Category Archives: Art
If you haven’t seen 2008′s That’s It, That’s All yet, you’re missing out. It’s one of the most visually stunning movies you’ll ever see and you can bet the upcoming The Art of Flight, produced by the same company, won’t disappoint either. The movie is set for release in September 2011.
Sixpack France expands their brand with their upcoming “Dust To Dust” collection for this spring and summer. With the collection, they will be branching out from solely youth-inspired clothing and moving into a more timeless and mature collection, all while remaining focused on delivering a high quality product. We are particularly loving the jackets and button-downs from the new line. Be sure to check out the “Dust To Dust” lookbook after the jump, then browse the full collection at Sixpack France.
Note: Sixpack has also released a series of videos promoting the collection, check them out here.
Check out the music video for the Damien Marley & Nas track Patience. The highly stylized video was directed, shot, and produced by Nabil, who has previously worked with Kanye, Common, Bruno Mars, and plenty others. The video has a few crown & throne moments reminiscent of Kanye’s Power video, but don’t yell “ripoff!” as his official opinion on the piece is “super dope.” If you like the track, make sure to check out the entire album: Distant Relatives.
Make sure to check out this video from Chemistry Surfboards. It offers a behind the scenes look at what goes into the artistic side of their boards all wrapped up in a pseudo-music video. Enjoy!
Design blog idsgn.org has an interesting piece up examining the relationship between the worlds of music and design. They do so through referencing the likes of Justice, Kanye West, and the Gorillaz, who have all crossed between the two fields in one way or another. Regarding Kanye West, they write:
West was a former student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. There, he studied art and design before hitting it big and inking a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records.
Design and art clearly made an enormous impact on West. When Rolling Stone asked in 2006 how he would describe himself, he replied: “a designer.”
The article has some good information that might surprise you about the artists (Kanye also interned for Fendi this summer), and gives a solid look at how the two industries mesh and relate to each other. Give the full thing a read over at idsgn blog.
These posters from Show & Smell Poster Shoppe bring some vintage sophistication to some our our favorite bands from The National to Bon Iver. Prints priced very reasonably in the $20-$30 range. Check out some of our favorites below, then see everything they have available at Show & Smell online.
Lupe’s holiday gift to the world. Lasers 3/8/11. Enjoy.
Check out this trailer for Peter Chang’s upcoming documentary “Children of Enlightenment.” The film covers Japan’s current creative revolution, as the Japanese people begin to reject the secure corporate jobs of the past, and assert their individuality in creative pursuits such as fashion, art, and music.
Joel Scilley of Audiowood makes some of the most unique audio equipment that we’ve ever come across. Audiowood manufactures turntables, iPod docks, speakers, and amplifiers with custom handmade wooden housings. Their products use a variety of woods to create styles ranging from sleek and modern to some that look fresh out of the forest. With a focus on high-fidelity as well as high-design, they’re also meant to sound as great as they look. They use only high-performance parts and components. With such high standards, they’ve got an environmental policy to match– everything they make uses recycled and sustainably-harvested wood when possible. Best of all, they’re open to custom designs. Check out all of their one-of-a-kind products at Audiowood.
Exit Through the Gift Shop is a pretty incredible film. With the DVD being released December 14th, Banksy has now revealed the packaging as well as the DVD extras. The film will come with stickers, new artwork, “unique 2D viewing glasses,” deleted scenes and outtakes, B Movie – an exclusive short by Banksy, and finally Thierry Guetta’s original LIFE REMOTE CONTROL (LAWYER’S EDIT). A good amount of media for under $20. You can pre-order Exit Through the Gift Shop now on Amazon.com.