BP oil does art
In his art, Anthony Burrill used an unlikely medium: not oil on canvas, but just oil from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill. Burrill collected all that gunk for use in his limited-edition silkscreen prints, which are on sale for charity. All benefits from his sales will go to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
LA state of mind
I have just realized now that “LA state of mind” is the second solo album from my favorite artist Melanie Brown, famously known as Spice Girl Mel B. Brown. How nice! Check this image and note how amazing is the Burger King reflection. If you know you are flying to LA to go out dinner with Kobe. And this ad is the first thing you see at the airport. It’s kind of ironic. ...
The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History
Do you remember The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac? For sure you do! With foreword by Gilbert Arenas (when Gilbert Arenas was still the man). Well, Free Darko is coming out with a new book and a new set of prints. And they all look phenomenal. The latest publication is titled The Undisputed Guide To Basketball History! How can you go wrong with a title like that? From the...
If you are wandering who designed the nice, dark and saturated poster for “The Social Network”, here the answer: Neil Kellerhouse Low contrast, dark feeling, vignetting, over-saturation. This is Neil. And I personally really like his work. Check it out. Also, Sasha Grey for Steven Soderbergh in “The Girlfriend Experience” Did you know that Sasha Grey is...
The geometry of pasta
This is not your traditional cookbook. It is a marvelous designed minimal book, that explains almost every type of pasta available, with basic shapes and black and white colors. Let’s say that even for me, being Italian, I was surprised by a couple of names. The Italian tradition of pasta is so vast that names not common in the region where you grew up, might sound new or unfamiliar. I am...
Bicycle Film Festival
Keep an eye on the Bicycle Film Festival! Coming to a city near you! Here the beautiful trailer by the Italian Art Director, Marco Mucig: And here the teaser for “To live and ride in LA”:
Late post about some gorgeous illustrations by Charis Tsevis. Dynamic, fast and powerful lines. Unique colors. A visul tribute to Balla, Sironi and Duchamp and the theories of Nino Di Salvatore, Bruno Munari and Rudolf Arnheim. And to basketball!