Apparently some time last year Paris was dotted with random 'hacked' cars and everyone speculated that they looked like something straight out of a Michel Gondry film. Well, they were right–this is the newly released trailer for the long-awaited Moon Indigo. I have no idea what any of the Frenchies are saying because it's not subtitled, but the trailer still got me, hook, line and sinker.
Juergen Teller is opening a new exhibition called Woo at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London on January 23. It will include a selection of his work, both personal and commercial, spanning the 1990s and 2000s. You'll be able to eyeball portraits of Kate Moss at 15 yrs. old, Vivienne Westwood, Kurt Cobain and a whole lot of other interesting famous and non-famous people.
It will also include the many letters of complaint Teller has received over the years while writing his column for Die Zeit, the German magazine that gave him complete creative freedom. It made lots of people pretty cranky, which is lucky because shitty letters are much more interesting than gushy fan love letters.
The New York Times published this video in the lead-up to 2013 bursting into being. As I spent the greater part of that time roasting myself in the sun or drinking (or both) I didn't watch it until now. If you too have been mostly intoxicated since 2012 I recommend you sober the hell up (it's almost mid-January asshole) and watch this animation by illustrator Christoph Niemann that accompanies an interview from NPR's Terry Gross with the late, great Maurice Sendak.
Last night Mr. Bill Henson presented an exhibition of his latest work at Roslyn Oxley9 gallery in Paddington, Sydney. As always, it looks to be an incredible & beautiful collection of images; this time around, focusing more on the body than his last exhibition in 2010 – a confident step back towards themes he has been exploring for decades. On show until October 13th.
Art & About presents: Art Series Hotels Conversation Corner
Posted By Tegan - 14.09.2012
Melbourne's Art Series Hotel Group (the trendy folks behind arty hotels The Cullen, The Olsen and The Blackman) are giving Sydneysiders a chance to meet some of Australia's best artists at an event for Art & About this year. Head to 74-76 Oxford St, Darlinghurst from 1pm on Saturday 22nd September (that's next week you duffers) to meet Archibald People's Choice winner Vincent Fantauzzo, Stormie Mills and MC favourite Anthony Lister, amoung others. They'll be serving drinks to satisfy your thirst and getting artists to paint some stuff to sooth your eyeballs, so get on down. Visit the Art Series Hotel Group or Art & About for more information.
The Type by Hand Workshops are happening in Sydney in September with typographer lady extraordinaire Gemma O'Brien. Should be a good arvo and luckily it's held in a pub so we can get straight into the celebratory drinks afterwards. Or during?
Sigur Ros continue their arty mystery video experiment (commissioning artists to make a video piece for each song on their current album Valtari) with Mr. Ryan McGinley - who directed this video of a golden-haired girl skipping through the streets of New York to the song Varúð. Pretty.
There is a strong statistical chance that the majority of people on this planet have belted out a Fleetwood Mac song in sheer, unadulterated (inebriated) joy at some point in their lives. I personally, have done this more times than I care to admit.
This tribute album, featuring the likes of J Mascis, The Kills, Marianne Faithfull, Best Coast and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will undoubtedly be a profound success.
On the 13th of August, Unit Editions will begin shipping 448 beautiful pages devoted to the American god of typography and all things graphic design – Herb Lubalin. I freaked out a little (fine.... a lot) when I found this. Pre-order a copy here!
Tomas Leach has released a preview for his upcoming film about colour photography pioneer and notoriously reclusive NYC legend Saul Leiter - In No Great Hurry: 13 Life Lessons with Saul Leiter...
Can't wait to see more. Watch the trailer here.
This is another item to add to my ongoing list titled 'Things I Wish were Located in the City I Live In'.
POST is a bookshop in Tokyo - only ever stocking a full range of one publisher at a time. They say they do it so the viewer can see and feel the featured publisher's unique world view - something generally lost in a conventional bookshop's jumbled shelves...
At the moment they are featuring Roma Publications - i.e. POST is currently a graphic designer's wonderland of amazing printed awesomeness.
These Canadians make really good-looking wooden things for your designer kitchen. You'll wonder how you ever lived without your solid FSC-Certified hand made walnut utensil crate...
No really.... Well, maybe that's just me. Necessary or not, they're the goods.
To celebrate the release of Life After Deaf, which is available from this afternoon (after a little technical glitch last week) we've been listening to Ryan & The Cardinals... This is them playing on Henry Rollins, Ryan was feeling pretty moody.
Those Frenchies. They do most things better than me. They definitely sound better with those saucy accents of theirs.
This is a new video from Odezenne for a song called Dedans - its the kind of animation that would have stressed me out as a kid because I couldn't figure out where everything was coming from, kinda like the crocodile scene in Fantasia.
As Campbell's in-house car-polishing expert and sometimes design sidekick I feel, with this first contribution to the MC site, the immense pressure to live up to his particular brand of on-trend, cool reportage.
Dank Magazine is a skateboarding journal out of Norway that was created by 3 mates with an equally matched love for skating as well as print design. They also provide English translations of everything in the mag for those of us that aren't so bilingual.
Cool street vibe? Tick. Trendy design? Tick.
I'd rather post about my cute collection of 1970s pottery vases though.