Please view the feature here. BIG thanks to all our friends in the media who have continued to show support for the relaunch. true thanks.
Special thanks for Kevin Ma at Hypebeast for the support. Please view the feature here.
+ F R O N T I E R
After many months of procrastinating, it is an achievement to finally get the initial identity laid down for a very personal project. ( at least 8 months late! )
‘Charity’ is a word that most of us overlook on a daily basis, without even giving it a second thought. Maybe many of you have a charitable nature and give willingly at regular intervals to help aid and support various causes. A little goes a long way. + Frontier is not typically an ‘art’ led charity, but funds will be raised toward art equipment and learning resource. Over the past 5 years I have given art canvas works to small charity auctions to help raise money for Cancer Research, Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Children with rare or incurable diseases due to immune deficiency. Giving costs nothing.
We all know and suffer loss at some point in our lives. There are a few charities that are close to the heart that are really doing all that they can, with near 100 % of all money raised going towards aid. So in short, the reality is that anybody can do anything within their own capability to help create change on some level, no matter how big or small. This will involve actually getting off my butt, getting out there and ‘doing’, instead of simply observing.
‘ Invasionism ‘ : City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth.
The Militant approach was put on the shelf for this visit. The opportunity to talk with visitors about the valuable historic importance of collectable works of art was a blast. Arriving at the museum early with a militant attitude, it soon wore off when I was blown away by the amount of fine art and historic items on display within the nine internal galleries. From fabric designs, to carvings and early forms of currency, japanese tsuba, archeological and anthropological interests and a huge maritime display area. There was a cabinet for showing silverware and church plates, enamel tile painting, contemporary glass designs and the Porcelain industry history of William Cookworthy.
After venturing through the natural history collection of organic detail, fossils, documents, sketches and skeletal structures, I then moved up a floor and absorbed the Cottonian collection. A vast collection of engravings and old master drawings, around seven thousand fine art prints on rotated display, large print volumes including the medieval Book of Hours.
Three things were prominent in every manner of work within the museum walls : life is art, expression is organic, and vision is boundless.
The final part of a two hour visit included initiating conversation with security and visitors out of respect, about the importance of art history and how it fits into and influences the modern era and thought, discussing media and how it plays a part in giving prominence to the past, where art sits in the future and the determination of the artist and craft… And of course the eventual slap boxing of KDU ‘Invasionism’ at key areas of interest within the Museum.
Gustavo López Mañas’ showreel 2011http://www.vimeo.com/23310072
Nice feeling when i visited my friend Chihiro , at Lester Lee ’s studio in Shanghai on sunday. They both asked me to perform in front of the photoshoot. Lester Lee ’s pix will be released in a book or in a gallery really soon. Here’s the first preview !
Videolicious, is in the Apple app store! The app is an automated video editing application. You pick your videos/shots, talk about them, and choose your music and then the app does all of the editing. It works for iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4/iPad2.
Check out a video I made with the app:
After several years in hibernation, The KDU is finally relaunching its SVSV fashion line to the general market.
The full collection, web store and physical Brooklyn boutique will launch in May.
To celebrate the upcoming launch, we have decided to release a special collaboration between SVSV and KDU founder, David Gensler and LA based KDU member, Victor Antonio.
“Traveling the world over the past two years inspired me to relaunch the brand. Seeing Victor’s work inspired me to begin shooting my own photography again and be more involved in the day to day process of art and writing. I founded the KDU with my own designs and art and it is time to return, bringing back my own vision.” – David Gensler
Victor and I collaborated for some time playing with various critical theories, philosophies, poetry and prose that we found represented the DNA of what we wanted to convey in this new collection and body of work.
“The entire SVSV brand has always been more about art than fashion and I think this reaffirms that.” – David Gensler
Please view the series here.
New Serum Versus Venom hand crafted Icon Series by KDU Core Member Daren Newman.
I was on a job for the city of New York shooting an event honoring the NYPD. It was a nice event, but event photography is fairly boring and needless to say you rarely get photos you’d want to use for something else. But you always have to keep an eye open, just like any time you go out with your camera. You never know when you’ll spot something interesting, like the light hitting this construction site that I had a view of from the 12th floor.
Genex is a well known italian company designing and producing custom coaxial connectors for international companies for decades now.
This stimulating Rebranding project is based on the distinctive “eye” symbol, designed to represent the two Brand key values: the company’s engineering experience and the cutting edge services provided.
The Genex Unique Design Formula included: Concept Development, Visual Identity, Corporate Image, Promotional Material, Online Experience including Advanced CMS system and Branding applications.
Click here to experience the Genex Website.
For more info please click here.
A bit of new craziness for 2011, whos bad?!?!!http://www.vimeo.com/21780145