Archive for May, 2010

I Am Not An Artist

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Animated Gif madness over at I Am Not An Artist. Excellent time waster!

New NASA logo proposal by Base Design

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Taken from their site

“If you could redesign any brand, which would it be? This was the question asked us recently byViewpoint magazine, The Future Laboratory’s bi-annual magazine about trends, brands, futures, and market strategies. Hmmm, we thought. What company or organization is doing super-cool, interesting, worthwhile things, and is completely undersold by its logo or brand? Within minutes we were in unanimous agreement on our subject for this project: NASA.”

http://blog.thisisbase.com/2010/05/24/a-proposal-to-go-where-no-nasa-logo-has-gone-before/

Lefto’s US Tour movie & latest podcast

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Limited Addiction ambassador Lefto just got back from his US Tour and brought home this little movie. Soundtrack is Von D’s Berlin Call!

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Also, if you haven’t done so yet, listen to his latest podcast below. New music by Nikko Gray, Ghostpoet, The Roots, Lorn, Donae’o, a stone cold MAW classic, Hessle Audio’s Joe and Ill Blu on Hyperdub…

Show#435 by Leftooo on Mixcloud

MMARKT

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Saturday at Mmarkt was fun. First time I took the tees off the net and into a little stall in front of the S.M.A.K. museum. Got the chance to introduce the brand, sell some tees and meet new people! Then it started pouring… took a rain check on sunday, no use setting up shop if noone’s around and everything gets soaked. Next up Trash & Treasures in Café Capital in Antwerp, june 7th, between 7pm and 11pm. Looking forward to that!

Martyn’s set at Movement Festival, Detroit

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Photo by Terri Light Photo – Detroit: More pics on her Flickr set here. Gotta love the internet!

Check the live registration of Martyn’s set at the Red Bull stage at Movement Detroit below. Rocking’ the crowd and the Multiply tee.

 

Interview with The Loop here

HOVERBOARD – NILS GUADAGNIN

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Remember this? Michael J Fox as Marty Mc Fly riding his hoverboard in Back To The Future, if you don’t check the clip below:

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Now meet Nils Guadagnin, a young french artist who made a “real” hoverboard. 

“The Hoverboard is a project born in 2008 for an exhibition named “Back To the future”. This work is a copy of the hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future II. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air.”

In the making of this work, I was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it’s a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy.

On a side note: the kicks he was wearing in the flick had sneakerheads gasping for air (pun intended) and a year or two ago there was a petition doing the rounds to have Nike release the Nike Air Mc Fly in 2015. The Hyperdunk was a feeble attempt that missed all kinds of spots and I haven’t heard any news about the sneaker ever seeing the light of day. The petition is gone but I’ve got my fingers crossed!

LAID BACK

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Been a fan of the Laid Back project (LDBK) for a while now and I thought I’d share it with you.

Taken from their site
“The Laid Back project (aka LDBK) first came together in 2002 as a weekly radio show broadcasted on a local radio station in Brussels. The one-hour long “Laid Back show” currently reaches more than 20 000 listeners every single week through airwaves. However, music is nothing without context, stories, images and therefore, we always try to integrate and share as much content as possible about the music we are playing, presenting it in new ways with pertinent background stories, captivating visuals (especially street art) and the best layout.

Our priority is to connect existing communities around the world and activate them to engage in different projects. Most of our content is exclusive and generated through this unique and ever-growing international network of creative minds (designers, photographers, writers, artists, musicians, DJ’s, software developers, filmmakers and so forth).

We focus on everything urban related be it music, art, lifestyle or whatever topic we feel like to discuss. While music wise, we play everything from Soul, Funk, Jazz, Psych Rock, Disco and Latin music to Hip Hop and much more.

The Laid Back show is currently broadcasted every Wednesday between 10 and 11pm (GMT+1) on FM Brussel (Belgium) and Radio 057 (Croatia). Next to our FM activities, we are also running LBDK an online radio station playing the best in urban music from the last 40 years and hosted on the Radionomy platform.”

http://www.laid-back.be/

Hell’o Monsters Solo Show at Think 21 Gallery, BXL

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Brussels very own Hell’o Monsters return in full force to Think 21 Gallery. If you were there last time for their book signing you know what to expect: very detailed, intricate pieces of work that must’ve taken months to finish, even a bit reminiscent of Bosch at times. From 28 May to 15 July 2010. Must see!



http://www.think21gallery.com/

http://www.myspace.com/hellomonsters

Steve Powers

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

“At the PSFK Conference New York 2010, contemporary artist and graffiti legend Steve Powers talked about his creative journey and the process and thinking behind Love Letter – arguably the longest love story ever written: a 20 block long grafitti ballad painted across West Philadelphia’s rooftops and walls.
Watch his presentation below:”

Rub Kandy – New perspective on urban art

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Impressive work by Rub Kandy from Rome: more here