Inspired by the Jordan Retro Card, 13th Collective and Will C. Smith combine forces to illustrate Air Jordon fonts.
Find the complete collection here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/13thCollective-Jordan-Concept-Project/6726091
This project was inspired by the Jordan Retro Card, and my personal favorite Jordan sneaker the Jordan 4 “Fire Man”. I find it interesting that the Jordan Brand does not name their Jordan sneaker releases, but rather just ascribes a sequential number to them. I wanted to create an illustrated type based off of the number of the sneaker release, combined with the actual sneaker itself. As a sneaker head, this was a very exciting and fun project to work on.
Look what we found for today’s Super Bowl fans. Meet Robert Bruno, a freelance artist from Brooklyn, New York. His artwork, shown below, showcases key players for Super Bowl XLVII in the ill-est way!
Robert presents us with two thrilling illustrations, one of Baltimore’s Ravens and the other of the San Fransisco 49er’s. With each illustration charged with the intensity we know and expect of the Super Bowl, any fan of either team would be quite lucky to own one these. Whether you are a fan of football or not, you must admit, Robert’s work is impressive. Find more of Robert Bruno’s work here: www.behance.net/rbrunoillustration or www.robertbrunoillustration.com/
Twitter feeds were filled with #fashionhack today! Why? Because Decoded Fashion launched its Fashion Hackathon today. Bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs in an effort to create an innovative fashion forward app, the Hackathon started with a Q&A to pick the brains famous designers and top brands.
February 14TH, Decoded Fashion, will be the first fashion and tech tent at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and will announce winners of its Fashion Hackathon. The winning team will receive $10, 000 and their app will be launched by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Spotify’s Hacker Advocate Andrew Mager, said in an interview at decodedfasion.com,”…it’s more than fashion. It’s art, it’s e-commerce, it’s music, it’s retail.”
To learn more visit their site: Decoded Fashion
Hat’s off to Sikai, a CREATOR making waves and gaining the attention of Okayplayer.com. Sikai proudly posted the link to his facebook page. We interviewed Sikai two years ago as he was preparing to release his 3rd project, “The Shoulda Been an Album” Click here for the full article: Meet the Arist: Sikai.
Two years later, the 24 year old Stamford, Connecticut artist is about to release an anticipated 5th project, “Painkilling: 1500MG,” due to be release Feb. 5th! #BEACREATOR
Ryan Coogler’s director-writer debut, “Fruitvale” wins big at the Sundance Film Festival. In his film Coogler present the story of Oscar Grant, an unarmed 22 year old African American, who had been shot to death by Bay Area police in 2009. Winning in two categories, both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize, Coogler’s debut film is a meaningful win for the family of Oscar Grant and anyone subjected to undue brutality. Bringing awareness to what still occurs today in urban communities across the country and world; “Fruitvale” stars Micheal B Jordan, who plays Oscar and playing Oscar’s mother, Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.
A complete list of the Sundance Festival Award Winners
Synesthesia is a condition where one or more senses are concurrently perceived as an additional sense. The word synesthesia comes from two Greek words, syn (together) and aisthesis (perception). Many of us experience some form of this on occasion when for instance, we’re viewing an image and it immediately triggers smell that we associate with the image. There are people, however, who have a form of Synethesia known as grapheme–> color synethesia. They simultaneously see letters or numbers associated with a particular color.
In the video below, Can You Hear the Colour of My Heart by Joana Monterio we discover the condition of grapheme–>color synethesia. She uses the condition of synesthesia, describing it as “misplaced sense”, to express how one’s preconceived prejudices and an inability to express emotions, are also misplaced and therefore similar to synethesia.
Dull is the offspring of such misplaced emotions.
How we see the world, meaning everything that is around us, is sometimes misplaced by our limitative cognitive sensors, meaning not only our senses but also our prejudices, our judgments.
Synesthete people perceive the world with misplaced senses.
In my opinion all of us do exactly the same with our feelings and emotions.
We misplace them. We don’t express them or express them incorrectly. And in the end we become dull.
1. mentally slow, stupid
2. slow in perception or sensibility
3. slow in action
4. not resonant or ringing
5. lacking sharpness of edge or point
6. lacking brilliance or luster
7. of a color: low in saturation and low in lightness
Is there a “white” or” black” music? Is the “color” of the music determined by who creates it? Does the “color” of the music depend on the context of the lyrics? These questions were inspired by a YouTube video found on the channel iamOTHER produced by music producer, artist, entrepreneur Pharrell Williams. The video What Color is Your Music? is from the series STEROTYPES, one of the many interesting series on the iamOTHER channel.
There are many genres of music, as there are cultures and identities and often times they cross to create music hybrids. One example of a music hybrid is Reggeaton which has its roots in Latin and Jamaican music. What happens after what was a niche genre of music becomes mainstream music and reaches a global audience? Does the “color” of music apply to who makes it or is it who can appreciate it? What do you think?
What’s the medium of your IDENTITY?
A page from IDENTITY: Res by Bob Albert
Res is a singer/songwriter who is one half of the group Idle Warship, a duo with Talib Kweli that pushes the boundaries of musical genre. Their new album Habits of the Heart is an eclectic mix of soulful melodies, with a rock edge, clever lyrics and the energy of an electro-pop party. Prior to Idle Warship, Res released her critically acclaimed debut album How I Do and the free LP titled Black.Girls.Rock.
What’s the medium of your identity?