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Template is an exciting exhibition coming up at The Frontroom in Cambridge.

Designers Jack Featherstone and Max Parsons will be taking over The Frontroom gallery to present their second collaborative show, ‘Template’ – A site-specific work informed by the space and dimensions of the gallery.

TEMPLATE
Private View: Fri 16th Mar 7-10pm
18th Mar – 20th Apr

Madame Peripetie is a Polish photographer based in Germany. I believe her name translates as Mrs. Unexpected and unexpected is certainly the feeling you get when looking at her beautiful images.

She explores the boundaries between fashion, sculpture and the human body, experimenting with various fabrics and patterns; whilst infusing high-fashion elements with abstract and conceptual ideas, creating an eccentric escapade of color and texture. In her work she is focusing mainly on the interaction between body, language and new media. Her inspirations include surrealism, dadaism as well as the new wave era of the 80s, British post punk scene and the avantgarde theater of Robert Wilson.

The images shown here are taken from a set titled ‘Dream sequence’.

Tamas Dezso is a documentary fine art photographer working on long-term projects focusing on
 the margins of society in Hungary, Romania and in other parts of Eastern Europe. His photographs
 have been published in TIME, The New York Times, National Geographic, GEO, Le Monde Magazine, 
Ojo de Pez, Polka Magazine and many others. Check out his latest work here. More of Tamas’s past work can still be viewed on his old website.

Craig Redman and Karl Maier live on opposite sides of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They specialize in illustration, installation, typography, as well as character, editorial and pattern design. Craig recently contributed the above image of Woody Allen for the Little White Lies exhibition LWL70, which until recently, showed at Kemistry Gallery.

Bianca Chang is a freelance designer and part-time paper artist.

Inspired by the subtlety of tone on tone signage and the shadow-play of 3 dimensional letterforms Chang recreates this effect with paper which she describes as “a material so beautifully tactile and simple yet often mindlessly discarded”.

The time invested in each piece gives a sense of permanence to the material. The works are created by hand-plotting and multiple sheets of 80gsm 100% post consumer waste recycled paper – minimizing the impact of paper consumption and consciously transforming a typically disposable medium into a long term piece of art.

Impressive.

Check out her work and blog.

I don’t know that much about Eric White to be honest, I came upon his work whilst browsing around a while back. I saw an interview with him on Fecal Face. Lovely, detailed and often surreal work, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

I’ve admired Maureen Gubia’s work for a few years now, it just seems to resonate with me. I happened across this new piece whilst skimming through the recent uploads via my flickr page. It seems Maureen is accepting commissions for personal portraits made with corel painter x software, A4 sized, 300 ppi for the bargain price of $60 USD. Quality. Treat yourself.

Will Cotton is a New York based painter known for his surreal candy landscapes. His paintings explore themes of temptation, gluttony and indulgence. Only one word to describe them. Saccharine.

Next show:
TOUS CANNIBALES AT LA MAISON ROUGE
February 12th – May 15th 2011 Paris, France

Please note some images may be deemed NSFW.

Nick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture.

His portraits use a combination of obsolete media formats, making a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity. Using old disks as a canvas, these artefacts are combined to create photo-fits and identities that may draw connections to the personal information that is then forever locked down underneath the paint.

Above: NEXT GENERATION
2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood / 90cm x 110cm / Signed 1 off original

Next Show:
SELFRIDGES SOLO SHOW AND CHARITY AUCTION
Technology Hall, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Tuesday 3rd May 2011

Françoise Nielly is an artist that hails from the South of France, a region which inspires her work. “I have vivid images of colors, of brightness. Yellow, sunshine, blue, heat, cicadas, pin smell, light… all of that classical imagery of South France is very alive as an experience inside of me. Maybe it is what led me to the use of fluorescent colors in my paintings.” I for one love that it did. Check out her body of work here.

I don’t know much about Fredrik Åkum, but I like his style. Website here, flickr here.

