Wild Love was originally made for Scope Miami, last December. Since then the wizard printers at Harwood King and Pam have developed the image into this fine art giclee with silkscreen glosses. The detail of the print picks out every warp, weft and stitch in the vintage flag. Wild Love, names after the song by The Doors, is a limited edition of only 50, torn to the edge and looks as close to an original flag as can be. This new edition is printed on Somerset Velvet 330gsm 100% cotton rag paper.
Giclee with screen print glosses
Edition of 50
Paper Size 640 mm x 715 mm
Image Size 640 mm x 715 mm
Hand deckled edge
Printed by master fine art print-makers Harwood King.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
AVAILABLE HERE with free international delivery for a limited period.
IDOL MAGAZINE Issue 8 ” The Love Issue ” _ Trust Me
Models KIM JEONGWOO @ Elite, MIKAELLA E @ Métropolitan
MENLOOK TRIBUNE Spring Summer 15 Issue _ Cover Editorial
Model SEBASTIEN ANDRIEU @ SUCCESS
ODALISQUE MAGAZINE _ MASHA MA FW15-16 Behind The Scene
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Find more amazing work on www.elodiechapuis.com
For the uninitiated, the launch of a highly-anticipated video game can be, in many ways, similar to a movie premiere. Parties are thrown, members of the press are called over, and in some cases, murals are painted.
This was the case when Ubisoft launched “Far Cry 4” in November of last year, and the game developer, showing a great interest in street art, not just commissioned artists to create two murals inspired by the game for its launch, but also threw a street art gallery event to allow fans to interact with the independent artists who created the in-game murals. The street art gallery event gave attendees the chance to experience the game firsthand, as well as watch artists create three in-game murals and win prizes.
Ubisoft also commissioned artists David Loran, Nick Sweetman, Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack, and Jeff Blackburn to create two large murals inspired by the game, and according to The Canadian Press, while the artists braved the cold weather to pull off the project, it also helped them get a feel for the game. ““Far Cry 4,” due out Nov. 18, is set in the fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat. And the artists must have felt they were right there on the weekend, braving chilly two-degree conditions while creating their art in a downtown Toronto parking lot,” writes Neil Davidson.
“Far Cry 4” received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics when it was released, as it follows the current trend of video games now incorporating more than one genre into their gameplay. Similar to how Spin Genie has incorporated action-adventure elements into the slot genre, “Far Cry 4” created an open-world adventure that allowed gamers to experience a new, vastly interactive world every time they entered the game. In the game, players are able to encounter various wildlife from the Himalayan landscape, as well as explore villages and settlements to immerse themselves in the culture of the fictional country the game takes place in. These served largely as the inspiration for the mural.
David Loran has had experience creating murals of all sizes, both indoors and outdoors. The elephant mural he created for Ubisoft took him 6-8 hours, as he rendered it digitally before starting work with his spray-paint cans. “The difficult part was doing this dust powder effect, kinda like in the game,” Loran says of the experience. “Apparently, in “Far Cry 4”, a lot of the characters turn into powder, and it’s like a whole new thing, like a look that their game has.”
The rest of the mural took much faster to complete because it had multiple artists working on it at once. Shalak Attack has posted a video of the creation of the mural:
(Pics courtesy of The Artist)
“You can practically smell the cigarettes and the booze wafting up from a Brad Elterman photograph. Even his recent photos look like they’re from the wild, coked-up ’70s in which he made his mark as a teenage rock ‘n roll photographer who partied with Joan Jett, rolled with The Ramones and occasionally bluffed his way into exclusive Hawaii sail boat shoots with Peter Frampton.
On Wednesday, April 23, Milk Gallery will bring the party to 450 West 15th street with Dog Dance, a collection of Brad’s iconic work that effortlessly captures the gritty glamour of the late ’70s and early ’80s that’s so often imitated today. Brad was friends with everyone who was anyone and those he wasn’t close with, he’d find them at a party and shoot them anyway. Those were the days when rock stars didn’t care about public relations or crafting a brand. When Brad was around, Steve Jones would grab his crotch in an LA apartment building pool shortly after the break up of the Sex Pistols, and Bob Dylan would show off his new friend, some nobody actor named Robert DeNiro.
We didn’t all get to live through the ’70s, but from April 23 through May 18, we can get the next best thing from the man who lived and captured it all.” (Milk Made)
Photography by Brad Elterman
New Mural from Nelio x MART in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Pics by The Artist
The four Blah posters were posted over existing advertising from Scientology Church and Catholic Church.
