Category Archives: ART
Karl Lagerfeld Turns the Grand Palais Into a Grocery Store for Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2014 Show
Known for his rather extravagant ideas when it comes to the backdrops of his fashion shows, Karl Lagerfeld one-upped himself yet another time. For the recent Chanel runway show at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014, he had a full-blown grocery store built inside the Grand Palais, complete with fresh produce and shelves that stocked Chanel-branded bread, coffee, ketchup and champagne, among other things. The shopping baskets featured the label’s famous chains as seen on their luxury handbags, while models pushed shopping carts around the store.
Wood Lettering & Design by Future Marquetry
Future Marquetry is a design studio based in Paris.
They produce laser cut designs and wood lettering, “combining the best of past, present and future”.
“We use ancient skills with futuristic technics to provide innovative products and designs.”
Pixelwood: Animated GIFs of famous movies by Dusan Cezek
Love this personal project by Slovakian designer Dusan Cezek featuring a series of quirky 8-bit style animated GIFs.
“Each GIF depicts a famous scene from an iconic movie, like John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson whipping out their guns in unison in Pulp Fiction. Also featured are comic book characters like ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Wolverine’.”
I Love Ugly Chalk Series
Originally I Love Ugly was an Art Collective with strong roots in Illustration and Street Art. It was those Art pieces and illustrations that lead to screen printed T-shirts which continued to expand to other mediums and finally to the I love ugly you know today.
Art is something that will always have a major influence on I Love Ugly so we will continue to strengthen that message in all aspects of I Love Ugly.
The Series is based around a Chalk Mural that was drawn in the original I Love Ugly studio roughly 2 years ago and re-created by our Creative Director on a much larger scale in the new creative studios.
This Mural was then interpreted as the motif print for this capsule collection, featuring on Shirts, Jacket, watches and Pants and even being released as a Fine art Print.
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
MADEMOISELLE YULIA in Berlin vs. Tokyo
Highsnobiety catch up with Japanese DJ and musician MADEMOISELLE YULIA in the German capital. Known for her extravagant Tokyo style, the songstress mixed luxe streetwear staples with iconic sportswear pieces while posing for the camera in our Berlin studio. Having designed jewelry for accessory brand Giza, jewelry and accessories were naturally in abundance, adding accents to her unashamedly decadent outfits.
Photography: Christian Hasselbusch
Styling: Madeleine Machold
Hair & Make-up: Ivana Kiki Zoric
Wardrobe provided by Nasir Mazhar, Giza, Sadak, Rocawear, Everlast, adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony, Versace, Wood Wood, Vagabond, Dandy Diary, adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott, Andy Wolf Eyewear
The Inspiration Pad
By way of the NSFW American Apparel Tumblr, I found myself reading an article on My Modern Met staring at notebooks whose lines had apparently gotten drunk and started zig zagging off of the page. It was like a classic Composition Notebook had decided that it all of a sudden hated its job and set out to do its own thing, relinquishing order for a welcome bit of chaos.
The item in question is The Inspiration Pad and it is what was explained: it’s a notebook that is all sorts of kooky and decidedly all over the place. It’s kind of like a joke book without any jokes being told. It is a notebook that makes it’s users rethink how it is to be used: it forces you to get creative.
The pad is made by TM, a design and advertising studio started by Marc Thomasset. The goal of the firm is to “define, differentiate and drive action in a fresh and innovative way.” The product has been out for about a year now and obviously rocketed to being an item associated with creative freedom for the Internet generation, for a group who don’t actually need to physically write but instead could use piece of paper as a foil for drawing or sketching or doodling. In that regard, the product is almost a joke, using “inspiration” as a trendy subject to get people to buy it because as a DIY means of finding yourself. On the other hand, it just looks cool.
That’s just it: the notebook does fucking look awesome. The bending lines and maze work created warps the mind and the different variations on the theme make you want to get the notebook to see just how many ways Thomasset could think to reform the blue lines. The Pad is currently sold out but, if you are interested, there are some new ideas he has thought up for the next incarnation of that you can check out here.
Ride til you die.
