Evelin Kasikov, out of London, is basically who I want to be when I grow up (aka… 8 months from now?). She explains that her work “explores how we see and experience printed matter. By transforming printing processes into handmade cross-stitch embroidery my work is influenced by craft, but still retains the context of graphic design. Whilst I work with variety of mediums, engagement with materials and love for detail remains at the heart of my practice.” Evelin makes beautiful works of art that truly capture the bridge between haptic and graphic design.
We get sent viral videos and movies to post all the time but at most commercials can be downright borin. That’s NOT the case with this bad boy. It’s beautifully directed and executed and most of all drives home the environmentally friendly/renewable energy message in a clever way. I even like the erie music that comes along. What do you guys think?
Cédric Bouvard, code name Virassamy, has so many drawings that he should publish a book. It would be a nice heavy brick of a book, too, full of strangeness and colors, not unlike the back of your high school notebook.
Jesse Wiedel, who studied in San Francisco at the Art Institute, has an interesting outlook on life. His paintings focus on what he calls “fictionalized tableaus that are sad, coarse and degenerate.” These “streetscapes” depict street culture for what it is: weird, sad, fascinating and for some of us, alien.
Maurizio Anzeri, who is quite hard to find on the web, takes wonderful old portraits and turns them into something extraordinary. Embroidering with a multitude of colors and math-class-like shapes, Anzeri embellishes these images, creating textural works of awesomeness.
After a long day in front of a computer pushing pixels and designing stuff the last thing I want to do is stare at a treadmill ticking off the minutes. I prefer group activities like yoga, pilates, the bar method, etc. And let’s face it, at typical gym these classes consist of wannabe actors phoning in a tired, repetitive routine until they force you to stop taking their class. On the other hand buying a series of classes at a yoga studio can run you $200 or more a month… what if you get bored of down dogs several times a week?
That’s where Equinox comes in, all of their classes are included in their membership fees so you have the pick of the litter: cycling, yoga, pilates, kick boxing, bar method- you name it. And the classes are plenty challenging, the Cardio Burn class had me running to grab a eucalyptus infused cold towel to keep from passing out. There’s so much to choose from, it leaves no time for boredom. And when you consider how much variety you have, the membership fee is a bargain. Curious? Take advantage of the 3 day trial membership and work up the need for a cold towel yourself.