art

Featured: Paint Pigment Photographs

A stunning series of Paint Pigment Photographs by Rob and Nick Carter. Saw this today on the DesignBoom.com blog, and had to share.

Tags: , ,

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 Featured No Comments

Open Skies

Had to put this visual down after a few weeks of massive monsoons in Costa Rica.

Tags: , , , ,

Friday, July 20th, 2012 Phase Collective No Comments

Snaps

Some recent snaps from projects in San Francisco. And a big bit of bearish street art from Market and 6th at the gateway to SoMA. Happy summertime from the Phase Collective.

Tags: , ,

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 Asides No Comments

Featured: Mark Bradford

A great series of works going out on the US modern art circuit starting later this year. And a rad site as well, which is surprising to see for an artist.

Take a nice close look (zoom and explore) on Mark’s site, pinocchioisonfire.org

Tags: , ,

Monday, September 20th, 2010 Featured No Comments

Old Magazines

5_collage_A_top

Hadn’t broken away from the computer in a while, so I pulled out an old magazine, shredded a few pieces, cut a few pieces, and glued it all down. Of course it comes back in to the computer and gets tweaked up a bit. Just a bit though. Sometimes a quick (and otherwise pointless) side project is the perfect fix.

5_collage_A_575

Tags: , ,

Monday, February 15th, 2010 Phase Collective No Comments

Featured: Eyvind Earle

Going back into the vaults on this one, but this is an artist you should know about. Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) is best known for his art direction work for Walt Disney (you’ll recognize his forest-scapes and background art in Sleeping Beauty next time you find yourself watching that movie), but he spent the great majority of his career as a full time solo artist/painter/silkscreener. I love his graphic style, and fantastic color/detail work in his trees (especially the trees) and natural scenery. The images here don’t do the originals justice. Not even close. So if you can see some of his work in person, jump at the chance.

Info on the artist is here. And his official site is here. Check out the serigraphs and oils in particular. Lots and lots of stuff to soak in, and you will be inspired.

ee_1

ee_2

ee_3

ee_4

ee_5

ee_6

ee_7

ee_8

ee_9

Tags: , , , , , ,

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Able Parris

Able Parris is a collage artist and typographer doing some really cool crossover design/art work. Nice identity portfolio too. He’s all over the internet, but you can start at his Cargo site and take it from there:

work.ableparris.com

parris_03

parris_01

parris_02

parris_07

parris_04

parris_05

parris_06

Tags: , , ,

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Maximus Balder

Mixed-media art from Maximus Balder. Picardie, France – found on the Gestalten Blackboard. Really cool layered artwork weaving in typography, commercial/design stuff… all found-imagery, as far as I can tell, and the resulting compositions have a rich design&type-infused feel to them.

Site and info is here.

balder_01

balder_1b

CHABAL-01.eps

balder_03

Tags: , , , ,

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 Featured No Comments

Featured: Michael Ferris Jr.

These are remarkable — sculptures crafted in recycled wood and pigmented grout — capturing a unique realism through a vibrant array of colors and patterns. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Michael Ferris Jr. lives in NYC, and has shown his work in galleries from coast to coast. See more here:

www.michaelferrisjr.com

carl

rosemarie

rosemarie_detail

maria

allen

allen_detail

Tags: , , ,

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 Featured No Comments

Image Corruption + Collaboration

So after months of occasionally digging around for this imagery on Google, I finally captured my own snapshots (iPhone). These are the amazing and elaborate visual effects that come through on a corrupted digital cable signal. This stuff fascinates me—the TV ‘fuzz’ of the new millennium. If only I knew what to do with it now that I have it. Have some thoughts? Some collaborative inklings? Let me know here @GabeRuane.

dc_fritz_011

dc_fritz_021

dc_fritz_031

dc_fritz_041

dc_fritz_051

dc_fritz_061

dc_fritz_071

dc_fritz_081

dc_fritz_091

dc_fritz_101

dc_fritz_111

dc_fritz_121

Tags: , ,

Friday, August 21st, 2009 Phase Collective No Comments

PDF Releases

  • Phase 01 Brainstorm [pdf]
  • Phase 02 Community [pdf]
  • Phase 03 Play [pdf]

Categories

Archives

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009