This right here is just plain ol’mind boggling! Directed by lead singer Nicos Livesey and his animator/assitant director Tom Bunker for London based heavy metal band Throne, it took several heavy duty embroidery machines to create this 45 million stitch, frame-by-frame video,
Created for the bands track “Tharsis Sleeps,” the video is inspired by heavy meta band sew on patches of a bygone era.
As many readers remember, last October, cheeky-Brit and artist Banksy captured the imagination of New Yorkers by democratizing art and making New York City his gallery. His month long city-wide exhibit was fascinating because he created his pieces as the days passed. With the fuzz and po-po’s in hot pursuit, he was as elusive as ever. With his savvy use of social media, his local exhibit blew the fuck up became a global phenomenon!
Leave it up to street artist Banksy to redefine the meaning of audio tour as it pertains to art. Today he launches his month long art show entitled “Better Out Than In” on the streets of New York, complete with audio tour. Where do I rent headphones you ask? You don’t. Each piece will have an 800 number that you call from your cell to get Banksy’s take on what that specific art piece is.
Love him or hate him, Tyler The Creator has been pushing the envelope with the amount of creative endeavors he’s chosen to undertake. Whether it’s commercials, TV shows, or music, Tyler has definitely had a hand in it all. He recently dropped a 60-second teaser clip for his upcoming film, WOLF. The trailer features Tyler looking for a lighter while his goonies beat a kid up on a desolate street. Plot twist, the kid getting beat on is Tyler. Keep your eyes peeled for the film’s release date.
Legendary NYC artist Futura 2000 has globetrotted the world twice over. Though renowned, by those in the art world, for his contemporary art as much as his progressive graffiti, Lenny McGurr is still somewhat of an enigma to some fans and newcomers. The following video explores his latest trip down to Mexico to paint a mural with a local artist collective. While there he also sat down for an interview that explains a bit of his foray into things outside of the “Futura” persona, which, quite frankly, as he proclaims, “…is just as interesting as the celebrity.”
Visual artist David Choe and photographer Estevan Oriol recently joined forces on a trip to wartorn Afghanistan. Needless to say the two gentlemen, renowned for their sense of adventure and risk, made excellent use of their time travelling together. The result is featured in the latest issue of Juxtapoz magazine.
Renowned graphic designer and illustrator Adrian Johnson is preparing to showcase a series of Classic Camera prints at London’s Kemistry Gallery. The collection is based in iconic vintage cameras like the Leica, Hassleblad and Polaroid. The show runs until this Saturday, July, 27th.
Peter Han is an exceptional art instructor that teaches the art if drawing via chalk. Watch as he describes how his “dynamic sketching” is a full body workout that communicates drawing shapes in ways that traditional pencil and paper cannot.
Uptown, New York Citybased artist, Dister, would rather beg forgiveness than ask for permission. The rebel visionary was recently featured in a short for WNYC about how his “I Love My Hood” project strives to artistically boost the self esteem of his neighborhood and communities around the globe.
Graffiti and art collective The Lurkers recently took their visual exploits to Bulgaria. The once heralded Communist territory now stands as a defunct land with ores of derelict architecture. Watch as The Lurkers make the most out of some clever spots including one huge abandoned monument that once served as a decadent symbol for the thenreigning form of government. Lurkers of the world unite!