Saturday, 25 September 2010

David Adrian Smith

David A Smith - Sign Artist from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

A lovely documentary about on of the last UK glass sign artists, David Adrian Smith, shot by Danny Cooke.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Laura Labrin's Tape Art

Tape art looks set to become the latest art medium phenomenon. From Erika Iris Simmon's cassette tape art, through to Mark Khaisman's amazing collage work to Bruno Mars' terrible new music video, it's the band wagon to be seen on. I have just found my personal favorite that falls into this category; Laura Labrin's woven tape art.

What I love so much about it, is that it gives you that same feeling as when you walk into a library or a book shop; marvelling at the shear amount of sentences, words and letters that fill the shelves, just as here where Labrin's work holds secret images from numerous video tapes, all hidden in the structure of the fabric... creative poetry in motion.

British Isles

Little Comets - 'The Isles' from Agile Films on Vimeo.

Beautiful docu-style music video for the Little Comets directed by Aoife McArdle, reflecting on the modern urban decay of Britain and the morbid fabric of society.

Friday, 17 September 2010

KOL- Radioactive

Kings Of Leon - Radioactive from Win-OUS on Vimeo.

Anyone else SUPER excited about the return of Kings of Leon? Anyone who knows me will know that I will be straight into HMV at opening time on the 18th October to get my mits on the new album Come Around Sundown, thus spending the rest of the day locked away in my room, listening to the ins-and-outs of every track, word and chord.

I'm crossing my fingers for folkesque roots, peppered with passion. Radioactive may just be this recognition of where they came from, that fans began to miss on the last record, and what really, honestly suits them and their audience.

YEKPARE Projection Mapping

‘YEKPARE’ (monolithic) from nerdworking on Vimeo.

Haydarpaşa Train Station is the canvas upon which Deniz Kader and Candaş Şişman have created a visual kaleidoscope of history, in connection with Istanbul being crowned European Capital of Culture 2010. The installation brings to life a 8500year history of Istanbul from the Pagans to the present day, journeying through a million stories of the city, the evolution of which seems surprising; a never ending wonder to time and form.

It ran for just 3 days in the city, this first of which marked the 47th year the Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet Ran, and which a quote taken from the poet's novel; 'At Haydarpaşa Train Station, in the spring of 1941, it is 3 o’clock. Sun, exhaustion and rush lay on the stairs...' the installation ends.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

I love this guy...

Sagmeister, what a legend.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Allen Ginsberg

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night..."

"...who wept at the romance of the streets with their pushcarts full of onions and bad music,
who sat in boxes breathing in the darkness under the bridge, and rose up to build harpsichords in their lofts, who coughed on the sixth floor of Harlem crowned with flame under the tubercular sky surrounded by orange crates of theology,
who scribbled all night rocking and rolling over lofty incantations which in the yellow morning were stanzas of gibberish"

I wish with all of my might that I was someone who read and understood poetry, unfortunatly the time I spent knowing the most was through my GCSE years with an exuberant English teacher at my side.

The closest I have come to enjoying and understanding poetry through my own experience is through this poem by Ginsberg, so it's only natural that I am looking forward to the film.

Having seen the trailer it has only just made a connection in my mind that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's third album could be a direct refence to the poem.

The album is amazing, and I suggest that you give it a listen.

One day I would liketo be a wiser woman, sipping coffee in a smoky bar, burried in books and elegant in poetry.

Katty Bouthier

Combining and crossing so many design practice techniques.
Lovely jubbly.