I tried to post this a bit sooner but traveling kept me from fulfilling my blogging duties. Better late than never!
A Day For Small Press was a big success with hundreds of designers, artists, and USC college students coming out to support the various indie publishers.
I think that the web design of Angela Fan’s web page is fantastic. I’m loving the concrete poetry style and hoaky yet sophisticated use of imagery. Reminds me of Beau Johnson’s work, and my favorite old site by Curt Cloninger called Titler.com which is no longer online.
Beautiful/Decay presents a month-long series of art-based films to screen at the brand new Space 1520. This selection of films showcases a stunning array of creative concepts and ideas.
Pablo Alfieri, an artist for BD apparel has revamped his website! Go visit it, there’s a bunch of new work, and it all looks amazing!
Our dear friend Jeff over at Booooooom recently launched a cool new interactive project for all his readers- he will be making a viral music video for the band Choir of Young Believers, comprised ENTIRELY of footage submitted by YOU! Get all the details on how to enter here.
I’m pretty into his “idea checklist”:
A-Z Idea Checklist – Feel free to use all or none of these ideas:
a) interpretive dance (i hope some of you go this direction)
b) costumes (elaborate or subtle)
c) sunrise, sunset
d) face paint
e) an open field (corn or otherwise)
g) find all the instruments and perform the song correctly
h) fake everything
i) cinéma vérité (move the camera! go wild!)
j) build elaborate sets (or film it all under a blanket on your bed)
l) literal or magical
m) perform on a rooftop (a building not a car… well its up to you)
n) paper mache
o) temporary tattoos
q) cardboard and duct tape
t) in the mall food court
v) beautiful people or ugly people
w) smoke machine
y) lens flares
I have to say my favorites would have to be a, b, d, l, r, and, quite obviously (everyone knows my penchant for facial hair here), Z!
A great series of podcasts by Side Street Projects with various Los Angeles based dealers and museum curators discussing what they look for in art. Some of my favorite interviews include Aimee Chang from the Hammer Museum, and Jeff Poe from Blum&Poe. It’s a great insiders look into not only the LA art scene but into the minds of some of the cities best curators.
The Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Daniel Turner just finished a group show at Photo Epicenter in San Francisco. Turner uses a number of nonconventional materials, including camphophenique, tar, vinyl, umbrellas, and life jackets and in so doing questions fundamental ideas of beauty and utility.
Friend of B/D and all around good guy Terence Hannum has a batch of new drawings on his site that are worth a look or two. Terence works in a wide variety of mediums from video to painting, always creating work revolving around his continued fascination and exploration of music. Keeping with his interests in music, Terence is also active in the Chicago music scene with is band Locrian, whose sound can best be described as a blend of noise, power electronics, dark ambient, and black metal.