Sykur is a young electronic act from Reykjavík, Iceland who already play a pivotal role in the Reykjavík scene and have collaborated with the hottest local talent as well as sharing stages with international acts such as Mt. Eden, Peaches, Familjen, Casiokids, Juvelen, Kleerup and Junior Boys. This album cover was designed by Siggi Odds combining the faces of Sykur's three members into one portrait, emphasizing their features. Echoing the upbeat electronic music, the a colourful composition is reminiscent of northwest coast native masks but with an adventurous colour pallette and playful biomorphic forms.
Andrew Holder was commissioned again by Church of London to contribute three illustrations to the latest issue of Google's Think Quarterly book. Belinda Parmer's article titled "Strength In Depth" looks at the rise of 3D technology beyond cinema and James Cameron. Recent advances not only in entertainment but in industries like fashion, advertising, manufacturing and technology suggest that 3D interactivity is moving from our screens into our hands. See more of Andrew's work here
Since the earliest days of European settlement on the continent, the tobacco crop has been nourished by all the bitter contradictions of the American project. For years, migrant workers in the tobacco fields of North Carolina have been organizing and agitating for fair wages and working conditions. In the late 1990s, photographer Joseph Rodriguez trained his lens across the fields of the Tar Heel state’s tobacco kingdom, as part of his Mexican Migration Project. His camera uncovered labor conditions that you can still find today on many of the nation’s farms. The hazards of the job–which include pesticide exposure, dangerous heat and child exploitation–are a pervasive feature of farm life in America. For more images and information about the project click here
Four Pocko artists have been chosen to be included in an upcoming charity auction at Fallon, London. A Family Affair are a creative trio fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. To raise more awareness and money for the project, they have asking members of their extended family and friends to donate their visual skills and produce a piece of artwork on the theme of bikes and family. Paul Bower, Eduardo Recife, James Dawe and Kinpro will all be included in the print exhibition and auction on May 17th. Prints will be available through their blog as well.
Hennie Haworth recently worked on these lovely print ad’s for Celebrex Canada. CELEBREX is a drug used to relief of the signs and symptoms of arthritis – making you feel younger!
Ben Newman had the great honour of being asked to exhibit and give a guest talk at Berlin's Pictoplasma. He had exhibited an updated version of "Masks" show as part of the festival's 'Character Walk' that takes place through the Mitte district in 16 different venues. New collaboration work with creature creator Felt Mistress, and his father Colin Newman, were the main features of the show. Ben's sold-out talk at .HBC was jam-packed of professionals and enthusiasts alike. Ben's entertaining talk explored the wider context and possibilities of his character creation.