Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar from J.M.T. Evans on Vimeo.

Dahlov Ipcar is 97 years old. She lives alone and paints every day.

“I find it hard to explain my art, but then it doesn’t really need explanation. It may seem mysterious or challenging, but all you need to do is to open your heart to the joy and excitement of a new visual experience, to accept a new vision of a world full of the unusual, a world of the creative imagination.”
Dahlov Ipcar – Seven Decades of Creativity…

Quite inspiring an inspiring lady.

You can buy “the Wonderful Egg” here.

 

Fibonacci Zoetrope

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo.

These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.

John Edmark is an inventor/designer/artist. He teaches design at Stanford University.

Visit John’s website here

Cinematography and editing by Charlie Nordstrom

Hello Play

Hello Play NYE promo from Greg Barth on Vimeo.

ALL EFFECTS ARE DONE IN CAMERA USING 3D PRINTS, STOP MOTION… AND 6 Kg OF WHITE CHOCOLATE !

Hello Play Making-Of from Greg Barth on Vimeo.

A promotional video I created for Hello Play, a Belgian online electronic music platform.
This surreal and retro interpretation of electronic music was driven by a concept to create a beat using instruments that glitch and deform according to the sound they produce, creating a visual landscape that reflects the sonic one.

Anton Off The Wall

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL – Mind Over Matter: Anton from Vans OffTheWall.TV on Vimeo.

Documentarian: Vincent Skoglund.

Meeting the designer Anton Alvarez and his amazing invention the thread wrapping machine. What does physical graffiti look like? The passionate DIY inovator takes us on a journey into his mind.

To see more of Vincent Skoglund’s work visit livingoffthewall.vans.com/vincent-skoglund/

Draplin Designs

Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge from lynda.com on Vimeo.

Watch more like this at lynda.com/vimeo.

Most logos aren’t designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren’t Aaron Draplin. Aaron’s a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of “blue collar” design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired?

Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations. The logos Aaron creates prove design can elevate any company or brand.

Along the way, he provides tips for freelancing, finding inspiration, and providing clients context for logos that won’t just live in PDFs.

Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge – “Around Us & Between Us” from Ivory & Black on Vimeo.

None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. – Geoff McFetridge

Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Around Us & Between Us”, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between.

For his “Around Us & Between Us” exhibition, Geoff has created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas on his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery. In the artist’s own words:
Images are central to my painting. The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent. The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon.I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.

Of a fish Ive never heard
That wouldn’t rather be a bird
To leave the water for the skies
And over seas and lakes it flies
– Geoff McFetridge
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See more of Geoff McFetridge’s Work

Enjoy, The Narrative

Barry McGee

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Barry McGee and Clare Rojas debut a joint exhibition at Alessandra Bonomo Gallery in Rome, Italy. Showcasing the couple’s visual harmony inside the gallery space, the exhibition features sharp geometrical forms inspired by Eastern European, Amish, and Native American tradition.

McGee adds a range of minimalist sculptures and paper-maché pieces to the studio-like installation. In addition to cultural influences, the art selection highlights graffiti art, folk art, and Op art in a playful, yet sophisticated showing. Opened on October 8, the Barry McGee and Clare Rojas exhibition will be open to view until the end of the year.

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Alex Couwenberg

ALEX COUWENBERG : SESSIONS : THE MAKING OF LA FONDA from ERIC MINH SWENSON on Vimeo.

Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by The Hitchikers, James Lucchesi, and Mick Cripps.

Born and raised in Southern California , painter Alex Couwenberg creates images that are inspired by the elements indigenous to his surroundings. From Los Angeles , Couwenbergs work references and suggests the aesthetic associated with mid-century modernism, car culture, skateboards, and surfboards.

Not to leave out, paying homage to the historical styles of post-war art making associated with Los Angeles and Southern California throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Couwenbergs paintings give a nod towards the Hard-edge abstractionists, the finish fetish, and the light and space artists. Not content to replicate, he uses the sensibility of Eames-era design and hard-edge geometric abstraction as points of departure for creating paintings. His process, an additive and reductive series of moves and passes, creates multilayered environments that are deep and sensual. He harnesses these ideas into harmonious results, reflecting the visual landscape of his environment.

A graduate from Art Center College of Design and The Claremont Graduate School, Couwenberg worked under the guidance of Karl Benjamin, one of the leading figures in the Southern California based school of Hard-edge geometric abstraction. Benjamin was instrumental in the development of his painting style, process, and philosophy.

A Southern California native, Couwenberg naturally embraced this sensibility and applied it to his art making practices. By instilling the discipline and work ethic associated with these philosophies into his process, the paintings began to mature and develop a visual voice. The vocabulary references the dedication toward craft, process, and the progression of concepts and techniques.

Enjoy, The Narrative