This is pretty funny.
Thanks to Chris Hill-Scott for the link.
This is pretty funny.
Thanks to Chris Hill-Scott for the link.
Wallpaper just apparently launched a new “TV” section to their website today (although it looks like some of the videos have been up for a while) . The first few videos are from their Design Awards, featuring Stefano Pilati, Kanye West, Mark Newson, and Jean Nouvel. I was hoping for a bit more substance to the pieces, but they are still pretty fun to watch. They are basically a behind the scenes look into the magazine photoshoot with a few words from each guy at the end. It will be interesting to see what comes of the section and there are a few other videos up there including some good stuff with Dieter Rams.
Not only is Hoang Tran an incredible bike rider and owner of some of the wildest barspins out there, he’s a super creative kid. He’s going to art school for graphic design full time, and is always filming and shooting photos with the Give D crew. Subrosa just posted up a few of his Polaroids that are definitely worth checking out. (keep an eye out for some incredible art from Rich on the blog as well!)
I’m not much of a video game dude but this looks really well done.
Click HERE to check out a flipbook of the new Fit softgoods.
While we are on the topic of point and shoot photography, Chad Moore, who is currently living in NYC, just hit me up with a link to his new portfolio site.
As the readers of Defgrip already know, we are all big fans of the whole point and shoot style of photography. Almost everyone that contributes to Defgrip has a point and shoot and while it may not always be my main camera, I do use one a lot. I acquired a Yashica T4 from David Lang about 7 months ago, but on my way to the airport in Las Vegas, I left it in the back of a town car. I have put off picking a new one up, so I could spend more time with my other cameras, but the time has come and and I’m on the hunt for a new point and shoot. At the moment, I’m leaning towards a Contax T2 over a new Yashica T4 and while I was doing some research, I came across this great article form 2002, in the now defunct Face magazine, about the whole point and shoot movement in fashion photography. If you are into anything Terry Richardson does, you need to read this article and google some of the names in it because there’s some great history and even better photographers like Mario Testino, Jurgen Teller, Corinne Day, and most notably Nan Goldin, (who is quoted in the article “arguably the biggest influence on fashion photography in the past 15 years”) that have really pushed the whole point and shoot thing to where it is today.
There is a great article with David Kelley, the founder of Ideo, one of the most important design firms in the world, on the Fast Company site. The article touches a bit about Kelley’s life and his battle with cancer, but the article focuses on Kelley’s idea of “Design Thinking”. Designing experiences rather than objects. The read is really great and definitely inspires you to open your thought spectrum up a bit. (via surfstation)
“The rest of the world defines design as an artistic discipline,” he says. “They were taught culture. I wasn’t taught who painted anything. So as Americans, we’re at a disadvantage.”
Click below to check out 2 upcoming Animal shirts, which should be available soon.
Many of you have probably heard that Joaquin Phoenix has officially retired from acting and has taken up rapping. And why not? The live recording doesn’t sound so hot, but if you’ve ever watched live hip-hop then you know that live hip-hop is usually terrible, even when performed by the greats. From what I can tell, Joaquin’s beat sounds nice and the flow sounds interesting, so who’s to say that it won’t sound more polished when Diddy gets done with it?
Here is the story and video of the Joaquin Phoenix hip hop performance.
I love TED.com. All of the talks I’ve heard so far have been so amazing, I wasn’t sure which one to post up here first. I know a lot of Defgrip readers are creative types so I thought this one would be appropriate: renowned New York lawyer Larry Lessig so eloquently points out that the law is suppressing creativity.
Click here to view Larry Lessig’s TED Talk.
Famed fashion designer Hedi Slimane has been getting a lot of recognition for his photography over the past few years and after leaving his lead design position at Dior, that seems to be all he’s been doing. He has a personal site that he updates quite regularly and his images are pretty amazing. This past year Yves Saint Laurent passed away and his art collection (valued at approx $440 million!) is about to go up for auction. Most of it is displayed at his Paris apartment and Hedi Slimane had the chance to photography the YSL estate in November of last year. I really love how close up Hedi gets with a lot of his shots and he creates some amazing patterns with the way he frames the images.
One of the gnarliest photo books I’ve ever come across, is “It’s All Good” by a Brooklyn based photographer who goes by the name of Boogie. It’s all Black and White, and shot within Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Queensbridge in NY. Lot’s of crazy images in that, which you can get a sample of from that link and below.
In addition to other books he’s released, Boogie also keeps a site with a bunch of photos, and adds a new one everyday.
I hit up Boogie for a quick Q&A. I knew he was probably a busy man, so I tried to keep it short. He came through quick, and included some pics that you can check below.
Man, the crew has been unearthing some classic stuff…
Check out Superfly and Rob-O on Fox News from back in the day. Hit up SuperBmx for the story behind this.
I should track down the tape of me when I was on Channel 12 news when some guy was complaining about our trails. I’m pretty sure I had a banana sticking out of my pocket when they crept up on me.
Congrats to our boy Harrison and Micheala, who tied the knot this passed weekend.
More pics on Macneil.
Turn on your TV and watch some history in the making.
I was checking out the new Young Jeezy/Terry Richardson campaign for Belvedere Vodka, and it let me to an interesting video commentary with Terry. He comments on the irony of taste and wealth no longer being synonymous with each other.
Belvedere has been driving that point home with commercials like this one featuring Vincent Gallo and RZA, and personally I think it’s rad to see a talented artist chill out in a flannel shirt and mustache and point out that no matter how rich you are, you just can’t buy style.
Watch the short commentary here.
The Simpel Session is a wrap, and here is your top 10.
1- Garrett Reynolds
2- Gary Young
3- Dennis Enarson
4- Rob Darden
5- Ben Hennon
6- Bruno Hoffman
7- Bjorn Major
8- Morgan Wade
9- Michael Beran
10- Mark Webb
Best Trick- Ty Morrow. 540 over rail into wedge
That Mpora feed was dialed.
Pic courtesy of Ride BMX. Go there for a bunch of coverage.