Interview: Artist and Set Designer Gary Card

Ahead of Us by Night, the multi-disciplinary artist and set designer tells us about the chaos of creation

Multidisciplinary artist and set designer Gary Card boasts a long list of clients and collaborators—from Nike to Kenzo, the Sanderson Hotel, Dazed magazine, to emerging artists and fashion designers. His bright, bold work is often a multi-layered psychedelic trip. Further enhancing the experience, Card converts his imaginings into 3D sculptures. He even crafted his own collection of toys, called Breakfast Boys, with Unbox Industries. His …

Egyptian Lover: Freak-A-Holic

For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

For this year’s London Design Festival, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch played host to four different designer installations for “Super Stimuli,” a show curated by biannual magazine Modern Design Review (check out our Instagram of Michael Marriot’s lamp). Right next to the Ace, new vinyl-only store Sister Ray offered a musical accompaniment to “Super Stimuli” with The Mixtape Project, which showed off playlists created by …

Destroy All Monsters: Child of the Night

For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

Set designer Gary Card opted for what is a certifiable deep cut with Egyptian Lover’s 1986 electro-dance jam “Freak-A-Holic.” (The song was originally intended for the soundtrack to Prince’s “Purple Rain.”) The LA-based Egyptian Lover (born Greg Broussard) packs his video for the song with all good things ’80s: big hair, lots of gold rings, back-up dancers and an endless number of kitschy ancient Egyptian …