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Hackney Wicked – Celebrating Art

A brilliant weekend of art at Hackney Wicked Festival, Hackney Wick. Buzzing with artists and creatives in true festival style. Loved this poster Live street art Reuben Jacob’s new event space – http://growhackney.tumblr.com Nutty performance art – The Cult of Rammellzee at ‘Grow’ Hackney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFpaKhDbHhA&noredirect=1 http://www.hackneywicked.co.uk

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Diana Roig – “ARTIST. PAINTSTAR. LOVER OF FUN. ♥”

        An explosion of colour, canvases dripping in paint – figures and faces merging into abstract rainbow like landscapes with a surreal feeling and an inspiring energy. Born in 1982 Mar del Plata, Argentina Diana lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “I am very influenced by natural growth, biological processes and fractals. I … Continue reading

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Les Graphiquants

Love the graphic style of Parisien design agency – Les Graphiquants Their beautiful print work spans poster advertising for art galleries and institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Ballet and Milan Design Week. They also produce work which accompanies large advertising campaigns such as this one illustrated for the Dior Homme sport fragrance. Bold, creative, beautiful and poetic, … Continue reading

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Richard Hamilton

An inspiring and interesting retrospective of Richard Hamilton’s work at the Tate Modern – A combination of arty pop art collages and political statements, his work is both playful and serious. Loved his pieces where he plays with interiors, creating rooms within rooms, reminding me of a David Lynch movie. The maps of Palestine and Israel showed … Continue reading

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Karina Eibatova & Roid

This weekend I bought a brilliant art book – Juxtapoz – Psychadelic at the opening of Atomica Gallery http://www.atomicagallery.com/artists The book shows various different graphic artists with a street style to their work, something that inpsires me more and more as it is constantly emerging in my local area of Peckahm Rye and East Dulwich. Two artists … Continue reading

Mike Ballard

Mike Ballard

I met Mike Ballard a couple of years ago at a friend’s birthday in Victoria Park and have been a big fan of his art ever since. Originally a graffiti artist (named CEPT) from the age of 14 many buildings in East London are covered in his and his collaborator Mark Peachy’s artwork. For over … Continue reading

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Pradasphere at Harrods

Prada is going from strength to strength with a nine per cent rise in profits in 2013 – the label’s fourth consecutive year of growth. Sales climbed to €3.58 billion compared to €3.29 in 2012. “Against an unfavourable background of exchange rate volatility and the ongoing negative economic situation in Europe, we have maintained one of the … Continue reading

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Hussein Chalayan for Vionnet – Summer 2014

Hussein Chalayan as we know is  a formidable artist who is at the forefront of cutting edge fashion design…so really interesting to see him partner with such a classic French couture house as Vionnet to create this stunning SS2014 demi-couture collection. Absolutely love these pieces – ‘Delicate newspaper print-like florals whilst uber-light gauzey dresses have been laser-cut … Continue reading

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David Titlow – Me and My Monkey

David Titlow’s photoshoot Me and My Monkey put a huge smile on my face – beautiful pictures with real humour. Titlow has worked for everyone, from Conde Nast, Stella, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Stylist Magazine, Esquire, Vice, Nylon, Rolling Stone and more but has a refreshing approach and style to his work. http://www.davidtitlow.com Beloved Media … Continue reading

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Tomas Do Things – Pop Illustration

A simple stroke – sculptural forms, packed with color, in a hue to make your eyes pop. The kind of fashion illustration we love. http://www.tomasdothings.com Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Shinichi Maruyama – Mesmerising

Shinichi Maruyama – Original, striking, beautiful and mesmerising Gardens It is said that a Zen garden represents in a three dimensional space the spirits of high priests who have achieved enlightenment. The Zen garden is the expression of boundless cosmic beauty in a physical environment, created through intense human concentration, labor and repeated action. One can … Continue reading

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Steven Klein – Superheros

Loving Steven Klein’s photographs of  Linda Evangelista in W Magazine for this September 2012 Steven Klein, Hiding Behind the Camera   By Ruth La Ferla ON an outsize screen in “Time Capsule,” a multipanel video installation shown in Moscow last week, a Garbo-esque siren past youth’s first blush rests in a chair as an attentive … Continue reading

