November Books Interview29/08/2012
Established during the summer of 2010, November Books sources, buys and sells rare and out of print fashion books and related material, encompassing photography books, rare magazines, modern first editions, art books and counterculture. We recently caught up with Paul Lawrence of November Books for a chat.
New Gallery: Paper29/08/2012
Launching 1 September, the newest contemporary art gallery in Manchester makes no fuss about what they do. Simply put, Paper Gallery sells affordable works on paper by local and international artists at various stages of their careers. For the gallery, works on paper includes drawings, paintings, prints, photography as well as hand drawn animation. Occupying Sarah Hardacre’s former studio, the gallery is located at Mirabel Studios in central Manchester.
A$AP Mob “Lords Never Worry” Mixtape29/08/2012
Huge hype surrounds A$AP Mob on the back of their anticipated mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, released yesterday. Notably, the mixtape's artwork is being touted as the first .gif album cover, designed as a three-piece work by SHOWstudio's Matthew Williams and Supreme's Ricky Saiz. Taking inspiration from early '90s hip hop imagery and the current online trend of basic .gif animation, the cover art is stiking and unique. Lord$ Never Worry can be downloaded here.
Stephen Powers "A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures"28/08/2012
Seven years after his last solo exhibition in New York, Steven Powers is set to exhibit a new body of work at Joshua Liner Gallery, entitled, A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures. In this new series, the prolific artist will present a panoramic assemblage of paintings that will occupy the entire breadth of the gallery. A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures will consist of a multitude of enamel on aluminum paintings, ranging from 10-x-8 inches to 10-x-10 feet.
Ernesto Neto x Nike Flyknit Collective
Contemporary Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto recently brought his celebrated hand crochet method to London’s 1948. Swingflybaby is an introduction to the Nike Flyknit Collective project that will span five cities before concluding in Rio De Janerio next month.
This summer Nike celebrated the culture of sport in East London with a series of sport and creative workshops, inspired by Nike’s innovative Flyknit technology, that will ultimately motivate and inform urban regeneration for the local community.
Shamus Clisset and FakeShamus are the same but different. Shamus Clisset is a New York-based digital artist, whose unique works are painstakingly crafted over months in front of a screen and furthered with an advanced knowledge of 3-D modeling, photo-based software and a background in painting.
Stedelijk Museum Gets A New Identity23/08/2012
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is undergoing a radical redesign at the hands of internationally renowned design agency, Mevis & Van Deursen. Based in the Netherlands, the duo had previously created the graphic identity of the museum's Temporary Stedelijk program from 2010 to 2012. The museum's visual rebranding will be developed further in the coming weeks, and will encompass a new logo, website design, publications, newsletter, stationery and posters, among other applications.
Source - manystuff
Steven Harrington Interview
Steven Harrington is an artist, designer and entrepreneur. Based in Los Angeles where he lives and works, Steven creates his signature symbols, patterns and characters in a vibrant and colorful Californian palette inspired by his native environment. Known for his collaborative work with a number of companies, including Generic Surplus with whom he has just designed a sneaker, Steven also heads his own creative studio, National Forest, from which he operates on a day-to-day basis.
Photographer - Clément Pascal
WALL TO WALL - The Fusion Collective21/08/2012
Milk Studios presents Wall To Wall, an immersive gallery experience fusing design, culture and technology at their 540 West 21st Street location in New York. Included in the show will be works by Brian Degraw, Item Idem, Nathaniel Brown, Wife and Matthew Williams, whose work is displayed above. Matthew is an Art Director and photographer whose unique approach is marked by his use of multimedia platforms. Check out his blog on The Breaks here.