Brandon Joseph Baker Info

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Street and graffiti art is an art form I have mixed feelings about. In recent years there has been a huge surge in popularity and attention to this medium, especially in my home of San Francisco. I respect the work Upper Playground has done to unify, brand and market street artist's work and the mural work 1 AM has done in The Tenderloin on Golden Gate is a beautiful addition to the blighted neighborhood. I think the amount of Juxtapose-esque cartoon graffiti artists and toys borders ad nauseum in the art world. When I first saw's post on Polish Street Art I had my doubts about seeing anything new. I was amazed when I saw the work of Blejzyk, who also works under the name Sainer. His street art is less like graffiti and more like using walls as large canvases for his paintings, which are also beautiful. I love his use of line, form and perspective distortion, space and color palette. Some of the posted works are done in collaboration with other artists, specifically Bezt on the mural works. For further information check out his blog or on The Behance Network.



This 7:57 short borders chaos with intricate pieces and a driving score but remains captivating in it's order and form. It's like a dreamscape of Eastern European folklore. I don't know much about this piece except from what I found on We Find Wildness blog. According to WFW this short was done during Paganelli's artist in residency in Serbia and is on display at Kunsthalle Mulhouse until January 9, 2011.

Kolo from Natacha Paganelli on Vimeo.



This video on the rebranding of W Magazine reminds me of why I began working in print years ago. The creative process behind addressing an audience in one issue is a beautiful, stressful and involved process. I miss working closely with printed mediums on a daily basis. Cheers to W and Editor in Cheif Stefano Tonchi for doing such a great job with an iconic staple in the print and fashion world. VIEW THE VIDEO HERE


My New York Diary: A Film-Book by Julie Doucet and Michel Gondry

A long time fan of illustration and film, especially the work of Michel Gondry, this book and DVD are very exciting for me. This book is a collaboration between illustrator Julie Doucet and and Michel Gondry. In 2008, Gondry asked Doucet to make a film together. The book is about that process and inserts Doucet and her drawings into one narrative and an 18 minute film. It is available for purchase on Picturebox and according to the post I saw this at originally Gondry will be signing copies in LA on November 11. It's almost worth a trip south to LA.