Yesterday, Apple announced its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will kick off on June 5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Art lovers who were paying attention would have seen some familiar imagery used for this year’s event – the work of Geoff McFetridge. Surrounding the details of the conference are the renderings of the Canadian artist in his signature minimalistic approach to portraying people and bird-eye view perspective. Quoted along with the invite was – “Technology alone is not enough. Technology must intersect with the […]
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For those that missed the unveiling of KAWS’ new virtual reality experience created with the help Visionaire, Artnet has nice recap of the event here. Visitors at the New York Public Library were taken on a studio visit with the Brooklyn-based artist, which quickly turns into a kaleidoscope of colors, misbehaving characters, and surreal imagery when he leaves the room. The lucky guests were also treated to M&M’S bearing KAWS’s hallmark “X’s” (the project was commissioned by the candy company to celebrate their 75th anniversary). You can see the […]
Tomorrow, January 29th (1-4pm), at the New York Public Library, Visionaire will unveiling its latest virtual reality experience featuring the work of KAWS. Visitors will be able to don VR goggles to begin a studio visit with the Brooklyn-based artist which soon transforms into “a 360 degree overload of swirling colors, dancing characters, sweeping perspective and mischievous behavior.” The project was created to celebrate M&M’s 75th anniversary with the full video to be released later on M&M’s YouTube and visionaireworld.com. *edited – earlier, the article mistakenly said the event was today, […]
Ultimate Ears has collaborated with James Reka, aka RekaOne, on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Influenced by the artist’s teenage years spent drawing and tagging on his boombox, the piece is titled Lost Time, for losing oneself in the moment. The limited edition product is covered in the artist’s signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass – just like what […]
Ultimate Ears has collaborated with Nychos on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Titled Rabbit Eye Movement, after the artist’s art space in Vienna, the limited edition product is covered in the artist’s signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass – just like what you would expect from the Ultimate Ears brand. It has a 15-hour battery life […]
After working with Apple on promoting the new Apple Pencil and iPad Pro with some amazing digital artwork, James Jean (interviewed) recently revealed a new Year of the Monkey piece to his fans (seen below). With Chinese New Year coming up in about a month, the monkey must have been on his mind as he also collaborated with Beats By Dre on a new similarly themed design for their Solo 2 wireless headphones. For those in Shanghai, Jean will also be making an appearance at the Pudong Apple […]
After sharing James Jean’s work with the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil, we have another artist who has put in some work with the company’s Start Something New campaign. Tasked with “illustrating nature through its details,” the American artist created a piece entitled Herowana, a celebration of wildlife in Papua New Guinea. The San Francisco-based painter’s first foray into the digital realm was something she has been tempted with before but she never had time to try. Bozic is now one of 11 artists whose works […]
Gifted artist James Jean (interviewed) recently was recruited by Apple to promote their new Pencil stylus which pairs nicely with the newly released iPad Pro. Jean put the novel technology to good use by drawing his amazing imagery directly onto the tablet, which you can see in the images included here. If you have already watched the commercial (below) featuring the new device, you may have already seen what he came up with already. Discuss James Jean here.
Continuing to push the boundaries of his artistic vision, Aakash Nihalani (interviewed) has recently completed some interactive installations entitled Projections. Working to further his geometric imagery, the New York-based artist has created projections that react to a viewer’s hand movement in real time using coding and motion software. One of these interactive pieces has already been exhibited at AICON Gallery last month for the Eat Pray Thug exhibition curated by Himanshu Suri so look for more of these in future showings. Take a look at the video below… Discuss Aakash Nihalani […]
For those who missed out on the Barry McGee and Beats By Dre limited edition Pill 2.0 (and the signing), another version of the collaboration has been released. Available in the Apple store online, the $200 speakers feature the Bay Area legend’s patterns and signature characters on the back and special carrying case. Head over here soon to add this limited item to your collection. Discuss Barry McGee here.