Hey, Look at that. I posting in KDU. That seemed so far from happening. I’m still getting used to the idea. Do not know if I post in English or Portuguese. My English is as good as a google translate. Just kidding. I want to use this blog to show my best work, chosen one by one, click by click.
Ya puedes acercarte por tu punto habitual a por un nuevo número de la Staf, el de Octubre. En las páginas del issue cuarenta y cinco disfrutarás de artículos y entrevistas sobre: el colectivo de artistas de L.A. The 7Th Letter, Ssur, Ryan Mcginness, la Idiosyncrasia de Patrick Trefz, Zso, Tomasito, Scott Burnham, Festival Season (un fotoartículo de Nick Helderman), David Gensler, Skate In Kabul, Poweshovel, Dias de Viento y Fuego, Street Art Cookbook, Hi-Dutch, Seleka, Marc Rudolph, Alexandre Farto, Esteso… entre otros. Para este nuevo número, con el que damos la bienvenida al Otoño, hemos tenido la suerte de contar con la genial ilustradora Sara Blake * Zso que nos ha diseñado esta portada tan guapa. Además, podrás encontrar crónicas de eventos como Canela Party 2010, Bright Summer 2010, Jazzaldia 2010, Joey Cape & Tony Sly, Terral 2010, The Rise Of Rad… La seccion de boutiques y las reseñas de discos por parte de nuestros colaboradores: The Books, Red Sparowes, SSD, The National, Toundra, Mia, Nothink, Airbag, Hightone, The White Stripes, Philippe Petit, Bozzwell, Binary Audio Misfits, All Leather, Meido, Imaad Wasif… Y un montón más… ¡Que ustedes lo disfruten con salud!
With Japanese pop culture booming in western countries, tokidoki creator Simone Legno and Nooka’s Matthew Waldman share their love of modern Japan and discuss how it has influenced the design of their clothing, accessories, watches and toys. Moderated by distinguished marketing strategist Josh Spear, The J-Pop Influence: A Western Obsession takes place Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm, and is followed by a reception.
Founded in 1907, Japan Society has evolved into a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. An American nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, the Society cultivates a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.
Nooka is a New York fashion design company founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality and a futuristic philosophy. Most prominently known for its line of timepieces, Nooka has expanded their range, creating a Mindstyle™ brand with the addition of innovative accessories and a fragrance.
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
please join us september 30th at 6:00 pm for the opening of hiroki otsuka’s show- mangdala.
the art space at fridman law group
curated by matthew waldman / nooka
the show is up until november 5th.please call ben at the fridman law group for more information: T 212 620 0935 or
brooklyn based japanese artist/illustrator hiroki otsuka honed his craft drafting and inking comic book cells for a variety of projects, and illustrated for a number of major japanese publications through 2004. in 2005, otsuka’s focus shifted from graphic to fine arts, working predominantly with traditional sumi ink used in japanese calligraphy. otsuka’s debut solo show at brooklyn’s stay gold gallery in 2005 prompted the new yorker to write that his works “…push the populist youth quotient through the roof.” since then, hiroki otsuka has gained international recognition with works being shown at berlin’s kunstraum richard sorge. from march 12-june 13, 2010, otsuka served as japan society’s first-ever manga artist-in-residence during the exhibition graphic heroes, magic monsters: japanese prints by utagawa kuniyoshi from the arthur r. miller collection.
hiroki’s show will combine two art forms, manga and mandala. manga, a popular japanese art form brings out in bright color our subconscious, secret desires. mandala is a another ancient form with roots in hindu that evoke esoteric and spiritual meditation. the combination of the two can not be in better hands than that of artist hiroki otsuka.
WILLOW has been working recently with electro band, A Mute Grace, to create an identity and artwork to reflect their down-tempo form of alternative digital tracks. These designs are based on a monochromatic art deco theme.
As a new arts journal, Liquid Quarterly wanted WILLOW to develop their brand and art direct their magazine to firmly establish it in this specialist marketplace. The project has included art direction and graphic design throughout this issue. Inspiration has been taken from the work of Josef Albers, the renowned Bauhaus artist and teacher who developed his love of geometry within design.