THE INTANGIBILITY OF A CRAFTED, CURATED ART SHOW IS OFTEN PART OF ITS BEAUTY. YOU GO, YOU OBSERVE THE WORKS, YOU REFLECT, AND YOU GO HOME ARMED WITH YOUR MENTAL IMAGES AND YOUR OPINIONS. FOR LOS ANGELES BASED ARTIST AMIR H. FALLAH, CREATOR OF THE PRINTED BOOK SERIES AND DAILY ART BLOG BEAUTIFUL/DECAY, THE ART GALLERY EXPERIENCE IS NO LONGER SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO LEAVE BEHIND.
We have been a big fan of Toronto artist, Michael Deforge’s work for years. We have featured him in the magazine, and collaborated with him on our Limited Edit[ION] T-Shirt line, so we were pretty excited when we found out that the fourth installment of his award-winning, one-artist anthology series, Lose, was coming out.
Just as you start worrying about getting old and your hey day being behind you, in comes this self-published beauty of a photography book, by LA-based photographer RJ Shaughnessy, documenting and capturing exactly what ‘youth’ means. Youth is some carefree, sun-drenched and sickeningly beautiful people frolicking around LA., kissing on top of traffic lights, shredding through Beverly Hills and catching piggy back rides from cops. We love this book.
Ladies (and gents with man crushes), colouring books are no longer for children anymore. Mel Elliott of I Love Melhas created the Colour Me Good: Ryan Gosling colouring book. Yes, you read that right. Grab your crayons and start caressing shading in the God-like tone of Mr. Gosling as he appears dapper, sworthy, and even shirtless across 15 pages of fun.
With Toronto having their Fan Expo in August, and Montreal having Comic Con in September, we thought that it was pretty fitting to talk about the Star Wars Origami book by Chris Alexander. We know it is challenging enough to make a simple paper airplane, but now you can blow you friends minds by folding up your own Yoda, Darth Vader, or Millenium Falcon.
For over 30 years photographer Patrick Cummins has been wandering the streets of his home town Toronto. Through his roaming, he has told the story of an evolving city, all with the power of his camera lens. In his book, Full Frontal T.O., Cummins has collated over a thousand mug shots of Toronto’s messy urbanism, giving a non-touristic and honest view of the city’s evolution.
In homage to the London Olympics (they have a lot to live up to, if Vancouver’s attempt is anything to go by!) we think you should love these photos as much as we do. French photographer Jean-Michel Berts – known for his exhibitions as well as his high fashion ad campaigns - showcases his evocative collection of black and white photos in The Light of London. A visual smorgasbord of old and new, regal and urban. Available for purchase at publisher’s ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide and through the website
The world has lost one of its finest creative heroes. Maurice Sendak, the artist/illustrator/author of Where the Wild Things Are, and many, many more works that ignited the imaginations of children and adults alike, passed away today in Connecticut from complications of a stroke at the age of 83.
There have been a lot of projects this year relating to Marshall McLuhan because people are using the 100th anniversary of his birth as an occasion to re-examine his legacy and his contributions to media studies, culture, and art.