Not a big fan of some of Schnabel’s cinematic choices in 1996 film, “Basquiat”, but the combination of words in the near-to-end scene are moving and depictive of what I understand and will forever be trying to understand of JMB, the Radiant Child…
Mighty SWIZZ BEATZ discusses his collaboration with Reebok! Big things happening! Believe.
Big up SWIZZ on his 2010 grind: Sharing knowledge through NYU, teaming up with Reebok on a genuine creative level, collaborating with Aston Martin, endless musical innovation, building with the beautiful Alicia Keys. I’m sure there are some milestones I’ve missed but the mentioned gives you an idea of an artist defying what is possible with the living time we are blessed with. Much respect.
A book on the thinking, designing and marketing of Obama’s presidential campaign. I love that the book was funded through Kickstarter. Let the grassroots revolution continue. Big up.
“The Obama presidential campaign was an innovation in American politics and American design. For the first time, a candidate used art and design to bring together the American people—capturing their voices in a visual way. The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art from the historic campaign.”
Os Gemeos and graffiti legend Futura's recently completed 80-feet-high mural on the west-facing wall of P.S. 11 elementary school in Chelsea (NYC). They started Aug 6th and finished Aug 13th! A lot of beautiful multi-color coverage in such a short period of time.
“The overall theme, we are told, is a message of international unity. Os Gemeos’ iconic yellow character (sometimes referred to as as ‘the giant’ or ʻgiganteʼ) is adorned with flags representing countries around the globe. Of the design, Os Gemeos says, “We are using different flags painted with non-traditional colours. The idea is ‘one world one voice’, no borders, no separation, just everything and everyone working together for a single cause that is a better world.” Seems like they did the bulk of the work, with Futura adding details within the overall scheme.”
(Schubert is currently showcasing his paperfolding work at the Royal Academy of Arts in London til the 22nd of August, 2010)
Background: Simon Schubert is a sculptor who works with different mediums. The accuracy of perspective in his paper sculpted architectural pieces is stunning. I am a big fan of work in which patience shows. His Unique Edition II Collection showcases 100 (!!!) different views of the Arts Foundation “Villa de Bank” in Enschede (Schubert’s usage of mirrors in his paper sculpting pieces are subliminally more welcoming)
The piece below (hi res IMG in slide above) caught my attention most because of the combination of an architectural structure with a, known to be, desolate environment. A sign of direction in the desert is hopeful, especially after recently watching Book of Eli. At first I saw a staircase within the ocean. This piece is more open to interpretation than his others.
Light in 3D architecture is emphasized greatly. The same amount of emphasis in lighting when photographing his paper pieces is present. The photography really showcases his folding details.
Schubert’s pieces are a simple reflection of how a piece of paper can be subtly sculpted in its flat form, yet so dimensional. Curious to see how he would approach architecture in it’s 3D form, such as the design of a skyscraper or bridge. The number of Schubert’s exhibition showings have grown in 2009 and 2010. More of a probability to catch his work live!
(His installation work isn’t as serene and comforting as his paper work. The re-appropriation of hair installation jumped out at me most (IMG in slide above).)
This motion piece was a collabo with Asics a while back. The genuine tone of the voiceover is perfect and not at all demanding: ”Hey, check out our product because of its history and depth” vs. “Buy now! Or don’t come back”. Which aligns with Nordpol + Hamburg’s choice of a grassroots collabo with origami master, Mabona. “But I believe you can build anything out of almost nothing. You just have to strive for perfection” (Surprised Asics weren’t most careful with using the word ‘just’ in their script’). His work speaks for itself: