Monday, June 29, 2009

Andrew Holder

Andrew Holder is an illustrator based out of Pasadena, CA. He creates depth amidst flat geometric shapes while playing with color and patterns to provide textural interest. He started at Roxy and has worked with National Geographic, Good Magazine, Monocle, Arkitip, and shows with Giant Robot and various California galleries.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff McFetridge is a Canadian artist based in Los Angeles, California. He exhibits his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is an all round visual auteur. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. His work graces magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics, and advertising.

Understatement is central to the impact of his work, inviting participation. It gets through the filters by offering the viewer an opportunity to play with a puzzle for a moment, a puzzle that doesn't have one simple answer. His work is full of hands and teeth, objects and animals, hands and heads.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ROLLOUT Custom Wallpaper

ROLLOUT, established in 2005, is a creative studio that designs and digitally prints custom wallpapers by the square foot. They recruit community-based artists and designers. Illustration, photography, graphic design, and industrial design provide the inspiration; the walls provide the medium. ROLLOUT was born out of the need for graphic expression in the interior design industry. Instead of adhering to slick minimalist style, their designs embrace texture, color, and the idea that more is more.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beach and Pool 2008/09 Design Competition

The Design Institution has just published their Beach&Pool 2008/09 design competition results. Inbal Austern's 3rd place Solo project is pictured above, "a lightweight, adjustable shading device that easily folds into a soft compact case". Davide Scomparin's 1st place portable RiVIT beach mat includes solar panels for recharging small electronic devices. Trevor Wong's 2nd place Square Hut, a mobile shelter for temporary living on the beach.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jack Siegel

Jack Siegel has contributed to Nylon magazine and photographed the Urban Outfitters look book and is known for his talented and candid photographs of his absurdly good-looking and often famous friends. Siegel's cult blog The Skull Set documents his daily life, showcasing his fresh and laidback photographic style which effortlessly engages both the subject and the viewer.