Thursday, May 14, 2009

Steve Lambert

Awesome work from Steve Lambert - his illuminated signs, inspired by LA and NY signage, are advertisements for and against consumer culture:

Steve Lambert » Everything You Want, Right Now!

Walkthrough video of Steve Lambert's funny and beaustifully-executed sign-based show in Los Angeles, EVERYTHING YOU WANT, RIGHT NOW! -

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Motionflow Bravia Ad

Sony's new Motionflow Bravia TV ad (the one with Kaká) features Kasabian's awesome new track Underdog —

Interesing insight into the making of the world’s largest (and fastest) zoetrope, the BRAVIA-drome, a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures —

The earliest elementary zoetrope was created in China around 180 AD; Sony use this ancient technology to explain how this new Motionflow technology essentially works.

Sony's Motionflow site

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Best Pussy

Niki Best is back on the gallery scene. And no one is better placed to gather together some of the far flung strands of contemporary street art and knit them into a new shape (a balaclava may be?).

Best Pussy

Niki Best has joined forces with Pussy Home Boutique to bring you a proper end to the Brighton Festival show, incased in a sunny spot close to the seafront. The bright gallery upstairs at the big Pussy store is a great venue to view these desirable, affordable and collectable pieces. With a weather eye to the future value, we are showing passionate work by inspired young artists.

The works on show are drawn from Niki's own extensive collection of rare and collectable prints together with new works by some of the artists she gave space to when they were new kids on her Clerkenwell block. When her gallery closed she took time out to relocate to Brighton, recuperate, and raise her son. Always ahead of the game, she was promoting and collecting the work of up-coming artists when some of them were barely out of nappies themselves. Her eye for vibrant, relevant talent has been proved again and again by the quality of the commissions and reputation that many of them have continued to make.

The show includes vintage framed and unframed, signed, limited edition prints from Frank Kozik, Nick Walker, Mike Giant, Rikki Marr, Shepard Fairey, Noah Butkus, Aztek and Matt Sewell to name but a few. New and exclusive work comes from Pinky, INSA, Danny Sangra, and illustrious illustrators such as Curly Mark, Al Murphy, Alex Binnie, Saira Hunjun and Bert, amongst others. Brighton's own Pinky will be contributing a mural in his eye-popping, life and love-affirming psychedelic style to the walls of the boutique.

Press view Thursday 21st May 7pm-9pm

Open to the public Friday 22nd May. Free entry

Best Shop Ever Blog

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Papergirl is an art project which distributes rolled artworks, by bicycle, around the streets of Berlin to unsuspecting people - the idea being to bring art to the public in a different way. Originally started by Aisha Ronniger, Papergirl the project has been going on since 2006.

The deadline for submissions is June 17th... nothing digital though.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron microscope that images the sample surface by scanning it with a high-energy beam of electrons in a raster scan pattern —

scanning electron microscope
scanning electron microscope
scanning electron microscope

Flickr set with over 500 SEM images from the University Kassel, Digital Design Department.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Connections and Disconnections

Emma McNally’s complicated and energetic drawings of graphite on paper are both geometric and chaotic, ‘through mutations of connection and disconnection’ —

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Emma McNally

Emma McNally

Ana Balona de Oliveira's scholarly essay accompanying Emma McNally’s ‘Fields, Charts, Soundings’ at T1+2 Artspace

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Op Art

In 1964, Julian Stanczak had his first, pivotal exhibition in New York, Titled "Julian Stanczak Optical Paintings" the exhibition lead to the name of the new movement: OP Art. Stanczak uses repeating forms to create complex compositions based upon structures of color -

Julian Stanczak
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