The Oscars 2015, Graphic Design
If you were awake, you must have noticed the stunning Academy Awards graphic design on the recent Oscars 2015 telecast. Henry Hobson is one of the unsung graphic designers behind those category introductions, along with the California animation studio Elastic and show co-producer Lee Lodge. The fantastic graphics were the best part of the whole show, breaking up the usual pomp and cheese with refreshingly beautiful visuals.
Junkyard Sam, An Eclectix Artist Interview
Junkyard Sam creates delightful worlds, images of frolicking, happy light-hearted creatures with carrot noses and fairy tale dreams. Occasional robots may menace or engage the viewer with their Tin Man charm and golden bluffs tower over peaceful river valleys with strolling “Quaggles” (Sam’s duck characters).
The Dirty Show 2015
The Dirty Show is the world’s largest erotic art exhibition and is held in Detroit every Valentine’s weekend. The guest artist for this year’s event is John Waters, and he’ll be speaking on the opening night of February 12th, which is anticipated to bring a large crowd.
The Art of Bjork, Selected Images
With the release of Bjork’s newest album Vulnicura, comes another dramatically flamboyant image of the muse herself, adding to the plethora of art surrounding her. Everyone’s favorite little eclectic elf, with her imaginative sounds and inventive visual explosions has quite a portfolio of eclectic personas. We thought a compilation of our favorite images would be a feast of eye candy for us, as well as a rewarding homage to the punky diva herself.
Featured Artist: Storm Tharp
Oregonian Storm Tharp’s portraits are strange and emotive character studies, often distorted and obscured to the verge of being expressionist. Starting out as representational, they evolve into muddled, smeared and abstracted versions of the beginning image – giving them alternate identities. He even supplies his subjects with names, histories and narratives. His inspirations include 1970s American cinema and Japanese portrait prints.
The Design of Timorous Beasties
Founded in 1990 by the Scottish duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons - Timorous Beasties is a textile design and manufacturing company based in Glasgow, creating hand printed fabrics and wallpapers. Noted for their surreal, sumptuous and provocative designs, one critic has aptly described their work ”as William Morris on acid”.