Friday, June 10, 2011

Top 10 June 10

Welcome to the last Top 10 ever to be sent out on a Friday Morning!
I finally had enough of missing out on good Thursday nights out or working late and bloging later.

From now on Top 10 will see the light of day on Monday Mornings, giving me the weekend to put things together and hopefully, this will make the whole list a lot better and eliminate some of the twilight errors.

Hope you enjoy this weeks Top 10 Featuring one of my new favorite photographers found from Le Book last night Grant Cornett.

Enjoy...and way to go Mondays!

// Mr. J

1. Grant Cornett

Grant Cornett grew up looking out at the world from the windows of small planes. Texas born and bred, Grant now lives in Brooklyn where he has been a photographer for ten years. He likes to take pictures of pristine detritus and austere moments. He keeps his own account of things at
Clients include Jack Spade, Time, Esquire, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cookie, Barneys NY, Domino, Drift, InStyle, Neon, Fortune, North Face, Real Simple, Small, Lucky, Details, Portfolio, Self, Essence, Glamour, ESPN, Cooking Light, and Mens Health.
See more great work by Cornett HERE

2. Kid Cudi - Make Her Say Feat. Kanye West & Common Dir by Nez

Directed by Nez. See more awesomness at Furlined

Thursday, June 9, 2011

3. There Will Be Unicorns

There Will Be Unicorns is the studio moniker of Designer, Illustrator and Art Director, Thomas Henry Burden. Since graduating, to (his own) rapturous applause, from Camberwell College of Art's Graphic Design BA, Thomas' range of styles have graced everything from book covers, ad campaigns and magazine editorials to packaging, animations, websites, stage visuals, building projections and the entire exterior of a Beirut shopping mall (true story). Things Thomas likes include snowboarding, cuckoo clocks, narrative taxidermy, frequenting carboot sales & flea markets, and traveling. Thomas lives in Chichester, UK with Kelly and their cat, Cortez. 

See more work by There Will Be Unicorns HERE

4. Megan K Eagles

Megan K Eagles is a photographer currently based in London, England.
See more work by Megan HERE

5. Donald Weber


Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He freelanced for the international press in places as diverse as Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and South America before taking aim at the bigger picture: the growth of insoluble World Power. He has since devoted himself to the study of how Power deploys an all-encompassing theater for its subjects; what he records is its secret collaboration with both masters and victims.
Recent major projects include The Underclass and Its Bosses: Crime & Punishment in Ukraine, which won the Lange-Taylor Documentary Prize; Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, which won the photolucida Book Award; The Drunken Bride, Russia Unveiled, completed with a Guggenheim Fellowship; Opera of Power, which won a Canada Council Fellowship; and his forthcoming book, Interrogations, about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, to be released by Schilt Publishers, Autumn 2011.
His work has appeared in numerous international publications including Amica, Der Speigel, The Guardian, Newsweek, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Stern, Time and The Walrus. He has worked with the NGO’s Medecins sans Frontieres, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and War Child. Weber’s photography projects have been exhibited at festivals and galleries worldwide including the United Nations, Museum of the Army at Les Invalides in Paris, the Portland Museum of Art and the Alice Austen House Museum in New York. Other major awards include the Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize, a World Press Photo award, PDN’s 30 and was named an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo.
Currently Don is working on his next project, 2050, which explores the City inundated by its technological future. He is represented by the acclaimed VII Network.

See more work by Donald HERE

6. Aaron Nagel

Aaron Nagel is a figurative oil painter living in Oakland CA.
See more work by Nagel HERE

7. A Family Portrait

A family portrait session goes horribly wrong as secrets and jealousy bubble to the surface under the photographer's watchful gaze.

A 59 productions Film.​

Made with the support of Film London and Channel4​

Written and Directed by Joseph Pierce
Produced by Mark Grimmer and Aneil Karia
Sound by Dominic Fitzgerald
Edited by Robbie Morrison
Cinematography by Liam Iandoli
Compositing by Andy Hague

For full list of credits go to:

Special thanks to SHORT OF THE WEEK​#!/​ShortoftheWeek

Awards etc:

Grand Prix -Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film ‘10

Telerama Prix de la Presse - Clermont Ferrand Intl Short Film Festival ‘10

Prix Audi Labo - Clermont Ferrand Intl Short Film Festival ‘10

Finalist - Cartoon d'Or 2010.

Debut Prize - Hiroshima Intl Animation Festival '10

Best British Film - London Intl Animation Festival

Best of Ottawa Tour - '10/'11

Best of British Animation - Encounters Short Film Festival '10

Spirit Award - Ann Arbor Film Festival '11​#!/​josephpierce

8. Noma Bar

Noma Bar

Born in Israel into a highly artistic family, Noma Bar, graduated in 2000 from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design with a B.DES Bachelor of Graphic & Type Design. Now based in London he describes his craft as visual communication, combining the skills of artist, illustrator and designer. His two stunning and highly acclaimed books, The Many Faces of Noma Bar and Negative Space have become a must have for design school library's and tutors.

Noma's development process takes place in the sketchbook, going on to digitally produce finished work on the computer once the idea is fully conceptualized. The duel strategies of his practice, efficiency and humour, come from a keen understanding of how the brain accesses and understands imagery.

With a limited pallet he subtlety and precisely manipulates shape and form where familiar symbols and pictograms evolve to form new meaning. Negative and positive spaces tessellate creating several images in one, that sometimes need a few moments to see the embedded, sometimes poignant, message. Noma uses this technique to its best effect when dealing with social and political issues. Subjects such as nuclear warfare, corporate greed and national identity are illustrated with a hidden twist of humour. His portraits merge the subject's features, with images that epitomise their fame, to form an instantly recognisable face.

“I am after the maximum communication with minimum elements”

Noma's ingenuity in turning complexity into simplicity exemplifies this idea and his dedication to his own principles means Noma continues to achieve his personal challenge, time and time again, with universal elegance. 

See more work by Noma HERE

9. urs fischer at venice art biennale 2011

'untitled', 2011 by urs fischer is on show in the arsenale complex at this year's venice art biennale under the title 'illuminations'.
his work involves three 1:1 sized wax candle sculptures. 
the figures will violently self-destruct during the months-long show, as the wax melts and limbs start to drop off.


10. John Ryan Solis

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JOHN RYAN SOLIS was born and raised in the outskirts of New York City. 
He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2008, with a BFA in Illustration.

See more work by John Ryan Solis HERE