After a few years modelling, native French photographer Elodie Chapuis reshaped her fashion career from posing in front of the camera to shooting behind it. Currently based in Paris, Elodie splits her time between her two main passions – music and photography . When not contributing to international fashion magazines and designer portfolios, she is shooting live music festival performances and off stage portraits, capturing an intimate collection of images from bands like The Temper Trap, Phoenix and The XX. We caught up with Elodie to learn more about what drives her passion.
DISCOSALT: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your photographic background?
ELODIE CHAPUIS: I am native from the French Alps and I grew up in the suburbs of Paris. These are my roots. I don’t refer to any others particular photographic background because I’m self-taught. However, the study of the surrealist movement was a real revelation to me, particularly through the works of André Gide et Jean Cocteau. All of it still influence me today.
D: How did you make the career shift from fashion model to getting behind the camera? And at what point did you realize that photography is what you wanted to do as a career?
EC: The transition happened quite naturally. I was already evolving in the field of fashion for a while both as model and artistic consultant.
I think the photography at first daunted me, although it clearly seems that it would be through the image that I would get the better expression of myself.
It was just a matter of time. I had to feel the moment was right. I started out taking some test shots for models agency, and I had the chance to be spotted out by brands who ask me to realize their look book & campaign visuals. This spontaneous confidence pushes me to plunge and start it as a career.
D: What is the most important skill for a photographer to have?
EC: Imagination and in a way the ability to share it with a wider audience.
D: What camera and lenses do you typically use? How much equipment do you typically bring to a photo-shoot?
EC: I mainly use my canon 5 D mark II, and regarding lenses, I am quite faithful to prime lenses such as 85 & 135mm. For equipment, it depends..when it is a commissioned work, I bring slightly more equipment. When I do personal work and reporting, I love to feel free, so I am very minimalistic and this is a good thing as I love natural light.
D: What makes a great photograph?
EC: A photograph that provides you a true emotion, even if it last only for a very short time.
D: You capture such incredible images in Black and White. Are you drawn to Black and White over color for an any particular reason?
EC: Thanks. It’s really all very spontaneous. It’s my imagination that tells me color or black & white. For the stage, my eyes very often turn it in black and white as there are too many colors that parasitize the image. In this case, I found in “black and white” some rigour that is important to me.
D: What are some of the challenges of working in Fashion?
EC: In fact, whatever field in which you works, the most beautiful challenge for a photographer will be with himself, I mean to be driven by passion as long as possible.
D: What are some of the challenges working within the music scene?
EC: You don’t plan and prepare the set, you make it yours ! you try create a kind of instantaneous magic with unpredictable elements . I’d say the music scene photography, requires a lot of physical endurance and ability to concentrate. Two abilities that are all equally important sum in fashion!
D: How did [STAGE ME OUT] begin?
EC: Feet in the mud! For my first music festival I chose the Roskilde festival in Denmark and I was not disappointed! The experience was so rewarding. First, it led me to other festivals, and then to meet the opportunity to share this personal work through exhibitions.
D: What projects are you working on now? Any upcoming projects in New York City?
EC: Various ones right now, I usually follow the flow of things as each day brings new project in some way, and I keep them multiple because I don’t want to lock me up in particular a field.
New York City? I will love to ..people often generate projects, who knows? Perhaps you’ll see me there pretty soon!
Open to pedestrians for the first time, the Park Avenue Tunnel running from 33rd Street to 40th Street will be accessible to pedestrians from the 33rd Street entrance during Summer Streets between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm on August 3, 10 and 17.
An interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, “Voice Tunnel” will transform the 1,400 foot long Tunnel with 300 theatrical spotlights that produce glimmering arches of light along the tunnel’s walls and ceiling. Participants will be able to influence the intensity of each light by speaking into a special intercom at the tunnel’s center that records their voice and loops it. Louder speech increases the lights’ brightness proportionally, creating a Morse-like code of flashes throughout the tunnel. The individual voices can be heard as pedestrians walk through the tunnel, on 150 loudspeakers, one beside each light arch and synchronized with it.
At any given time, the tunnel is illuminated by the voices of the past 90 participants. As new participants speak into the intercom, older recordings get pushed away by one position down the array of light fixtures until they leave the tunnel, so that the content of the piece is constantly changing.
It is remarkable that after only seven years of exhibiting his work to the public, Baker has achieved worldwide recognition. In 2010 with the backing of Magnarella he had a sell-out show in New York and received a similarly avid reception in London the following year. In 2012 he was chosen to participate in the V&A exhibition Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion in collaboration with acclaimed British designer Sir Paul Smith. His forthcoming and much-anticipated exhibition in Los Angeles will cement Baker’s growing reputation as one of the most dynamic British artists of his generation.
