Into Infinity is an art and music exhibition by Dublab and Creative Commons which combines audio loops and “visual circles.” Since 2008 the exhibitions have taken place in Japan, but earlier this year they released a digital exhibition and the result is excellent. Audio loops are randomly paired with 12″ vinyl-cover sized pieces of art, and the website is a basic affair with no flash to be seen. They also make good on their cc promise as you can not only download the music and art, but a full mirror of the site if you wish.
If you are really into this project and have eight minutes to spare, check out a comprehensive, rather bizarre mini-’documentary’ by Creative Commons Japan after the jump.
I’ve been a fan of Jean Paul Goude for years, but just spent some time over the weekend, digging through his site again… and I thought I’d post a bunch of the images that I saved. Keep reading to check them out and make sure to brush up on your Jean Paul Goude via his site or the documentary (basically just a three part montage of his work) that you can find on youtube, So Far So Goude.
NOWNESS has a great feature on calligrapher Nicolas Ouchenier, who is basically in charge of creating all the had written invitations for Fashion Week, working with all the big brands and creates original alphabets and letterforms for each client. Check out the interview and more on NOWNESS and keep reading to see a few more photos.
The FINAL Holeshot is now available for pre-order HERE.
Nick put together a cool box kit which includes:
BMX Bikes Wanted – Nick Ferreira
Lively Visions – Blazeguard
Fall River – Vinny Martin
Untitled – Jake Honesto
Uncle Buck – Matt Gaspar
10 Photographs – Kyle Emery-Peck
Hyde Pride – Andrew Burton
Suburban Shred II or Holyshit DVD-R
Over The Bars sticker
Club Portuguese Homeboy sticker
Vintage Odyssey cap (be creative)
Watch the video above, then go HERE to pick one up.
OMFGco is a group of creative/talented “thing makers” out of Portland, Oregon. Their design agency runs the gamut from print to signage to interiors, all of which looks and feels great. Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink, and Jeremy Pelley are guys behind OMFGco and I shot them some questions about what they do.
This is a really interesting, ambitious and time consuming experiment that I’ve never seen before. Basically, Ishac Bertran cut out sections of one record to replace with similar sections from another record to create something new. Ultimately, the end result is not as cool as I’d hoped, but still a REALLY cool experiment nonetheless.
From Vimeo: Experimental analog sampling with modified vinyls.
Sectors from a vinyl record are cut and replaced by pieces with exact shape from other records. When played in a vinyl player the needle follows the grooves from both sectors creating sampled tunes or loops.
In this video:
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Paul Anka – My Way
Chicago – Chicago X
Lil Jon – Kings of Crunk
This post is long overdue, but Travis Collier and his friend Ryan Romero started their own design agency a while back called CLOU and they were hired to do all the creative direction for The Cheaper Show, a huge art show in Vancouver. The video after the jump documents the process of printing the book for the show and has a great interview with Travis and Ryan. Check it out!
Honestly, I don’t know what took so long for this Q&A with Jon Contino to happen. Harrison and I both love his stuff, we’ve featured him on here before, so there really is no excuse.
Anyway, Jon Contino is an amazing illustrator based out of New York who specializes in hand lettering. His work looks authentic, unique and has a vintage quality that can’t be faked. I can’t say enough good things about his stuff. Real deal right here.
Click below to check out a Q&A with Jon Contino. Also, follow him on Tumblr and Twitter.
Bnqt hit us up to do a “best of” feature on their site covering some of the top content we’ve had on Defgrip. I dug through our Analytics and put together a list in no particular order of the top 10 most viewed pieces of content we’ve had on the site over the past years. Thanks to Bnqt for the opportunity and check out the feature here!
The artist Cy Twombly passed away on Tuesday. Gaining notoriety in New York in the late 50′s along side his friends Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Twombly’s simplistic scribbles and drips have been a huge influence on artists over the past 20+ years including Jean Michel Basquiat. He passed away in Rome at the age of 83. You can check out more of his work after the jump and next time you are running around the city with your Krink pens, make sure you think of Cy Twombly.
I’ve always noticed these Crucial ads (like above) in the mags, and kind of wondered who was behind them. Had I looked a little harder at the edges of the ad, I would have know sooner, but oh well. Today I came across 99 Seconds, which is the studio behind the ads (and some other stuff you may recognize). They are based in the UK and home to Adi Gilbert and Richard Homer.
There’s a bunch of rad stuff on their site, so check out 99 Seconds and have a look around.
Nuno sent over a link this morning to a blog titled ‘All the Buildings in New York’… Which is “An attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock.” Pretty stoked on the drawings and it would be amazing if he completed his task and actually drew every building. Check out the site here. (via bldgwlf) p.s. how dope of a name is Gulliver Hancock??