To label Phil Jackson’s work as ‘photography’ doesn’t really tell the whole story. Yeah sure, his photos are all thoughtfully-composed and very well shot. But I can’t help but pick up on a certain raw energy when I look through his portfolio. After spending a few minutes browsing his website, it became very clear to […]
Eye Gate II is a Philadelphia-based collective of friends who specialize in layered psychadelic projections. Part live performance, part video installation, Eye Gate II utlilizes found footage from old film reels and a variety of retro oil tray techniques to create an amazing viewing experience. Recently collaborating with a variety of musical acts in a […]
Artist and screen printer extraordinaire Alex Lukas has started an on-line catalogue of some highlights from his amazing collection of printed ‘zines, posters, art prints, and the like. There are some great pieces in this collection, like Chris Kline’s Binary Anchorhead print or the ‘zine by Paper Rad’s Ben Jones. Print Print Print features a […]
I have been a long-time fan of Mathew Palladino’s paintings. Both technically precise and conceptually smart, his previous gallery efforts have been nothing short of amazing. On his flickr page is a preview for his upcoming solo show at San Francisco’s Eli Ridgeway Gallery called Sweet Relief.
A flat-packed pop-up bicycle rack?! A re-design of the one gallon milk jug?! A sleek laptop case made out of bent ply wood?! I’ve been admiring Brian Kelly’s simple and effective approach to product design for a long time now, simply because he takes everyday items and makes them smarter. To me this is what good design is, aesthetically pleasing while at the same time completely functional, with no excess. Form and function go hand-in-hand and get married in Kelly’s brain.
In today’s over-saturated smart phone app market, it is very easy to over look quality products. From chopping up vegetables, to running through old temples, these games get pumped out quickly, played hap-hazardly, and then forgotten. Catball Eats it All, is a phenomenon is this world of short downloads and shorter attention spans because of its consideration to every detail. Artist, muralist, and illustrator Yis Goodwin hand painted every character, item, and background to create a smart phone game that is visually like no other I’ve ever seen. Though the concept is simple, eat all the items on the course before the dog tries to eat you, this visually stunning game keeps me coming back for more.
Radlands Clothing was started in 2010 by the talented duo of Mathew Gribben and Sheldon Abba. Initially offering only a few t-shirts and beanies, Radlands has been growing steadily and is now offering sweatshirts, jackets, backpacks, and accessories. I really like their low-key branding, clever graphics, and heavy psychadelic influence.