Friday, February 25, 2011
Has Vincent van Gogh risen from the dead? Not quite.
James Birkbeck is one of those people who loves to transform himself. Using theatrical make-up, he decided to finally take on the one historical figure he felt like he always resembled the most, Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
Why? "From what I have read about Van Gogh, his personality was similar to mine (except I'm trying to make myself into more of a positive person these days)," he tells us. "So I decided it would be interesting to make myself look even more like him by making myself look like one of his paintings. I actually look more like Vincent's brother Theo, oddly enough."
"We had the privilege to put our touch on a local Metro PCS vendor this past week. Arma and I collaborated on this wall while Mikey took footage. The shop is located in the shopping center at the intersection of Cockrell Hill Rd. and Illinois St. in Oak Cliff. We had a lot of fun working on this one, and Players next door was bumping all the 90's Latin Hip-Hop classics while we were painting. Peace and Love."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Over the last few days, French artist JR has been making his mark throughout Los Angeles for his “Wrinkles in the City” campaign. Thanks to Jetset Graffiti, we get a greater perspective and scope of the project as they share some new imagery. This particular piece was created on the walls of the Angel City Brewery at 216 S. Alameda St. in Downtown Los Angeles.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Following several previews, Nike Basketball releases the full version of “The Black Mamba,” a short film by Robert Rodriguez starring Kobe Bryant, Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo and Kanye West. Intriguing, well-produced and indicative of the prowess in Nike’s creative direction, the film makes for another solid effort from the sportswear brand heading into NBA All-Star Weekend. Enjoy!
Friday, February 18, 2011
It might seem like the actor James Franco is everywhere these days. He is a co-host — and a nominee — at this year’s Academy Awards. He may soon appear on Broadway opposite Nicole Kidman. He’s a partner at a secret bar in Los Angeles. And his artwork — yes, he’s also an artist — is currently appearing at two Berlin galleries.
Read the review from The New York Times.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Josha Kissi of Street Etiquette was among the foreign contingency on hand at the recent Berlin Fashion Week. With strong streetwear roots that have since matured into a more refined sartorial approach, the multi-faceted Bronx native took a trip to MADE to speak at the creative space. The interview delves into the background of Street Etiquette and of course Kissi’s own perception of fashion and style.
Monday, February 14, 2011
While people speculate, argue and look to out the British artist, Banksy is the focus of another movie titled B Movie – A Film About The Art of Banksy. The movie includes many insights from fellow British personalities including artists such as Damien Hirst as well as having Banksy go extensively on the record in regards to his own outlook on street art and where he stands