The perpetual rebel reveals why he put an x-ray of his own skull on an exclusive Selfridges skateboard
I recently was inspired to by this talented Los Angeles based designer, Cast of Vices, to create an image that illustrated the dichotomy of what their product represented in a larger sense. Their well-crafted leather bags are exact replicas of your average utilitarian grocery tote- making it a fashionable item of desire.
A few years ago I was spending a lot of time in Asia, mostly China. At the time their middle class was non-existent. Seeing that literally jolted me into reality, and I found this undiscovered patriotism within that had never existed before. I was raised in the Motor City to a middle class family. I realized if I were born there, I would have slumped down into poverty and never given the same opportunities here. An eye-opening experience to say the least, and also makes you incredibly grateful for what you have. Yet that America I was raised in now barely exists.
This image to me resembles the drowning middle class trying to uphold appearances while suffering privately, trying to make ends meet.
Also please take the time to watch this video below. It brings clarity to the current wealth distribution in the US. Its jaw dropping how dissimilar the public’s perception is verse reality.
I had the opportunity to work on this very fun and raunchy concept for the Children’s Museum illustrating some of your naughty high school memories. The goal was to receive more funding and donations to the museum and what better way than to pull at the heart strings of these new parents by tugging at their nostalgic side. The concept was seeking to relive the feeling of high school and all it’s mischief and debauchery. From makeout sessions in the library, to spiking the punch bowl at prom, to skinny-dipping in the pool, we all have some act of defiance that we can look back on. Each moment captured is from the POV of a witness stumbling on the event in front of them and that voyeuristic feel of seeking between doors and shelves makes it seem all the more naughty. The talent are adults to really drive home the concept of looking back in time to your personal high school days. With a mere 6 hours of access at the location to produce 4 layouts, we still somehow managed to string in a variation to the make out session. Thanks to an amazing collaboration with the creative team and my solid crew, we were able to produce this set of nostalgic, dark, voyeuristic images.
Aristotle said, “No great genius was without a mixture of insanity.”
Do anti-depressants stifle creativity? Interesting article. Creativity is a delicate state of mind to nurture and grow. Van Gogh, Faulkner, Jackson Pollock, Hunter S. Thompson all suffered from mental illness and have created legendary, original work. You almost have to maintain ‘controlled chaos’ in order to stay inspired, challenge yourself as an artist, make groundbreaking work, while not going completely insane. Or simply put, “Do something everyday that scares you” (Eleanor Roosevelt).
You’ve never seen a second a day video like this before.
I don’t care how much this has already gone viral, I’m blogging it. If you haven’t seen this, you need to watch. Heart-wrenching, beautifully shoot, brilliant way to show POV. Couldn’t be more subtly direct and the pseudo-documentary feel leaves a strong impression and major dent within 90secs. Who shot this?
Rice Krispies Pollock and Mondrian Cake: The Art Fund Holds the Most Creative Bake Sale Ever! - Print (Slideshow) - Creativity Online
Rice Krispies Pollock and Mondrian Cake: The Art Fund Inspires the Most Creative Bake Sale Ever!
Love this idea! They look delicious but not sure if I would actually eat a replica Mondrian cake. I would probably shrink wrap it and put it on a shelf, but I guess that defeats the campaigns purpose. Cheers to creative ways to fundraise for art!