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Julien Palast – Skindeep

What’s interesting about Julien Palast‘s Skindeep series is that despite basically shrink-wrapping and hiding the human forms, you actually become more aware of them. The contours and curves of the female and male figures are slickly highlighted by the well-selected material—a gradiented array of vibrantly tropical colors and just enough sheen in all the right places. http://www.palast.fr Beloved Media – www.beloved-media.com

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Lips – Rasmus Mogensen

Loving these sexy images by photographer Rasmus Mogensen. Based in Paris, and partly New York, Mogensen, has been working professionally as a fashion & beauty photographer for the past 18 years. Mogensen had his first independent photo exhibition at age 17 at Gallery Photografica in Copenhagen. His fine art photography is now represented worldwide by Fahey/Klein … Continue reading

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Prada & Vahram Muratyan

Prada and Paris-based artist Vahram Muratyan have teamed up to create a virtual  series of illustrations of Prada’s S/S 2012 men’s and women’s accessories. The series highlights two parallel universes that meet under the auspices of Prada style. Prada transferred the graphics from this virtual series onto unisex t-shirts, which will be available in stores mid-July priced at … Continue reading

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Ellen Von Unwerth – Do Not Disturb

Michael Hoppen Gallery is showing an unseen collection of beautiful photographs from Ellen Von Unwerth called ‘Do Not Disturb’. The Madonna Inn, LA, sets the scene for these highly stylised and richly coloured images of women, who range from the delicate coquette to robust dominatrix. Each of the rooms in this renowned LA hotel features … Continue reading

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Paper Cut Project – Hermés

  Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry’s beautiful custom made paper art installations are fuelled by a love of fashion. They have been commissioned by Hermés, Christies NY, Kate Spade. http://www.paper-cut-project.com Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Raf Simons for Dior

Raf Simons AW 2012/2013 Raf Simons AW 2012/2013 Galliano AW 2011/2012 Galliano AW 2011/2012 A striking and modern collection by Raf Simons for Dior. Interesting to compare it to Galliano’s previous collection. Raf’s signature clean lines and minimalism, mixed with dramatic color and delicate workmanship to revive Dior’s vision, from classically tailored dresses updated with … Continue reading

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She’s Electric – Santiago and Mauricio Sierra

Santiago and Mauricio Hit the Gas in Their High-Speed Neon Short A trip back to 80s disco with this film created by pop photography and filmmaking siblings Santiago and Mauricio Sierra. “We remembered watching ET and Back to the Future, and when our dad got the first Mac,” says Santiago. “It was an interesting time where new technology … Continue reading

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Zheng Delong – WOW

Zheng Delong – wow! Love these pieces of art . Born 1976 in Chengdu, in Sichuan Province, Zheng Delong is one of the few prominent contemporary Chinese painters to have no formal fine art training. This gap in his resumé, rather than being a negative factor, makes his talent all the more interesting and impressive. … Continue reading

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Beautiful SS2012 collections by Preen, one of the growing number of designers who have embraced the digital print revolution. So often fashion looks to the past for inspiration – which designers, imagemakers and fashion editorial outlets are actually producing “New Aesthetic” work that actively engages and deals with our digitally-mediated world? According to the Business … Continue reading

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Kim Joon – Body Art

Since blogging about Lucy McRae’s body architecture and currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha I have come across this fascinating artist Kim Joon. Always loved the idea of tattoos and body art but have never seen anything that shows the body painted really beautifully like this. http://kimjoon.co.kr Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Takashi Murakami – Qatar Museums & Versailles

Qatar museums is currently showing the work of renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami in Doha, for his first solo exhibition in The Middle East,’ ‘the exhibition continues to advance QMA’s mission to encourage global cultural dialogue and exchange, as well as launch the 2012 celebration of forty years of diplomatic relations between Qatar and Japan.’ … Continue reading

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Serge Lutens – Beauty

Recently came across this beautiful purple spotty image by Serge Lutens and had to take a look at more of his images to remind myself of his creative work. Most well-known for his art direction and photography of Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido in the 1980s. He was a French photographer, filmmaker, hair stylist and perfume … Continue reading

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Body Architecture – Lucy & Bart

Wanted to share some more of this exciting artist’s creative explorations. This work by Lucy McRae is in collaboration with Body Architect Bart Hess from Holland. ‘Described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes’ You may think that the … Continue reading

