‘I think working digitally has changed my creative process in that it’s more fluid. I can definitely work through ideas faster’, says cartoonist Jordan Crane. As one of the winners of the Transformation Challenge, Jordan and deviantART-enthusiast Hugh Ebdy had the chance to express themselves creatively using today’s latest tech: the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]
We’re always excited by new creative initiatives that push the boundaries a little and reveal new perspectives on old techniques. The short film, Dark Noir, does just that. It’s the first 3D animated ﬁlm from acclaimed Brazilian illustrator, Rafael Grampá, and the product of #NextFrame, a collaborative project between Absolut, Grampá, and online users from around the world.
In a call to all daring spirits to embrace transformation, ABSOLUT has partnered with four experiential artists from a range of creative disciplines, including graphic novelist Rafael Grampá, emerging fashion designer Yiqing Yin, the French multi-talent Woodkid and an American digital media artist Aaron Koblin. Check out the video above to learn more about the TRANSFORM TODAY collaboration and discover more at the ABSOLUT website and YouTube channel.
Our friends at Levi’s, in partnership with artist Doug Aitken, have just launched a new collaborative project that we’re particularly excited about. Station to Station, a public art project made possible by Levi’s®, will bring together some of the world’s leading pioneers in art, music, cuisine and film on a groundbreaking three week train voyage from New York to San Francisco, raising funds along the way through ticket sales and donations to support non-traditional programming at seven partner museums around the country. [Image: Oskar Fischinger, Sprials, 1926, Courtesy of Center for Visual Music]
Restless as they are, indie musicians often collaborate with each other or play in more than one band. Paste Magazine looked at about a hundred musicians and came up with a chart that shows how they are connected to each other. Evidently they had a witty way of terming these degrees of separation: the ‘indie-grees of separation’.
The latest collaborative effort from streetwear brand Fourth is King features the late artist Bryan Nash Gill and his woodcut relief print Locust. This special edition apparel captures the clean and stunning artwork and represents the unique process that Bryan Nash Gill brought to his craft: inspired by nature, the artist chopped into dead or […]
A few months back we covered Clash & Collide, a new initiative from our friends at adidas whereby artists and designers were invited to create collisions on paper based on at least one element of adidas originals, such as the logo, or a particular shoe/item of clothing.
Darkness is the first single from a new project I’ve started with Matt Van Schie from Australian band Van She. We met in Parisian club The Social Club in 2010 where we were both DJing. We hit it off and started sending tracks to each other, getting to know each other. Then Matt was working […]
Streetwear brand Fourth is King has collaborated with woodcut artist Bryan Nash Gill to create a very unique and special edition t-shirt. The unisex tee features “Cedar Pole” – one of Nash’s woodcut relieft prints that has been featured across exhibitions across the US, and can be seen in his recently published “Woodcut” book.
Geoff & Dallas Make Videos is the world of Dallas Campbell and Geoff Hoskinson. It’s a trip into the warped zone of these two artists’ collaboration of music and motion that ends up somewhere amongst comically smart and strangely absurd.
Jim LePage and Troy DeShano recently launched Old and New Project, a collaborative design project (in the same vein as Momentum, Raygun52, Fifty and Fifty) focused on biblical tales and a return to the quality of work that used to be synonymous with biblical art. New designs are posted every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and include the Bible story re-written by DeShano.Prints of each design are available on Society6 and proceeds are donated to charity helping to provide safe water to the village of Lwala, Kenya.
Seminal experimental pop band Devo is currently working on their next album, out in June, and, as always, they’re doing things a little differently. On Thursday, they’re inviting their fans to select which songs make the final cut, so you can play the role of demanding band producer and slice and dice their music in […]
We love the look of these sneakers, which are the result of a collaboration between uber-hip jean line, Evisu Jeans, and cult phenom label, Common Projects. The line will consist two styles of leather, vulcanized sneakers, branded as a limited collaboration using Common Projects’ trademark foil heel stamp. Good for all happy feet.
Random collaborations always come as a pleasant surprise. This time New York-based graffiti artist KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) has joined forces with lavish beauty product manufacturer, Kiehl’s, in a bid to raise money for non-profit art initiative RxArt. KAWS’ design adorns an exclusive line of Kiehl’s skin moisturizers, with all proceeds benefiting RxArt’s mission to […]