March 30, 2011
In the wake of the devastating March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan, five B&A artists have created original work to benefit relief efforts. The Selby, Tim Marrs, Ilovedust, Paul Oakley and Tatiana Arocha have submitted designs to One Thousand Cranes for Japan that can be downloaded and made into origami cranes. A donation to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund offers up a downloadable design with instructions for how to fold it into a crane.
Find out more about One Thousand Cranes for Japan
March 28, 2011
Studio Number One designs the first installment of ADstruc’s outdoor “Billboards for Everyone” campaign. The goal is to make billboards easily accessible and affordable for anyone to purchase. Each month in 2011, ADstruc will collaborate with an artist on a one-off piece of art on a billboard. The emphasis will be on relating the environment and the use of experimental techniques. The project is being coordinated by Bernstein & Andriulli, Spread ArtCulture magazine, and JWT in New York.
Read about Studio Number One’s billboard design
March 25, 2011
Olaf Hajek is currently showing his first solo exhibition on the African continent at Whatiftheworld Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. In “Dark Clouds Are Gathering By Olaf Hajek,” the painter and illustrator explores the continent’s natural beauty and juxtaposes it with its social and political realities. The exhibition follows the release of his monograph “Flowerhead” published by Gestalten.
Read more about Olaf Hajek’s new solo exhibition
March 24, 2011
We Are The Rhoads photograph the cover and a 20-page spread in Rue Magazine’s March/April 2011 issue. The online magazine is published on a bimonthly basis and features lifestyle and design inspirations. Rue’s fourth issue focuses on eco-friendly style and sustainability and was inspired by the magazine’s move to the San Francisco area.
Read more about We Are The Rhoads’ shoot for Rue Magazine
March 22, 2011
Abbey Drucker’s photography is featured in recent issues of Vogue and Teen Vogue. Drucker captured model Britt Maren at Fat Radish Restaurant in New York City for the March issue of Vogue. Inside Maren discusses her style and how it has been influenced by her hometown, Houston, TX. Vogue fashion editor Kathryn Neale styled Maren in a textured wardrobe including pieces from Helmut Lang, Balenciaga, Jason Wu, and The Row. The laid-back and clean set focused on Maren’s individual style and influences from her hometown.
Read about Abbey Drucker’s shoot for Teen Vogue
March 21, 2011
Tristan Eaton has parlayed his interest in retro 3D imagery into a new book, The 3D Art Book. The book features a selection of over 100 works by established and up-and-coming artists and covers genres from street art and graffiti to graphic design and Pop Surrealism. Gary Baseman, Claw Money, Tokidoki, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, James Jean, Dr. Revolt, and Todd Schorr are just a few of the artists included. Many pieces were created specifically for the book.
Read more about Eaton’s interest in 3D art
March 18, 2011
Michael Schnabel has created five original photographs for Das Tirol Panorama. The new museum, dedicated to the tradition and culture of the Tirol region, opened March 12th near Innsbruck, Austria. Schnabel was commissioned to produce new work from his well-known “Stille Berge” series specifically for the museum. The five images of the Tirol Mountains were created during nighttime exposure over the course of four months in 2010.
Read more about Schnabel’s photographs for Das Tirol Panorama
March 17, 2011
The New York Times’ food section, Dining & Wine, has put together a D.I.Y. cookbook of small kitchen projects for cooks of all calibers. Andrew Rae created the illustrations. Each project is simple and requires no special equipment or more room than most New York City apartment kitchens have. Projects include how to make cultured butter, kimchi, fresh cheese, and chocolate-hazelnut paste.
Read more about Rae’s cookbook illustrations
March 16, 2011
Naomi Campbell and Elton John cover the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of POP Magazine. Broomberg and Chanarin photographed Naomi and Elton for the covers and a 24-page spread inside. Singer Jessie J appears in the spread as well. Vanessa Reid styled Naomi and Jessie J in designs by Prada, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney, while Elton wears Yohji Yamamoto shirts and various ornate sunglasses from Mercura NY. Phrases like “Little Old Me” and “Man, Moon, Head, and Pea” appear painted over several of the images.
Read more about Broomberg & Chanarin’s shoot for POP
March 14, 2011
Justin Hollar photographs the Spring 2011 campaign for Americanino DENIM. The Colombian-based brand is known for their trendy and functional designs aimed at 18 to 25 year olds in Colombia and Latin America. The campaign is called “Paint the World Denim.” It encourages fans to promote the brand through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Hollar photographed models in the brand’s clothing on locations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The jeans, leather jackets, and basic t-shirts are worn in casual and relaxed settings showing the clothes as easy and wearable.
See more of Justin Hollar’s images for Americanino
March 11, 2011
Chris Brown is promoting his upcoming album “F.A.M.E.” with an interview and spread in Page Six Magazine. Kareem Black photographed the R&B singer for the March 10th issue. Inside, Brown discusses his passion for street art, what he’s learned in the past two years, and why his new album is dedicated to his fans.
Read more about Kareem Black’s photoshoot with Chris Brown
March 9, 2011
Nick & Chloé photograph pro skater Stevie Williams for the New Era Flagbearer series. Brooklyn Brothers in New York commissioned the photography team to create portraits of local LA heroes. New Era chose musicians, artists, athletes, and writers with individual styles and who are making a difference and changing perceptions. Once homeless, Williams is now a pro skater, the founder of DGK, a skateboard design company, and a media mogul.
Read more about Nick & Chloe’s shoot for New Era
March 8, 2011
Tom Corbett photographs actress Lyndsy Fonseca for the March 2011 issue of Shape magazine. The Nikita star shows off top trends for Spring such as bright hues, retro shapes, and simple white. Corbett captured Fonseca at a townhouse in the West Village, New York City. He created a loose narrative with the images while the mood and lighting give a nod to Hitchcock. Tara Marino provided the prop and set styling. Corbett found Fonseca easygoing and engaging during the photoshoot.
See more images from Tom Corbett’s shoot with Lyndsy Fonseca
March 7, 2011
Fernanda Cohen will moderate the lecture “Illustration as Fine Arts” at the Society of Illustrators on March 9th. Cohen has been running a lecture series at the society for over two years now. She chooses the topics and speakers, who discuss issues of interest to other illustrators. This week’s lecture will focus on illustrators’ work being shown at fine arts galleries in New York, the pros and cons of being a commercial artist when trying to break into the gallery world, and the difference between commercial and fine art.
Find out more about the lecture at the Society of Illustrators
March 4, 2011
Emily Nathan captures the San Francisco food collective OPENrestaurant for the March/April issue of Vogue Australia Living. The project was started by Stacie Pierce, Jerome Waag, and Sam White, all part of the Chez Panisse restaurant staff. It mixes the avant garde art scene with the organic and sustainable food culture of the Bay Area. OPENrestaurant explores issues around food and society by turning the restaurant into an artistic medium and making it available to cooks, farmers, artists, and activists. The collective meets one night every few months to enjoy local food and to discuss a specific issue.
Read more about Emily Nathan shoot at OPENrestaurant