Thursday, April 29, 2010

AGIdeas in review and We Buy Your Kids

WE BUY YOUR KIDS - RISO PRINT (ABOVE)

MICHEL BOUVET - Theatrical Poster (BELOW)

I've been sitting in Hamer Hall in Melbourne the last three days listening to some amazing (and not-so-amazing) speakers, delivering their thoughts on design and it's place in our society.
I've come away from it inspired to keep doing what I do (not that I was going to stop) and more enlightened having discovered artists such as Theo Jansen and Michel Bouvet (amazing poster artist from France - his work is pictured above).
Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney who make up We Buy Your Kids also spoke, they are represented by the same agency as me. They had some signed RISO prints for sale at the Magnation store that was set up for the event, at $30 a pop I couldn't not buy one. There were four to choose from and I scored the one pictured at the top of this post. I love that it's black and evil and a little bit Neckface. It's gone on the pile of prints waiting to be framed, a work in progress - I'm adding to this collection whenever I see something amazing that won't let me part with it. The most recent aquisitions prior to todays are some Amy Dover's and Marylin Neuhart's. It's going to be the most kick ass wall of images.... I can't wait till it comes together xxx

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

THEO JANSEN

Theo Jansen from Lorenzo Mendoza on Vimeo.


I attended Day 2 of the AGIdeas Design Conference today. It's been slightly dissapointing as it feels much more student focused than industry focused, but there's been some real highlights. So far, a talk this morning by Theo Jansen WOW'd me like I haven't been WOW'd in a while. This humble genius shared his knowledge and passion for his kinetic sculptures with us, the audience in the palm of his hand. As he spoke about his philosophies and methodologies behind his marriage of Art and Engineering, I felt as if I was in the presence of someone truly great. I've no doubt this guy will be in the history books in centuries time for these innovations. I'd recommend the clip I've posted, and also getting to see him if ever you get the chance.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Salazar Skate Film

Wizard Smoke from Salazar on Vimeo.



I love this new skate video by SALAZAR.... the coloured powder leaves such gorgeous ghostly trails

xxx

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just Group update and a new mini show!


I thought I'd post one of my recent tee's that I did for work... the brief was a cute sketchy tee for Valentines Day. It's sold well and is kindly modeled by Dave.

I also have a new mini show up at the moment, at the divine store Page 8 in Mornington's Main Street. I am often in their store perusing their amazing children's books and designer wares. Very happy to be involved with the Page 8 crew!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mini Leopard



In totally unrelated design news, I am ridiculously excited about the newest addition to my home... a Bengal kitten! I'm definitely one of those crazy cat ladies on the inside, so this is rocking my world. I have met this little darling (who doesn't yet have a name) but she is too little to come home yet, she arrives on the 15th of May. I haven't got a photo of her yet so for now I'm posting some pictures of other Bengals - yep, they have leopard spots!