Friday, May 28, 2010

Top 10 May 28

Here we go.
Another top 10 is up and running for your pleasure.

Still hungry for more nice stuff after my little list?
Check out Miranda Kendrick's constantly growing Feather Collector, as an Art Buyer at BBH NY she comes across a lot of good stuff.

Check it out HERE

Take care.
Mr. J

1. Roeland Otten - ABC chairs

ABC chairs. Rotterdam designer Roeland Otten has designed a collection of 26 chairs, each spelling out one letter of the alphabet.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2. Megaforce

Check out more work directed by Megaforce HERE

3. Markku Lahdesmaki

Photographer Markku Lahdesmaki started his photographic journey around his hometown, Tempere, known as "Finland's Manchester". This peaceful industrial city filled him with inspiration and passion to pursue his career. With his camera at hand and armed with creative forces, Markku started to gather his own world of cities.

Today, he is well-known for his collages and digital art manipulations and is working towards his own particular interests, as well as for marketing campaigns. After travelling through the most varied corners of the world, the photographer decided to settle down in Southern California, where he dedicates himself to, in his own and eccentric words, riding his Vespa while hunting wild animals, unusual faces and never-before photographed perspectives. Our goal today is to show you one of the topics that inspire Markku Lahdesmaki: futurism and fantastic daily life.

See more work by Markku HERE or HERE

4. Lauren DiCioccio

Artistic Statement:
My work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects, most recently: the newspaper, magazines, office papers and writing pads, plastic bags, 35 mm slides. These media are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing- faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information? When newsprint does not rub off onto our fingertips? When we no longer write longhand? The tedious handiwork and obsessive care I employ to create my work aims to remind the viewer of these simple but intimate pieces of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for the familiar physicality of these objects.

See more work by Lauren HERE

5. Kendal Johansson – Blue Moon (Big Star Cover)

Direction: Philippe Tempelman & Kian Zubicky
DOP: Axel Lindahl

6. Vivek Shraya - God Loves Hair

God Loves Hair, a new book by Vivek Shraya, “is an explo­ration of sex­u­al­ity, gen­der, racial pol­i­tics, reli­gion and belong­ing through the eyes of a ten­der and intel­lec­tu­ally curi­ous child. These twenty short sto­ries fol­low the pro­tag­o­nist into realms he some­times doesn’t under­stand but he emerges with the poignant insight, sophis­ti­ca­tion, and hon­esty that only the voice of a young mind can con­vey. Each story is accom­pa­nied by a vivid illus­tra­tion by local artist, Juliana Neufeld.

You can order a copy of God Loves Hair right here. And for more of a taste of what’s to come, check out the pre­view video below.

Stolen from Designworklife

7. Joe Johnson

See more work by Joe HERE

8. Helen Musselwhite

By the use of bold colour, strong graphic line and familiar images I create highly individual and visually appealing pieces of art that make an instant impact. My work has a distinctive hand crafted quality that pays respect to all forms of mid century design, folk and ethnic art, as well as current and future trends.

Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and textured surfaces. They are then used to build scenes in box frames which are often complex and consist of many layers. This process means that each item of work is truly individual with no two pieces the same.Influenced by the natural world each piece is manipulated to become an intriguing place, a glimpse into another world of fiction and fairytale.

Each piece of work is handmade in my studio in the North West of the U.K. If you would like to purchase a piece of work featured on this site or to commission a new piece please email me via the Contact Page to discuss your requirements.

See more work by Helene HERE

P.s the look of Helen's work reminds me of this awesome children show:

9. Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia Fullerton-Batten was born in Germany and grew up in the United States and Germany. When she was sixteen she moved to England. Since then she has travelled extensively throughout the world. These visits provided plenty of picture material as well as an insight into different cultures. After studying Photography she did work experience with Vogue Magazine, London, where she went on some interesting shoots with wellknown fashion photographers. Then came five years of freelance assisting a wide variety of different photographers. At this point she thought it was time to start looking through the camera herself as a professional, she spent two months travelling in Vietnam. She returned to London with some interesting still-live observations; she was fortunate enough to win a number of Awards with these images. These enhanced her marketing efforts and she got her first big comission: to shoot a cigarette campaign in Australia.

See more work by Julia HERE

10. Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?

"What's In It For?" is off Avi Buffalo's debut self-titled full-length (4/27/10) as well as the 7" "What's In It For?" single that we released back in December 2009. The version of “Jessica” on the album is altogether different from the version that is the b-side of that same single.

Directed by Andrew Huang