Sunday, October 28, 2012

Top 10 Oct 29

Even though some of us will be caught in a storm, here are some awesome inspirational nuggets from past week. 


Mr. J

1. Todd Cole

Art-punk trio Liars will release their new album WIXIW in June, and in the video for leadoff track “No. 1 Against The Rush,” we see a meticulous and creepy middle-aged man kidnapping all three members of the band and throwing them in the back of his van. It’s a masterfully rendered piece of deep atmospheric dread from director Todd Cole, and it’s also the rare music video that begs for a sequel. Watch it below.

2. Jonathan Burton

Jonathan on Jonathan:
I have worked as an illustrator since 1999 after graduating with a MA from Kingston University, London. My work has appeared on covers and in the pages of TIME, Nature, New Scientist, The Times, Plansponsor, The Wall Street Journal and many more magazines and newspapers. Additional clients of note include The Folio Society, Penguin Books, Orion Books, The Royal Mail and The BBC.

There have been a few awards from the Association of Illustrators in London for editorial, advertising and book illustration as well as a Silver award from the Society of Illustration in New York. Other recognitions include American Illustration, 3x3 and Communication Arts.

I live with my family in Bordeaux, France.

See more work by Jonathan Burton HERE

3. Sony Music timeline by Alex Fowkes

Conceived by london-based graphic deisgner Alex Fowkes, 'the sony music timeline' celebrates 125 years of musical history covering almost 150 square meters of wall space at their derry street headquarters. Using just CNC cut vinyl as the sole medium, 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall cover feature nearly 1000 of sony's signed artists from 1887 to the present day.

The list includes icons such as elvis presley, jimi hendrix, bob dylan, bruce springsteen, janis joplin, the clash, michael jackson and many many more. interspersed among the artist names are certain key developments in technology, musical formats and corporate history - from the invention of early recording cylinders to vinyl, cassette, CD, radio, MTV, the sony walkman,
the iPod and the introduction of digital streaming services.

4. LouLou and Tummie

LouLou & Tummie is a Dutch illustration duo who spend their days building an ever expanding empire of colourful graphics and characters. Lead by their crave for toys, happiness and all things cute or robot-like they abuse their computers to spit out designs that can be found in magazines, books, advertisements, plush, papertoys, on walls and interiours, t-shirts and shoes around the galaxy.

5. Elizabeth Weinberg

Elizabeth Weinberg was born and raised in Massachusetts.
She graduated with a Photojournalism degree from Boston University in 2004. In 2010, she was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, in 2011 she was selected for the Art Directors Club Young Guns 9, and she has been featured in American Photography 26 and 27. Her client list includes Nike, PacSun, Sony Ericsson, Target, Starbucks, Sony Music, Dwell, Esquire, Nylon, Rolling Stone, ESPN, KR3W Denim, Mishka, Tokion, Death + Taxes, Mass Appeal, Casio, New York Times Magazine, Rockstar Games, Complex, Outside, Marie Claire and many more. In 2011 Elizabeth was selected for the Art Directors Club Young Guns 9

Elizabeth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is always on the lookout for the perfect iced coffee.

6. Rowan Papier

British photographer Rowan Papier specializes in both fashion, and portrait photography. 
After completing a course at The London College of Fashion, his career brought him to New York at age 18 where he worked for fashion photographer, Bruce Weber.
Having always studied beauty, art and identity, fashion photography followed as a natural path for Rowan. The concept of ‘The Muse’ is intrinsic to his work, where he can fully engage with, document and idolize his subjects. 

Renowned for his strong creative vision, Rowan is known to operate in a very personal
way, and will often do hair and make-up for his models before photographing them.
His work has been featured in many places, most notably, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
Based between London and New York, he plans to continue producing profound, heart felt imagery reflecting his fascination with the persona of beauty.

7. Sean Michael Beolchini

Sean Michael Beolchini was born on May 5, 1981 in Washington DC, the second of five siblings. His parents, both Italian, moved to the United States in the early ‘70s in search of business. His teenage years were mostly concerned with skating, the DC punk rock scene and various art schools. In the late ‘90s his parents decided to move back to Italy, specifically to Milan. Here he finished his studies with a Master in art direction and visual communication. Milan is also the location where he met the most important and influential individuals that eventually lead to his professional formation, partners of several ongoing projects and most important of all his loyal friends. Sean’s roles to this day have been senior editor & photo editor of PIGMAG, co-founder of RetroSuperFuture (SUPER sunglasses), co-founder of creative collective SM and freelance photographer collaborating with several companies and independent publications.

8. Ekimaedo-Ri

See more work by Ekimaedo-Ri HERE

9. What I have to Offer

On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA's 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series.

Charlie Kaufman
Full 70 minute Lecture:

Images Captured (Mark III) & Edited: Eliot Rausch

10. Jen Davis - selfportraits

b. 1978, Akron, Ohio
Jen Davis is a Brooklyn based photographer. For the past 9 years she has been working
on a series of Self-Portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image.
She has also been exploring men, as a subject and is interested in investigating the idea
of relationships, both physical and psychological, with the camera. She received her MFA
from Yale University in 2008, and her BA from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.
Jen is represented by Lee Marks Fine Art.