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  1. Neon film posters

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    www.mrwhaite.com/tagged/neon

     
  2. Brutal

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    I recently went to the Brutal exhibition, described by Lazarides founder, Steve Lazarides as “a brutal show in a beautiful building for brutal times”. The show includes the work of 16 artists in response to the theme Brutal through different mediums including dynamic installations, murals, film, animation, sound and dance. The venue is a cavernous, dilapidated, disused office building on The Strand, which adds to the Brutal theme. Pieces include a large black and white mural by Cleon Peterson that depicts violent figures and chaotic battle scenes along with a series of vicious-looking handmade weapons by Bill McRight. Not all of the work in the exhibition is new; there was one piece in particular by Sebastian Horsley who died in 2010. His piece included a pair of small, decorative nails displayed in a glass box with an accompanying explanatory video… Horsley took part in a voluntary crucifixion. Some of the work is very emotive and seeing it in such a stark environment really brings home the nature of what the exhibition is trying to evoke. It’s definitely worth seeing if you get a chance.

    www.lazinc.com/brutal

     
  3. For the Players: the PlayStation story

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    Here is a great new ad from Sony about the history of the Playstation brand. A clever use of one continuous shot to cover the advances in time. Subtle sounds and objects hint towards games of the era to hit that sweet nostalgic spot.

    www.creativereview.co.uk

     
  4. Getting together

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    Every month we hold a company meeting where we bring all of our staff together for an hour or so to discuss recent projects, insights, news and things we have seen on our travels. It's also a great opportunity to get together and share a beer or two and for everyone to catch up. Our most recent meeting took a different turn with eight of our staff members sharing a five-minute presentation with the rest of us on a topic of their choice, be it something they are interested in or feel passionate about. From jewellery making and knitting, to fantasy illustration, street food and beer brewing, there was plenty to inspire on show over a delicious breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit and… ale, which at 9.30 on a Friday morning did seem a little early!

     
  5. 100 illustrated horror film posters

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    Happy Halloween!

    www.wellmedicated.com/part-1

    www.wellmedicated.com/part-2

     
  6. Siah Armajani – An Ingenious World

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    I recently visited the Siah Armajani exhibition at the Parasol Unit, which displays a small range of work by the Iran-born, American artist. The main exhibition consists of large wooden structures, which are designed to reflect the personalities of poets and the influence of Persian poetry on Armajani. There were a selection of small handmade architectural models in the gallery space on the first floor and a strong focus on features, such as stairs, roofs, and bridges. He’d used some interesting materials among the standard cardboard and balsa wood with an intricate bridge made from small perspex tiles. In the outside space there was the Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, 2013, which was specifically created for the exhibition. It provides a space for visitors to ‘read, reflect and think’. The gallery will also host a number of educational events inside the space, including poetry-writing workshops.

    www.parasol-unit.org

     
  7. Barcelona…

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