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Sanghon Kim

07.27.11   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
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French Illustrator and Graphic Designer Sanghon Kim has taken his unique style and applied it to the moving world. Check out his directorial debut for French band The Bewitched Hands.
Sanghon Kim for French Music Festival Calvi on the Rocks

Photographer Coco Amardeil

02.2.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
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Color and juxtaposition are often at play with Canadian photographer Coco Amardeil. She continually explores our preconceptions and stereotypes in a culture clash of dimension and hue. Now based in Paris, Coco split her upbringing between London, Montreal and Sao Paulo. This multi-cultural perspective is evident in her vast body of work including pieces for Milk, Nokia, and Rolling Stone.

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Publico by Eltono

02.6.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
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The career of French street artist Eltono has evolved in new and exciting ways since his start in 1989. His most recent work aimed to rescue street art and place pieces on view at the Rojo Art Space in Milan. The project began with 48 unique posters and evolved into 16 pieces posted in the neighborhood surrounding the gallery. By leaving the corners of the posters unglued, Eltono invited the public and nature to contribute to the finished pieces. Over a five day period, he patrolled the postered route and collected a piece once he felt it was sufficiently composed. Of the original 16 pieces, 8 were rescued and returned to the gallery for view, 2 were stolen, 2 were destroyed and two remain in their initially posted locations. Publico remains on view at the Rojo Art Space until February 28th.
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Shoboshobo

12.28.07   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Fashion, Music   |   By: Aaron Frebowitz
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We’re pretty up on that whole European hand-drawn aesthetic as of late. So Me pushed himself to the forefront with his creative direction for ed banger / illustrations-a-plenty per t-shirts in the video for Justice’s D.A.N.C.E. So it’s only appropriate we tip our collective hats to the artists continuing in that vein. First up; the French collective Shoboshobo. Like a couple previous posts, dudes are kinda all over the place. Hand stitched sweaters, silk screened shirts, drawn-on cassettes with original music, icons and the like. These guys are pretty on point. Viva la analog!
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Tecktonik

12.17.07   |   Posted in: Music   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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This video for French artist Yelle incorporates footage of a dance movement which is apparently taking France by storm. Some say it has its roots at a Paris club called Metropolis but rumors fly. Tecktonik seems like a new hybrid of a few styles and it’s refreshing to see new blood making its way on the dance floor. On the flip side, “Tecktonik” is a registered trademark and Metropolis is legally enforcing its rights to the name. Apparently even dance movements are now becoming brands.