Who would of thought making flyers for Black Flag back in the day would evolve to this amazing billboard installation for the California Biennial 08. RayMond Pettibon’s “No Title (I Thought California)” can be seen floating over West Hollywood. Via:laxart.org
The current issue of Japanese design mag +81 is dedicated to the artists who in Geoff McFetridge’s words have been “exposed to a really advanced visual culture,” via the ever-changing language of skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing. Nahoko Mori and staff have compiled an impressive group of artists, ranging from Shepard Fairey, Aaron Rose, Michael Leon, Ryotatsu Tanaka and Hedi Slimane who pontificate on the virtues and rewards of “boardom.”
Take a quick flip through the entire issue at at their site.
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and producer Ron Howard have closed a deal for a feature film of the TV series. It was cancelled by Fox in 2005 due to low ratings. They are making the jump to the big screen. I hope everyone signs on! Via:BBC
“One of the things I’ve learnt as I’ve got older, about movements and working with other people, is that in pop culture particularly, but in any of the arts, it’s almost more important to define yourself by what you’re against than by what you’re for.”
A transcript of guitar legend Johnny Marr’s November 4 lecture at University of Salford entitled “Always from the Outside: Mavericks, Innovators and Building Your Own Ark” can be found here.
You have ink on your arm’s now on your plates. Designed by Paul Timman inspired by irezumi, the traditional Japanese tattooing style. Timman is a tattoo artist in LA by trade; his work appears on Angelina Jolie and Mark Wahlberg.
The December 2008 issue of Creative Review hits the newsstands this week with a typographically stunning cover by fellow New Yorker Sam Potts of Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. fame. Read more about it at CR Blog.
How good are you with paper? Check out these paper craft storm trooper helmets. Pepakura is a site all about paper craft models, from iron man to transformers to …just about everthing, they even have how to’s for creating 3d pop-up cards. Very cool site. the only problem is finding what your looking for.
“Adriean Koleric is putting together an exhibition called Herd: rat-ATAT-touille, based on a group of refurbished AT-AT toys from 1981. The herd also stars in related graphic depictions. The artist wants to bring out how pop culture influences art and design today, as he was more inclined to look at these pieces as art rather than mass-produced consumer objects when he was growing up. The exhibition is a salute to the nameless, faceless product designers who unknowingly inspired many artists to come.”
Gene P code red alert, the “List of problems solved by MacGyver” wikipedia page is up for review and, dare I say it, possible deletion. The time is now, prove your eternal devotion to me by petitioning Wikipedia, that farce of an encyclopedia, to keep one of its few, actually informative pages alive and well.
Why design matters. There is something about a well designed chair that needs to be appreciated. Wikkelsø for Willadsen is a rare mix of old library cushy leather and sleek modernism. Via:mcm Start looking on ebay.
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