Welcome to Almost March,
To kick off this month we thought we might entertain you with a few links to things we're are enjoying at the moment.
Some are old some are new some are here and some are there but all of them have something in them we like thus we share them with our friends.
So now in no particular order here we go:
Hedi Slimane: Fashion Diary - Paris January 2008
Incredible black and whites of immaculate young men wearing exemplary menswear. Explore some of the other cities and years for more of the same.
Rogers v. Koons: Design Observer
A lengthy yet well written and thought provoking artist v. artist piece about what else the world of art and "copying" and "interpretation". Touches on quite a few important questions about fine art and commercial art and what they mean in today's landscape.
Elephant's Graveyard & Eat Sleep Work Play: Fine Graphic Design from Across the Pond
A couple friend's of ours doing some real outstanding graphic work in London and worldwide. Be sure to notice Elephant's exquisite use of type and understanding of space. As well as ESWP's innovative approach to both the layout of books and photo shoots.
SHOWstudios: YSL Homme A/W 2008-09
Leave it to SHOWstudios & Yves Saint Laurent to push the boundaries beyond the seamlessly boundary-less world of fashion. This year in Paris rather than do the traditional model catwalk thing creative director, Stefano Pilati chose to present a triptych short film that is to say the least stunning.
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
Seriously brilliant conceptual concert originally filmed in 1983 at The Pantages Theatre with a budget of $1.2 million raised by Byrne & company. It features some of the most advance technology of the times including a 24 track sony digital recorder, the first of it's kind used in film. In addition 8 different cameras catch every angle and detail, some of the highlights include David's now iconic "big suit" and an incredible exhibition of his dance moves during "Life During Wartime" as shown below.
Jermey Scott: Fashion with a Adolescencent Flare
Born of Missouri Studied in Brooklyn this kid has fun with fashion and celebrities have taken notice. Sometimes it can be a bit kitschy but is always well put together and cohesive.
Be Kind Rewind: Trailer
The much anticipated and now released new flick from the genius Michel Gondry staring the hit or miss Jack Black and corky Mos Def promises to entertain. We are loving the fusion of the lo-fi design with the always classic Windows 98 decor. Sure they might have ripped off a bit of our design aesthetic but we'll just take it as a compliment.
(Look forward to an upcoming review of the Be Kind Rewind Exhibition @ Deitch Projects in the coming weeks)
A last minute addition:
Gregor Graf: Hidden Town
Just stumbled on this gem, what happens when you remove all traces of life both commercial and traditional from Oxford street in London? You get the results above. An impressive idea and execution by the Austrian artist Gregor Graf. If you happen to be in London check out the show at the Austrian Culture Forum.
We hope you found something in there of interest and managed to waste or (gain? maybe) a few hours in the meantime.
On a closing note, this blogging stuff can be difficult/time consuming so if anyone out there has any brilliant ideas or links for us it will be welcomed with open arms.
Bask in the glory of the weekend.
Safer than Fort Knox,