Date Archives July 2013

“Nightingale,” a New Song by Grey Reverend

photo by Doug Seymour

Photo by Doug Seymour

LD Brown has been around for a minute. The Brooklyn acoustic guitarist/songwriter drew attention with his affiliation with the Cinematic Orchestra and his fantastic vocal work on Bonobo’s “First Fires.” Known for his mellow, eccentric, inspired picking, he opened the former and put out his first record, Of the Days, in 2011.

Recording under the name Grey Reverend, his stripped down style simmers in our summer of sangria and spf30. With a new record due out September 2nd and an EP coming out July 29th, it’s a great time for a single. And maybe a song that hits the summer time from a different angle.

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‘Stay’ – A Series of Tranquil Photographs by Ákos Major

Akos Major - Stay

Akos Major - Stay

I’m really impressed by the photography of Ákos Major. Inspired by the likes of Michael Kenna, Elger Esser and Josef Hoflehner, the Hungarian photographer has a real talent for capturing stillness and tranquility in urban landscapes. His latest series of images – ‘Stay’ – were taken earlier this year in Hungary, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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Imaginative Food Styling by Andrea Bricco

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I’m all about playing with your food, specifically when its for photographic purposes. Los Angeles-based food and lifestyle photographer Andrea Bricco has a family history steeped in food. And though her work is more serious (and seriously beautiful) in nature, her food styling projects are another story. With a client list that includes everyone from GQ and Los Angeles magazine to chef conglomerates like Wolfgang Puck, her unusual work stands out in the saturated field of lifestyle photography.

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The Surreal 3D World of Maiko Gubler

About Making Architecture illustration by Maiko Gubler

The work of Maiko Gubler is awesome. I know that sounds like a cliche word to use in a serious post about a serious artist, but if awesome is about being in awe of something that is inspiring, terrific, and extraordinary, then that’s what Gubler’s artwork is to me. Based in Berlin, Gubler is both a visual artist and an art director who sculpts textural pieces using virtual 3D technology. The results are counfounding.

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Hyper-real, Minimalist Food Photography by Bobby Doherty

Bobby Doherty

Bobby Doherty

Brooklyn-based Photographer Bobby Doherty makes powerfully stylized images out of ordinary, familiar objects. His distinctive approach to photography creates images that are almost hyperreal: photos that look like paintings of photos. This makes sense as his studio photography work involves some level of digital manipulation and a tendency toward turning objects into patterns and textures through arrangement and composition.

Bobby Doherty

There’s a wonderful graphic sensibility throughout these images that is rooted in bright, flat colors and an emphasis on the material, tactile quality of their subjects. Even his more casual-looking shots have a restrained and detached sense about them. He manages to make a pile of garbage look as engaging as an arrangement of donuts. I love the way his images bring beauty to the mundane. Check out more of his work here.

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Bobby Doherty

Bobby Doherty

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The spazzed out illustrations of Jiro Bevis

Jiro Bevis

Jiro Bevis is a London based illustrator who’s work caught my eye in the craziest way possible. There’s a lot of influences shining through – old video games, pop art, 70’s hippie illustrations. But when you spin it all together you get pieces that are both great looking which are also just downright funny.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Jiro you should check out his interview over The Selby, plus you can click on the jump below to see more great pieces of his work.

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“Full Circle” by Half Moon Run

Half Moon Run

Been listening to this track from Half Moon Run for a few weeks now, it’s a pretty solid summer jam. If you’re unfamiliar with HMR they’re a young Canadian trio with a dozen or songs under their belt but a whole lot of potential. They’re currently on tour in Europe and I’d recommend checking them out if you can.

A Persistent System: A New Video Showcasing Vitsœ’s Timeless Design

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“Living better, with less, that lasts longer.” These are the words of Mark Adams used to reiterate the ethos of Vitsœ, the enduring design company of which he is managing director. We continue to applaud—and desperately covet—the classic designs envisioned by industrial designer Dieter Rams which inspired the conception of the company founded by Niels Vitsœ and Otto Zapf. Not only are they representative of good design (as in the tenets of his design principles which cite that products be innovative, useful, unobtrusive, and long-lasting), they continue to be of use to us in the 21st century.

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Sean Pecknold delivers some good advice in ‘Like A Lunatic’

Like A Lunatic by Sean Pecknold

Inspired by a bowl of cereal and the ’99 classic Wear Sunscreen, Like A Lunatic is a delightful little video packed with great nuggets of advice and fantastic narration. Created by TFIB favorite Sean Pecknold, it was made over a weekend with the help of Alina Hardin and Matt Daniels and combines a number of playful animations. There’s little else I can add other then to tell you to check out the video and try your best to follow the advice, who knows, it might just help you!

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