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Luke Monaghan Profiles 1980s LA Kingpin Baby Gangster

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2014
Director Luke Monaghan’s latest effort features 1980s drug kingpin “Baby Gangster,” as it delves into the life and times of Fredrick James Staves. Baby Gansgter speaks about the feelings and allure brought on by both his love of car...

Blackbird Vol. 3 “War Machine”

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
In the third edition of Obscura-owned automotive publication Blackbird, the focus is on the origins of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle — a vehicle that has achieved cult status over the decades. Also included in this issue are a selection of Formu...

Obscura Magazine 2014 Spring Issue 15

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
The latest issue of Obscura Magazine marks a shift in direction for the Hong Kong-based publication with the new pursuit of “cultivating the art of daily life.” Thematically, Issue 15 for Spring 2014 is formed around the sensory ideation...

Huck Presents Thierry Noir “Painting Walls”

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
Just two short years after moving to Berlin by way of France, Thierry Noir became one of the earliest — if not the first individual — to paint the infamous Berlin Wall. His work, a symbol of the reunification of Germany now known all over...

Krink & Gatorade Fierce Collective “Expression of Bold and Intense Flavors” Process Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
As a part of its recently launched sport-meets-art Fierce Collective roll-out, Gatorade enlisted the talents of New York-based street artist, Krink. The Fierce Collective represents the intersection of sport and art. While the two have, more often th...

B4XVI Compare Rappers With Pre-16th C. Art

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 10, 2014
Comparing contemporary hip-hop stars with historic art from centuries past, New York-based art directors, Cecilia Azcarate and Ferdinando Verderi, continue to flood their Tumblr page, B4XVI, with humorous compositions. Describing their ongoing effort...

Warren Smith’s Perspective on Creativity – From the Same

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 10, 2014
Australian director Riley Blakeway presents “From the Same,” a short film exploring creativity with professional surfer and photographer Warren Smith. Narrated by Smith, it offers his insights on the shared passion that unites all streams...

Symmetric Light Photography by Sinichi Higashi

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2014
Tokyo isn’t exactly known as the “City of Light” but with a population of 13 million and a booming automotive industry, the city pretty is familiar with neon. Using a keen eye for the cityscape and a bit of clever editing, photograp...

Check Out Sydney in this Beautiful Tilt-Shift Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2014
Motion time-lapse photographer Filippo Rivetti presents a striking tilt-shift film showcasing the stunning landscapes of Sydney. Equipped with a Canon 5DIII and 7D, Rivetti took to the roof of the Four Seasons Hotel, where he gained access to the bea...

David Lynch and JR “I Fix My Head II”

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2014
Following several teasers from both sides, French street artist JR and the multi-talented David Lynch have now unveiled their collaborative project. A man of many hats, Lynch steps away from his work as a musician and film director and teams up with...

Eyestalkers Installation by Front404

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2014
With its Eyestalkers Installation, Dutch interactive studio Front404 sought to remind people that they’re constantly being monitored in what is increasingly becoming an Orwellian vision of modern society. That, or they just wanted to creep pede...

Nastya Nudnik Adds Social Media Symbols to Paintings

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 8, 2014
Juxtaposing classic fine art with ubiquitous symbols from today’s social media outlets, Ukrainian artist Nastya Nudnik presents an interesting selection of works titled “Emoji-nation.” Iconic paintings from Michael Angel and Edward...

Iconic Streetwear Brands Imagined as LEGOs

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 7, 2014
Following the recent collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar in which LEGO produced a collection of famous fashion figures reimagined as LEGOs, Adly Syairi Ramly drapes our favorite mini-figurines in apparel by some of the more recognizable brands i...

Obscura Magazine Presents Maison Martin Margiela “Smells Like Memories” Exhibition Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 6, 2014
Through the efforts of both Maison Martin Margiela and Obscura Magazine, an exhibition was held in Hong Kong to celebrate the involvement of five photographers for MMM’s Replica fragrance line. Titled “Smells Like Memories,” the exh...

Kate Moss by Mario Testino Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 5, 2014
One of fashion’s most extraordinary friendships, the relationship between Mario Testino and his long-time muse, Kate Moss, is the subject of Kate Moss by Mario Testino — a stunning book of photographs that has now been reissued in paperback for...