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Mexico 68 Revisited

Posted by Scott

With the London 2012 games (along with their controversial branding) in full swing I thought I’d revisit one of my favorite — Olympic or otherwise — branding campaigns ever: that which was created for the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Graphic Ambient has some beautiful images of the work in the real world, some of which I’d never seen before. I definitely have to say that I prefer Otl Aicher’s work for the 72 Munich games; but this has it’s own thing going on and after all it did come first! Related reading: Design Magazine #237 Via Graphic Ambient

Japanese Sci-Fi Art

Posted by Jakub











Dug thru a few sites to make this Japanese Sci-Fi poster collection bigger, anyone else a sucker for airbrush? seems like it took great concentration and a steady hand that doesn’t offer an eraser really. There’s something really romantic about most of these. I can really respect an artist that can create a terrain off the top of his head.

Lynsey Addario

Posted by Navis









If you think you’re having a rough start to the week, flip through the portfolio of photojournalist Lynsey Addario. The images Addario captures may not inspire you directly per se but, at least you’re not one of the victims in some of her photos. What she is doing is completely mind blowing to me. As a photographer, I live to capture moments as intense and raw as these but at what cost? It looks that Addario really puts her life on the line to capture images and stories that she can share with the rest of the world. Here’s a snippet of who Lynsey Addario is taken from her website’s bio:

Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist based in New Delhi, India, where she photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine.

Lynsey began photographing professionally in 1996-with no professional photographic training or studies-and started photographing conflict and humanitarian issues. In 2000, she traveled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the Taliban. She has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, and Congo, and shoots features across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Addario’s work is NSFW. I selected images that would compliment this blog’s style. But be warned, there is a lot of gruesome photos. I honestly can’t put her work into words. It’s an experience that made my heart drop, eyes widen with jaw on the floor.

View the rest of Lynsey Addario’s work at her website.

Tired Of The Mouse

One of the reasons I enjoy creating on my iPhone, is it takes me out of my usual process. The image above I created with Fuzel It’s similar to Grid Lens but lets you make your own slices that you can load up with images. The lines are the slices I made and then I added a tringle to each slice. (I added the clouds with Blender). This is all fairly simple to do in Photoshop with masks but not nearly as simple to manipulate. Being able to tap points and change their size as I’m moving them around feels much more “organic”. I find the results are less forced and there seems to be a more natural progression of the design. I recently switched from a mouse to a tablet which I find much more natural, but you really cant beat direct contact with the screen. Posted by: Seth Hardie Instagram: @hallwood

Tycho + Album Leaf Tour Announced

Posted by Scott


Really excited to announce that The Album Leaf will be joining us for the upcoming Tycho Fall Tour. Been a big fan for a long time so it will be an honor to share the stage with them. Full details here, hope to see you soon!

Tycho /w The Album Leaf

9.02 PHOENIX. AZ
9.03 TUCSON. AZ
9.04 EL PASO. TX
9.06 DALLAS. TX
9.07 AUSTIN. TX
9.08 HOUSTON. TX
9.09 NEW ORLEANS. LA
9.11 MEMPHIS. TN
9.12 OXFORD. MS
9.13 NASHVILLE. TN
9.14 ATLANTA. GA
9.15 ATHENS. GA
9.17 CHARLOTTE. NC
9.18 ASHEVILLE. NC
9.19 CARRBORO. NC
9.20 CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA
9.21 WASHINGTON. DC
9.22 PHILADELPHIA. PA
9.26 BOULDER. CO

Spektrum Berlin In San Francisco

Posted by Jon M

Blog favorite Matthias Heiderich is having his first solo exhibition in the US:

Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to announce the opening of Spektrum Berlin, Matthias Heiderich on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Featuring the work of German-based photographer Matthias Heiderich, in his first solo exhibition in the United States, Spektrum Berlin challenges visions and stereotypes of Germany, in particular East Berlin, through colorful eye-popping urban architectural photography.
Viewed together or individually, each of Heiderich’s images transform the banality and universality of buildings into a mosaic of geometrical shapes, reconstructing the world we live in into an abstract canvas of lines, patterns, angular compositions, and vibrant colors. Saturated to the limits of reality, Heiderich’s prints, emerging directly from a 1980s color palette and influenced by 1950s and 1960s color photography and polaroid images, look at an industrial past with a present freshness and optimism for the future.
Self-taught, Heiderich doesn’t often play by the “rules”, however the influence of German photographic tradition is apparent in Heiderich’s work. Invested in the same rigor and pragmatism as Bernd Bechers, Heiderich creates systematic photographic typologies of industrial buildings and structures, emphasizing how each building is a product of human mind and skill. Following his natural instinct for composition, in series after series Heiderich experiments, searches for individuality, and cultivates a unique style and sensibility.


Spektrum Berlin, Matthias Heiderich opens on Thursday, July 19 and runs through September 13, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 20th from 6pm–9pm.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 11am-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Location:
973 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA, 94110

For more information visit www.gallerycarteblanche.com or call 415.821.1055

Onuinu: Happy Home Video

Posted by Jakub




If you were able to catch the latest Tycho tour you probably have noticed the great support Onuinu at the shows. His latest official video for his single “Happy Home” has a very human touch to it, the song is almost impossible to not fall in love with, I promise it will become a mixtape favorite for the real indie music junkies.

Ride+HolyOther+TheField+HeatheredPearls

Posted by Jakub



Portishead remixing Ride? if you’re 30 or older you’re probably rushing to press the play button or cursing the computer of why there isn’t a link to the vinyl.

Now this has to be the best Holy Other song i’ve heard, I thought the best was already made, surprisingly diverse by splitting the song into 2 portion, it could almost be 2 song, I personally love the denser first half. I have to give him credit he is taking ownership this vocal style.

New one from The Field via the great guys at Adult Swim Singles Series, this one is a bit different it breaks down into a more direct kick in the second part thats a bit more it your face, really impressed as always with what he chooses to loop.

Here’s a new one from me, I wanted a lot of audio decay like a microphone in a pouch giving it this illusion of a hidden sparkle beneath erosion, as always the motions of the melody are highly influenced by shoreline views and their movements.