I was in my local newsagent last week where I picked up a copy of the British Journal of photography and came across the work of Photographer Todd McLellan. Todd doesn’t have his own studio, but does have 24/7 access to two large downtown Toronto studios which are free to use as he likes. One of his recent projects is to painstakingly deconstruct everyday objects, lay them out in military precision and shoot them. He’s also shot some pretty awesome motorbikes.

Eight:48′s fourth issue, ‘The Future Issue’, focuses on new design companies and illustration collectives that have sprung up over the last two – three years. These studios include Six, Always with Honor, Design Studio, Steven Bonner and many more. The issue features a forward from Mike Radcliffe, of Represent, containing advice for designers in 2011, as well as articles on promoting yourself when you leave college, the perils of working from home and viewpoints on the future of design from 11 young, creative outfits.

Issue Price: £6 (including p&p to UK)
Pages: 40pp
Format: Tabloid Newspaper
Print: Four Colour
Buy here.

Today is the ‘official’ launch of Bibliothèque Editions from London based design consultancy Bibliothèque. The Editions shop was ‘soft launched’ last week to all the people who had registered interest last year when it was announced on their website, following a revamp. It features limited numbers of art prints, posters and brochures the team have designed over the years. My pre-order arrived on my desk today like clockwork, packaged with the same due care and attention you see in their work.

Go on, treat yourself.

The Johnny Cash Project is a unique communal work, a living portrait of the Man in Black. Through their interactive website, participants may digitally draw their own portrait of Johnny Cash over a selection of randomly generated frames which are then integrated into a collective whole. As people all over the world contribute, the project continues to evolve and grow, one frame at a time. The results so far are superb, there’s a real mood and edge to the combined monotone stills that connects with Cash’s track Ain’t No Grave which deals heavily with themes of mortality, resurrection, and everlasting life.

Coralie Bickford-Smith is a senior cover designer at Penguin Books, where she has created several series designs. Recently these designs by Bickford-Smith for the F. Scott Fitzgerald series were released under the Penquin Classics label (The Great Gadsby, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). They are beautiful. Definitely putting them on my Christmas list.

Yum Yum are Beth Algieri and Jonny Plummer, two directors / designers with a common passion for creating new and exciting things. They are working hard to get their toy designs available for you to own. Fingers crossed this will happen soon as I want them all!

Matthew Hawkins creates enchanting and seductive images which reach out from the page and beckon you deeper and deeper into his imaginary world. Pirates, mysterious creatures, travelers and exotic women inhabit luscious landscapes constructed
from an unexpected combination of studies, doodles and sketches.

Check out his beautiful work.

Directed by Tim Richardson, ’6 Breaths’ is a two part film installation for the world premiere of Sydney Dance Company choreographer Rafael Bonachela’s latest work. A combination of 3D scanning and animation, the films are described as an expression of breath in three dimensions. The narrative within the films follows the thematic cycle of life within Bonachela’s choreography. From beginning: first breath, to end: last breath and rebirth.

A series of stunning colour stills were produced to work along side the video footage as part of the print campaign and can be viewed here.

Via New Industry Arts

License to Inspire is CIA’s (The Central Illustration Agency’s) book debut.

A collection of work from some of the world’s most inspiring illustrators and the story of the agency that represents them.

License To Inspire is described as an eclectic mix of stunning artwork and fascinating interviews from the world’s most talented illustrators and industry innovators. An invaluable resource for art buyers and other professionals within the creative industries. With inclusions from a diverse range of artists from Jonas Bergstrand to Sir Peter Blake, the book is packed with beautiful images and thought-provoking words.

“Illustration has been arguably the liveliest art form of this decade, and CIA have been right in the centre of it. This Book paints a brilliant and lively portrait of the world, the art and the business of contemporary illustration.” Marc Valli, Elephant magazine & Magma.

You can purchase a copy of it here.

Published by Pirum Press

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