Thursday, February 28, 2008

Viktor & Rolf

Type seems to be creeping more and more onto the catwalks lately - not in an obvious, saturated way, more as a contrast to the fussy prints that really have been. I thought these sculptural pieces from Viktor & Rolf are absolutely beautiful, really strong and imposing, but without being too jarring. Apparently they're "making a stand against the fast pace of fashion", which seems an odd thing for a fashion label to do, but I guess their hearts are in the right places.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"Everything I do always comes back to me"

Sagmeister @ Deitch, originally uploaded by smoonyc.

The CR Blog has a piece about what looks like a really interesting exhibition at the Deitch Gallery New York right now - Stefan Sagmeister's latest. Sagmeister is a great inspiration to me (as he is to many) and this looks especially intriguing as it stems from more personal work (although I think most of his work has a sizeable element of 'him' in it). The 20 'maxims' are themselves just quite nice really - nothing earth-shattering (the fridge-magnet comment isn't wholly unjustified) but it's nice to see a break from corporate identity and other such yawnness, even if it is mainly to promote a book.

The exhibition will shortly be followed by another PR exercise for Michel Gondry's 'new' film, Be Kind Rewind, which looks A.MAZ.ING. I say 'new' as it was obviously written a while ago, seeing as the subject is a video shop, but I'm willing to ignore the fact I haven't watched a video in years in order to see Ghostbusters being re-made with cardboard and tinsel by Jack Black.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

In Effect

Diem Chau & Jen Stark
Right – "Point of Exposure", Jen Stark, 2007 (photo by Harlan Erskine), Left – "Bad Hair Day", Diem Chau, 2005.
I'd really love to be able to go and see the new In Effect exhibition at the OKOK Gallery, a collaboration between two great artists, Diem Chau and Jen Stark. I'm quite intrigued - from their previous work I'd say it's going to be eye-achingly colourful, but the poster (below) suggests something a little quieter. But it's in Seattle. And I am not. Nevermind.
OKOK Gallery