Sunday, May 13, 2012

Top 10 May 14

Here comes a little inspiration to ease you into the work week.


Mr. J

1. Laurie Bartley

Growing up with a camera from an early age, Laurie moved from Essex to London and began his career as an assistant. Initially interested in still life, he assisted Rankin before breaking out on his own with commissioned portraits for Dazed & Confused. His continued interest in detail and light have led to his development of lighting techniques more associated with film-making. His work has been exhibited in the Victoria & Albert museum in London and the International Center of Photography in New York City.

His campaigns and editorials include Bergdorf Goodman, Vogue UK, Vogue China, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Russia, Covergirl, Dazed & Confused, Diesel, Elle US, GQ, Harpers Bazaar UK, L'Uomo Vogue, 'M' Le Monde, Max Factor, Numero, 10 and 10 Men.

See more work by Laurie Bartley HERE

2. Dan Stafford

Dan Stafford is a London-based, Mancunian born image-maker with a dazzling approach to the use of colour and ideas in his illustrations.

Executed with equal measures of precision and irreverence; Dan's visual language is wild and communicative, colliding the super-serious with excited flourishes of shape and colour. Off-kilter and inventive, he dynamically deconstructs the brief to consistently create surprising and hypnotic outcomes.

3. Marcus Gaab

4. Devorah Sperber

Using hundreds of thread spools and a clear viewing sphere, Devorah Sperber creates pixelated images of pop culture icons, famous logos, and reinterpretations of blue chip artworks. These works not only make viewers take a second look at the threaded installations but use the “wow” power of optical illusions to make us reconsider these famous icons and masterpieces from arts past.

5. The Eagleman Stag

- If Peter could be anything, he'd probably be a beetle -
The 2011 BAFTA award winning short film from Mikey Please.
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MUSIC COMPOSITION: Benedict Please (
SOUND DESIGN: Benedict Please
PHILIP Tony Guilfoyle

set design & model making:
Mikey Please,,, Gemma Taylor, Laura Bateman,, Steve Hutton, John Wilkinson, Rebecca Fox, TD Van Der Beek, Jessie baker

6. Bert Simons

Bert Simons on Bert Simons

I studied industrial design at the Design Academy Eindhoven from 1986-1991 and graduated at the department 'man and living'.

Since I have been working on projects and products concerning product and interior design (prototyping, design, production and project management), media (web-development and CGI) and autonomous works.

7. Jason Bard Yarmosky

Jason Bard Yarmosky
1987 Poughkeepsie, NY, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

8. Michael Peck

Michael Peck’s artistic practice is concerned with the sensation of disorientation and dislocation that is often felt within the post modern world. Exploring issues regarding the loss of cultural identity, his work particularly focuses on the effects within minority groups and individuals existing on the fringe who are challenged to assimilate within the larger community.

The scenes in Michael’s paintings are quiet, the participants are paused as they stand withdrawn, juxtaposed against a dynamic population; they are overwhelmed by mass-culture; one which has been composed from the interaction, assimilation and constant change of subcultures. His work looks at the place of the individual within a pluralistic society where a constant shift of values and beliefs leaves a great uncertainty of belonging.

9. How To Survive A Robot Uprising aka Robopocalypse

Forget the zombie apocalypse--the real threat is an imminent Robopocalypse, a robot uprising! We at Epipheo care about your survival. That's why we interviewed Daniel H. Wilson to find out exactly how to survive a robot uprising. Daniel is the world's foremost authority on the subject and NY Times bestselling author of the book, "Robopocalypse."

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10. João Ruas

João Ruas (b. 1981) is a visual artist from São Paulo. A Bachelor in Graphic Design, he has worked inside studios in the United Kingdom and Brazil before dedicating himself exclusively to personal artwork and illustration.