Modus Vivendi is derived from Latin for the way of living and Sonitus means sound. With the three words together, my translation goes, “The way of living through sound.” I recently displayed my work for a show called Constellation which was put on by some great friends of mine, Jim Sheppard and Liz Simpson. For this show, I decided to showcase my live band photography for the first time. I carefully selected the works that had an overarching mood and similar elements which created complimenting compositions for me to work with. Each selected work was crafted and finalized in post-production using image layering and element elimination in order to create meloncholic-minimalist pieces. One of my main goals for this project was to capture the essence of each artist in the most endearing and obscure way.
View the rest of the series here.
Incredible wallpaper designs by Mark Weaver. You may remember him from previous posts here on JetstreamProjector.
I recently found out about Jimmy Turrell’s work through Jon’s on ISO50. His collage style is beautifully orchestrated by use of photography and illustration. Jimmy’s style is very unique and if you stop by his website you will most likely find yourself looking at everything he has created.
Check out his portfolio here.
The surrealism present in these fascinating works by Matt Wisniewski is unprecedented. I recently found out about him through Shelby White’s awesome post on the Wanken blog. Matt is a Brooklyn based web developer with a incredible talent for manipulating photos into collage gems. I would absolutely love to get my hands on prints of the top two pieces. Matt’s style is reminiscent of the another inspiration of mine Mark Weaver, who I have posted on before, but very unique in its own respect. I would love to collaborate with him in the future! What do you say Matt?
Check out more of his work here.
I am often intrigued by design shown in its simplest, pure form. Typography is no exception. Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting by Carolina de Bartolo with Erik Spiekermann is a recently published book set to inspire and instruct designers in typesetting. The book is a visual collection of examples that allows designers to learn by looking and is casebound with ultra-thin bookboard, complete with yellow edges. This is indeed a coffee table book any designer should consider.
Explorations in Typography is published by 101 Editions and is available for purchase on explorationsintypography.com, an interactive website that allows users to explore setting type. Options in the toolbox include changing size, leading, alignment, and switching between mock or real text.
Launch 2011 is fast approaching. This premier event will entail displays of art, graphic design, photography, and major emphasis on fashion. This year’s music headliner is Neon Indian, a psychedelic synth-pop artist whose sound has been compared to a cross between New Order and a saw wave cutting a Doobie Brothers song in half. Currently touring with Sleigh Bells, they’ve also played the late night stages of Kimmell and Fallon, and received high praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone, just to name a few.
Launch Festival is an invigorating audio and visual experience you won’t want to miss. This third annual festival will be on July 23rd at The Greens Hotel in Sacramento. For more information visit 5432Launch.com or to buy tickets online visit Ticketleap.com.
Vhcle is a lifestyle culture magazine based in San Francisco. This quarterly digital publication focuses on global notes, design, culture and fashion. Vhcle takes a collaborative approach to their content, working with writers, illustrators and photographers internationally.
We are a niche culture magazine where both the written content and design equally matter. It will appeal to the astute minds of today, as well as to those that are aesthetically aware, and will speak into society’s varying lifestyles with perspectives that are beyond the normal intellect.
Vhcle’s Issue 6 features an interview with Frances Chung, Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet and a photobook featuring illustrations of Blanca Gomez and photography of Phoebe Dahl and Matthew Tischler.
Find out more about Vhcle here.
I have always been fascinated by the distorted light forms that are sometimes created as I turn off my TV. I never really thought about what caused this or why it was so intriguing. Aisleone recently did a post from an artist by the name of Stephan Tillmans who did some experimental photography with this exact subject. The series is called Luminant Point Arrays. There is quite the nostalgia as I spent time looking at each composition.
The Luminant Point Arrays open a dialogue between the relationship of abstraction and concretion in photography. The images show cathode-ray-tube televisions being switched off. The television picture breaks down and creates a structure of light. The breakdown of the television picture describes the breakdown of external reference. The product is self-referential, concrete photography.
Check out more from there series here.
Abstract motion visuals designed by Russian company Andrey Muratov. The music complements the stop motion quiet well and the washed out colors set the appropriate mood for the video.
Via Design Collector.
Designed by Karl Oskar Blase, visually the design is really working for me: vertical typography, strong imagery of the child, and the silhouettes of industrial-like buildings framing the image with subtle overlap. The accent magenta is quite nice as well.
Via DavidMcFarlin’s Photostream.