behind-thescenes images of the films cast and crew. the likes of Young with co-stars Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer Magic.
Some of the thousands of vessels taking part in the annual Vogolonga race around the lagoon in Venice, Italy. The event runs along an 18-mile course and includes amateurs and professionals.
The Human Centipede 2 Banned
“This new work...tells the story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and who imagines putting the ‘centipede’ idea into practice. Unlike the first film, the sequel presents graphic images of sexual violence, forced defecation, and mutilation, and the viewer is invited to witness events from the perspective of the protagonist. Whereas in the first film the ‘centipede’ idea is presented as a revolting medical experiment, with the focus on whether the victims will be able to escape, this sequel presents the ‘centipede’ idea as the object of the protagonist’s depraved sexual fantasy.”
You donâ€™t get anything clean without getting something else dirty. ~ Cecil Baxter
Lomography, the cool analogue photography brand, has recently expanded its reach to East london, further enforcing their cult status with a brand new shop and photo lab. Very much fuelling the digital vs. analogue debate, Lomography cameras seem to ignite their owners imagination nd produce beautiful, surreal and dreamy images. Lomo fans can have their own ‘home’ on the lomography.com, to share and showcase their precious pictures. Here’s a few of our favourites.
Road PanoramicTaken by tveden with a Horizont loaded with Kodak Ektachrome EPR film in Maun, Botswana. These tags describe this photo: botswana, africa, road, sign, crossing, and x-pro. This photo can also be found in the album Botswana Â´08
taken by 007-0815-styler, album 007-0815 Purple Haze
Reece Jones Triumph Gallery - Control Test
British artist Reece Jones creates ambitious, enigmatic drawings in charcoal. Repeatedly and painstakingly building up the surface of the image then (counter-intuitively) breaking it down using sand paper and erasers. The resulting works evolve through a series of transitory stages until an atmospheric and resonant image develops.
In the most Unlikeliest Location lies a Typographer’s Oasis. Far from the intellectual boomtowns, surrounded by desert, in a dusty industrial lot, hides an oasis of ascenders, ampersands, and slab serifs. Any type-nerds or inclined designers should first be prepared to pass through an army of Ed Hardy-shirted, barbed-wire-biceped, faux-hawk-wearing-infantry that serve as a sturdy wall of defence to this sanctuary of letters. The unruly guard preserves the secret of a place called the Neon Boneyard. It is hereówithin a wall of chain link, across from a housing complexóthat onlookers can stand beneath a two story cursive signature, penned by Liberace himself. The boneyard lies just outside of Americaís buffet and yard-long margarita capital: Yes, itís Las Vegas. To get here, just travel away from the strip to the old strip, then travel off that strip, too. On the outskirts of the outskirts, youíll find the Reed Whipple Cultural Center where youíll join a handful of confused tourists, type-nerds and other odd-balls. Here youíll wait for one of the dedicated staff to escort you across the street where they will proceed to unlock the padlock, opening a world of wonder.
Marquee signs announce the rat-pack era with glitz and glam and bulbs aplenty to serve performers like Sammy Davis Jr. and Sinatra. Then there is signage built for Americaís car-culture period, enticing travellers from the highway to their motels and casinos. Art deco and space-aged futurism pronounces the í50s and í60s. Later, signage becomes so huge it overshadows architecture, and casinos are built with branded signs and facades in mind more than the buildings. Celebrity culture arises and casinos rebrand to capitalize on famous headliners and pop culture icons. (The current trend is Casino signage that merges with the architecture completely, creating one giant, branded sculpture like the Luxor pyramid or New York, New York.)
“The Reed Whipple Cultural Center where youíll join a handful of confused tourists, type-nerds and other odd-balls”
Along the way youíll find the original signage for The Moulin Rouge, Sin City ís first desegregated casino. Further beyond that is the entrance to the Stardust hotel, standing like a golden era imagined-future, with its ëjetsonianí lettering. A well-informed guide recaps the story of when the Stardust lettering was later replaced by Futura Bold when the hotel decided to take on a more corporate persona. When the angry local community protested, management formally apologized to the public and re-instated as much of the former signage as possible (who says the public doesnít care about typography?). Liberace and Debbie Reynolds have their personal signature immortalized in neon and steel, the latter of which adorned the first and only non-smoking casino in Vegas, a short-lived venture. Apparently the Vegas public didnít share Ms. Reynoldsí healthy attitude.
