Toronto based photographer Daniel Ehrenworth has been working on a series called “Naked People Clinging For Their Lives”. It’s exactly what it sounds like! Look at some of the photos below and let us know what you think?
A few days ago a friend of mine introduced me to the work of Toronto illustrator Nick Dudukovic, and I was blown away. He has a very unique and distinguishable style, with an imagination to match. I’ve included a few images from both his personal and commercial portfolio for you to see what I’m talking about.
Some of Toronto’s most talented artists (established and emerging) showcased their custom Canvas Coolers on Thursday, November 24th at Red Bull 381 Projects. The artists were asked to create a unique design on a Red Bull cooler, which will later be placed in local bars and lounges throughout the city.
Below is a list of artists, ranging from street, spray, illustation, mixed media, fine art, and more, with links to their work.
Toronto brand Handsome Clothing recently released their “Teachers Collection” as an ode to the Daft Punk song (of the same name), with designs inspired by other artists such as Kid Cudi, David Bowie, Justice, The Beach Boys, Aphex Twin and Steppenwolf. All the artwork was done in house, except for Synaesthesia, which was done by Australian artist Sam Chirnside.
Each collection includes a musical soundscape that’s inspired by the theme of the collection. The Teachers Collection mix was created by Blind Vices which is a collective of DJs from Toronto & NYC and features some unheard of exclusive/original remixes. Enjoy…
Kid Icarus presents the 2nd annual “Handmade Holiday”, a one day gift show where Torontonians have the opportunity to buy directly from local creators. Crafters flock from all parts of the city for a day of selling and exhibiting. Shoppers visiting the event have the opportunity to chat with their favourite artists and crafters first hand, and also have the chance to meet the newest superstars to the scene.
Date: Saturday December 3rd (1 day only) Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm Location: St. Stephen-in-the-Fields – 103 Bellevue Ave (College & Bellevue).
We’re giving away 5 limited edition Decon x Pusha T prize packs, including: a limited edition engraved box set of Play Cloths x Good Wood pins (only 50 made in the world), a special Adidas t-shirt screened with the Fear of God II cover art, plus a copy of Pusha T’s new album “Fear of God II: Let Us Pray”.
For your chance to win, enter by tweeting @1loveto @decon @pusha_t #fearofgod
(Contest is open to Canadian residents only. Contest closes Monday, November 21, 2011.)
Most of you should remember Bryan Espiritu’s first solo art show, “Because The Kids Don’t Play”, held on Friday, May 13th of this year. Well, prior to the show, we got the chance to give you a sneak peek of Bryan in action. We also posted The Legends League Trailer, which is a glimpse into the life and times of Bryan Espiritu as an artist/designer (TheLegendsLeague/IDEALL). The latest video to come from this project is a short 1 minute piece entitled “Work In Progress”, which shows Bryan’s technique while working on 1 of his 56 mixed media canvases for the show.
Toronto artist, Kit Knows, expresses his thoughts on graffiti and the culture he grew up appreciating/participating in.
“Although music and film is what I spend most time on now, I discovered a lot of Toronto, and my self, through my experience with graffiti. The city is full of views, rooftops, abandoned buildings, old bridges, or just little spaces between all the hustling.”
Toronto’s Reel Asian International Film Festival is back for it’s 15th edition, running from November 8-13th. Last year I had the pleasure of watching “One Big Hapa Family” by Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns. This year I’d like to see “Sunday Menu” by Director Liesl Nguyen. Filmed in Berlin, Sunday Menu offers a poetic look into the world of a German-Vietnamese teenager as she confronts generational and cross-cultural conflicts through the ritualistic power of food (watch the trailer above). If this film doesn’t interest you, dont’ worry, there are so many great films to choose from.
CANstruction is a non-profit organization that holds annual design and build competitions across North America to construct massive structures made entirely out of non-perishable food items and canned goods. After the structures are built, the creations go on display as an art exhibit to help raise awareness for the local and international hunger crisis. At the end of the exhibition, all of the food used in the structures are donated to the local food banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.