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Jory Brigham Design

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Artist collective the Cana Family profiles one of our favorite California furniture designers

Based in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA, Jory Brigham designs and manufactures handcrafted furniture with a focus on timeless aesthetics and sustainable materials. From his Googie-inspired Retro collection to Zen-like seating that merges materials, Brigham's work has the design world salivating. In this beautifully rendered video from the Cana Family, we learn about Brigham's family roots in......read more

Rap Quotes

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Street artist Jay Shells pays tribute to places mentioned in rap lyrics

New York street artist Jay Shells channels his love of hip hop with "Rap Quotes," in which he combines site-specific rap lyrics with homemade signage. The results are gathered in this clip produced by Animal NY. For the ongoing project, Shells creates official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. Shells went all city and posted over......read more

15,000 Volts

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Artist Melanie Hoff uses power to make electric patterns on plywood

In what she calls "high voltage wood erosion," NYC artist Melanie Hoff uses electrical currents to create seemingly supernatural patterns in pieces of plywood. Hoff, a 23-year-old sculpture major at Pratt Institute, documented her electrified art experiments in "15,000 Volts," a short video that shows the process in stunning time-lapse. Made as part of her senior thesis project, the clip was shot......read more

Kingdom Crumbs, "Evoking Spirits"

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Amazing animated vid by Israeli artist Ori Toor

​In the lead up to the release of their self-titled debut album, Seattle hip-hop outfit Kingdom Crumbs  used Kickstarter to raise some funds to make the album a full on multimedia experience for its listeners. As part of the Kickstarter drive, the crew tapped Tel Aviv-based animator/illustrator Ori Toor to make this trippy video to go along with "Evoking Spirits," the opening track from......read more

Handmade Portraits: The Bone Carver

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Etsy profiles Inupiat hunter Sylvester Arak, who balances a subsistence lifestyle with artistic pursuits

The latest entry in Etsy's Handmade Portraits series profiles Sylvester Ayek, an Iñupiat hunter and carver who grew up on King Island, 40 miles off of the Alaskan coast. There, he learned the traditional Iñupiat ways of subsistence hunting and carving ivory and wood. Today, he continues to sell his artwork to (sylvesterayek.etsy.com) to supplement his subsistence lifestyle,......read more

A Ghost Train, "Chemin Vert"

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Artist Giacomo Miceli animates panoramic images from Google Street View

With his video for A Ghost Train's "Chemin Vert," Italian artist Giacomo Miceli takes us on a mind-warping journey spanning four seasons and five continents. Using only images pulled from Google Street View, Miceli spliced them together through a process known as stereographic mapping. The results just made our pupils spiral. In his words: Chemin Vert is the result of a slow process of......read more

Light

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An artistic depiction of energy waste

"Light" is a beautifully realized from short film from David Parker that comments on our pervasive tendency to waste energy resources. In the video, animated light pours from signs and street lamps, offering a poetic metaphor on the way we squander energy without much thought. Shot over a couple nights in Los Angeles, Parker trained his camera on the city’s vacant......read more

Takagi Masakatsu, "Girls"

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Stunning multimedia work from Japanese artist

The word "multimedia" gets thrown around a lot when describing art that combines more than one mode of creation. It's also usually a good way to make us not care about the art being described. Takagi Masakatsu is an exception to the rule. The Kyoto-based musician/painter shoots everyday banal scenes then slows then down and smears them with digital colors and scores them with delicate,......read more

Eat LACMA: The Food Pyramid

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Artist collective Didier Hess designs and builds a food pyramid/fish taco farm on the LACMA campus.

In this Eat LACMA episode, we hang out with art collective Didier Hess, the founders of LA-based design group Materials & Applications. The architects and designers by training β€” and uncategorizable visionaries in practice β€” designed and built a totally eco-friendly hydroponic tilapia farm (complete with a water pump powered by solar panels) on the LACMA grounds. Dubbed by the museum and......read more

The Moondoggies "Empress of the North"

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Animation by Seattle artist Drew Christie.

The Moondoggies didn't have to look far to find someone suitable to make a video for their latest single, "Empress of the North." Fellow Seattleite Drew Christie's masterfully-crafted, old-timey animation suits the Moondoggies' rootsy Americana sound perfectly. For more Christie, check out his blog Democracy for the Cartoons. The Moondoggies new record, Tidelands, is out......read more

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