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Craig Green – New Generation

Only last month 25 year old menswear designer Craig Green finished his MA at Central Saint Martins. His collection showed digitally printed tie-dye cotton trousers, tunics and sculptural wooden and papier-maché accessories / art pieces. He won the L’Oréal Professional Creative Award alongside Luke Brooks. His designs for his MA are simple, austere but show … Continue reading

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Nicholas Kirkwood – Pieces of Art

The infamous Nicholas Kirkwood’s SS2012 collection is nothing but fantastical. Last year he created shoes for Keith Haring that were out of this world. This year he has collaborated with Erdem and probably the most fascinating shoes design is for Meadham Kirchhoff. Nicholas’ beautiful shoes can be bought from his Mount Street shop. 5 MOUNT STREET, W1K … Continue reading

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Body Architecture – Lucy Mc Rae

Lucy Mc Rae is one of the most inspiring artists and conceptual thinkers I have ever come across. She is ‘STRADDLING THE WORLDS OF FASHION, TECHNOLOGY AND THE BODY. THIS BODY ARCHITECT INVENTS AND BUILDS STRUCTURES AROUND THE BODY THAT RE-SHAPE THE HUMAN SILHOUETTE’ ‘Robyn Album Covers’ is one of her very beautiful pieces where … Continue reading

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Miu Miu Gets Animated

This is a bizarre little animation created for Miu Miu – apparently an animation inspired by Miu Miu’s resort collection in the eyes of filmmaker Molly Schiot http://www.nowness.com/day/2010/11/23/1035/miu-miu-gets-animated Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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3D Animation & Website Design – Panchal

We have recently created a super cool bespoke e-commerce site and brand animation for new luxury brand Panchal which is launching at the end of this month. The brand animation shows both of the company’s logos through a live 3D metallic dot matrix. Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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The Earth Turns

The Earth turns, but we don’t feel it move Procedural drawings and digital renderings by Andreas N. Fischer Title: Amsterdam, Gangs of New York Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Daniel Sannwald – Pop & Paint

Loving Daniel Sannwald’s latest shoot for Pop Magazine. He created a 22 page story in collaboration with Dior and the German artist Anselm Reyle. http://danielsannwald.blogspot.co.uk Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Alex Prager – Compulsion

Just discovered the talented Alex Prager – (born 1979)  from LA. She takes inspiration from cinematic conventions of directors such as Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock and fashion photography such as Guy Bourdin. Her images are like stills from a film often set in the 1970s and with the distinct setting of Los Angeles. Not … Continue reading

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Erwin Blumenfeld – Provocative Creative Genius

One of my favourite photographers Erwin Blumenfeld – Born jewish in Germany and emigrated to Paris where he was later taken to a concentration camp, he created some brilliant collages mocking Hitler. In 1949 he escaped to the USA where he began shooting for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and his fashion photography career began. In … Continue reading

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Art of Hiryoshi

Somerset House is showing an exhibition Kokoro – The Art of Horiyoshi III ‘Kokoro means ‘heart’ in Japanese and is the ‘feeling’, the ‘inner-meaning’ that underpins the Japanese approach not only to art, but to life as a whole. It is what makes Japan quintessentially Japanese. One of the artists exhibiting is Irezumi Master Horiyoshi … Continue reading

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Thomas Ruff – Art or Porn?

‘In the mid-1960s when Philip Larkin saw a couple of kids and guessed “he’s fucking her and she’s / Taking pills or wearing a diaphragm”, he knew this was the “paradise / Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives”. It was a paradise that turned out – isn’t that the way with any paradise? – … Continue reading

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Pomp de Franc – Uber Cupcakes

Talented creative stylist Katie Franklin creates the most luxurious, designer cupcakes you could ever imagine. She works specifically alongside fashion designers to create cakes for events and launch parties that are inspired by the designer’s clothes. Clients include luxury brand Mulberry and luxury retailer Net-A-Porter. They look so amazing you wouldn’t want to eat them! … Continue reading

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Hermès – Leather Forever

Hermès ‘Leather Forever‘ exhibition is coming to London. An exhibition to celebrate 175 years of the luxury fashion brand. We can’t wait to see the history of such a phenomenal luxury brand. Exhibiting at, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1. 8th May – 27th May 2012, Monday to Sunday 10 am until 6 pm and on … Continue reading

