Monday, 23 May 2011

Pens & Paper

Nike Dunks on the Road - Anon
BACKGROUND: Founded by Christopher Gray in 2009, TOY is a collective of European designers, artists and illustrators who among other things were recently featured as One's to Watch in Creative Review magazine. Working as both a creative agency and an artist management service, Toy's global client base includes Sony, Macy's, Hilton Hotels, Nike and Busch Gardens (courtesy of Art&Sole)...

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

'Rafael Farias' Upping The Anti - Shoe Strings Round 2

Background: Farias is one third of the 'BUMF' Collective, an ongoing online exhibition that involves the creations of work following rules set by the collective. The 'TYPELACE' typeface was created in 2009 as a response to a very specific brief set by 'BUMF': to create a typeface using a single found object. Two years later it is getting its first airing as part of 'THE 3D TYPE BOOK'. 
(Courtesy of Art&Sole)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A must see and do! - Round 3

INTRO: Blackstar (feat. Talib Kweli & Mos Def) is a tantalizing bill of Hip Hop royalty accredited with shaping the now acclaimed underground alternative rap scene of the early 1990's. Part of the Native Tongues Posse and rising from the thinking artist's anti violence brand of 'conscious rap with a soul vibe', these two are undoubtedly on anybodies roll call of hip hop's finest and most intelligent team talents. These universally respected artists share the stage to take us on a journey through hit after hit that are lyrically and musically still streets ahead of anything out there today. The songs are as relevant now as they were back in the day, and this show (like all their shows) promises to deliver a timely reminder of Hip Hop's ability to show the possibility of a better world.

Now for the fact and figures. Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli reunite in the UK for the first time since 1999 at the Hammersmith Apollo this Tuesday the 10th of May. As ever if you needed any more reasons not to miss out then here they are...