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James Jean Prints // David Choe’s Mangchi Final Tour

As with many things in life, it pays to know the right people. With what is promised to be the final tour kicking off soon for David Choe’s band Mangchi, they will be giving out free prints featuring the artwork behind the group to attendees. As you may well know, some of the artwork for the band is from Choe’s friend James Jean (interviewed), so if you want a shot at something unique for your walls that won’t come up for sale, you may consider buying tickets to […]

Album Covers: Daniel Arsham x Usher – “No Limit” & “Crash”

On the cover of two new singles from Usher is artwork that fans might recognize if they are familiar with the work of Daniel Arsham. Featuring two views of a sculpture created in the signature future archaeological style of the Brooklyn-based sculptor, No Limit & Crash are both great examples of collaborations between music artists and fine artists. Usher apparently spent four hours sitting still while Arsham put him through the process of creating something that might be discovered in the the distant future, like the ruins […]
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Upcoming / Videos: Jen Stark x Miley Cyrus for VMA’s

Continuing to collaborate artists that speak to a new generation of viewers (see KAWS & Dabs Myla), MTV has tapped the visual language of Jen Stark for 2015’s VMA. Working with host Miley Cyrus on this year’s award show, the Los Angeles-based artist looks to be integrating her recognizable psychedelic & colorful imagery in animations, video spots (example below), ads, and artwork for the stage, among other things.  You can catch it all this Sunday night, August 30th. Discuss Jen Stark here.

Dabs Myla Create New MTV Movie Awards Logo

With the 2015 MTV Movie Awards set to go live on April 12th, the television channel has revealed the new logo designed by Dabs Myla. You may remember that last year, KAWS was tapped work with the VMA’s, so it’s not surprise that they have continued hiring on talented artists that their viewers can relate too. Look for the Los Angeles-based couple to create some installations for the awards show as well. The duo told MTV News – “We wanted to make something really bold and energetic that […]

Releases: Sid Vaga x Maya Hayuk – “The Pilar Project”

One of the releases coinciding with Basel Week Miami is this wicked project between Maya Hayuk and DJ / producer Sid Vaga. The idea behind this release was that “the best collaborations come from two voices that create a third, unique voice.” Known for creating art that is inspired by the neon lights and party culture, this is not the first time Hayuk has mixed art with music. The Brooklyn-based artist created an exclusive, limited edition record sleeve from her recently released and sold out silkscreen edition Multiverses #2. “The idea for this collaboration […]

Album Covers: James Jean x Linkin Park – “The Hunting Party”

With the release scheduled for next month (June 17th), it’s time to tell you about James Jean’s (interviewed) latest project – working on Linkin Park ‘s new album artwork. If you remember, he also created Taleb Kweli’s cover art back in 2012. The latest effort from Jean sees the American rock band working off the sublime sketches (seen below) from the artist, currently on sabbatical somewhere in Asia, and utilizing 3D modeling to create the images seen in promotion as well as on the cover […]

Damien Hirst x Rihanna for GQ

For their 25th anniversary issue, British GQ enlisted the help of Damien Hirst to design the cover along with Rihanna. Styled with snakes entwined on the R&B singer’s body and on her head as well as slit eye contacts, the spread certainly has references to the mythical Medusa. For those who want a copy, the December 2013 issue hits the newsstands soon. Via Highsnobiety. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Streets: Cyrcle. x Woodkid (Los Angeles)

The always productive Cyrcle. crew has blessed Los Angeles with another epic mural. This time, on a wall provided by Branded Arts, the boys collaborated with Woodkid on a piece that is located on the hotbed art gallery Hollywood intersection of Santa Monica Blvd and Highland. Although it features the visual artists working with a musician, rather than being a marketing piece for a new album release or a advertisement, the work explores the aesthetic and concept of his music. It rewards followers and fans […]

Releases: SHAG x Beatles – “May I Introduce to You” Print

Purveyor of the retro modern chic, SHAG (interviewed), has put a new print on release entitled May I Introduce to You from Dark Hall Mansion. The collaboration with the Beatles will be offered in three variants limited to runs of 50 & 25 pieces and priced at $500 & $750, and sized at 20 x 28″. Check out all the details of how you can pick up one for yourself next week here. Discuss SHAG here.
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Preview: KAWS for MTV VMA’s

With this year’s Video Music Awards from MTV only several days away, installation has already started for the event. As mentioned when news first broke of KAWS’ involvement with the design of the special 30th installment of the award show, held in Brooklyn for the first time, there was going to be a a 60-foot Moonman (this year’s prize also remixed with the Brooklyn-based artist’s design) on stage, his tallest Companion ever. As you can see from the photo above, this impressive piece is already in place […]
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