Ty Williams’ seascapes, reminiscent of his East Coast upbringing, mix sketches, brush stoke and vintage photographs into little vignettes that just feel like summer. Some of my favorite pieces are his collages, bits of nautical whimsy that are completely relatable with a sunny optimistic outlook, that these days is nothing short of priceless.
Paper magazine tapped their favorite creatives and posed an interesting question. Create an ad to rebrand America. Some make amends, some embrace diversity and some suggest we start to look outside of our own narrow viewpoint, all are honest humbling messages and a step in the right direction.
Dan Wieden, Geoff McFetridge, Chris Johansen, Andy Spade/ Anthony Sperduti, Kevin Roberts, Dan Wieden
Check out the breif and more ads here.
After his much talked about Crystals and Lasers show in Paris Rayban taps artist Matt W. Moore to create a capsule collection of Wayfarers just in time for summer. We are completed captivated by his geometric prisms of color and while we would love to have him tag a wall in the neighborhood a pair of sunnies will suffice.
Matt W. Moore mwmgraphics.com//
For the SF Moma’s 75th anniversary retrospective Barry McGee reinstalls a piece acquired in 1996 from the museum’s permanent collection. Though McGee says he likes idea of art that is impermanent, that is created and destroyed, the unearthing of this work constructs an entirely new context. Installing the 300 frames over a giant bulge in the wall it seems as if the building has just taken a breath; the result is organic, fresh and entirely alive.
Opening May 14 www.sfmoma.org//
I first spotted a Warriors Of Radness windbreaker at Opening Ceremony but it wasn’t until I saw the complete collection at Mollusk Surf Shop in Venice that I decided to check them out. Reminiscent of 80′s Cali surf at the height of Mr. Zog’s and Maui and Sons WOR is right up our alley.
In June, 2008, the last pack of Polaroid film was manufactured; the conveyor belt ground to a halt and instant film was shelved, written off as a defunct medium. But the beauty of instant film was not lost on everyone, it was rediscovered in creative communities who viewed each Polaroid as an individual experiment, tiny photographic originals that captured a world overlooked by the slick perfection of digital images. No other film was able to compete with the tangibility of holding the frame, the anticipation as it developed or the perfectly imperfect imagery. Taking on the enormous task of saving instant film, the Impossible Project has reached their goal this month releasing the new monochrome Instant Film – the PX 100 and PX 600 Silver Shade compatible with all Polaroid cameras.
Available online here. Color film to be released Summer 2010.