“Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of crazy musicians decides to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra… Reluctantly, Warnebring embarks on his first musical investigation…” Continue Reading…
This all started while I was watching the MicrosoftÂ Kinect Effect ad and around 30 seconds in, a melody seeped out from under the narrative that was at once immediately familiar and completely out of context and therefore unidentifiable. It took me the next 15 seconds to place it as the Pixies’ “Where is My Mind” and then another 5 seconds to find the Vitamin String Quartet’s cover of the song on YouTube. However, along the way I also stumbled across a few other versions that I couldn’t help but collect and share here. Let me know in the comments which one is you favourite. Continue Reading…
I was doing some late night research for illustrations of birds for an infographic piece that we have couming through the studio in the next week. As far as I’m concerned, any research project that allows you to sift through endless illustrations by Charley Harper cannot be a bad thing. However, my intended post about Harper was sidelined when I stumbled upon the collage work of Kareem Rizk.
masahisa fukase’s best known work was made while reeling from loss of love. after thirteen years of marriage, his wife yoko left him. while on a train returning to his hometown of hokkaido, perhaps feeling unlucky and ominous, fukase got off at stops and began to photograph something which in his culture and in others represents inauspicious feeling: ravens. he became obsessed with them, with their darkness and loneliness. his photographs capture them midflight; crouched in trees at dusk with glowing eyes; and singularly and spectacularly depressingly dead, in cold deep snow. in the forward to the book published of this work, akira hasegawa writes, “masahisa fukase’s work can be deemed to have reached its supreme height; it can also be said to have fallen to its greatest depth. the solitude revealed in this collection of images is sometimes so painful that we want to avert our eyes from it.
A really exciting new art project has gone up on the exterior wall of Moda Hotel along Smithe Street, in downtown Vancouver. Working with curator Indigo of Becker Galleries, construction company
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Moda Hotel commissioned four internationally renowned artists–Augustine Kofie (LA), Jerry Inscoe (PDX), Remi/Rough (LON) and Scott Sueme (VAN)–known as Unintended Calculations to paint two collaborative murals on its exterior walls. Continue Reading…