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Nan Na Hvass

Scandinavians are best at all things in my mind- but if I had to narrow it down to two genres, I’d have to pick design and music. Here is a wonderful example of the two realms combining: Nan Na Hvass’ lovely illustrations and animation for Efterklang’s single, Mirador. I love her candy palette.

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Edvard Scott

Was perusing FAIRspot the other day and discovered Edvard’s Scott’s hypertastic digital extravaganzas. They look like mystical maps to strange new (video game) worlds. Fairspot also recently did an in depth interview with Edvard, you can read it here.

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Interview: Human Empire

Human Empire is a multidisciplinary design collective that creates playful and iconic works. Beautiful/Decay recently interviewed them about how their collective was started, their influences, and recent projects.

 

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Marco Cuevas

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The Singh Twins

My favorite painters, the Singh Twins, talk about their commissioned works for Liverpool European Capital of Culture 08. The Singh twins recontextualize a traditional style of Indian Miniature painting with pop culture references to create something lovely and new.

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Yinka Shonibare Interview for the BBC

Yinka Shonibare is hands down one of my favorite contemporary artists. His stunning explorations into world history, the poetics and policies of identity, authenticity, globalization and imperialism raise interesting political questions without being patronizing. They are beautiful on a formal level, as well as conceptual.

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The Tale of How


The Tale of How from Shy the Sun on Vimeo.

This song reminds me of the operatic magical feel of Nightmare Before Christmas- this video is not unlike an ancient Gravure coming to life. Really enchanting motion work. I love the talking rats, the fantasy- Secret of Nimh meets Hayao Miyazaki meets Japanese woodcut- just stunning.

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Mike Nason


WELCOME from Michael Nason on Vimeo.

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