Alexandr Skarlinski

13 October 2008

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»twenty vague picket signs« by Alexandr Skarlinski. via vvork.

Keetra Dean Dixon

10 October 2008

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I can’t explain how much I’m enjoying the work of ACD Young Guns 6 winner Keetra Dean Dixon.

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Droog Design and Scott Burnham have assembled a team of some of the most innovative designers and architects from around the world to create 13 newly designed interventions, tools, toys and objects that are temporarily placed along a route on the central IJ-riverfront in Amsterdam.

See the making of and sad ending to the above project: Urban Play 2008 Sagmeister Inc.

More info on this series: ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam 2008

Cowboys and Indians

03 October 2008

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In the corporate world, which would you be a cowboy or an Indian? Both are brave, both are rebels, tricky, and both… are heroes.

The stylized work by artist Matt Clark, aka HOUSTON, has a playfulness remnant of a nostalgic Nonconformist who is stuck in Capitalism with the mantra, The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning”.

Pink blood? Hatchets? Targets? Arrows? Gas masks? You be the judge.

LUCYANDBART

24 September 2008

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LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.

Their work is inspiring in that it shares a completely organic vision still accessible through a pretty package… so to speak. Take a look at the links and you will not be disappointed.

http://www.lucyandbart.com

http://www.barthess.nl

http://www.lucymcrae.blogspot.com

Ricardo Beltran

03 September 2008

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Nice work by Ricardo Beltran.

Florentijn Hofman

21 August 2008

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Nice and clever dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.

Mark Jenkins

31 July 2008

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Mark Jenkins does brilliant street and nature installations. The shot of the posed donkey street performer made me laugh – it’s an actual statue, not a guy in a suit. Quite amazing that you can get people to donate money to a statue of a man painted gold, wearing a donkey mask… See the video here.

Michael MacGarry

24 July 2008

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Michael MacGarry is a visual artist based in Johannesburg. His work concerns the ongoing consequences of imperialism within Africa. When enough people start saying the same thing opened on the 16th of July.

AVANT CAR GUARD

04 June 2008

Avant Car Guard

Avant Car Guard are Zander Blom, Jan-Henri Booyens and Michael MacGarry
- a three member visual art collective from Johannesburg serious about not being serious.