Friday, February 4, 2011

Top 10 Feb 4

Another good week for the internet,
Check out my catches below!

Mr. J

1. Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon was born in New York in 1975. Her most recent work, Contraband, which includes 1075 photographs of items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the U.S. from abroad, exposes the desires and demands that drive the international economy as well as the local economies that produce them. Her previous work, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, reveals that which is integral to America's foundation, mythology and daily functioning, but remains inaccessible or unknown to a public audience.

Her earlier work, The Innocents, documents cases of wrongful conviction in the United States and investigates photography's role in that process. Simon's photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Permanent collections include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Simon has been a visiting artist at Yale University, Bard College, Harvard University and Columbia University.

Her photography and writing have been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker,, CNN, BBC and Frontline. Steidl published An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar as well as Simon’s most recent work, Contraband, which was released in September 2010. Additionally, Simon is currently working on a global project that will be exhibited and published in Spring 2011 at the Tate Modern, London and the Neue Nationalegalerie, Berlin. Simon will be exhibiting a new work at the Venice Biennale 2011. She is represented by Gagosian Gallery & by Almine Rech Gallery in Paris and Brussels.

See more work by Taryn HERE



— a fully equipped modern graphic studio, dedicated to the manufacturing of brightly coloured, yet thematically somewhat eccentric pictures of the floating world, info- and typographics, packaging designs, leaflets, brochures, pamphlets and books; most of our commissioned work is focused on arts, culture, education and other non-profit causes, in harmony with our rather particular lifestyles.
— a warm shelter for wandering monks, martial arts instructors, spare-time pathologists, daisypickers, vegan cooks, flute-playing shepherds, slightly aging anarcho-punks, ascetics and other zealots, off-season theme park enthusiasts and maggot-infested zombies, united by their mutual intrests and passions.
— also known as Kobbyhuan & Kobbytron, KHUAN Cavemen Co., Kwan Tung Lo, The Long Johns Of Yore and/or Yonder, The Abominable Tribe of Long-Haired Goons, The Daruma Crew, and finally, since the advent of Mixail Mitmalka, The Kargasok Clan.


(NTD) Ningtiendo Sehgah (Japan, born 1976) was raised by his aunt in Belgium with all the trades of a modern Japanese upbringing: manga, 16-bit video games, fluorescent sweets and double school hours. At eightteen, he left for Antwerp to study the noble graphic arts. After ten years on the job, he still feels like he's only just starting — so much more to learn and see and do
(STBZ) Steebz a.k.a. ACPL (Belgium, born 1976) "Don't mind me. I'm somewhere else. 

(MXM) Mikail Mitmalka (Russia, born 1972) is newest member of KHUAN brotherhood and likes to speak Western Europeans in gruff monosyllables. Big man and strong man with arms like trees and small stove for inside. Mikail is great-great-grandson of Wladimir Mitmalka, famous for painting grand icons with golds; Mikail is self-schooled for drawings and paintings with nostalgic feelings. Since some time Mikail lives and works in the KHUAN monastery for his new home; there he may drawing and painting and meditating long time and not worry about talking much, since the older ways talk better than words. Chop woods for the fires. Scare off monastery trespassers and wild boars. Work in the gardens, with the nature under the sun and with the moon. Room and fresh air again.

See more work by Khuan + Ktron HERE

3. Conrad Ruiz

See more work by Conrad HERE

4. Julia Galdo

Photographer Julia Galdo is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. She boasts clients such as Nike Air Jordan, Microsoft, Sony Music, Nylon, Wells Fargo, Juxtapoz, and many others.

Julia shoots fashion, editorial, and advertising as well as some pretty interesting personal projects.

See Julia's portfolio HERE

5. Thomas C. Chung

About: D.O.B. - November 7, 1981 (born in Hong Kong).
Currently: pursuing his a place called Norway.
Location: Drammen, Norway
Work: Selected exhibitions participated in
Solo exhibitions
2010 - "...Ask Me If I’m Happy" - 
Galleri Darbu, Oslo in Norway.
"Nighttime Is My Blanket..." - 
Galleri Athene, Drammen, 
Buskerud in 
Education: 2000-2004 - Completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of New South Wales in the College Of Fine Arts, Paddington, Australia.

6. Carl Kleiner for IKEA

Hello! My blog:

Art Lover, Apoteket, Blend magazine, Bishops Arms, Cafe, Diana Orving, Dagmar, Dell, Electrolux, Friends, Ikea, Jacob Dahlgren, Lindex, Minimarket, Monoprix, MTV, NK, Nokia, Odeur, Posten, Samhall, Tiger Jeans, TV8, Stadium, Scandic, Weidenfeld, Skanska, Svenska Spel

See more work by Carl HERE

7. Google Art Project

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

Check it out HERE

Thursday, February 3, 2011

8. Axel von Friesen and Petter Törnqvis!

The concept for the collection SS11 - Souvenir is based upon five different cities around the world. Souvenir is french for memory, and 1:2:3 took inspiration from photographies as a symbol for memories/souvenirs and made their own interpretation of image development.For the lookbook and film three different stories are told simultaneously. Each story in its own color (blue, red or green). When all three stories collide and interact with each other the image becomes full colour. This technique was used throughout the visual communication including film, lookbook images and ads.1:2:3 also created five different sunsets which are used as backgrounds and are blended together in the film.The lookbook is made in a self-unfolding map technique, picking up its inspiration from tourists maps around the world.

See more work at Adamsky

Biography1:2:3 was founded in 2007 by Axel von Friesen and Petter Törnqvist. Their work is always idea-oriented allowing the design to take on different shapes and forms depending on the specific assignment. 1:2:3 work as both film- and art-directors which often allows them to create dynamic concepts that include both moving images, spatial works and printed matter.

1:2:3 have received numerous awards including gold and silver price in Kolla!, Berlingsstipendiet and Guldägget.

See more work by Axel von Friesen and Petter Törnqvis HERE

9. Ari Gabel

Student: I attend Ringling College of Art and Design.
See more work by Ari HERE

10. Lemmy

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.
Watch this hard rocking documentary HERE