Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The “What Is?” Project


What is the “What Is?” Project?

The “What Is?” Project is an ongoing series of interviews asking universal questions.

Our goal is to capture and share the beauty and diversity of viewpoints on each subject.

Can you give us an example?

Sure. Here you go:

Thank You.



Oh, That was kinda interesting. Do you have more?

Of course. Please visit www.thewhatisproject.com

Thank you very much. Good bye.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Aesthetic Apparatus


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Posters, posters, posters, posters and some more posters… Check them out!

(Thx to Rayman for the find)



(Found via Planetary Folklore)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Odio (Hatred)


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A documentary about Victor, a talented street artist from Valparaiso, Chile. Not a happy guy. Restless. Confused, maybe. Not sure where he wants to go, who he wants to be. He marks the streets with his tag “Odio”, which means “hatred”. And yet, all the while, there’s his soft spoken voice, carefully choosing his words…

Made by Norwegian film students in Chile in 2010.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Eric Dolphy Graphic Novel


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Comics and Jazz. We seem to keep returning to this happy combination of art forms…

Yesterday, Mr. Keith H. Brown told me he was planning on making a graphic novel about Eric Dolphy. Looks like an interesting project. The artwork is not only reminiscent of 40’s and 50’s album cover art, but also has a distinct feel of its own. I particularly like Mr. Brown’s “line”: full of life, searching, but not hesitant.

Check out the Kickstarter-video below. he’s still looking for people to back him up…


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Find out more on Kickstarter

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Milton Glaser on Fear of Failure


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The Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden has put up a site around its 2011 exhibition which focuses on the topic of failure and how overcoming fear of failure is the only path if you’re aiming for success. The site features a series of video interviews with people like Michael Wolff, Stefan Sagmeister and even Paulo Coelho (amongst many others) but the best one, I found, was the one with the ever eloquent Milton Glaser.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Akira Nagasawa




The Mythical creatures Akira Nagasawa refers to as “tigers” verge on the edge of abstraction. Sometimes they unmistakably are indeed tigers, but often they could just as well be any sort of feline creature made out of not much more than a few shapes which, yes, could be some kind of cat, perhaps…

But always, always, they are powerful and mysterious and primitive. Painted in earth tones and royal reds and blues and golds. Grinning and looking stupid like only a mythical tiger dares to look nowadays.

Are you gonna tell him he looks stupid?

Didn’t think so.


















Akira Nagasawa is represented by Galleria Grafica Tokio


Monday, May 23, 2011

Matter Fisher


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I have no idea what this is all about. If you do, feel free to tell me. I just like the visuals too much not to post it…


Sunday, May 22, 2011

SupaKitch & Koralie Mexico


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It’s nice to see how these two keep putting out nice videos of their work. This time they went to Mexico where they were invited by the art promoter Mamutt Arte and the Antique Toy Museum of Mexico to make a mural.

You can find previous videos here and here on this blog.

Or you can visit www.supakitch.com and kogaylou.free.fr for more of their work.



(Found via Wooster Collective)


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Friday, May 20, 2011

Tim Enthoven: Binnenskamers





Tonight, Dutch illustrator and comic creator Tim Enthoven presents his new comic book at the Bries Space in Antwerp (Belgium). This small but always surprising new venue for graphic art will be transformed into the room of the graphic novella. If you are in the neighborhood, go check out the original drawings shown there. The exhibition only runs for today, tomorrow and Sunday, but the artist will be present the whole three days.

The comic book seems to be the kind of delightfully experimental comic publisher Bries really has a knack for. I haven’t read it yet, but it looked mighty promising. To wet your appetite, here are some pages from the book…







Check out some more of the work of Tim Enthoven as an illustrator on his portfolio-site www.timenthoven.nl








The Bries Space can be found at :

Lange Scholierstraat 10, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.

The opening starts today at 20h.

Saturday and Sunday you can visit from 12h till 18h.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jazz and Draw




Jazz and Draw invites you to send them an illustration you made to accompany some of your favorite (jazz)music. Simple. Check out some of the diverse work here and on their site. Nice stuff! And a good way to discover some new tunes as well…











Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Letterpress by Naomie Ross


An “instructional” video by New York-based  (motion) designer Naomie Ross.



(Found via The Casual Optimist)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



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I stumbled across the trailer for PressPausePlay for the first time this weekend whilst the film has already seen its debut on film festivals since March this year. Shows you how up-to-date I really am, doesn’t it…

Anyway, I think this might well be a very very interesting documentary. It deals with the the impact of digital media on culture and seems to present the pros as well as the cons (hence the “hope” and “fear” in its byline). Check out the trailer, but also take a look at both of the other two videos which illustrate these two points of view well.

If you can’t get enough, visit www.ericsson.com/campaign/presspauseplay to find a whole lot of short little video interviews on the subject. People featured here and in the film include Moby, Seth Godin, Andrew Keen, Scott Belsky and Hillman Curtis, amongst many other well known creators of this digital era.

And best of all: somewhere this summer the whole docu should appear online, for free.

For now: take a look at these to wet your appetite…





More on www.presspauseplay.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Studio Visit (19): Dick Bruna




Of course, everybody knows Dick Bruna, the creator of “Nijntje” (aka Miffy). In this selection of videos you get to see him at work in his studio…






Monday, May 9, 2011

Ephameron at Coney Island




Antwerp-based artist/illustrator/designer/curator Ephameron at work together with OverUnder and Veng at Coney Island…



More at www.ephameron.com. Check some of her books at www.bries.be

(Found via Wooster Collective)

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