Friday, November 5, 2010

Top 10 Nov 5

I approve these 10 golden nuggets!

Mr. J

1. Bad Things That Could Happen

A film we made using giant props made out of cardboard about bad things that could happen.

A film by This Is It and:

Photography - Thomas Bolwell
Sound Design - Andrew Kinnear
Music - Andrew Kinnear & Joseph Pelling
Make Up - Elizabeth Barlow

2. Zoren Gold and graphic artist Minori Murakami

Photographer Zoren Gold and graphic artist Minori Murakami met in Los Angeles and started collabrating as a photographer duo since 2000. The duo had been based in Tokyo for the past 7 years.
Now, they live and work in Los Angeles.

Tokyo Dagboker, Steen & Strom, Oslo, Norway 2009
Gestalten, Essenheimer Kunstverein, Germany 2008
Art of Football, Showstudio + Nike, Basel, Switzerland 2008
Untitled)u=, Fette Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2008
New Photographers 2007, Cannes Lions, Cannes, France 2007
Object That Dreams, Viaux Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2006
Exploradora, Depot, Tokyo, Japan 2005
No Wall Between Art, Tokyo, Japan 2005

Photography Masters Cup - 2nd place / Merit of Excellence 2009
New York Photo Festival - Advertising Single / Nominee 2008
New Photographers 2007, Cannes Lions 2007
Gosee - 1st Place 2005
MTV Video Music Award JAPAN - Ken Hirai, Style,
Best Male Video + Best Buzz Asia / Nominee 2004

Dasani / Coca Cola, Kool, Motorola, Melissa, Scholl by Diego Dolcini, Abahouse, Honda, Phenomenon, Showstudio, Parco, Nissan, Canon, Kewpie, Sony, Toshiba EMI, Victor Entertainment, Elektra Records, Atlantic Records, V2 Records, Avex, Universal Records, Warner Brothers Records, etc.

Vogue Japan,Velvet Magazine, Le Monde 2, Bon Magazine, Nico International, Livraison, German Cosmopolitan,Fjords, Qvest, Elle, Dazed & Confused, Style and the Family Tunes, Soen, High Fashion, Tokion, Studio Voice, Ryukotsushin, Grafik, Varoom, Cream, Ozine Magazine, etc.

See their portfolio HERE

3. Winniw Truong

Seriously skilled pencil work by Toronto artist Winnie Truong.
See more work by Winniw Truong HERE

4. Ill Studio

Founded in 2007, Ill-Studio is a multidisciplinary platform based in Paris. Headed by Léonard Vernhet and Thomas Subreville, it also brings together Nicolas Malinowsky, Thierry Audurand and Pierre Dixsaut.

The studio evolves in various creative areas such as art-direction, graphic design, photography, typography and motion design, for both personal or commissioned works.

So far, Ill-Studio has collaborated with various clients such as Nike, Supreme NYC, The New York Times Magazine, Cire Trudon, GQ, Orange, Institubes, Christophe Lemaire, Adidas, Uniqlo, and Domus magazine to name a few.

See more work by Ill HERE

5. Jules Julien

JJ is back on Top 10 with more awesome work.
Check out Jules portfolio HERE
Represented by Hugo & Marie  HERE

Thursday, November 4, 2010

6. Jim Kazanjian

About Jim:
Jim Kazanjian has a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design. For sixteen years now he has worked as a commercial CGI artist for television, fashion and computer clients including Nike, Adidas, NBC, CBS, HBO, NASA, HP and Intel, and in 2001 was appointed art director of computer game developer Logic Factory.

Jim on his work:
I am interested in a kind of ‘entropic’ image—an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time and space, notwithstanding our understanding of what gives things context. Through fragmentation and re-composition of the photographic space, the non-linear nature of reading the image is folded in on itself. The structure of the photograph is unwound and reshuffled. This reshaping is an iterative process that spurs a generation of something altogether different; something ineffable.

See more work by Jim HERE 

7. Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's speech revisited.

Read by Mitch Rapoport.
Design and animation by Adam Gault and Stefanie Augustine.
Sound design by Chris Villepigue |
Additional animation by Carlo Vega.

8. zoe williams

Zoe on Zoe
Zoë Williams is a new media artist based in Seattle, Washington. She was born in 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana where she lived until hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. Having spent the greater part of her life in New Orleans, she has been considerably influenced by the aesthetic of that place; its history, architecture, and mystery. A taste for the macabre is often evident in her work, as well as a dark sense of humor. Over the years she has cultivated a passion for travel, exploring the globe with frequency and enthusiasm. Tokyo is a favorite destination and a frequent source of inspiration as well. Her enthusiasm for travel is perhaps exceeded only by her passion for the inner world of dreams. Ever since childhood, she has enjoyed a vivid and active dream life. She was introduced to dream analysis by her parents, who imparted an understanding of the basics of Jungian psychology at an early age. She has continued to analyze and interpret her dreams, drawing much inspiration directly from them.

In her work, Zoë Williams confronts the symbolic imagery of dreams and visions. Frequently very personal, her subjects are often meditations on dream images or abstract concepts. She strives to capture the role played by the observer as well and often plays with concepts of duality and opposites. Subjects are simultaneously beautiful and horrible, cute and creepy, familiar and strange. Although each piece has a specific and private significance to the artist, her own interpretations are not universal and will likely not be meaningful to others. The viewer is therefore encouraged to make his or her own associations, as one would after having a vivid dream. Her work has been displayed at venues around the country, notably the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York, NY; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA; and the Museum of Death in Los Angeles, CA.


Recent work is constructed using a dry felting technique, known as needle felting, in which a barbed needle is used to shape and mold wool fibers into sculptural forms. Needle felting is a very slow and painstaking process; the carded wool is pierced hundreds of times to lock the fibers together and create a solid object. No armatures are used; each piece is solid wool with the exception of additions like glass eyes, lenses and beads, and the wood plaques/frames on which some pieces are mounted. 

See more work by Zoe HERE

9. Eliot Lee Hazel

See more work by Eliot HERE

10. El Guincho - Bombay

Directed by Nicolás Méndez.
Produced by CANADA (