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Hisaji Hara – Michael Hoppen Gallery – 24 Feb – 31 Mar

One of our favourite places the Michael Hoppen Gallery is showing an exhibition of beautiful, monochrome portraits by Hisaji Hara who has modelled his photographic compositions upon paintings by Balthus (1908-2001), one of the most revered and controversial artists of the twentieth century. In the style of Balthus creates scenes with an unsettling combination of … Continue reading

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Fashion Advertising Campaign – AWI – Merino Wool

Our latest fashion advertising campaign for Australian Merino Wool – Creative fashion art direction to communicate that wool doesn’t have to be itchy, scratchy and heavy. We worked really closely with AWI to choose the different wool fabrics that were on trend for this AW 2012/2012 season. http://www.beloved-media.com/portfolio/fashion-advertising-merino-wool.php Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Behind The Scenes Fashion Film – Merino Wool – Advertising Campaign

  Behind The Scenes shots from the AWI Merino Wool Fashion Advertising Campaign and Fashion Film – 2011/2012 This behind the scenes fashion film was created to show the talent and story behind the fashion advertising campaign. The print adverts have been shown in all the major fashion magazines in 20 different countries. Our fashion … Continue reading

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AWI – Merino Wool Fashion Film

Fashion Film for AWI – (Australian Wool Industry) AW 2011 Our fashion film and fashion advertising campaign for Australian Merino Wool was created to communicate a marketing message. Woolmark needed to drastically change people’s perceptions of wool as a fibre. AWI wanted to communicate to the fashion set that wool is not an itchy scratchy … Continue reading

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Luxury Easter Egg Hunt

There are 200 of these stunning individually designed eggs dotted around London. What a fantastic PR campaign to raise money for the charities Elephant Family and Action for Children. Get hunting to win the prize! Three of our favourtie designs – from top to bottom by: Candy and Candy, Quentin Jones, Julian Brown. http://www.quentinjones.infowww.candyandcandy.com http://www.rexite.it/eng/designers/brown.lasso http://www.thebigegghunt.co.uk … Continue reading

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Christian Laboutin – David Lynch & John Malkovich

Love this book created for Christian Laboutin with David Lynch and John Malkovich. What a brilliant collaboration. The book is a combination of a biography, retrospective and fashion photography book. The foreword is written by John Malkovich, the book is filled with his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent alongside some very personal photos that … Continue reading

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Amrei Hofstätter – Fashion Printing Explosion

A striking combination of two talents with a futuristic vision. The exciting artist, illustrator and fashion print designer Amrei Hoftstatter from Berlin collaborated with Delhi based fashion designer Manish Arora (now creative director for Paco Rabanne) for AW2011/2012. Amrei’s prints are mixed with Manish’s world of beautiful colors and amazing hand embroideries to remarkable results – an … Continue reading

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Fashion Art Direction – Dreamy Daze – Spring Summer Accessories

‘Dreamy Daze’ – Fashion Art Direction for Spring Summer Accessories – Smythson and Calvin Klein Editorial pages and personal project for Beloved Media. Created with our friends stylist Olivia Pomp and photographer John Bennett Beloved Media – www.beloved-media.com

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Fashion Art Direction – Throw Your Rays – Spring Summer Accessories

‘Throw Your Rays’ – Fashion Art Direction for Spring Summer Accessories – Hermes and Smythson Editorial pages and personal project for Beloved Media. Created with our friends stylist Olivia Pomp and photographer John Bennett Beloved Media – http://www.beloved-media.com

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Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs

Les Arts Decoratif Paris are showing an exhibition of Louis Vuitton past and present. From the launch of luxury brand Louis Vuitton in 1854 to the last 13 years with Marc Jacobs at the helm. Les Decoratif Arts – March 9 – September 16 Filmmaker Christan Borstlap creates this film to celebrate the world’s most celebrated … Continue reading

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Wild Photography

Nature has always been very influential in fashion and print design. These are some of our favourite photographs seen today at the Natural History Museum (exhibition ends 11th March). Images above created by: Kevin Barry, Peter Dlaney, Gregory Basco, Stefano Unterthiner, Adithya Biloor http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/index.jsp Beloved Media – www.beloved-media.com

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