Nice Collective Spring 2010: The Gathering

Digital artist paints animated light graphics on models for fashion label Nice Collective's Northern California camp-themed shoot

For their Spring 2010 collection Nice Collective founders Joe Haller and Ian Hannula brought friends, artists, stylists and models on a camping trip (aka the Gathering) in Northern California “to organically capture imagery of the season’s clothing and product through real experience rather than art direction.” Among the members of the experimental venture, digital artist Andrew Jones’ and photographer Spencer Hansen‘s combined talents led to …

Mr. Brainwash: Icons

Mr. Brainwash's massive exhibition of pop-graffiti portraits hits NYC

Opening this weekend in NYC, French filmmaker-turned-street artist, Mr. Brainwash‘s newest exhibition “Icons” features his Warhol-inspired, paint-splattered portraits of famous fashion designers, musicians and more in a 15,000-square-foot warehouse. The controversial eccentric is known as much for his over-the-top antics as he is for his artwork, splashing onto the scene in L.A. by relentlessly documenting fellow street artists Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The Latter recently …

Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts Valentine’s Cards

Stationery borrowing romantic messages from classic rap lyrics

Shirking typical Hallmark sentiments, Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts offers a different kind of nostalgia with a series of alternative boldface (and type) messages that borrow from rap lyrics to woo the one who makes your knees go week. We have L.A.-based design firm Kuro to thank for the refreshing respite from schmaltz and imitation sentimentality with simple statements like “I Love It When You Call …