02.18.13

Advertising is mostly ugly, distractingly noisy clutter. So why not make some improvements or at the very least some art.

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Camera: Xarlee, cargocollective.com/xar_lee
Editing: David de Larrea
Music: Rob Costlow – Contemporary Piano – Bliss

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The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.

I am a Graphic Designer living in New York City. I’m into all kinds of visual things, sharing good stuff with great people, and apparently, staring creepily at windows.”

A project by Jose Guizar.

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01.31.13

This is a completely absorbing and fascinating little documentary. My wife and I watched it together and loved it. Totally enthralling. I don’t want to give anything about it away. Just watch. Any artist will appreciate it.

And check out the incredible “deleted scene” here: vimeo.com/57541525

Directed by Terri Timely / Produced by Brady Welch & Sophie Harris / Edited by Amanda Larson / Photography Direction by Donavan Sell / Sound Design by Rich Bologna / Music by Keith Kenniff / Production Coordination by Ayesha Janmohamed / Transcription by Simone Tolmie / Audio clip provided by Local 12 WKRC-TV / With special thanks to John Gapper

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We Buy Your Kids have been on fire lately in my opinion. They have found their style and nestled themselves firmly and confidently within it. They recently did an entire show for the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and I managed to snag a few of the posters. They didn’t get their fair share of love from the poster collecting scene in my opinion but it’s a crowd relatively unaccustomed to contemporary graphic design which is definitely where WBYK leans. I dig it. I dig it big time.

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Strange, iconic and surreal illustration work from Stefan Glerum.

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12.13.12


From screen to canvas to walls the German crew known as the Low Bros represent with some geometric animal-inspired work that is pure eye candy.

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There is some very interesting work in the Behance-Folio of German artist and illustrator Mark Gmehling. It’s hard to describe really but the best way to dive in is to first start off with his massive list of exhibition work. It would be amazing to see some of his prints as actual animated physical sculptures.

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There are several new and very interesting projects in the portfolio of Portuguese artist, illustrator and creative Paulo Arraiano. His work has become much more artistic and expressionistic since I last dropped in and his street art work is phenomenal.

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11.30.12

“A collaboration between creative director Anna Burns and the photographer Thomas Brown. Through the use of various mediums the pair have curated an exhibition that explores the masculine world of B-Movies and juxtaposed it with the traditional British landscape. Using the themes of said movies – girls, guns and explosives – and twisting it against a very British backdrop these two challenge not only the premise of each subject but also the use of their chosen medias. The duo created a wall of umbrellas displaying elements of the classic B-Movie and located them within three landscapes – one being the forest, then London’s docklands and finally the grounds of Suffolk Manor house.”

Director – Thomas Brown
Creative Direction/ Concept – Anna Burns

Music – Meanred
DOP – Ryan Hopkinson & Tom Turley tomtdop.com
Editing – Ryan Hopkinson, Mariana Delellis, Alex Berry and Thomas Brown
Colorist – David Andrews @ Phoenix Bespoke, Alex Berry @ Ladoja & Sons
Camera assistant – Sam Hofman, James Bryant, Anthony Prothero
Rigging – Karmer Set building Ltd

Compositing and Title Design – Mari Delellis Lopes, Laurie Gibbs
Art Department Assistants – Cera Macy, Glenda Goldschmied, Katherine Webb, Robert Eaton, Louise Porter, Michelle Yarham, Nicole Grey, Gemma Banks
Logisical Support and show installation – Karmer Set building
Huge Thanks – Tim Sillis, Abi Hodson @ 167 Productions, Location Partnership, The Crossleys at Somerleyton, FCP students at Saint Martin’s, David Payne and Trevor Smith.

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Edward Cao is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator who works primarily in traditional paint mediums. Recently featured on Juxtapoz.com as well as CreepMachine.com’s Artist of the Month, Edward has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Edward graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design.”

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Arth Daniels work is a crazy blended cocktail of pop psychedelia brought to life like Frankenstein’s monster in vivid color.

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Artist James Roper recently updated with more of his signature-styled and totally kick ass work.

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There is soem cool and eclectic work in the portfolio (or Tumblr blog rather) of the elusive Graphikh.

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There is a wealth of wonderful things awaiting you in the portfolio of Santtu Mustonen. Enjoy.

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Steven Harrington is still killing it after many years in the art game. He recently relaunched his website featuring several new works and some great imagery from past gallery shows. He’s a real talent.

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“We can’t believe anyone has made it to adulthood without seeing at least one of his flicks, but in case you grew up in a cult, for sheer power of iconography alone, Kubrick deserves his place in the pantheon of greats…”

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a notable retrospective exhibit of the life and work of Stanley Kubrick. It sounds cliché in creative circles but 2001: A Space Odyssey is my favorite film of all time and several of Kubrick’s other works rank in my top 10.

It looks as thought the exhibit will be up for a while and I may actually try and head out to LA at some point just to see it. If you live there then you have no excuse.

Read more about it here.

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11.09.12

Seb Lester has released a short film about his work as an artist and designer. He has also released two new limited edition prints and some new originals. You can view and buy them at seblester.co.uk. Lastly, he’s also updated his site with new client work all of which is fantastic as always.

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There is some colorful, thoughtfully composed and emotionally kinetic work in the portfolio of Goñi montes.

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