Base

16 June 2010

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Good friend of mine Derek Hunt, over at Base, let me know that they have launched a brand new website, with lots of great new work. Check it out.

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Created to celebrate the seven teams that have triumphed at the world’s biggest football tournament, Umbro’s World Champions Collection brings in a team of top designers to create a new badge for their home nation.

From my home country my good friend Martín Albornoz a.k.a. Bruster Special was invited to represent us.
The message is about “that match in 1950, known as ‘el maracanazo’. a ‘before and after’ in uruguayan and brasilian football.  it was the last match that brasilian team played with white t shirt, they had all the celebrations prepared, it was a unique moment in which a complete stadium remained in silence,  it was an opportunity where uruguay showed to the world that a small country can beat a bigger one.”

Cheers on the project! Cheers on the World Cup!
Check more here and also here.

Them-And-Us

16 April 2010

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Them-And-Us is an initiative aimed at bringing together 20 European and 20 African visual artists, designers, illustrators and photographers. The project aims to explore the similarities and differences between first and third world views and aesthetics by pairing up artists from Europe with their African counterparts.

Through a series of 20 double sided posters, artists were invited to explore the notion of ‘Them–And–Us’ and the broader theme of tolerance (or intolerance).  Them–And–Us is curated by South African design studio, disturbance, Stockholm resident and graphic designer, Noel Pretorius and British designer/writer Adrian Shaughnessy who wrote and edited the accompanying publication.

Pick Me Up

Pick Me Up is the first contemporary graphic art fair in the United Kingdom. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design.

The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan, and will include an exhibition of work by the best up-and-coming international graphic designers and illustrators hand-picked by industry insiders:

Alex Trochut, Andy Gilmore, Charlie Duck, Claire Scully, Edvard Scott, Hvass&Hannibal, HelloVon, James Joyce, Jess Wilson, Jesse Auersalo, Job Wouters, Lorenzo Petrantoni, Mathis Rekowski, Melvin Galapon, Mr Bingo, Natsko Seki, Patrick Gildersleeves, Paula Castro, Pierre Nguyen, Richard Sarson, Rosie Irvine, Siggi Eggertsson, Ville Savimaa.

Somerset House, 23 April – 3 May 2010, London, United-Kingdom

More info here

Michael MacGarry

24 March 2010

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Michael MacGarry’s exhibition, THIS IS YOUR WORLD IN WHICH WE GROW, AND WE WILL GROW TO HATE YOU, opened at Brodie/Stevenson a few weeks ago. What i’ll say here is that it is important and that it should be seen. Investigate this. Find this.

PMKFA updates

17 March 2010

New update from Micke Thorsby, aka PMKFA. Originally from Sweden, Micke lives in Tokyo and specializes in numerous modes of art, including fashion, design, illustration, typography, and installation. Most recently he’s been designing for Sixpack & DC Shoes and has been part of a new exhibition at the Scion gallery in LA called “It Was on Earth I Knew Joy”. Thanks for the email.

Jürgen Chill

16 March 2010

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The Essen-born photographic artist Jürgen Chill earned a degree in “Fine Arts” at the Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten (University of Arts) in Arnhem (The Netherlands) in 2002. Since then he has been represented in various national and international exhibitions. Be sure to check out “bordelle” a very intimate look at the rooms of prostitutes.

Hector Serrano Studio

10 March 2010

Hector Serrano Studio is a London based studio with a very diverse portfolio. The studio’s activities are divided into what they call product design, space design and laboratory work. For anyone who attended Festival 8 of the band Phish last fall you may have seen their piece called Borealis.

Dan Funderburgh

02 March 2010

Dan Funderburgh has collaborated with fashion brand Sigerson Morrison. An exhibition will mark the launch of their collaborations with an opening tonight in New York.

March 2nd, 2010 / 6:30-9:00pm
19 East 71st St, NYC.

RSVP: akurematsu [at] gmail.com

Limited edition prints, shoes and accessories available on first-come first-serve basis.

Julia Rosa Clark

03 February 2010
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Paradise Apparatus, a new solo exhibition by Julia Rosa Clark, opens tonight at Whatiftheworld Gallery. “This show concludes a trilogy that included the acclaimed Hypocrite’s Lament (2006) & Fever Jubilee (2007/8). Continuing her exploration of our intricate and fraught relationship with Nature, Paradise Apparatus explores the sensations and mysteries of chemistry, perception and colour as they relate to the search for fulfilment with references to aspects of science, alchemy, theatre-craft and art making.”