WHO: Charming Baker
WHAT: Lie Down I Think I Love You -British artist Charming Baker is to stage his largest ever solo exhibition at Milk Studios, Los Angeles beginning tomorrow, March 22, 2013. Entitled Lie Down I Think I Love You, it will showcase new work exploring the unpredictable nature of love. It will comprise of 20 paintings as well as prints and sculptures. Baker will also unveil a sculptural installation depicting an oversized plastic toy passenger plane. Never having produced a work on such a scale before, this will mark a new phase in the artist’s oeuvre.
WHERE: Milk Studios | 855 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038
WHEN: Friday March 22 – 24, 2013
Mario Martinez (aka MARS-1) paints from a penetrating perspective of great depth. Viewers are drawn into his imaginative compositions, overflowing with colorful geometric and organic shapes, layered to form unique patterns and textures.
The artist signature style of vast, abstracted, quasi-extraterrestrial looking landscapes feature imagery of surreal distortions, contained within spherically convex transparent bubbles. Skillfully combining optical color blending with perspective line work, his painting techniques result in very three-dimensional forms, which echo the anatomy of architecture, and microcosmic structures of biology.
These 3-D qualities transcend into his sculptural work, as well. Mars-1’s distinctly individual aesthetic is not easily compared to the vision of his contemporaries or artists from past movements. His constantly evolving process continues to expand with each new series of work, seemingly beyond the reaches of even his own awareness.
Themes explored range from very scientific to more esoteric phenomena. From theoretical physics, metamorphosis and collective consciousness, to ufology and examining possibilities of otherworldly principles, the relative link between physical and life sciences are applied throughout. Transitional energies, natural multiplicity, helixes and spontaneous biological occurrences all come together, forming imagery with hypotheses beyond the scope of modern technology.
Adam Hill is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Musician based in Cape Town, South Africa. He juggles his Nights & Days between his two passions — music and design. Here is a selection of new poster designs from the past year. More posters can be found by browsing via the Poster tag.
Portland, Oregon’s past glows on with vintage neon signs.
Firewall , an interactive installation by Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available on the project’s blog. Watch below:
1. Mowgli Omari – At only 20 years old, this Art University student in South East London, has already showcased his complex works at an international solo show in Zurich. His works combine simple geometric shapes with retro images to create very complex, futuristic looking optical illusions.
2. Matt Wisniewski – A web developer and collage artist based in Brooklyn, NY, Matt creates digital art collages that incorporate both the beauty of the human form and the beauty of nature.
3. Benjamin Evans – A photographer based in Brisbane, Australia who creates collages…sometimes, for his girlfriend.
4. Julien Pacaud -A french illustrator, currently living in Le Mans, France, who before becoming an illustrator, studied film-making, was an astrophysician, an international snooker player, a hypnotist and an esperanto teacher. He creates surreal sci-fi collages with a narrative atmosphere that are truly unique.
5. Ben Giles – Another young artist from the UK, at just 19, Ben has worked with various styles.
6. Laura Redburn – A 25-year-old collage (and mixed media) artist currently living in Cardiff, Wales. Color, animals, nature, old films, science fiction, dreams and vivid imagination inspire her. She likes to create snapshots from dreams and other worlds in her work, leaving the viewer to reflect upon their own dreams, imagination and experiences to gather their own meaning from the illustrations.
7. Marco Migani– Known as Inserirefloppino, Italian visual artist Marco Migani was born in Rimini, in 1983. He is also a musician who plays in 3 different bands, besides running an independent record label together with his friends.
8.Jeffrey Meyer – Born in Indiana, currently in the Pacific Northwest, Jeff has created a huge body of work who marries actual illustration and collage.
9.Esh Šehanović – Esh creates mash-up’s of f things found in his environment- virtual or real.
10. Erika Lawlor Schmidt – Born in Lake Forest, Illinois in 1956, Erika Lawlor Schmidt has forged a career as a visual and performing artist whose work is deeply shaped by investigations into Eastern philosophy and Indian mysticism. Her prints and collages draw on a range of influences but still recall one of the founding principles of Surrealism.
“City Silhouettes”, photos by Jasper James. Over the past decade Jasper has lived and worked in New York, London and Beijing, covering assignments around the globe for some of the worlds leading magazines, design and advertising clients.
9’07 minute time-lapse process recording of a pencil on paper drawing that measures 3,55 x 7,5 meters. The drawing “Slitscanner” was exhibited in 2011 at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum during the exhibition “Snapshots from Slumberland”. The drawing was later acquired by ARoS for their private collection.
Collages by Mowgli Omari.
Jimmy Turrel – Serpico
Little White Lies and colette have teamed up to celebrate this year’s Cannes Film Festival with a selection of iconic film posters re-imagined by contemporary illustrators.
Von – A Clockwork Orange
“Luminosity in the Dark Rift”, paintings by Doze Green. The show appears in Jonathan Levine Gallery.