Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud"

Maya Angelou (source for image).

Rest in peace Maya Angelou. You've done so much for all of us, you will be missed.
More, more, more, more.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Space Conquerers!

Space Conquerers! Amc2 Journal Issue 6. Edited by AMC, Cristina de Middel and Thomas Mailaender. AMC Books, 2013. 32 pp., illustrated throughout, 30x37cm. Images from here

Book description:

"The first Earth-born creature to enter space was Laika, a stray dog from Moscow that blasted off aboard Sputnik 2 on 3 November 1957, heralding the beginning of the space race and an associated propaganda war between the two superpowers of the era, the Soviet Union and the United States.

Edited by the Archive of Modern Conflict together with Christina de Middel and Thomas Mailander, this issue of Amc2 journal contains a cross-section of some of the space-race related images held by the Archive."

I've previously also featured issue 1 of Amc2 journal.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Birds Have Wings.

Birds Have Wings. One Picture Book #77. By Carol E. Richards. Nazraeli Press, 2013. 16 pp., illustrated throughout, 5,5x7,25". With one original print. Images from here.

One Picture Book is an ongoing series of limited edition artists' books published by Nazraeli Press, which I've previously written about here, here and here for example.

The artist is asked to create a book based on one image or series of connected images, from their previous work. The hardcover edition is limited to 500 and contains an original print by the artist.

Book description:

"Having difficulty identifying a particular species of bird through her spotting scope, Carol E. Richards took a photograph through the lens to assist with her research.

The resulting picture turned out to be far more than a tool for verification. It had a mood and visual content the artist was drawn to, and led to the creation of a series of beautiful, dream-like vignettes."

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rest in Peace Malik Bendjelloul

Best of Malik - special on SVT Kobra (culture program) - view here.

Maybe it's growing up with him on Ebba & Didrik, maybe it's truly loving the work he did on the culture show Kobra, maybe it's the honesty that came across during the award circus for Searching for Sugar Man, I'm not really sure, what I do know is that I've been really affected by the death of Malik Bendjelloul.

It does indeed feel like a bright and truthful light has gone too soon. Rest in peace.

Searching for Sugar Man will show as a tribute at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. SVT (Swedish State TV) will also show the film on Sunday, at 12.55.

Kobra showed a tribute last night (link above and here).

Monday, May 05, 2014

Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse

Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse - in collaboration with Tate Modern.

It would be impossible to not love Iris Apfel!

Iris Apfel dresses for Matisse - in collaboration with Tate Modern.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is on at Tate Modern (London) until September 7.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

1st of May

May Day demonstrations in Stockholm (1950, 1940s, 1944). Images from Stockholmskällan.

For peace and unity between people (för fred och samarbete mellan folken).