About a year ago I wrote about the disgustingly brilliant talent of Superkitch and Koralie.
These two amazing illustrators/painters/street artists from Paris employ a variety of mixed media to produce fantastical wall murals that push the boundaries of our imagination.
Thankfully the duo have produced another wall painting for our eyes to feast on.
The amount of time, planning and the detail that go into these works are on another scale and the finished product is simply stunning.
So do yourself a favour and start your week the right way with some visual goodness.
Its a good week to be in London right now. If you are you would be wise to check out new solo work by Sickboy.
It will be rad!
Rewatched Funny Face lastnight, the 1957 classic starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. This academy award nominated film is definately as they sing ” Marvellous”…
Filmed on location in NYC and Paris, this gem begins with beautifully designed credits styled the way only 50’s film could and then pans to stunning colour blocked frames.
In the first scene we meet the fabulous ‘Maggie Prescott’, the Editor of Quality magazine. In these beginnings scenes you see where the influence comes from for more recent fashion films like Devil wears Prada and the documentary, September Issue.
Maggie Prescott has the vision and goes by the mantra, “If it comes into your home, it must contribute.”
Fred Astaire plays Dick Avery, man about town and head fashion photographer for Quality magazine.
The film premise is as followed…
Dick decides they need to find a “Bohemian” book store in Greenwich Village and photographer, Editor and assistants cab it to the bookshop that Jo Stockton (Audrey) just happens to be working at. No permit planning requested or needed, they start shooting the next fashion shoot in the book shop.
Some bursting into song and dance later and they arrive in Paris.
To cut a long post short, you can all imagine what happens next, and if you can’t imagine then I really would recommend a viewing of this special film. The way its been shot is beautiful and some scenes are so ahead of its time. Also, they showcases some stunning threads by Givenchy.
Some of my favorite scenes.
Thought I’d post some of the great identity work by Martin Stousland that I stumbled across this morning.
The ident is for a PR company that goes by the name of Trigger Oslo ( i know! how cool is that name!).
Trigger Olso focus their talents on engaging communication and Martin Stousland certainly certainly gave them that in spades. Below are a few of his designs and I have to say, I love every last drop of them.
Martin Stousland expertly uses colour and design to create a visual conversation that invites and even draws you in to provide Trigger Oslo with definitive individuality in an otherwise saturated industry.
Want more Stousland. You’ll find some here and here.
It’s great finding new dining places, and even better when the attention to detail extends to the lavatory. Dined at Brix this week and had an lovely evening, great food, service and interior but stand out was definitely the intriguing wallpaper in the bathrooms.
After a little research on the interweb, found the Glaswegian Design Studio Timorous Beasties, responsible for this great wallpaper scape. You initially look at it and see rich burgundy tones and think ‘arrrgh isn’t that pretty and so 1800’s Frenchy’, but upon closer examination you see urban scenes of kids on lowriders, people drinking and dancing, a gun being held over someone and overall visually shocking imagery.
Timorous Beasties are a design studio based in Glasgow, made up of Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons who met in the 90’s after studying Textile Design together at Glasgow School of Art.
When I have a free wall in my house to cover with something visually exciting, I will be choosing this London Toile wallpaper, in green, for me thanks.