Illustrations by Sungwon
Well I love this.
The pop-culture focused Gallery 1988 is presenting it’s newest exhibit; a series of J.J. Abrams inspired paintings that take on everything from Cloverfield to Star Trek.
Dark Lens Cédric Delsaux
“Over the years, many artists have interpreted Star Wars in ways that extend well beyond anything we saw in the films. One of the most unique and intriguing interpretations that I have seen is in the work of Cedric Delsaux, who has cleverly integrated Star Wars characters and vehicles into stark urban, industrial - but unmistakably earthbound - environments. As novel and disruptive as his images are, they are also completely plausible.” George Lucas
Plausable AT-ATs are plausable
Introducing The Reconstructionists – a yearlong illustrated celebration of trailblazing women across art, science and literature, who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention, please?
After years of closing my doors to the public, I am officially announcing today that Professor Mercury’s Mercuriosities has returned to astonish and delight you with a legendary assortment of rarities.
This mystical collection of artifacts and wonders from the four corners of the world (and beyond) is available to be seen for the first time in a generation, and for perhaps the last time in another.
The first item in the collection is this marvelous Alchemy Starter Set.
After paying a dear price to the last surviving member of a very… talented… order, I have obtained everything you will need to begin your journey toward unlocking the secrets of the universe.
This set has been assembled using ancient techniques and skills to bring the artful science of alchemical studies to a new generation of seekers.
The set is dangerous, to say the very least, but I think you’ll find it very useful.
Availability is still very limited. But don’t worry, everyone will have a chance to see this item for themselves.
Step right up.
This is awesome.
Have you ever walked around in Lower Manhattan and noticed a trail of paint on the sidewalk?
About 3 years ago, one of my friends in school decided to follow the trail around and noticed that the trail produced the image that you see above; a strange-looking rendering of what appeared to be the word “momo.” MOMO, we found out, was the name of an artist that used to be based in NYC, and sure enough, the one responsible for tagging his name across the width of Manhattan.
After requesting a meetup, MOMO told my friend that he accomplished this task by fixing 5 gallon paint buckets to the back of his bike, poking a hole in the bottom of the containers, and riding though the West Village, SoHo, Greenwich Village, East Village, and Alphabet City. Momo made the tag in 2006. Some parts of the line have been covered up by roadwork and redone sidewalks but most of the line is still visible.
To me, the interesting thing about the line is how both similar and different it is to regular graffiti. Essentially, most graffiti writers enjoy seeing their name on things. The bigger they can paint it and the more visible their tag is, the more people will notice their conquering of the city. MOMO created the largest tag in New York, yet the scale of his work here, so massive that it can’t all be viewed at once, means that thousands of people will walk on it each day and never even notice it. It’s simultaneously the biggest and smallest artistic statement I have seen in my time here.
MOMO made a video about the line which you can see here.
If you ever walk over it, now you’ll know what you’re looking at.
Seo Kim: Cats, Comics, & Burbank
She said it with a cat on her head. Seo Kim had realized that posting a daily comic was becoming difficult. “I’m traditionally not super prolific, and I’m not super good at time management. If you’d asked me before I started posting comics every day, I’d have said it’s really unlikely that I’d be able to keep it up,” she admits. But people began following her, and liking her drawings, so she continued. “It became easier to keep doing it because someone was expecting a new comic each day.”
Visual Identity: to give a Norwich University College of the Arts student society a visual identity.
Here I chose to re-brand the Creative Writing society. I put my design into context by creating a starter pack for the members- with the inserts including an introduction to the group, a bookmark, two postcards displaying the logo (one with typography and one without), flyers and a poster.
I wanted to mirror a raw and personal touch through my starter pack, so I used handwritten fonts printed on textured paper and pages from books to convey an honest representation of the valuabilty of creative writing itself.
I used blue ink for an artistic theme that ties all the inserts together. The coffee cup ink ring adds an honest expression of a creative writer’s thought pattern. The intensity of the blue ink contrasts well with the fragile material of the paper- balancing the design out.
If you’re in Los Angeles and you like cool video and art, you may want to attend the Machinima Interactive Film Fest at the Iam8bit gallery. Yup, you should go.
By using unwanted books discarded from public libraries, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus creates intimate public spaces that encourage reading. Their most recent installation in Melbourne aimed to take control of the public space “in which the traffic withdrew, yielding ground to the modest power of the written word.” The dimly lit books began overflowing in the streets, stealing space amongst the dense traffic. On the closing night of the installation, the books were offered up to the visiting pedestrians, each allowed to choose their favorite books out of the thousands presented to them.
This is so cool.