Cedric “Honet”, born in 1972, lives and works in Paris, France. When he’s not working for Prada or showing his paintings in the Speerstra Gallery, he practices graffiti as an act with “symbolic” nature, a day to day action. He joins a gothic illustration style, inspired mostly by his life, with a romantic exploration of abandoned, forgotten and hidden places.
Established in 2002, FriendsWithYou is a unique think-tank who’s work spans all creative realms. Their commercial work for hire division, appropriately named FWYstudios, has developed the image and identity of some of the world’s most prominent brands, such as Nike, MTV, Red Bull, Target, Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers, and Coca-Cola. Their extensive portfolio includes campaign strategy, animation & directorial services, branding and licensing, character design, illustration, print design, product design, packaging & POS, online integration, web and new media.
From fine art to large-scale experiential installations, interactive events, public playgrounds, live performances, animation and multimedia projects, FriendsWithYou has participated in some of the most respected art happenings around the world, including Pictoplasma in Berlin, and Art Basel Miami. They have also exhibited and/or been included in the permanent collections of Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Haus der Kulturen der Welt Museum Berlin, and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, amongst others.
Undoing is a butoh performance series that explores modes of erasing the individual mind’s claim to the body. This radical point of erasure between object and subject is pursued in order to achieve a quality of emptiness. Once the individual has been eclipsed, the ego silenced, the body will be danced. Undoing will undo itself everyday on the Drostdy Lawns at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown.
Costumes: Black Coffee
Styling: Nicole Van Heerden
Photography: Brett Rubin
Everyday South Africans and their bicycles. A photographic book in the making.
Photographers Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler are using the pledge-for-reward Kickstarter social platform to take pre-orders (with benefits) for a photographic book they are working on about contemporary South African bicycle commuter culture. A $50 pledge for example is essentially a pre-order for the book. If they do not reach their funding goal the project will be cancelled and no pledges will be forwarded from the project backers to them.
Only 23 days left.
A collection of old school, hand-done new york city party flyers. Amazing what was done pre-computer.
“Most of the Old School Party Flyers were Designed By Buddy Esquire and Phase 2. Phase 2 was a real big Aerosol Artist who wrote on allot of the NYC Trains who also did a majority of the Party Flyers back then. Buddy Esquire was a regular Artist who did allot of party flyers as well.
These Cats Worked on big Art tables and had all the tools to make these flyers by hand including those Rub on Letters, wax Machines, exacto knives, Graph Paper and many other tools that are extinct today in the modern artwork world.”
Good design is slick, clean, and about large budgets (and egos), right? Not always.
There is an entire movement that has swept the world. It is all about a more organic community oriented approach towards design that many believe in so wholeheartedly they have titled it The DIY (do it yourself) Community.
Director Faythe Levine has edited footage she collected from 15 cities, and over 80 DIY community pioneers around the United States, into ‘Handmade Nation‘, a 65 minute film that documents this cultural tendency.
(The book, written in collaboration with Cortney Heimerl, can be purchased at Amazon here).
Coming this week:
Feb 11: New York City, Power House Arena (Book signing and panel)
Feb 12, 14, & 15: New York City, Museum of Arts and Design
More will be held in Toronto, Barcelona, Melbourne, San Francisco, Madison, Eureka, Portland.