Brian Dettmer takes the idea that the cassette tape is dead a little too far. However, the likes of his works are grotesque and beautiful in that they are so mesmerizing to stare at.
Geoff McFetridge is an artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these various mediums. McFetridge’s work is all about inviting the viewer to participate. He gives the viewer an opportunity figure out his puzzle , a puzzle that has more than one answer. Often imitated, but never equalled, McFetridge has created a double helix of personal and commercial art projects, blending disciplines and purpose in almost every project he does. In the past ten years, McFetridge has created a unique imagery through his work, which is detailed and abstract at the same time. Full of hats, animals, hands, heads, teeth.
Making themselves out to be a designer version of the Ramones, Cosmo Sapiens consist of 3 Parisians: Golgo (Ruben) Sapiens, Malmo (Ben) Sapiens and Romano (Romain) Sapiens. Not limited to these three, they like to consider themselves a huge “creative family,” using various artists, photographers and designers (not unlike ourselves). Mostly playful illustrations, their works are colorful, exciting and imaginative, everything we’d want to see in a band of quirky designers.
Chad Hagen, of Minneapolis, MN, makes pleasant pieces of art that would fit wonderfully in our (new!) offices. Maybe we should order a print or two. We love his use of black and… off-white, while also mastering the use of color in other works. We were attracted to his “Historically Fragmented” series, only to be delighted in the other series he had to offer. Also check out his Flickr, as he’s trying to make something cool every day.
Why is it that with the ease of publishing available today people so often choose to re-post content as opposed to create it? Jon-Kyle asks. We don’t take offense, as we make plenty art…. we just like giving unknown artists a little bit of light… anyway, Jon-Kyle has responded by creating a Repository, in curating culture. The above video, created by a computer that manipulates raster videos, is scary and amazing. Invented in the the 1970′s, the machine is refered to as a Rutt/Etra Scan Processor. We’re not sure you can find it on Ebay… but if anyone see’s one, nothing’s wrong with an early Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa present!