Category Archives: design

What goes around comes around

Some really well executed typographic pieces by Charles Williams.

 
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See more of his work here.

Amadeus Magazine Issue 5 Launch

The good people at Amadeus Magazine are launching their 5th issue, if you are in the LA area you should go check it out. All Vinyl DJ set by PRES, Live art by Jennifer Korsen and free beer from House Beer.

Issue 05 artists include:
America Martin
Clay Hickson
Damien Tran
Fred Stonehouse
Hannah Stouffer
George Heaven
Loro Verz
Kate Mitchell
That Thing
Papersafe
Wiissa

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Friday, May 29at 6:00pm – 11:00pm in PDT
Imperial Art Studios
695 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021
Facebook event info here.

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker

There’s just five days and counting until the Guy Bourdin: Image Maker exhibition closes its doors after an extended run at Somerset House. If you’re in London and can make it past the fashion pack (and the photographers baying for their blood) hanging around the place over the next few days for LFW, the retrospective is definitely worth a visit.

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Beginning his career in the mid-‘50s and honing his expertise under the guidance of Man Ray, Bourdin is renowned for a high-shine, high-fashion, highly-saturated aesthetic and notably, the distinctive narrative that runs throughout his work.

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As well as these stylised final images, the exhibition offers a chance to see the work behind the images – from the Polaroid test shots, contact sheets and composition sketches, to the Super-8 shorts he made throughout the shoots, including one never-seen-before film.

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The exhibition is at Somerset House until Sunday. Tickets and more information are here.

40% off at Modern Fairytale Club

With Christmas around the corner, we have teamed up with our very good friends at Modern Fairytale Club to offer our readers a HUGE 40% off your purchases!

Working with local Artists and based in ‘The North’, Modern Fairytale Club comprises two  brothers who have been making waves with their unique style and ethos, even taking on the Poundshops in their hometown.

See some of their brand new stock here:

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Or the classic logo tee, in a range of acid-bright colourways…

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To get your huge savings simply visit their ASOS shop here, then enter the code ‘40READERS‘ at the checkout.

You can find out more about Modern Fairytale Club and follow them via their Facebook page here. You can also visit their Depop here.

Matt Glasby

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Our good friend Matt Glasby is a Brighton based illustrator who has worked for some of the biggest bands and brands! Here we show some of his latest vector illustrations… Pure class.

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You will soon be able to purchase these amazing illustrations, printed in super high super nice quality via his online shop here.

Bishop Nehru x MF DOOM

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This 18 year old NYC rapper/producer/director has already been making waves from age 13 making beats, to opening for Wu Tang Clan on their 20th anniversary tour last year. I first became aware of him with his debut EP Nehruvia, having heard a few of the tracks separately, a mix of top quality beats from Hip-Hop heavyweights such as DOOM, J Dilla & Madlib garnished with his beyond his years lyrics.

Now as many have heard his most exciting project is forthcoming, a collaborative EP with the legendary MF DOOM, his first retail release it will be available on Lex Records from Sept 23rd and is sure to be straight dope.

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The dope album art was done by Ghostshrimp, who designed the world for super crazy cartoon, Adventure Time.

Here is the first track to be released from the project:

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The guys over at BitTorrent have put together an interview about the project and a Torrent bundle with his first EP and loads of behind the scenes stuff, you can then enter your email to download a further 4 mixtapes, music videos and album artwork!

Read the interview here, download the Torrent here. (You will need a Torrent client such as µTorrent)

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Props to Bittorrent for their recent campaign which saw billboards with pro-internet regulation sentiments go up around various US locations, before being subverted to reveal the true aim of the ad campaign at a later date.

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Yeah f**k these censorship idiots…

Evan Black – For The Birds

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Some real nice music for you this morning from Boston native Evan Black, his second release after  “The Arrival” which featured the likes of Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo and Reks, boasting a definite Boston feel to this, ‘For The Birds’ is a personal and heartfelt journey through relationships, drinking, daily life and Hip-Hop. His vocals the only featured on the release, flow in harmony with the excellent production by Portland-born recording artist and beatsmith Customary. The release features 12 original new tracks produced by Customary including the singles “Go Round,” “Stay Young” and “Cheap Date.”

Chris B. Murray provides the totally awesome original album artwork.

Okay so we can’t embed the songs, but you can listen/download etc here.

Purchase via iTunes here.

Jung Katz interview – Oliver Lancaster Smith

It’s a journey and I don’t think there is a tangible ‘aim’.

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The great guys over at Jung Katz interviewed our editor Oliver Lancaster Smith. Check it out here.