This brand new house was made from nothing more then wast materials. The Waste House project is a collaborative effort between BBM Architects and Brighton students passionate about sustainable building. All sorts of rejected trash was collected and re-purposed for the two-story structure. Built on the Brighton campus, the house is not actually lived in. Instead, it serves […]
You can spot a Petting Zoo poster a mile off: fine forms and tasty shapes, delightful restarint and hefty usage of animals. I love the angles and how they maximise the inherent roughness that screenprinting has if you let it. They’ve made countless gig posters for all kinds of bands that really stand out from […]
Someone in Brighton clearly isn’t happy. Unfortunately for the powers that be in this bohemian seaside town on England’s southern coast, that person is in charge of putting up the Christmas lights. What he does with them is brilliant.
Established in the summer of 2008 by Anna and Moses, Sacred Stitches was created to fill a void in the UK fashion and homewares industry that had previously been left untouched. Sacred Stitches works closely with two of Brighton’s best tattooists in creating images for their products to keep them fresh and on-trend. All their clothing is printed in the UK and all of their homewares are handmade in their Brighton studio.
Don’t have the resources for a big budget video with expensive cars, pyrotechnics and scantily clad ladies? Oh well, you could always make one from five tubs of glitter and a worn-out scanner. At least that’s what Curxes have done for their latest single, Haunted Gold. Frontwoman Roberta Fidora spent eight weeks making the video […]
Once Upon A Time is the latest work from Curxes unfolding fairytale, with their signature foreboding menace juxtaposing the industrial and theatrical to brilliant effect. The song’s inventive kitchen-sink beat and 80s-drenched synthetics blend a cranking, machine-like pop tune behind styled and confident vocals.
Just finishing at Brighton with a degree in Illustration, Katie Scott is one of my favourites from this year’s graduates. Her intricate watercolors resemble medical drawings, but with a closer look, reveal beautifully surreal diagrams of hybrid creatures.
Changing perception about the female body around the world through art; that’s the idea behind this amazing exhibition currently on in Brighton. British artist Jamie McCartney has created a monumental wall sculpture showing women’s most private parts. The nine metre long polyptych consists of four hundred plaster casts of vulvas, all of them unique, which has been arranged into ten large panels.
Russ Mills, known in urban art circles as Byroglyphics, is turning heads with his unique juxtaposing of loose, tagger-esque lashings of paint and traditional portraiture. The Brighton-based illustrator and animator studied and Leeds Met and has since been showing at galleries including Signal Gallery and Red Propeller Gallery. Inspired by the Harajuku phenomenon in popular culture, Mills says he loves ‘the way every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together in a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’. Glimpses of realism in his work are obscured by loose abstraction, and his application of that inspiration is coming though loud and clear.
I’ve been searching for the artist of the clever Day Of The Dead Presidents piece since it flashed past me somewhere last year. Luckily Brighton based Illustrator Matt Taylor has just contributed to Graniph, throwing his work back into the spotlight. Along with National Geographic Taylor is influenced by comic books. There’s a definite Paul […]
We love the coolly detached electro mash-up of Brighton group, Fujiya and Miyagi. So we checked in with vocalist-guitarist David Best to find out more about their latest album, Lightbulbs [out on Pod through Inertia], and the place it all started for them — their hometown of Brighton, England: ‘Brighton was just full of wanna-be mods with cravats dancing like they were in Quadrophenia’, he says. ‘It was awful. It seemed to be very unfashionable to be an electronic group back then. Now everybody combines synths with guitars. It makes me want to start a mod group’.
I’m a big fan of the vibrant, textured work of Brighton, England based illustrator Patrick Gildersleeves, who uses ‘pencil, felt tip pen and paint’ and is ‘inspired by the people of the world, patterns, paper, animals and plants’. He is a part of the Joyful Bewilderment group show at the new Rough Trade record store in London, opening October 2, 2008.
Created by Danish based research team, CITA, Slow Furl is a cybernetic environment that fills a room. CITA conceived this project as an organism with its own patterns of action and reaction. A skin envelopes the space and moves itself through arms connected to micro-controllers, and in reaction through sensory patches that feel movement. The […]
If, as they say, ‘posture is everything!’, then it’s a good thing that the talented folk at Brighton-based illustration studio Shotopop believe in keeping their ‘shoulders back, legs straight, and chin up’. Oh, and their work is kinda sparkly too. [see also the illustrations of Edwin Ushiro and then check out the beatboxing skills of […]