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#bigboihalloween Yukimi from Little Dragon as Rick James

bigboi:

#bigboihalloween Yukimi from Little Dragon as Rick James

Before D.A. Pennebaker gave us an insider look at Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign with The War Room, he, along with fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles, introduced the world to their “direct cinema" approach of filmmaking with Primary: a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the 1960 Wisconsin primary election between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. 

Primary was highly groundbreaking for being the first film or news media to have such unfettered access and journalistic coverage of the operations behind a Presidential campaign.

UNIQLO US ONLINE STORE IS FINALLY OPEN!
For those that don’t want to have to stock up every time they go to New York (and now San Francisco), Uniqlo has at long last, opened up their online store. Non-Asians feel free to go about your regular Monday.

UNIQLO US ONLINE STORE IS FINALLY OPEN!

For those that don’t want to have to stock up every time they go to New York (and now San Francisco), Uniqlo has at long last, opened up their online store. Non-Asians feel free to go about your regular Monday.

And we can flyyy

We are Kiiings

Watch us flyyy

We can spinnn

Stephen King, Tom Savini, and George A. Romero

Stephen King, Tom Savini, and George A. Romero

One of my all-time favorite movie posters. Art by Jack Kamen.

One of my all-time favorite movie posters. Art by Jack Kamen.

ED HARRIS DANCE PARTY

Theaters by Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Hiroshi Sugimoto “Tampa, Florida” 1979 © Hiroshi Sugimoto, Credit: courtesy of The Pace Gallery

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Hiroshi Sugimoto “Tampa, Florida” 1979 © Hiroshi Sugimoto, Credit: courtesy of The Pace Gallery

Happy 86th birthday, Tampa Theatre

Happy 86th birthday, Tampa Theatre

James Brown invented Terry Richardson

James Brown invented Terry Richardson

(Source: 30yearsandcounting, via dtybywl)

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)
Things of note:
Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
Chris Ware’s new book is crazy
Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.
This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).
Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.
Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.
So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)

Things of note:

  • Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
  • He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
  • Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
  • If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
  • Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
  • Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
  • Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
  • Chris Ware’s new book is crazy

Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.

This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).

Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.

Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.

So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

gpoy (Taken with Instagram)

gpoy (Taken with Instagram)

Vangelis scoring Blade Runner1982 

Vangelis scoring Blade Runner
1982