Providing high concept lifestyle products across the mediums of art, music, film, design, urban culture and high fashion, Cipher is drawing focus to Hong Kong’s culture through their project Big City, Bright Lights. The project involves a mix-tape featuring ten Hong Kong artists, producing ten tracks, lasting ten minutes. The intention is to exhibit ‘the contrast, the inspiration and the diversity that exists in this dynamic city’.
Releasing their second album, Unwritten, The Artificial Sea is a collaboration between two impressive American artists, Kevin C. Smith and Alina Simone. With this collaboration comes a sense of old unified with new, where the meshing of jazz, electronic and pop is as seductive as it is captivating. The artists have constructed a delicately deep […]
On her debut album, Paper Diamonds, Ash Reiter’s smooth yet smokey voice delivers beautiful lyrics that are absolutely spellbinding. With elements of folk, pop and jazz, the sunny Californian’s self-released album liberates an original talent which can be heard on the title track, Paper Diamonds.
After their number one AIR debut and ARIA nomination for their most recent album, Zounds, we thought we should check in with Australian band, Dappled Cities, to get the inside word on their Winter tour and their well-received album.
Italian artist and creative designer Flavio Melchiorre combines chromatic and iconographic effects with free-hand drawings, producing great explosions of colour through his abstract designs. With layered patterns and comic book-styled images, Melchiorre’s work resembles a trippy magic eye as you get lost in its depth. Melchiorre’s art can be seen engraved on special edition iphone cases, released by design collective Grove from their artist series.
Canadian illustrator Taizo Yamamoto presents meticulous still-life drawings which can be credited to his background in architecture. Using subjects like shopping carts as a focus, he constructs images that explore the object as a ‘glimpse’ into the owner’s life.
Treading a fine line between sculpture and painting, Jasper Knight’s art explores the relationship between his material and subject. Using materials like signs, tiles, cardboard, perspex and plywood, along with vibrant coloured paints, Knight has been a finalist for the past five Archibald Prize exhibitions including this year with his portrait of Bill Wright. [Read […]
Already boasting an arsenal of powerful pop tunes, UK band The Chap are to release their fourth album, Well Done Europe, layered with wacky choruses and sounds that will take you on a trip to the future. As a teaser, the band has recently released a 3 minute 30 second compressed preview of the new […]
Sydney-based artist Julian Meagher merges his art and medical experience to create delicate images through the exposé of body parts. The simple yet intricate oil paintings celebrate human skin through tattooed body parts and cultural scenes.
Releasing the single and video for their track ‘Math‘, New York’s Demander have impressed with their unique infusion of punk, metal and rock. It clearly worked on clothing brand, Levi’s: they recently picked the new album as the soundtrack to their latest European ad campaign.
Subtly blending influences from fashion and design, Rebecca Wetzler’s soft-coloured illustrations simply burst with elegance. With her free-hand style, Sydney-based Wetzler ‘s layering of watercolours, inks and textas illuminate a dreamy and fresh design which has seen her work featured in magazines such as Vogue Australia, Oyster and Nylon.