High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country chronicling underreported news and social issue stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution.
Directed by Ryan Hope, Skin is a dark, stylish examination of tattoo culture as high art, and a film that tests the boundaries of art and the human body.
Featuring contributions from Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Raymond Pettibon, the film is a beautiful visual essay from the frontiers of contemporary British art.
Skin was made in association with Garage Magazine to mark the launch issue, and was made possible by the generosity of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, and W Hotels.
Full documentary here: http://vimeo.com/33031556
This is the first page in a series dedicated to the ‘The End’ title screen. To show the evolution in their designs I decided to dedicate one single page to a studio.
More pages will follow (at the end of next month/year).
Unlike other studios Warner Bros. managed to maintain consistency in their designs. Their logo, which hasn’t changed much since the early 1930s, is present in every design they’ve done.
The images displayed here are from movies made from 1924 (Beau Brummel) to 1967 (Cool hand Luke and Wait until dark). Earlier films – Warner Bros. made their first film in 1918 – are either lost or not yet available on dvd.
“I’ve seen a lot of movies over the years, and to prove I’ve sat through at least the first ten minutes of them I started making screenshots of the titles. Then my computer crashed and I almost lost them all. To save them for future generations I created this little website.”
Every day the fashion world seems to be getting one step closer to a truly successful digitally based campaign
That day might finally have arrived. The latest Prada menswear campaign is grounded by a nine minute film from established Chinese artist Yang Fudong. The video debuted this week on Prada’s site and the New York Times online, with the view to follow with a print campaign - featuring stills from the film - in February.
While a short film may be nothing out of the ordinary, we reflect on the Audrey Tautou and Chanel campaign of last year and realise that the reason Prada’s latest effort is so stunning is its lack of blatant product placement. The film, set in old world Shanghai quite literally intertwines the collection with traditional Chinese costumes. The reference also nods to the expanding luxury market, both digitally and in particular in China. The film oozes whimsy and beauty and takes viewers on a journey deep into the Miuccia’s psyche when dreaming up the collection.
Sit back and take it in… and designers - take note.
Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists, and music fans world-wide. Directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.