Here's another go around for the Lance Armstrong downfall yarn. I haven't watched the others but might catch this one when it comes out on dvd. That about all I will commit to right now.
While endlessly scouring the Interwebs on a Thursday night. I came across a website with a bounty of Miles Davis musical information and some sweet cover Art. Great music and great art together in one lovely package. I have a soft spot for vinyl. When I see great artwork it peaks my curiosity. I have to know what sonic goodness will come from inside. I have often picked up a piece of vinyl only because there is a bearded man on the cover. Which to me indicates there is a slight possibility of great music therein. It works sometimes..
Sit back relax and let yourself melt. Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent) Extended to an hour.
Paul McDonough moved to New York City in 1967. He began to capture what was going on around him, the energy and soul on of NYC. Even though he was there during some of the most turbulent times in American history. He was looking to be where things were happening and analyzing the implications afterwards. I can see how that would happen. You aren't always aware that you are in the middle of something until you look back at it. You have perspective.
What Paul McDonough seems to be able to do is not catch those in-between moments. He captures the normal but never the less honest moments of American life. You can explore more of his images here.
Seydou Keïta was a portrait photographer hailing from West Africa, specifically Bamako, Mali. In 9148 Seydou opened up his first Photography Studio, in downtown Bamako. He was relatively poor at the time and made do with what he had, bedsheets for a backdrop and placed his subjects outside to use available light.
Many of his subjects wore a mix of european styles of their own, african traditional pieces and pieces from Seydou's own collection of interesting accents. For me the it is an interesting look through the glass into 40's - 70's African style and individuality. The best part of it all is the mixing of patterns and text rues which are expertly drawn out in Seydou's photography. It is a great advertisment for the make-do kind of fashion attitude, e.g. You don't have to have a lot of money to look great and be an individual that stands apart from the crowd.
Brutalist Architecture in all it's harsh reality. A proponent of these monolithic structures was Louis Khan. Arguable one of the most influential architects of the 21st century. One of his most important buildings Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban (National Assembly Building) , situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It would be his last project and most impressive.
Neue Haas Unica™ is Monotype’s revival of a typeface that has attained almost mythical status in the type community. Unica® was an attempt to create the ultimate sans-serif – a hybrid of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk. Designed by Team ’77 and released to great acclaim in 1980, Unica went missing under a heap of legal disputes and has never been available as a full, digital typeface. Until now.
Is now available for digital download here at Monotype.
Basset & Partner have produced a short documentary delving into what makes for a good brief and the resulting creativity it can produce. The nearly half-hour documentary titled Briefly interviews creatives such as architects Frank Gehry, David Rockwell, Maira Kalman (renowned illustrator), Yves Béhar ( FuseProject) and John C. Kay (GX at Wieden and Kennedy).
Good luck to Scotland, What ever side of the fence you fall. I have to say I am very proud to be Scottish. A 97% of the eligible population has registered to vote, it great to see democracy in action.
Guerrilla artist JR plasters the Pantheon with anonymous faces. JR’s installation covers the dome, the cupola, and the floor of the Pantheon. The outside artwork will be exposed throughout construction on the Pantheon’s upper parts, whereas the inside installation will remain until October 5th, 2014.
Visit his site for more goodness. Here
I guess for the most part Charles Eames was usually in the spotlight. This time Ray Eames gets the deserved spot light. The exhibition of here work has been on show at the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design and end on May 4th.So get along there if you haven't already. The show features letters, notes sketches, paintings, photographs, process drawings, furniture, films, and collections tracing Ray Eames's varied interests and her interaction with key people, places and institutions.
More info can be found here.
Over at Scout Seattle they have what I think would be a great addition to your closet.Read More
3M futureLAB is a UCLA architecture and urban design studio based out of Munich, Germany. Have designed and made portable homes produced using 3D printing. The assignment given to students by Peter Ebner, architect and professor.gave them this project hoping to prepare them for the future of 3D printing. China is already in the process of producing hundreds of these mini home which have all the mod cons.
What were the best bits ( in my humble opinion)
- Any of the scenes with the Grand hotel were enjoyable, the sheer scope and detail of the Architecture and design were amazing.
- The scale model used for the outside shot of the hotel.
- The skiing chase scene, stop motion animation and scale models, awesome!
- The escape from the prison.
Here is a first pass at a re-brand for a traditional style pub in St.Louis. This logo wasn't quite right for the customer so we are going back to the drawing board. I have to say though it does look rather nice.
Way back on the winter of 2004, Stuart Petrie traveled from his homeland in Scotland, to the headquarters of Abercrombie & Fitch. Here are highlights of that time spent designing graphic for Abercrombie mens.
It's has always a dream of mine to become a professional photographer and who know it might still happen. I recently discovered Greg Kadel's work, which is inspiring to say the least.Read More