James Hopkins ‘Love Seat’.

Visit James Hopkins’ website to see more of his work.

GIMME SOME, an exhibition featuring the work by Jonas Torvestig is opening Thursday, September 29, 2011 at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles.

When Peter Bjorn And John approached Jonas Torvestig about doing their cover for the 2011 album Gimme Some,  they had certain requests, such as sticking to objects of three, as all of their prior covers. And some thumbs up…

The fast paced tempo of Gimme Some became the true inspiration of doing a design that had attitude like punk and garage rock but also communicated the direct feeling of pop music. From this the morbid three thumb hand, colored in a pop arty palette was born.

About the time of release of Gimme Some there was need of singles artwork. With an icon-like symbol for the album, it felt natural to use the hand as a template and alter it to brand certain song titles. Second Chance was the first, then came Dig A Little Deeper. From there PBJ and Jonas were curious to see how all the titles could look so Jonas set up to design nine more hands. Now, with a total of 12 hands, individually silk screened on several layers of acrylic, the artworks will travel with Peter Bjorn And John to some unique tour locations.

Visit Jonas Torvestig’s website to see more of his work and visit Peter Bjorn and John’s blog to learn more about their upcoming shows.

Star Wars Artwork

21 Sep
2011

More than 100 well-known and promising artists were invited to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration. Star Wars: Visions collected these inspiring artworks which is a true breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that is Star Wars.

Here are some of the artworks from the Star Wars Visions book.

Luke’s Lesson – Jacob Pfeiffer

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Linotype: The Film” is a documentary about Ottmar Mergenthaler’s Linotype typecasting machine, which at the time was the desktop publishing system of 1886, and the people who own and love these machines today. Here is the trailer…

Sneak peak at a few excerpts from their interview footage…

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A Painter’s Ode to Autumn

By Lorette C. Luzajic

All around me, collective sighs sound a sad farewell to summer. But the second that the inferno-tinged air turns crisp under the sunlight, I come alive.

Photo by Daniel Medalie

I love everything about fall, from September’s grandiose Vogue extravaganza issue, to the crackle of tumbled leaves underfoot, to the jumbled colours of the harvest. The tapestry of autumn is a rich and seductive fuel for creativity. It is a time for dark denim and  teal scarves and a swipe of matte burgundy lipstick; for long walks with my camera through the cemetery or woods. It is the time to take a few watercolours, ochre and sienna, to head to the deserted beaches.

Rusty Alchemy – Lorette C. Luzajic

Summer is sexy, but autumn’s sensuality runs deeper. My senses are wide open and wild. Beauty is everywhere. From the sleek shiny chestnut brown of men’s footwear to the heft of a thick orange leather handbag to the heady aroma of roasting coffee in a busy, dizzy café, fall’s smells and textures are charming and unhurried.  Fall is velvety in a shared Chianti; it is a scarlet moon and the slippery mouthfeel of eggplant; it is crunchy Empire and Spartan apples, and spooky masquerade, and the bluest skies of all the seasons.

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When one thinks of roadkill, they often think of a poor animal lying on it’s side, off to the side of the road, stiff with rigor mortis as it is driven by in the flash of an eye. As the passerby scrunches up their eyes squeamishly, they care not to think of it any longer.  One does not think of it as a symbol of artistic creation, however artist and painter Cara DeAngelis will change your mind.

We had the pleasure of chatting with Cara and learn how our relationship with wild life is quite disconnected and what it represents to us, both in the past and in the present, which she articulates through her paintings.

Laid Table with Roadkill

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Learn all about the invention of the boxed breakfast cereal in this infographic.

The first instance of cereal was created in 1863…

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