This coming Saturday bring us a host of options for a cracking start to December. First up is 7s-Eleven, a new one day pop up record store, bringing together some of the best labels in town. Available for your Christmas stockings will be some of the year’s favourite releases as well as some special extra’s to make your visit all the more worth it.
Participating labels include:
Luv Luv Luv Records
Something in Construction
Sounds of Sweet Nothing
+ Live Acts TBA
1- David Lynch – Good Day Today (Underworld Classic Remix)
2- Little Dragon – Never Never (SBTRKT Remix)
3- Dauwd – Could It Be
4- The Chemical Brothers – Base 6
5- Pogo – Mellow Brick Road
6- WebQueawry – Something
7- Tahiti 80 – Changes
8- Phoenix – 1901 (Essáy’s Heat Edit)
9- Reverso 68 – Tokyo Disco (Part 2)
10- Mint Royale – Show Me (Crazy Penis Remix)
11- The Supermen Lovers – Party’z Up
12- Shine 2009 – New Rules (Remix)
13- Cornelius – Another View Point
14- Co La – White Silver Sands (Enjoyed Dayglow Edit)
Back in April the outstanding workers from United Visual Artists redesigned the Coachella Festival main stage as a combined stage for live artists and a standalone light and sound sculpture for the Creators Project.
The video above shows a little clip of what the audience at Coachella were in for and the documentary below with the UVA team goes into more detail about the operation. Truly awesome.
Last Thursday we headed down to the private view opening night of D&AD’s New Blood exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery. Although we didn’t get to see everything on show, Creative Review today featured a few of our favourite pieces we did see including:
Rich Williams from Arts University College at Bournemouth’s optical illusion poster for drugs helpline Talk To Frank. http://rw-design.co.uk/
Illustrator Andy Smith has a wonderful show on down at Bristol’s Soma Gallery until the 20th of August entitled, ‘Sunny Side Up’. Featuring a host of his own screen prints featuring hand drawn type messages plus painted and wood screen print panel pieces the show features a ton of gems.
Almost all the 50 x 70 cm screenprints are available to buy in signed and numbered editions of 30, with prices starting from £50.
This Thursday see’s ‘Look Mum No Hands’ showcase and exhibition of limited edition cycling musettes designed by 15 leading UK designers. Curated by the marvelous Progress Packaging you’ll also be able to purchase all the bag designs on show at progresspkg.co.uk/feedmyride.
For more information on Thursday’s event and more great things across London head over to Creative Everyone here.
The contributing designers are:
Accept & Proceed
I Love Dust
Good friends of Fragment, RED Gallery, are launching their new open-to-all market this Easter weekend in the heart of Shoreditch (and conveniently directly behind RED Gallery itself). With the promise of a boutique festival vibe over your classic East London street market, RED Market will feature a feast of stalls including, London’s only Saturday night food market, clothing, art and a ton of crafts.
On top of all that the market also plays host to some light acoustic music, a mini city beach and some live art on show. The market opens this Saturday from 7:00pm till 3:00am, returning on Sunday from mid day to midnight.
Last week the mastermind of graphic design, Wim Crouwel opened a new poster show at the Woodbridge and Rees Gallery. This is the second part of the Crouwel exhibition showcasing twenty-three original posters, all of them for sale, from Crouwel’s time at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
The show is now open from 12pm to 6pm daily (from 1pm on Saturdays, closed Sundays), and runs until 27 April.
Graphic designer turned multi-media specialist Gabriel Dawe is back with this excellent installation piece entitled ‘Plexus’. The installation is a throw of dynamic fiber pieces twined together forming live gradients that alter as you approach the piece making a an almost interactive feel.
Check out Garbiel’s website here and for those near Austin, Houston and/or San Antonio, Texas, you can catch his work at the upcoming Texas Biennial which runs April 9th through May 14th.
The always marvelous It’s Nice That publication is now onto it’s 5th edition (currently at the printers apparently) and what with another two issues being released in 2011 (July and November) they’ve decided to launch an awesome subscription offer.
“A 12-month subscription will entitle you to the next three issues of the magazine (cover price £10 each), three exclusive artist prints (£8 each), and free postage and packaging (normally pricey), all for the generous sum of £30. It means a saving of over £25, and you get everything delivered to your door before it’s available anywhere else.”
Issue #5 will be available March 17th including interviews with sculptor Erwin Wurm and photographer Isabella Rozendaal, features by designer/writer Adrian Shaughnessy and artist/collector Tony Hayward amongst much, much more.
Launch – 16th March at Pick Me Up, Somerset House, London.
London gem, KK Outlet is tonight launching the first solo show of renowned image and music maker, Trevor Jackson. The exhibition entitled ‘NOWHERE’ is set to feature a feast of works around highly personal photography and video studies. Exploring related themes of honesty, simplicity, manipulation and ego, it’s set to be a cracker.
“NOWHERE reflects a subtle side of Jackson’s visual personality, the works are a move away from his recognizable, bold commercial graphic style. This stylistic divide is something that Jackson explains as the difference between how he views graphic design and art, “Graphic Design is essentially problem solving, you’re responding to a brief and reflecting the clients personality and opinions, as much as I still enjoy that process, this new work is expressive and at times cathartic, something that has little place in much of my commercial work.”
Trevor Jackson is many things. Art Director, Graphic Designer, Moving-Image maker and music producer. His work has been included in exhibitions and catalogues around the world in institutes such as the ICA, Guggenheim and Barbican. He’s released his own albums as PLAYGROUP, as well as producing many remixes for the likes of MASSIVE ATTACK, U2, UNKLE, GOSSIP and DOVES. His visual campaign for the band SOULWAX received several prestigious awards, including the TOKYO TDC Non Members Prize, a D&AD Silver Pencil Nomination and CREATIVE REVIEW’s Best In Book.
All works featured in NOWHERE are limited editions and will be on sale throughout March at KK Outlet.
This is a brilliant new project from Elastic Space, exploring the invisible terrain of WiFi networks amongst urban spaces.
The process includes moving throughout a WiFi network complete with a four-metre measuring rod holding 80 points of light. The strength of the network is then shown by the strength and number of lights turned on. This process is then photographed using a light-painting technique, the whole process has been put together to form this brilliant video above.
“The city is filled with an invisible landscape of networks that is becoming an interwoven part of daily life. WiFi networks and increasingly sophisticated mobile phones are starting to influence how urban environments are experienced and understood. We want to explore and reveal what the immaterial terrain of WiFi looks like and how it relates to the city.”