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Peter Strain is an AOI Award winning Illustrator working and living in Belfast. His work tackles social, political and cultural issues with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour. Above is one of his many original film poster tributes in this case for Prometheus and is great example of how powerful a simple black and white illustration can be. Please also enjoy his full catalogue of illustrative work at http://www.peterstrain.co.uk/

Peter Strain is an AOI Award winning Illustrator working and living in Belfast. His work tackles social, political and cultural issues with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour. Above is one of his many original film poster tributes in this case for Prometheus and is great example of how powerful a simple black and white illustration can be. Please also enjoy his full catalogue of illustrative work at http://www.peterstrain.co.uk/

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#Peter Strain  #AOI Award  #Illustrator  #humour  #imagery  #bold  #political  #cultural  #illustrative  #Prometheus 
Prior to opening the new Apple Store in Barcelona, Spain is already attracting lots of attention.
Apple have been influenced by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and instead of the usual black plywood walls that go up around an under-construction Apple Store. They have chosen to favour a style echoes his work. Even the Apple logo has been given a Trencadis mosaic-like makeover, according to MacRumors.
We really like the way that Apple has cleverly used iOS iconography in the storefront mosaics - something Spanish website iPordelante takes pains to point out in a series of images of striking images.
The new Apple Store’s location in Barcelona is located on Passeig de Gràcia, close to two of Gaudi’s most famous buildings: Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.

Prior to opening the new Apple Store in Barcelona, Spain is already attracting lots of attention.

Apple have been influenced by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and instead of the usual black plywood walls that go up around an under-construction Apple Store. They have chosen to favour a style echoes his work. Even the Apple logo has been given a Trencadis mosaic-like makeover, according to MacRumors.

We really like the way that Apple has cleverly used iOS iconography in the storefront mosaics - something Spanish website iPordelante takes pains to point out in a series of images of striking images.

The new Apple Store’s location in Barcelona is located on Passeig de Gràcia, close to two of Gaudi’s most famous buildings: Casa Batlló and Casa Milà.

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#barcelona  #Apple  #Store  #Spain  #Espania  #Catalan  #architect  #Antoni  #Gaudi  #Barcelona  #Passeig de Gràcia  #Casa Milà  #Casa Batlló 

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The xx’s Angels promo has elements of the music video for Massive Attacks Teardrop using bubbles and liquid to a fluid techniocolor. The track is their first release from
their new album Coexist which will be released by the Young Turks label in early September 2012.

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#Angels  #Coexist  #Jamie XX  #The XX  #Young  #Turks  #September  #2012 

The Bravest Man In The Universe

The legendary soul musician Bobby Womack, who’s been recording since the 60s (and has more recently appeared on the Gorillaz track Stylo), has launched his new album accompanied by an interactive music video that takes you on a journey through the universe.

The title track of his latest album, The Bravest Man in The Universe, teams Womack with digital production agency B-Reel and Google. Together they have created an interactive music video for mobile phones and tablet devices. You can try it out for yourself here. The video features a lone space traveller returning to Earth and has plenty of opportunities to interact with planets and asteroids along the way.

The video itself employs some rather nice animation, and although the interactive element is perhaps a little superficial, it’s enjoyable nonetheless, with the opportunity to create black holes, merge planets and explode asteroids.

Other musicians have also started to use the iPad as a format for their releases, with electronic musician Forss creating his Ecclesia album as an interactive iPad app; Simian Mobile Disco releasing a pattern-themed app for their Unpatterns album; and Bjork’s Biophilia app.

Please check out the teaser trailer at http://youtu.be/626CEirW5to to and try the app at http://www.bravestman.com/desktop/

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Giacomo Favilla’s Anonymous

American photographer Jock Sturges once quipped that ‘We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off.’

Another subject which is described in such terms is the environment. Italian photographer Giacomo Favilla has blended these two concerns for his forthcoming show at London’s Book Club, Anonymous.

Favilla’s interest in environment was been sparked by his recent move from a remote village by the sea to middle of polluted Milan. His exhibition looks at how people choose to ‘blind’ themselves to how we’re playing a part in pollution.

The artist has created a series of photographic portraits featuring each subject sporting a rather fetching pair of unusual glasses. These were created in collaboration with designer Rossella Bessi from objects we’d usually treat as rubbish – old food, elastic bands, fuses and other debris.

Anonymous runs from 12 July – 10 September at The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, The City, London EC2A 4RH

(Source: wearetbc.com)

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#Giacomo  #Favilla  #Anonymous  #Jock  #Sturges  #Book Club  #London  #Milan  #Italy  #Rossella  #Bessi  #July  #September  #Leonard 

The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962’s Dr No to this year’s Skyfall, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world’s most influential and iconic movie brand.

In collaboration with EON Productions and with unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007 will be a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.

It will explore the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.

Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for Bond and his notorious adversaries by special effects experts John Stears and Chris Corbould, along with artwork for sets and storyboards by production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, and costume designs by Bumble Dawson, Donfeld, Julie Harris, Lindy Hemming, Ronald Patterson, Emma Porteous, and Jany Temime.

On display too will be lavish screen finery by Hollywood costume designers and major fashion names including Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Douglas Hayward, Rifat Ozbek, Jenny Packham, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Sinclair, Philip Treacy, Emanuel Ungaro and Donatella Versace.

Designing 007 will transform the Barbican, taking the audience on a journey - a ‘making of’ and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.

The exhibition is designed by Ab Rogers and curated by the Barbican, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Martini Bar

Whether you like your drink shaken or stirred, you can enjoy a selection of Bond-style cocktails at the Martini Bar and experience the 007 lifestyle for real.

Mon–Fri: 5pm–8pm (Thu until 10pm)
Sat–Sun: 12pm–8pm

(Source: barbican.org.uk)

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#Skyfall  #Dr No  #007  #James  #Bond  #exhibition  #design  #John Stears  #Chris Corbould  #Syd Cain  #Giorgio Armani  #Brioni  #Roberto Cavalli  #Tom Ford  #Hubert de Givenchy  #Frida Giannini  #Gucci  #Douglas Hayward  #Rifat Ozbek  #Jenny Packham  #Miuccia Prada  #Oscar de la Renta  #Philip Treacy  #Emanuel Ungaro  #Donatella Versace  #Versace 

Simian Mobile Disco: Cerulean

Simian Mobile Disco’s video for ‘Cerulean’ which is taken from the album ‘Unpatterns,’ uses old skool graphics and retro tactics. The video was designed, directed and animated by Jack Featherstone and Will Samuel. The simple geometric patterns make perfect sense with the hypnotic track, whilst the videos simple execution of primary colours proves that you can always go back to basics to make an impact. If abstract CGI mixed with hypnotic UK tech-house is your thing is will be right up your street.

www.simianmobiledisco.co.uk

(Source: vimeo.com)

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#CGI  #Geometric  #House  #Jack Featherstone  #Perfect  #Sense  #Tech  #Will Samuel  #hypnotic  #Simian Mobile Disco  #Simian  #Mobile  #Cerulean  #Disco