Sunday, August 5, 2012

Top 10 Aug 6

Boom goes the creative dynamite.

Mr. J

1. Southern Comfort - Whatever's Comfortable

Wieden & Kennedy New York's first work for Southern Comfort, after it announced that it had won the brand's business, launches with a campaign called "Whatever's Comfortable." The first television spot celebrates the awesomeness of being comfortable in your own skin, featuring a man who is the epitome of all that is comfortable, sauntering on a beach.

2. Laurent Nivalle

Name : Laurent Nivalle
Nationality : French
Based : Paris
Contact :
Job : Art director & Photographer for Citroën Design

I'm originates from Paris has been an artistic director, designer and photographer for the French car company Citroën for the last 10 years.

With a spontaneous and creative approach to photography, my preferences are portraits as well as cars and fashion photography.

See more Work by Laurent Nivalle HERE

3. Ben Giles



Society 6

Message me if you want to use my artwork for posters, album artwork etc, or if you want me to design some, it would be great.

Also if there is a piece of artwork you would be interested in buying

4. Mitra Tabrizian

Mitra Tabrizian born in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in London, mitra tabrizian has exhibited and published widely and in major international museums and galleries, including her recent solo exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2008 - other solo shows include, Museum of Folkwang, Germany, 2003, Moderna Mussset, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006 amongst others. Her books include, Correct Distance (Corner house publications) with an introduction by Griselda Pollock- Beyond the Limits (Steidl 2004) with an introduction by Stuart Hall - Another Country (Hatje Cantz, 2012) with a forward by Homi Bhabha.

Her photographic and film works are represented in major public collections, including, Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art- Moderna Mussset, Stockholm - Museum Folkwang, Essen - Musée d'Art Moderne, Luxembourg. She has received several photographic and film awards, including AHRB (Arts and Humanities Research Board) Innovation Awards for the film 'The Predator' (28 - minute film, 35 mm print,2004).

5. Adrian Gaut

Now living in New York City, Portland, Oregon born Adrian Gaut took up photography after originally studying as a painter. As a student he found inspiration in the rich tradition of minimalism in 20th century painting, which informed his early photographic explorations of architecture. While his architectural work still rests at the foundation of his oeuvre, his subject matter now encompasses anything and everything from cars, planes and spaceships to landscapes, still life and portraits. Despite the wildly diverse assignments, there remains a dedication to the power and graphic simplicity established in those early photographs.

Always looking for a new adventure, Adrian has travelled around the world for a diverse group of clients such as HSBC, Stella Artois, Starbucks, The New York Times magazine, Wallpaper*, Case da Abitare, Wired, Japanese Vogue, GQ China, Newsweek, Monocle and many others. Some recent highlights include being the first photographer to shoot the new Virgin Galactic commercial space program in Mojave, CA., a trip to the wilds of central Brazil to photograph the burgeoning art collection/museum at Inhotim and photographing the ruggedly beautiful north shore of Kauai for a personal project. While not behind the lens, his passion for all things well-crafted finds him obsessing over japanese woodworking, vintage Volkswagens, old tools and home baked bread.

6. Kumi Yamashita - Origami

Kumi Yamashita on her work:

I sculpt shadow with light or sometimes light with shadow, but both function in essentially the same manner. I take objects and carve and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).

See more work by Kumi Yamashita HERE

7. Fabrice Le Nezet

Fabrice Le Nezet on Measure; Weight, distance, angle:
I worked here on a physical representation of the idea of measure. The objective was to 'materialize' tension in a sense, to make the notions of weight, distance and angle palpable...This work lies in the context of my search for purification around raw materials such as concrete and metal. This is why I played with simple shapes which catch light and transcend the volume structure.

See more work by Fabrice Le Nezet HERE

8. Gray Malin

With a name like Gray, he should have seen the art world coming.

Gray Malin (born 1986), a Dallas native, graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 2007, majoring in photography and marketing. While he has had his work displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art, David Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills, and in the Julia Dean Gallery in Venice, he is currently working independently with online curators and art buyers. Gray resides in West Hollywood, California, with his fiancé and his pup, Stella.

The turning point in his career was when he quit his job working for the President of Paramount Pictures and was selected to become a vendor at the internationally famous Melrose Fairfax Flea Market, taking place each Sunday throughout the year in Los Angeles. Manning his booth with framed and unframed copies of his work, Gray successfully caught the attention of interior designers, celebrities, gallery owners, and everyday Angelenos alike as well as tourists from all over the world who attend the swap meet weekly.

Merging his two passions, photography and marketing, Gray has taken a small Los Angeles flea market venture and created a successful fine art photography company offering his work across the country in just two short years. Since he started back in January of 2008, he has sold over 2,000 pieces across America, even internationally.

Gray has recently been featured on two Bravo television shows: theReal Housewives of Beverly Hills and My Life on the D-List. Stay up to date by joining “Gray Malin Photography” on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @graymalin.

9. Rik Lee

Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked for a range of clients including American Express, Nylon, Puma, Wired, Vodaphone, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Dotti, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory and Stussy. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer. When he’s not drawing Rik tries not to fall off his skateboard and enjoys talking in detail about the weather. Storms are his favourite. In the future he intends to draw more, travel more, get more tattoos, drive a ’67 Chevy Impala and move down the coast with his girl and his dog.

10. Dave Carter - How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds

Take a quick break from work and watch this claymation piece from Australian animator Dave Carter. Entitled “How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds”, the short vid is packed with quality animation full of gnarly expressions and even gnarlier action as a body-conscious protagonist makes his way through drastic weight loss measures. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’m talking about VERY drastic measures, all depicted hilariously while Carter demonstrates the full breadth of his extensive talents. Watch the 60 second piece after the jump.