Dulk creates a fantastical world of creatures, fairy tales & landscapes
Dulk: We love the amazing creations of Spanish illustrator and street artist Antonio Segura Donat, aka Dulk, who leads us into a colourful and dreamlike universe of fantastical creatures, fairy tales and surreal landscapes. He has shown his work in England, Germany, Holland, France, Italy and Belgium, where he has recently won a major international award. Dulk’s style is an explosive combination of influences, mixed with a bizarre, burlesque and affectionate touch that makes it compact, direct and very honest. He creates characters and stories based on his own dreams and everyday events, mixing fact and fiction, with a touch of pop surrealism and is one of the leading figures of the Spanish illustration scene. Awesome stuff! 🙂
Martin Roller's strange yet amusing hybrid objects
Martin Roller: We love this selection of twisted yet intriguing hybrid objects by German artist Martin Roller, who hijacks everyday items to create fun mash-ups including some improbable and delirious compositions between a tyre and a birthday cake, a banana and laces or a shoe and various cold cuts. Shot with a polished, commercial aesthetic, the mash-ups are instantly appealing. But beyond their eye-catching qualities, the compositions speak to the malleable properties of identity. Sure, you’re a banana one day, but who says you have to be a fruit all your life? In Martin Roller’s imagination, a banana can easily become a shoe and that’s what is so great about art in general – it has the power to transform and transcend. Perhaps the most impressive part about Roller’s images, however, are the fact that they are not digitally created. In fact, Martin Roller blends each object together by hand, meaning that the objects do exist in real life and because digital technology is so pervasive and accessible, Roller challenges himself by using real-life sources to make his collages. Fantastic work! 🙂
Vivid Sydney 2015 takes over the Sydney Opera House
Vivid Sydney 2015: We love the Sydney Opera House‘s contribution to VIVID Sydney 2015 which is a global animation project by Universal Everything, collaborating with over 20 different animation studios worldwide to create a living mural on one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Embracing emerging technologies, Universal Everything’s process always starts from drawings, with techniques seen in this film akin to the early pioneers of animation including Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Walt Disney. Using these timeless techniques mean this film could have existed in 1920, albeit with a 21st century twist – bringing influences of global pop culture, modernist graphics and physics simulations into a playful exploration of this Sydney icon. Awesome work! 🙂
Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation Director: Chris Perry
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke / Freefarm
Producer: Greg Povey
On-Site Producer: Mic Gruchy – grup.tv
Coco de Mer invites us into an erotic realm; mixing wonder, danger and sex.
Coco de Mer:Under The Skin writer Walter Campbell and legendary photographer Rankin have paired up for X, a short film about sex that’s something of a sensory overload, made in partnership with underwear and sex toy brand Coco De Mer. Using a combination of found footage, seductive acting and an at times brutal soundtrack, X invites you into an otherworldly erotic realm; mixing danger, violence and sex. “The film embraces the sense of the ambient mind and what it might be inspired by, the transgression from banality into wonder”, says Campbell. “More and more I feel we enter the hinterlands of that dream state simply because the mind seeks something wilder, that unpredictable thing, the surprise moment. The film speaks about the morphing of these possibilities, and evokes Coco de Mer’s evolution of erotic thought. Coco de Mer embodies those wonderful flights of imagination that steer the mind to more extraordinary, more vital energies, and this campaign is an exciting platform for the brand to open up the erotic conversation even further.” It’s contemporary, erotic and a lil bit naughty, check it out – LOVE! For the official Coco de Mer website, click here
Squarepusher creates a virtual reality music video
Squarepusher: To mark the release of ‘Stor Eiglass’, the latest track from Squarepusher’s ‘Damogen Furies’ album, bleeding-edge artists Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), Blue Zoo and Rob Pybus have come together to create not just a standard music video, but a virtual reality (VR) promo that can be experienced via a VR headsets, mobiles, tablets and Youtube’s new 360º platform. Read more at the Warp Records website. Bring on the future – brilliant!
For the fully immersive and complete virtual reality experience: Android / Google Cardboard Version:http://smarturl.it/stor-eiglass-play IOS:http://smarturl.it/stor-eiglass-ios Desktop: Best Viewed in Chrome Browser. (use mouse or keyboard keys W/A/S/D to change perspective) or view via the YouTube app for Android (move device around to view different angles)
Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original superhero team
Fantastic Four: Just dropping overnight, Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team and centres on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. With a cast including Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell, Fantastic Four hits cinemas on 7th August 2015. Check it out – this looks awesome and is a definite must-watch!
Charlotte OC's new video 'If My House Was Burning'
Charlotte OC: TFIF and we stumbled across this awesome new track and video from Charlotte OC entitled If My House Was Burning. Charlotte O’Connor,better known by her stage name Charlotte OC, is a British singer-songwriter that the BBC classed as “tipped for success in 2014” and named as “one to watch” by Digital Spy.Charlotte OC was signed and dropped by record label Columbia in her late teens but worked her way back with her debut EP “Colour My Heart” which was released by Stranger Records, an early home of Lana Del Rey. In July 2014, she played on the BBC Introducing stage atT In The Park Festival, supporting her latest EP “Strange”, released by Harvest Records in the US and Polydor in the UK. Musically, Charlotte OC is influenced by electronic sounds (such as that heard in legendary Berlin clubs like Berghain) and as her parents surrounded her with folk and soul music, she lists Alicia Keys, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Marvin Gaye among her major influences. Charlotte OC’s new track is an intoxicating mix of emotional lyrics and heady, thick vocals. The 22 year old, Blackburn born singer has spread her wings and recorded and produced a supernatural meets broken down Hollywood track and video. There is a spooky and bewitching sound to the song that is powered along by underlying beats and earthy melodies pulsating throughout. Charlotte OC draws on an influence that through darkness there is beauty; an idea that dawned upon her and is perfectly woven throughout her work and this video perfectly compliments the track in light of this. With a definite overtone of mystical beauty, her music feels contemporary, spiritual and almost, on occasion, neon disco occultist. Love it! So check Charlotte OC’s new video out – I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Have a great weekend, everyone!