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DAVID JAMES | Creative Director to Applaud, Everything That Matters Retrospective

AnOther Magazine launched a digital retrospective covering the last ten years of Creative Director David James work. I wasn't familiar with all the work but instantly recognized many of the images. I'm truly inspired by a CD of this caliber. The celebrity names are impressive both subjects and photographers, however having 10 years of a truly diverse and creative collection of work under your name is something to strive for. Cheers to David James work. Do yourself a favor and flip through the slideshow on
Thanks to It's Nice That for a heads up.



I love everything about this video (surprisingly even The Queens Of The Stone Age) and my recent discovery of boneface,


SARAH MAYCOCK | Illustrations, Bio Video

Sarah Maycock is an English illustrator whose ink works I just stumbled across. I have a penchant for videos of artists in their spaces, where you see just a little insight to the artist in the subtle gestures in an interview or the way they organize their flat files. Check out this video from her agency Handsome Frank and more of her work here,

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CY KUCKENBAKER | Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color: San Diego Study #3

Cy Kuckenbaker's video captures San Diego's mid day traffic in color. The work speaks for itself upon viewing. Note no post color corrections were done, the cars were just reordered.

Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color: San Diego Study #3 from Cy Kuckenbaker on Vimeo.

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A long time fan of all things .gif, I had to share this. I thought these could be expanded and checked out the artist, Romain Laurent's, site for more. The work I found there was a compelling challenge on what your eye casual interprets.
The images here are a great refresher on why I fell in love with .gifs in the first place. I've pursued ideas similar to this and plan on doing more in the upcoming months. Thanks for the reminder to stay creative!! 

For more from this great artist, Romain Laurent, visit this site.

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ANIMATION | Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself Animation Show

I found this via while home sick today. A long time fan of Gilliam's work it's amazing to see him in his element speaking very directly about his animations. I love those hands and jolting motions.



I stumbled across this on one of my favorite art blogs, I intended to share it first with a local San Francisco artist I am working on doing a tbd group show with, Gina Tiechert, and thought it fitting to share here too. Some of the work featured here embraces collages and mixes figure painting effortlessly, which I love, while others show a strong sense of composition in printmaking. Overall a strong body of work from Polish artist Hadas Patryk.

Paths To Land | Carla Andre

Sometimes we are so focused on the destination we forget to enjoy the road. I have been guilty of this big time during this whole marathon of life, literally and figuratively. These photographs remind me of my own travels training and on photo shoots for work, except she's done a beautiful job of capturing and displaying the moments, I just watched as they pass by. For more of Carla Andre's work visit this link.


WHITE WALLS GALLERY | 10 Year Anniversay Show, New Discoveries

Last night was the 10th anniversary show at White Walls Gallery and the first show I've seen in their new space, which is awesome. The show was packed as per usual and the art was as strong and well curated, also as per usual. I'd seen some of the artists before; Herakut, Ferris Plock and Shepard Fairey but was really blown away by these three that I'd never seen before.

HELEN BAYLY. She is a San Francisco based artist who studied at SFAI. Her illustrations kept me standing in a crowd of chattering girls and stoned gangsters for much longer than I usually would have been able to stand. Absolutely beautiful line work. She draws like Leonardo da Vinci gave her a couple private lessons on how to properly capture Michelangelo's sculptures. This was the highlight of my night and I hope to see more of her work in the future. Check out more of her work here.
AUGUSTINE KOFIE. I was struck by the use of black in the highly precise layers of lines. I'm usually drawn to the use of black in a piece but these were so subtle it took a while for me to really decipher what I found so compelling about this Los Angeles based artists work. The attention to detail, precise and exact line work with hints to architectural plans blend beautifully in his pieces at the show. My words don't do his work the justice they deserve, for more of his work visit his site
 FAITH 47. I love when ink or paint runs across a surface. I use it in my own art and appreciate when another artist does it better than I can. Faith 47, a South African artist has perfected this technique of adding texture with the paint running across a canvas or wall. The pieces at the White Walls show don't use this technique as much as some of the mural work I've seen but it's still beautiful and well superbly executed. Explore more of her work on her site,



A little late for cutting edge relevance, this came out in 2010, but I really liked it. I started looking up a little more for this post and decided it really is irrelevant. Just watch the video. It's great.


Aakash Nihalini | Photography

Ever a fan of adding illustrations to photographs (honestly stemming from a complete infatuation with both Jessica Rabbit and Holli Would as a boy), I really love this work by Aakash Nihalini.
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A long time fan of Talking Heads and an even bigger fan of the mystique of David Byrne seeing this posting on was a real inspiration. I still want to meet Byrne randomly in an elevator someday.

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I fell down the interwebs well of discovery today from a post on Upper Playground (love this shop) to This Is Colossal (a wonderful art blog) to an animator named Kevin B Parry (I'm going back to soak up the rest of his work asap) and his work for Kallie Matson (see below and download the music). Follow the links for yourself but first watch this video. There's an explanation on Upper Playground about how the animated sequences are done if you're interested. I personally think it's much more fun to appreciate the work than to figure out how it's done.