Back in October of 2007 (before existed), I interviewed an artist named Hiroyuki Hamada. I thought it might be fun to re-post the interview as it has since been removed from the internet. Enjoy. +++ Hamada vs Hamada: I randomly came across Hiroyuki Hamada’s work, following a link from . We share the same name but in terms of immediate family we are completely unrelated. After seeing his amazing work I thought it would be fun to contact Hiroyuki and see if he would allow me to interview him, I mean how could he say no to family? Hello Hiroyuki! It’s a rainy day today, also known as a regular day, here in Vancouver. I live in a cul-de-sac and my neighbor has a couple of identical orange cats that usually climb around on the box hedge outside of my window (and sometimes stick their heads in my window when it’s open). But with all the rain today, I’m sure they’re indoors enjoying a cup of tea. I am listening to Madlib’s Shades of Blue while I write to you. Can you describe where exactly you are? Hi, Jeff, I’m in a town called East Hampton at the…
Drawings by artist illustrator Jean de Wet. More below.
Open House is a New York-based jewelry project by my friend Monika Wyndham. She’s been making these great YES Rings and asked if she could give one away to you guys. She says, “It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever made, because of the actual positivity it stirs up in people by just seeing the word.” I love that. So if you wanna snag a ring (it will be sized for the winner) all ya gotta do is leave a comment below and let me know in what ways you’re a YES person! I’ll let Monika pick a winner on Monday.
Wonderful collages by Joseba Elorza. I found this work after Joseba left a comment on the Heiko Mueller post. Some very interesting sound work over there as well!
Studio Feix (Philipp Feigenbutz and Anna-Maria Scharf) animated the video for Calvin Cardioid’s dreamy track, “Everything To Me”. Check it out below!
Illustrations by Anje Jager. While browsing through Jager’s work I also came across this powerful image created for . I usually try not to stick in work that doesn’t really flow with the rest of what I’m posting but this had to be included.
Mixed media drawings by Joseph Hart. New York City.
Beautiful poster designs by Felix Pfffli. He has taught typography, narrative design, and poster design at the Lucerne School of Graphic Design. More work below.
Paintings by Geoff McFetridge, from his show at Cooper Cole.
Directed by Alan Holly, cowritten by Holly and Rory Byrne, and co-animated by Holly, Byrne, and Eoghan Dalton, manages to instil real emotion into the relatively clich theme of life and death. Beautifully executed and deceptively simple. Watch the full video below!
Designer James Victore has a really great Youtube Channel you should subscribe to. It’s called “Burning Questions” and he uses the outlet to directly answer questions sent to him, about life and making good work. The man definitely knows a thing or two, having some of his brilliant posters remain in MoMA’s collection. I should note the image at the top of this post is not his work, it was drawn by his friend, artist Jon Burgerman, for one of the intros. James and I emailed back and forth a bit and he was as friendly and down to earth as he is in the videos. I asked him to pick out a few of his favourite videos so far and he kindly obliged, adding that he loves reading the heartfelt comments. So if any of the videos strike a chord with you, leave him a message, I know he’ll appreciate it! Have a look at the videos James selected below: There Ain’t No Shortcuts: How Do I Find My Voice: You’re Better Off If You End Up Becoming Yourself: James Victore Gets Fired:
Photos by Jeremy Liebman. Brooklyn.
I like this simple series of illuminated text by Brooklyn-based Victoria Siemer. More images below.
“Subway Makeup” is an on-going project by Brooklyn-based artist Lydia Cambron in which she recreates defaced subways posters using her own face and various cosmetics. More images from her series below.
, drawings by Rachel Levit. Brooklyn, New York.