With CDs, VHSs and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarder’s paradise. However, its quirky owner, known as ‘The Birdman‘, knows exactly where everything is. Amidst the Starbucks and Subways popping up on every corner of the East Village, Rainbow Music maintains its mom and pop feel, and is a hidden gem to its patrons. Due to the weak economy, online music sales and pirating, and the changing neighborhood, this charismatic curmudgeon is struggling to sell what he has in his store. Despite these challenges, The Birdman carries on to his own tune.
A documentary by Jessie Auritt.
“We pop over to Planet Seven as two of its inhabitants’ are having a little catch up. What exciting adventures have they been up to? What fascinating plans do they have for the weekend?… it all gets a bit much for one of them.”
This is the seventh animation from the ongoing illustration project ‘Illustrated Aliens‘. A new alien illustration is uploaded every day, building up to a monthly illustration of their planet. This planet was created during July 2013 by Andy Martin.
Der französische Künstler Sebastien Feraut, oder auch NIARk1, war schon häufiger zu Gast auf diesem Blog, da ich seine Arbeiten sehr schätze. Nun hat der aus Paris stammende Künstler seine Behance-Galerie geupdated und neue Bilder aus den vergangenen Wochen online gestellt.
Material 1 (2011) :: Work on Movement directed by As Human Pattern.
When young dad, Joe, discovers he’s dying, drifter Charlie is given a unique opportunity to turn his life around. A story of family, identity and starting again.
Director: Nick White • Writer: Matthew James Wilkinson • DP: Eric Maddison.
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Natalie Press, Bijan Daneshmand.
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NATHAN OTA: IKIRU is a full overview of Ota’s work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. Ota has gained a following over the last twenty years for his prolific work in a variety of expressions and media. The surrealist world he creates is one of streaked green skies, off-color hues and dripping paint a world reliant on recurring figures such as a blind bird in a striped dunce hat, a gelatinous robot lost in the woods, and an egg sprouting up protruding tree branches. Dark and engaging, this is a world of struggle that continues to clash and commune within each new painting.
Nathan Ota combines his early influences of vintage comic books, punk rock fliers and his graffiti-obsessed high school years with formal training at the Art Center College of Design to create technically adept pieces with a pop culture aesthetic reminiscent of Tim Burton. Ota is a member of the Society of Illustrators and has created illustrations for the Los Angeles Times, Communication Arts, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Weekly, LA CityBeat, Writers Guild of America, and Capital Records.
Accompanied with text from author, publisher and childhood friend, Chiwan Choi.
☇ Available @ ZERO+ Publishing // Urban Contemporary Books.
|Hardcover :: Cloth with paper jacket • 12 x 9.5″ (30.48 x 24.1cm) • 144 pages • 135 color plates • Edition of 1,000 • Release date: August 2013 • Designed by Fontana Studios • $50.00.
• ISBN 978-1-937222-20-8 //