I’d love for this blog to mostly be about art, design, creative talent and good music, but unfortunately, the realities of climate change are increasingly hard to put out of mind. This 17min-long video from VICE, “Crippling Drought in the Golden State: California Soul” documents what is being called California’s worst drought in roughly 500 years. The water crisis is real.
Here’s a short video with highlights from a fascinating Imprint Presents talk I was lucky enough to help produce last year. John Maeda, is a gifted speaker who bridges design, technology, and leadership in a unique way. He also brought along several esteemed guests Jackie Xu, Sash Catanzarite, John Underkoffler, & Ivan Bercovich to stoke the conversation. My favorite parts were when he discussed his experiences visiting and working in Japan as a Japanese American, and also his inspiring idea of “do both.”
Late pass on this one but it’s too good not to share. Animated Gifs are usually made on a computer, but UK artist INSA does them manually – painting a wall, photographing it, and then repainting the whole wall in alternating colors, etc. This one was so big, they shot it from a satellite. Via The World’s Best Ever.
Subliminal Projects have a new group show opening tonight. Agents Provocateurs is a “selection of subversive skateboard graphics & artworks,” featuring Alyasha Owerka-Moore, Andy Jenkins, Ben Horton, Cleon Peterson, Donny Miller, Ed Templeton, Fos, Jason Moore, Marc McKee, Michael Sieben, Sean Cliver, Todd Franciss, and Winston Tseng. Ties in with the Agents Provocateurs book from Gingko Press.