1976 meditates on presentiment and sound. The surreal short crafts an unsettling atmosphere of foreshadowing and immanent change. A clever combination of live footage and CGI, the film allows its soundtrack to drive the visuals. Everyday objects reverberate, twist and react to an oncoming pulse of events as they converge on a farmhouse lost in rural America.
A film by Aggressive, The Loop & Echoic.
Alex Topaller of Grammy Award-winning, New York-based director duo Aggressive talks about their atmospheric exploration of sound:
"Predominantly focusing on the intricate details that go unnoticed in everyday life, Tishk Barzanji unveils an immersive exploration of space and colour, delving into the topics of digital art, graphic design and photography, in turn transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. "
"Channeling Mondrian, Magritte and Ken Price as major influences due to their iconic consideration of colour and juxtaposition, Barzanji creates surreal digital landscapes that capture his curiosity regarding the structure, diversity of cultures and atmosphere that consume his new home environment, altering perceptions along the way." text Alice Harrison via People of Print
Irenaeus is a Sydney-based commercial photographer specialising in jaw-dropping aerial photography and beautiful portraits. With his art plastique studies in Paris he has a solid background in fine arts, he balances a painterly style with technical precision.
Recently spotted at the St James's Market Pavilion in London, studio Guarda Bosques created the Paper Aviary featuring as many paper birds as one can imagine. Originally from Buenos Aires, Guarda Bosques is a duo of Carolina Silvero y Juan Nicolás Elizalde works mainly with paper to create awesome campaigns for various clients.
Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & music artist and director Yoann Lemoine have released a dance film around Yoann’s musical alter ego Woodkid’s song ‘Land of all’ from the motion picture score of Desierto, a 2015 Mexican thriller directed by Jonas Cuaron starring Gael García Bernal. This is the first time Woodkid and Cherkaoui have worked together. Co-directed by both artists and produced by Iconoclast, the film displays a duet between Drew Jacoby and Matt Foley of Royal Ballet Flanders, based on Cherkaoui’s 2015 original ballet creation ‘Fall’.
A robot offers one man the chance to relive the moments that once made him feel alive. A 'music film' by Kristof Brandl and shot by Christophe Collette that questions our perception of reality and memory, with vfx by Shed. Ghostly and compelling images draw the viewer into a conflict that repeats itself. After losing everything, material possessions, love, and perhaps even sanity, a robot injects the male character with a futuristic drug that lets him re-live precious moments that once made him feel alive. Traveling back to memories frozen in time, our character wishes to make the past his future. Directed by Kristof Brandl.
"To celebrate ten years in business, London-based designer Lee Broom has collaborated with British heritage brand Wedgwood on a collection of vases and bowls, pictured below"
"The four vessels, launching this month in a limited edition of 15, have been made in classic Jasperware at Wedgwood’s Stoke-on-Trent factory. Broom drew inspiration from the company’s 250-year-old archives for his pieces, including the 18th century ‘Panther’ vase with its black and white stripes. Treated to glossy finishes and bold splashes of colour, the pieces feel original and new." - text Becky Sunshine for Wallpaper*
Photography: Michael Bodiam
YunSun Jang is a jewellery designer, who is interested in creating physical and spiritual space around the body. Her work explores the boundaries of space, the everyday object and jewellery which plays a central role in creating the inner, and outer space of the body as well as providing the wearer with corporeal and physiological experiences. YunSun is currently studying a master’s degree in Jewellery and Metal at the Royal College of Art, London.
Filmmaker María Sosa Betancor’s surreal study of nature for the Barcelona-based electro artist, Fur Voice.
Watch it below
"Spanish designer/artist, Jaime Hayon's work is infused with a recognizable characteristic humor that goes hand in hand with superior workmanship and artistic integrity. So, it's no surprise that when the Barceló Hotel group asked him to add his unique touch to the redesign of the Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel the results would be exceptional: The 142 meter tall building was constructed in 1957 and nine of its thirty four floors now house this ambitious hotel which has already become a modern landmark and a compliment to the arty Spanish metropolis it calls home."
"Artist Karen Woods painted hyperreal images of New York city though the window of a rainy car and all of them had us doing a double-take. The paintings are incredibly detailed and provide an interesting perspective on what it’s like to travel through the streets of the big apple. There’s no cliche cityscape for Woods. She provides us with a new way to look at the city streets, which are beautiful no matter the weather. The light distortion created by the drops of water remove the viewer from the city location and entice us to find out more. "
Handmadefont believes good ideas can be applied to anything. Even if it’s a slice of bacon, a piece of bread, a handful of seeds or a dozen of eggs it has all chances to become a fabulous typeface.
That’s why in 2008 two brothers Vladimir and Maksim Loginov founded an Estonian-based company called Handmadefont. Back then neither the font industry was that well developed, nor the term ‘handmadefont’ itself was known. People used to consider fonts as keyable raster images. They suggested a new angle: fonts can be made of what-so-ever.
They started with developing selfmade fonts from some funny everyday life objects and ended up with loads of new fonts. On Handmadefont web page you can find more than 1000 unique handcrafted fonts and animated alphabets.
Residing in Amsterdam, Maria is a young Russia-born illustrator working for advertising and illustrative projects (ex. Russian Post cards). Her personal way of creating artworks takes from the mix of art nouveau and gothic prints. Some of her latest artwork remind me personally the works of French illustrator Vania Zouravliov
"After sharing her new track over the weekend, Lana Del Rey has just released the video for "Love." The visuals match the dreamy track, with the Rich Lee-directed clip utilizing lots of black and white shots as well as many washed-out moments—that's before the entire thing takes a turn and becomes a retro sci-fi narrative."