Yeva Babayan – Artist

She designed one of the first campaigns for major fashion label, Juicy Couture and has side fascination with metaphysics. Just your typical California girl…or not. Graphic designer, Yeva Babayan brings a touch of exotic class to her edgy illustrations. Check out the interview from this bright young artist!

Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from and where are you living now?

I was born and raised in Armenia during the Soviet Union era, came to America at the age of 10 and have been happily living in Glendale California ever since.
Frequently I fantasize of living in New York, but the weather keeps pulling me back to Cali.

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Mattias Adolfsson – Illustrator

Swedish Illustrator, Mattias Adolfsson has kindly allowed us to show some of his impressive work from a series called ‘architecture.’ Adolfsson’s unique style is largely imaginative (though he does traditional works as well) and has the ability to stir memories and emotions like something straight out of a childhood dream. His sketches explore the bizarre and the dreamlike in a beautiful, intricate cartoonish way, infused with care and precision. Adolfsson can also boast one of the most popular sketch blogs on the net and has travelled the world with his work – His last exhibit in downtown Melbourne!

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The thin line between concert and works of art

Barthes once wrote of the Death of the Author – the declining importance of an artist’s involvement in constructing the meaning of an artwork. In terms of modern art alone, this ‘death’ has allowed for new degrees of viewer and audience participation. Some of the best examples today, I think, are concerts and large scale performances. Thanks to countless advances in modern technology, including video screens and lighting, arenas and venues are able to be transformed into living, breathing artworks in themselves, their aim precisely to involve the audience and the viewer in ways never before thought possible.

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Lightwriting From Picasso to Lichtfaktor

You may have already seen Light Writing in action, but for those who haven’t, a quick explanation-

The technique is almost 100 years ago, when Picasso (that man just loves to contribute to the art world..) decided to sketch a centaur mid-air using a torch -

The photograph was taken by Gjon Mili -
“I confronted him [Picasso] with a photograph, taken in darkness but showing a skater’s leap traced with lights attached to the skates. Picasso reacted instantly. Intrigued, he began drawing with his finger in the thin air.” They arranged to meet at a pottery in Vallauris. In the dark, after Mili fired his flash, Picasso sketched a centaur in the air -

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Luis Porem – Rbg Rainbow glasses – international designer

I have recently been in touch with industrial designer Luis Porem, who has kindly allowed me to post some of his stunning work -

Born in Lisbon, Portugal and raised in Alenquer – Luis Porem has presented some outstanding intuitive work, he describes the green valley of Alenquer as the place where he “fell in love with things… From the Multicoloured river pebbles, to the abandoned mills that rest on the top of the maountains, to the roads painted in autumnal colours, by the leaves blow away by the wind, to the sweet music of the night..”

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David Suzuki and the 11th Hour.

David Suzuki

 


“I see a world in the future in which we understand that all life is related to us and we treat that life with great humility and respect. I see us as well as social creatures, and when I began to look back and say, ‘what is the fundamental bottom line for us as social creatures?’…I couldn’t believe it because it seemed so hippy dippy, but it was Love. Love is the force that makes us fully human.”

- David Suzuki.

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Not Quite Art – Series 2 out now!

Centuries ago, ‘art’ was something enjoyed by the wealthy upper class – for something to be considered ‘art’, it had to meet certain standard sand credentials, something only a trained artist was capable of producing. Since then, however, the concept of ‘art’ has changed considerably. Now, in the 21st century, it has been completely revolutionised. Marcus Westbury’s doco, Not Quite Art explores underground art and the culture that revolves around it – and part 2 is now complete. Details »

State of the industry – Architects in turmoil

An article from the Age describes a bleak outlook for Architects in the upcoming years.

“One source put the Melbourne job losses at more than 100, with such firms as John Wardle, Hassell, Bates Smart, ARM and Hayball all believed to have made cuts.”

Some of the biggest names in Australian architecture are having to lay off their workers, making the world financial crisis a scary reality for many – the cuts come as a direct result of clients tightening their belts, and deferring major projects -
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introducing Design tavern – Art, Architecture & Design

Attention all you architects, designers and creative beings. If you have a desire to get your work out into the world, a new up and coming web community focused on design and the arts is looking for innovative and fresh contributors.
The blog based site will allow you to showcase your own ideas and designs in a cutting-edge format. Not only will you be provided with a place to get seen or heard, but the site will also serve as a hub for all creatively inclined individuals to discuss and share their ideas with the rest of the world.
So whatever your field of expertise, if you have a great idea that you’d like to get out there, please go the contact tab- we’d love to have you on board.