Nike Robotics by Simeon Georgiev
Following his LEGO Streetwear Figurine project, Bulgarian artist Simeon Georgiev presents a new series of designs exclusively for Highsnobiety. The renderings are based on the desires of futuristic, intelligent humanoid robots. Undoubtedly, either the robots themselves or their owners will want then to look stylish, and as such, Georgiev took Nike‘s Air Max 1 and Roshe Run silhouettes and adapted them for the future. The sneakers expand on the sporting giant’s iconic designs – maintaining each pair’s distinct lines and elements – and update them with a blocky, rigid feel. The theme is continued throughout with clean, simple color panels and lacing systems more advanced than Marty McFly’s Power Laces. The effect is seamless integration from the sole of the sneaker to the joints and legs of the robot, resulting in a flawless interpretation of two timeless silhouettes.
Typographic Illustrations by Ian Jepson
Ian Jepson is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Visioneers: Dirty Old Mixtape
Mixtape edition of the album “Marc Mac Presents Dirty Old Hip Hop”. The mix originated from a mix Marc did for his show on Nuwave Radio. After a load of requests for this we’re making available as a free “legal” download again so help-ya-self.
2.Ike’s Mood 03:56
4.Interlude 1 00:18
5.It’s Simple 03:10
6.Dirty Old Bossa Nova 03:25
7.Interlude 2 00:24
8.Funk Box feat. Capitol A 03:56
9.55 Dollars 07:18
10.Paul’s Guitar Story 02:55
11.Run For Cover 03:09
12.The World Is Yours 03:59
The Line Animation
The Line is a BAFTA nominated collective of designers, directors and animators based in London. Our focus is on unique characters, compelling design, and well-crafted stories.
We use digital tools to expand on a skill-base that has been shaped by years working on feature films, shorts and commercials. We aim to bring a traditional sensibility and classical expertise to the changing landscape of digital filmmaking.
WALLFLOWERS Directed by Bjorn-Erik Aschim
Another self initiated short film for The Line. Designed and directed by Bjorn, Wallflowers shines a light on the people on the fringes of a night out.
EASY – MAT ZO & PORTER ROBINSON – Directed by Wesley Louis & Tim McCourt
The video for Porter Robinson’s track ‘Easy’ has been a cult hit online, garnering attention from Porter Robinson fans, and anime fans alike. The video has now racked up well over two million views on Youtube. Fan art and homage videos have contributed to its cult success.
DRAWING INSPIRATION – Directed By Wesley Louis & Tim McCourt
Drawing inspiration is the directorial debut from Louis & McCourt. This personal project was crafted over 9 months and involved a team of 10 artists and animators. Since its completion it has been screened at national and international film festivals picking up numerous awards.
Fader Mix: PLANNINGTOROCK
Planningtorock, a Berlin based electronic musician did a mix for FADER magazine a few days ago.
1. rROXYMORE – LONELY RITOURNELLE XIII
1. JAMES K – DIRECTION
1. PLANNINGTOROCK – ALL LOVE’S LEGAL – MOKADEM REMIX
1. GLASSER – WINDOW ii
1. THE KNIFE – TOOTH FOR AN EYE – COOLY G REMIX
1. MEDUSA – NEHEB N3CH HAYATI
1. HYPERAKTIVIST – REMINISCENCE
1. PURSUIT GROOVES – DEAREST NATURE
1. PLANNINGTOROCK – MISOGYNY DROP DEAD – HOLLY HERNDON REMIX
1. VUVUVULTURE – DEAF EPIC – CREEP REMIX
1. LIGHT ASYLUM – FATIMA AL QUADRIRI REMIX
1. PLANNINGTOROCK – HUMAN DRAMA – PERERA ELSEWHERE REMIX
1. KAREN GWYER – FREE FOOD_ONE MEN STRIPER
1. MOLLY NILSSON – ATLANTIC TALES
1. ANIKA – BLOODHOUND – DUB
1. TIRZAH – SLOW JAM
1. FATIMA AL QADIRI – HYDRA
1. PLANNINGTOROCK – BEYOND BINARY BINDS
1. PAULA TEMPLE – CLONED
1. LISA DILLAN – SITTING BULL – PIECE FOR CHAIR, FLOOR & VOICE
1. HOUWAIDA FEAT. CHIHEB – JANNA
(Ed. note: Planningtorock deliberately numbered each track as #1 so there is no hierarchy among them)