Ever wanted to try your hand at making something out of leather? This DIY passport holder is a great little project: simple in design and construction. This nifty idea was created by Jepsen Leather Goods, who make well-crafted accessories. Also check out their sleek iPad case and bicycle tool bag.
Jozz Scott makes crazy electronic music. I wouldn’t even know what genre it is classified under. A strange yet wonderful mix of electronic, hip hop and wonky video game beats, the music is very layered, often taking you on some very unexpected turns. Jozz and I decided to do a little animation for one of [...]
Four months in the making, Buck’s Metamorphosis is one of the most brilliant pieces of animation I have seen. The animation style and illustration, so conducive to the story told, has amazing energetic transitions and nicely warped perspectives. The concept by String Theory is also very clever; the inner ranting of Hunter S. Thompson and [...]
When I first stumbled across Lauren Clay’s sculptures, I was blown away by the colours and kooky forms. These sculptures, which combine painted paper, wood and foam, have an other-worldly quality about them. I particularly like the pieces Both Sides in Equal Parts and A Good Measure, Pressed Down, Shaken Together, Running Over. It is as though a cartoon alien has left its remnants behind on earth.
My Friends at Beef Knuckles approached me to do a bunch of illustrations for their off-shoot zine The Ball Street Journal. I admit, I knew nothing about basketball. The extent of my knowledge was that Shaq became a rapper and Kobe Bryant went out with the singer Brandy. These guys love basketball and wanted to recount their top NBA moments, which were all very interesting stories. At this point my work was pretty rigid, so I wanted to try something brighter and less restrained to reflect the sort of energy found in the game and amongst its fans. You can get a copy of The Ball Street Journal from their site and from Art Park.
Not only does this film show a comprehensive guide to the strict colour palette used at Tom Sach’s studio, it also provides very entertaining thoughts about the various meanings that colour can embody. I particularly enjoyed the segment about red and blue. The relationship between the images, music and words make this film comical and [...]
Amazing hand-drawn type plus beautifully executed embroidery is definitely a winning combination in my book. MaricorMaricar are twin designers from Sydney whose work spans across many creative fields (illustration, animation and typography). What I love about their tactile work is the patterns created through the textured embroidery: the stitches and its technique is something that has been well-considered when constructing and designing these gems.
Zhang Yu’s fingerprint series involves the process of pressing his inked right index finger onto rice paper to cover surfaces as large as 21 metres long. A record of this recurring action is revealed in soft, overlapping patterns of red, grey and white (white is referred to as colourless because he uses plain water instead of ink). As installations, Zhang’s work looks grand. I would imagine that being immersed in this environment would have an overwhelming yet meditative effect.