Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Refait from Pied La Biche on Vimeo.

“Refait” is a remake of the football WorldCup match between France and Germany (Seville, Spain, 1982). Shot by Pied La Biche in Villeurbanne (France), every aspect of the fifteen last minutes of the match was carefully reconstructed : players, positions, gestures, intensity, drama etc. It consists in shifting the traditional game area into the urban environment. Each sequence takes place in one or several locations and then the city temporarily becomes the lab for unsual experiments.

The soundtrack is made up of the original commentaries mixed with interviews of the audience recorded during the shooting.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Logan Hicks

Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screenprinter, Logan's work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.

Stenciling started as a substitution for screenprinting, but quickly morphed into Logan's medium of choice. "A perfect union was conceived by spraypainting stencils - the subjects: the dirty and gritty nature of the spraypaint thoroughly depicted the decay of the city while the muted shine of metallic paint mirrored the faint glimmer of hope and life within it. It is this symbiotic relationship with the city that fuels the work."

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Paul Alexander Thornton

Paul Alexander Thornton is an artist and pattern designer based in London. Everything he does starts out as hand drawn work. He has a love affair with ballpoint pens and has an eclectic style that ranges from intricate photo-realistic pen drawings to psychadelic drawings that make your eyes hurt. Above he shows us how its done.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Tatton Park Biennial - Framing Identity

Jimmy Durham

Annika Eriksson

Ryan Gander

Jem Finer

Helen Marten

Helen Maurer

Kate MccGwire

David Burrows & Simon O'Sullivan

From May to September 2010, Tatton Park stages its second Biennial of contemporary art, a laboratory for creative experiment and exchange, with new works commissioned for the Deer Park, Mansion and Formal Gardens.

Twenty-one artists are contributing to the life of the Biennial, with commissions considering ideas about what links people to place, notions of history and place-making and collective visions for the future.

Tatton Park is a listed site, owned by the National Trust and managed by Cheshire East Council.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Thomas Hoeffgen

The above said it all really. Thomas Hoeffgen is a Brooklyn based German photographer whose clients include Maybelline, Escada, Laurel, Adidas, Microsoft, BMW, Swatch, Audi, Red Bull and Camel.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Todd Lamb - Notes from Chris

Todd Lamb is a New York City-based writer and director. In 2008, he began sticking humorous signs around NYC, signed only by a man named Chris. This “Notes From Chris” project gained media attention and became popular both online and around the city. Imitators of the signs began to spring up overseas, as far off as Australia.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Tom Hull

These images are from a series by London born photographer Tom Hull called 'Sprung'. With this study of emerging nature in the urban environment Hull became a merit winner in the Projects category in the AOP Assistants Awards.