Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Where Children Sleep

                                         Seventeen-year-old, 'X' lives in a 'favela' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                      This unnamed four-year-old boy lives on the outskirts of Rome, Italy. He and his family all sleep on the mattress in the photograph

Where Children Sleep, set to be published later this year by Chris Boot, is a collection of James Mollison's photographs of childrens' bedrooms from around the world.

"I hope this book will help children think about inequality, within and between societies around the world," says Mollison in his introduction, "and perhaps start to figure out how, in their own lives, they may respond."

Monday, 14 February 2011

Facebook Stole My Degree

Response to Chris's Facebook argument.

Visual Synopsis

Taken from one of my favourite films Blow. Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz 2001.

Fear and Loathing

Argument taken from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Shadow Catchers

When visiting the Victoria & Albert museum in London I opted to check out the latest exibition ‘Shadwo Catchers’. Shadow Catchers present the work of five international contempory artists. They work without a camera creating images on photographic paper by casting shadows and manipulating light, or by chemically treating the surface of the paper. Camerlas phography shows what has never existed. Leaving room for imagination, transforming the world of objects into a world of visions.

Bill Viola

His works focus on universal human experiences like birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness. Stemming from spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism.

Ocean Without a Shore - Venice Biennale 2007

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Abe Morell

Morell is well known in the photographic community for creating camera obscura images in various places around the world and photographing these.


Sense of Place

These are my three hand rendered pieces for the Sense of Place brief. My intentions were to convey the true essence of the Cumberland Basin through the forgotten objects, night skyline and busy bridge Brunel style. The work featured in the christmas exhibition. 

Room to Live

Times New Viking - No Room to Live from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Times New Viking's "Room To Live" Music Video - Brandon Reichard and Pelham Johnston – they have taken each frame and made it into an individual art project.

Creative Graphics Art and Design

Still Moving from mustardcuffins on Vimeo.

Make it Better

Type animation by Climent Canal and Sebastián Baptista

Study for a Riot‬

Alexandros Vasmoulakis work Based on the recent riots in Athens and the rest of Greece.

During 2010, Greece came under the supervision of IMF and EU. The fear of poverty and financial recession has built up a feeling of social unrest. Memories of the Greek riots of 2008, according to the media, have created the expectation in Greece and abroad, of a new, more violent riot. - Alexandros Vasmoulakis

Studay for a Riot on Juxtapoz


The new wall-painted animation by BLU 

RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Typographic animation explaining how the world should be built on empathy.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Comfort Zone

'I’m interested in the way they occupy the street spatially, face-down or lying sideways. Often the aesthetic style of the sofa matches the architecture it used to be housed in. I don’t touch or re-arrange them, and I wait until there’s no-one in the frame. Somehow they bring a certain calm to the chaos of the urban environment. '- Christine Donnier-Valentin


Into the Void - Moving Image Research

Gaspar Noé's Enter The Void - Opening Credits

The visual language of the movie, with its psychedelic colors and frequent use of the first person perspective, is heavily inspired by imagery associated with psychadelica and drug use. Noé's radical approach extends into the opening title sequence. Noé is interested in cinema as a physical experience. To provoke a visceral response from the audience, Noécreated a violating pace and used pulsating strobe effects for the opening titles of Enter the Void. The sequence combines myriad iconic typographic archetypes, if not clichées, with film company logos – a reference to the futuristic neon signs that line the streets of Kabukichō, Tokyo's red-light district in Shinjuku. The distorted electronic score is by LFO. Who ill be seeing at Bloc festival in march.

'Kan exploits every trick in the commercial lettering manual: drop shadows, bevelled edges, Gothic type, neon type, 1960s futurism, shattered letters, melting letters. Spliced together with Japanese characters and subjected to jittery filters and treatments, this maelstrom of words signals the delirious, immersive excitement of Noé’s Tokyo, a city of nightclubs, logos, adverts, neon, throbbing music, drugs and sexual sleaze, a place where spiritual compasses can easily spin out of control.' - Rick Poyner, Eye Magazine