Oh, I donâ€™t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, Iâ€™d be irresponsible, too. ~ Lichty and Wagne
Tony Ray Jones/National Media Museum/SSPL
Windsor Horse Show, 1967. Photographer Tony Ray-Jones documents the English at leisure during the 1960s at an exhibition at Guernsey Photography Festival
ThrasherMagazine have been at the centre of street culture for 30 years Were here to celebrate the highly regarded publication with its exhibition entitled â€œLove and Guts.â€? ArtNowSF Gallery in San Francisco was the location featuring Kevin Thatcher, MOFO, Bryce Kanights, Pushead, Gabe Morford, Neckface, David Broach, Scott Pommier amongst other iconic imagery
Artists: Push Title: Another I
Year 2010 Size “10 x 30” Medium Acrylic & Ink on Canvas A piece for the Freedom group show at Known Gallery
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. ~ Robert Orben
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Hermes Cifuentes, AKA Brother Hermes, performs an exorcism on three people who claim to be possessed by spirits in the town of La Cumbre, Colombia
Mister Cartoon “Art in the Streets” Exhibition MOCA READMORE
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Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create the worldâ€™s largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald
A giant floating stage set up for Keith Warner’s production of Umberto Giordano’s opera Andrea Chénier, which will open to the public in July at Lake Constance, Austria.
Hennessy x KAWS Cognac Bottle KAWS has attached his name to another project of great interest by designing a “very special” Hennessy Cognac bottle. The Hennessy Very Special Cognac bottle features a number of signature treatments of the artist including the chomper teeth graphic on the cap seal, the double “X X” eyes for the Hennessy Seal and colorful abstract graphics to the bottle label.
The Dictionary as Art Concept?
How important is originality when it comes to book design? The issue came up recently in a panel discussion in Zurich that I took part in, organized around the annual Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition. The term “beauty” is something of a red herring here. What the jury, which included Cornel Windlin (the chair), Lars Müller and Linda van Deursen, seemed to be looking for were books that contribute something new in their design. Exactly what this means in terms of the 19 titles they chose for their final selection, and how these books meet this criterion, was never properly defined during our discussion. But it did seem that a book that was merely excellent in applying a familiar design approach, as plenty of the alsorans appeared to be, couldn’t, in the jury’s view, qualify as a “most beautiful” book.
Magritte A to Z, Tate Publishing, 2011, showing Magritte’s Time Transfixed, 1938. Designed by Tony Waddingham
Ogilvy & Mather
New York and Joshua Liner Gallery unveil a series of commissioned murals by celebrated artist Stephen Powers that reinterpret the words and quotes of agency founder David Ogilvy.
Lawrence Jackson/The White House/Getty Images
Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron in the ďŹ rst picture released of the refurbished No 10 Downing Street kitchen
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COMBO x Moleskine Installation By Paolo “Zero-T” Capezzuoli
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time. ~ Honore de Balzac
Hermes x The Classics
EnamelBracelets Collection High-End French fashion house HermĂ¨s launch their new collection of bracelets working alongside the greats, like Gauguin, Ingres, and Courbet. with a defted of an ad campaigns VIEWMORE
The Wave, W.A. Bouguereau, 1896
Enamel Bracelets, Concours dâ€™etriers and Caleche
Biblis, W.A. Bouguereau, 1894 Enamel Bracelets, Concours dâ€™etriers
The Great Odalisques, J.A.D. Ingres, 1814
Enamel Bracelets, Caleches,Pour Sortir, Tenues et Couvertures 2
Lâ€™Esclave blanche, J.J. Lecomte Du Nouy, 1888 Enamel Bracelets, Quadrige
Woman With Parrot, Gustave Courbet, 1866 Enamel Bracelets, Confettis dâ€™ex libris and Caleche
La Maja Denunda, Francisco de Goya, vers 1800 Enamel Bracelets, Confettis dâ€™ex libris and Caleche
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. ~ George Bernard Shaw
Patrick Martinez He focuses on the phenomenology of
his surroundings. He brings sublime beauty to things that aren’t thought of as conventionally beautiful. He uses subject matter such as everyday people that aren’t usually painted into the limelight and elements of the city that would be thought of as objects we take for granted. He uses these objects as communicative mediums. Patrick works with intellect and intuition in creating pieces of art that reflect and document situations that are ever present around him. Vitality and rhythm are the essence and energy in his artwork.
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I have always found something beautiful in the grotesque-- the repulsive, the awkward, the vulnerable, the psychologically enigmatic. In an attempt to explore these connections in relation to my own self-image, I am transforming myself in intentionally bizarre, unattractive or disgusting ways that pose the question of what defines physical recognizability and traditional notions of beauty. Through this series of concealed, fragmented selfportraits that incorporate various unsettling elements of self-transformation, I hope to prove that something traditionally disturbing can also be beautiful.
Drawing with graphite allows for an attention to detail and a control that no other medium gives. Therefore, drawings best execute my objective of treating disturbing or unflattering subject matter as something contradictorily delicate and alluring. Additionally, the human element involved in carefully reproducing, by hand, an image of unconscious interpretation woven within a greater structure of empirical observation coincides with the theme of self-image and what we find attractive. Self-portraiture of every kind and time period had always fascinated me. The approaches of Cindy Sherman and Aurel Schmidt are of particular interest to me. I am drawn to Cindy Shermanâ€™s use of self-disguise as a means of portraying and inevitably making commentary on various archetypes and stereotypes. Her use of self-transformation as a way to create an entirely new and unfamiliar image is something that I aim for in this body of work.
Faktura Design known for its skinny metal furniture,
has two fun tables paying homage to two great US cities: NY and LA. VIEWMORE
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