Seattle’s offbeat gum wall attraction has been steadily extending its territory with colourful wads of public donations over the years, to the point of spreading as far as 40 feet beyond its designated canvas near the Market Theater box office. So, in July this year, it got put in its place with a bit of […]
I’m always searching for really good up-and-coming design studios for fresh inspiration. Tireman Studio is definitely a new design firm to watch. The studio was founded by Shogo Ota, who inherited the DNA of infamous Modern Dog Design Co. His unique artsy wild style is recognized mostly by his music poster designs, but if you […]
HECTOMETER pushes the limits of documentary filmmaking in this moving and lyrical portrait of William Trubridge’s world record freedive. Seattle filmmaker Matty Brown has crafted a visual poem, a film that documents real life events while simultaneously offering a deeply emotional rendering of the experience.
In her latest body of work, multi-media artist Siolo Thompson takes on the anxiety of our uncertain political, economic and environmental future and the impact our mistakes and the mistakes of those before us will have on the next generation.
Most people look at the life of a musician and think it’s not conducive to the family man. I have met many musicians in my native town, Seattle, and all across the US that would beg to differ. Many musicians are family-people and even bring their families with them, like I do. One great find for the traveling family is the B.O.B. Stroller.
The Killing is a new show on AMC. It’s set in Seattle and revolves around the murder of Rosie, a beautiful young girl whose mysterious secret life continues to unravel as the plot thickens.
Not a lot of architecture firms think a lot about the demolition of old houses unless it’s as a means to make way for new buildings, but Hutchinson and Maul of Seattle drilled holes in condemned farmhouses, sometimes inserting tinted acrylic rods in them, creating beautiful displays of light as the sun streamed in and giving the structures a flourish of renewed life before their ultimate destruction.
The AP Tour brought metalcore music heavyweights and a convoy of sponsor vans head-first into a stormy Seattle last night. The Hurley denim reps were rattled; they’d endured a long drive from Utah through what they described as the worst weather they’d ever experienced. Joking around with them before the show I realised how shaken up these guys actually were; hands were still shaking and their laughter was racked by nerves.
Electric Coffin opened the doors to a new space in Seattle’s 1020 Building last night, hosting artists and skaters for a Marginal Way art show benefit. Marginal Way is a successful DIY skatepark project. Previously the park’s location was public property in disrepair and skaters took it upon themselves to clean it up. With the support of local businesses and Seattle’s Department of Transportation, DIY construction began in 2004. It’s now a legal skatepark. Respect.
Whether tight-lipped local authorities are upset about this perversely attractive sight or not, there’s no question that it’s killed two birds with one stone: providing a refuge for tasteless gum that won’t end up on your shoe, and transforming a bland brick wall into a bit of an urban rainbow. I dig. [Photos via OddityCentral]
Since I’ve been anchored in Seattle, I’ve seen some inspiring art projects going on around here. The Cactus Cooler Project is another cool local art-focused initiative, and this behind the scenes video gives you a peek at the talent and effort behind the project. The video is by Jack Leonard, a film-maker I met a few months ago. The kid’s got talent.
Do folk artists usually call themselves folk artists? Seattle-based Stacey Rozich does, but there’s not a hint of irony in her work. Her images look like illustrations from a forgotten Eastern European tribe that intermarried with the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest.
I love how Seattle-based artist Gala Bent gets some well-rendered texture and depth in her almost abstract drawings. She references recognizable forms (animals, body parts, hair) sometimes more than others, but all her pieces give a sense of space and dimension.