Mike Leavitt creates interactive sculptures of contemporary artists using polymer clay and mixed media, with hidden features built into some of the figures. We love his model of Lost At E Minor contributor Ron English, and his characterization of the ever mysterious Banksy.
We’ve been featuring some interesting guest contributors on Lost At E Minor over the past year, including Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Ben Lee, Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene, designer Deanne Cheuk, artist Sam Weber, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, and Tegan from Tegan and Sara.
Previous Guest Editor of Lost At E Minor, Shepard Fairey, and Jennifer Gross have a fantastic new book out through Abrams entitled, Art For Obama. Featuring artwork from more than a hundred International artists, including fellow Lost At E Minor Guest Editor Ron English [illustration above], Lukas Ketner, Kwaku Alston, Maya Hayuk, and Lisa Anne Auerbach, many of the works were created before the election to raise money for the Obama campaign. Pieces range from fashion to installation, and most refer back to Obama’s likeness. This will be a great book to look back on many years from now. And it’s a guilt free purchase, as all of the authors’ proceeds will be donated to Americans for the Arts charity.
In the midst of a neo-contemporary art movement muddled with carbon copy exhibitions and copycat galleries from all over the globe, artists and musicians assemble in a space in East London’s Hoxton district to showcase art, make music, and create whatever the hell they want. This is the essence of multi-faceted artist Pure Evil, descendant of Utopia scribe Sir Thomas More and mastermind behind the gallery, the music, the clothing lines, and the message.
A religious experience tailor made for the soul hardened agnostic hipster scene would be a good way to describe a Polyphonic Spree concert. Tim Delaughter’s unabashed joy is infectious enough to cultivate a Dead Head-esque cult of Jesus-robe-wearing followers, who have, throughout the band’s history, been allowed to join in on the on-stage festivities.
Student Antoine Deblay is behind this somewhat genius idea of selling air from his hometown, Montcuq. His idea garnered attention from the press, and not only because of the gimmicky idea, but because ‘the name Montcuq is frequently mispronounced as ‘mon cul,’ which translates to English as ‘my ass.’ So, ‘Air de Montcuq’ roughly translates […]
Most writers spend their time indoors because: 1) there are actual people outside. And people are scary. 2) they prefer to write great literature in the comfort of their own home. So it makes us wonder, what did the writing rooms of literary giants look like? Did they have a squishy ball? Did they have write on a table or a hammock? Did they have a Corgi to inspire them, like, 200% of the time? Read on to find out. [Photo above: Stephen King working in his study]
Marketing stunt gone wrong or … totally right? Norway’s leading brand of chicken and eggs, Prior, has just launched Princess Eggs and Pirate Eggs for hungry little girls and boys who refuse to eat eggs out of regular containers (because who does that nowadays?) It’s only the containers that are getting a kiddy makeover, not […]
The German website Freunde von Freunden (FvF), which means “friends of friends” in English, is an international online interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes and within their daily working environments. The magazine was launched in October 2009. In the beginning they literally worked with close friends and […]
Founded by French musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague have used a variety of female singers including Alexandra Pavlou, Mélanie Pain, Marina Celeste and Phoebe Killdeer for their unique acoustic covers of classic New Wave 80s tunes.
Well, well, well. What is there to say about Groovin’ The Moo? As you should know by now it’s Australia’s ONLY regional touring music festival, which means one thing: highly excitable punters. I arrived super early (which I never do to festivals) to catch one of my favourite Sydney bands FISHING. The duo opened up […]
London is a city of the future and the past. The Stafford, London uniquely combines the elegance of Victorian London with a modern five-star hotel experience. The outcome is an impressive, truly British hotel experience.
Ladies who love history, English royalty and awesome knickers should check these ladies pants on Five Go Mad — they’re the top selling products on the UK-based site at the moment and it’s not hard to see why. We totally see the appeal in dressing up your derriere with the likes of Elizabeth I, Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn. Of course, if you’re looking for something more contemporary, there are the David Cameron and Nick Clegg versions.
Alt-J (∆) only released their debut album months ago, but the English lads are already considered favorites to take out the 2012 Mercury Prize. We sat down with drummer Thom Green to talk shrooms, finding video directors on the internet, and studying fine art.
A freak torrential downpour and hail storm on the first day may have turned Splendour in the Grass’s temporary home of Belongil fields – in NSWs beautiful Byron Bay – into a virtual slip ‘n slide. But that didn’t stop anyone from rocking their gumboots off. The rest of the weekend bought sunny days and loads of phenomenal local and international acts. The crowd crammed the GW McLennan tent to see opening act Chet Faker; Gossling’s angelic voice soared far across the mud-soaked lakes; while The Beautiful Girls (in one of their last shows ever) sent a chilled out crowed into a swaying spin.