This is a long overdue mention of Neasden Control Centre out of the UK. They create amazing design, art, exhibitions, installations, etc etc.
Coöp, based in Melbourne, was founded in 2004 by Paul Marcus Fuog. I’m especially liking the beautiful object-collage photography incorporated into a lot of their work.
Heist is a design boutique in Toronto started by twin brothers Sean and Colin Chow.
In this small, weird corner of the US we have some huge talent thanks to MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), the Walker Art Center, and a few other magnetic poles of design. You can add Sarah Kissell to that list now. Sarah pushes craft to an obsessive level and shows the value that good photography can bring to design.
Ana Serrano is a first generation Mexican American artist born in LA, and a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design.
Synth Eastwood is accepting submissions for their upcoming show in Dublin. The current brief is “HOMEMADE”. The show will be taking place on May 15, 2009. Closing date for entries is May 4. For a quick view of past shows, check out the reel.
Established in 2006 Synth Eastwood is a Dublin based music, art & technology group. Our aim is to present creative work from around the world in an atmosphere more akin to a gig than an exhibition. This is done by inviting artists of every field and level of experience to submit work based on a theme/brief we set. All relevant work is welcomed and exhibited at no cost* to the artist.
While on the topic of object collage… really sexy placement of things and art by Bela Borsodi.