Hattie Stewart was commissioned by The Academy to create an artwork to promote the 2015 Oscars ceremony. Taking inspiration from the line ‘Imagine What’s Possible’, Hattie created a multi-layered Oscars universe with her heart characters, nodding to the various genres and categories of the awards. The work has already been seen as part of the nominations ceremony, keep an eye out for the artwork in the main awards ceremony on 22 February.
Sporting a monogram created by Big Active, True Rocks is the ultimate rock and roll collaboration between Emily Bradbury of vintage Victorian punk label “Constant and True” and Dawn Hindle the founder and creative director of Ibiza Rocks. The jewellery collection features inspired Pins, Pills and Passes – as well as Gavin Turk’s classic ‘bitten’ Rich Tea Biscuit. Described by Dawn as “50% Chic, 50% Kitsch” the effortless style of the range has seen it become the must have accessory of the summer – as worn by the likes of Lilly Allen, Ellie Goulding, Mark Ronson and Idris Elba. So it seems fitting that following on from a series of pop up events in Ibiza and London’s Groucho Club – True Rocks brings it’s attitude back to the streets with the ultimate pop up shop at BoxPark in Shoreditch – for one week only! Monday 24th – Sunday 30th November.
True Rocks is also available at Liberties.
Anthony Burrill has created a series of posters with photographer Robbie Augspurger to bring attention to the 100,000 Americans shot every year as a result of gun violence. Burrill’s boldness and wit neatly highlight the fact that the terrorists and the zombies that feature in the targets across the 18,000 shooting ranges in the US are a distant fantasy from the reality that most of the time, the victims are our friends, neighbours or children.
Innocent Targets is launching at Protein on 12 November, with print sales of the poster targets going towards The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence. The project is an initiative of creative studio Banana and Associates.
Adrian Johnson has been commissioned by the Tour de France and Transport for London to create posters to both commemorate and communicate the great cycling race, as it passes through London. The designs for the two posters can be seen across London as part of of the race wayfinding and other signage, as well as across the transport network. Widely praised as fresh and eye-catching but in the spirit of the great transport posters of the past, Adrian’s designs are also available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop.
Andy Rementer just closed an exhibition of new paintings and drawings at Mondo Cane in New York. Following on from last year’s painting show ‘I Wish I Knew‘, ‘Meet Me Later‘ continues to reveal snapshots of loneliness in the urban landscape; furtive moments of people trying to connect with eachother and the city.
Mat Maitland was commissioned by Tate to create a trailer for their blockbuster exhibition of 2014, Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Working with animator Paul Plowman, Mat created a short that evokes Matisse’s working process later in life, when he began ‘carving in colour’ with scissors. The exhibition runs until 7 September.
Secret 7s – the charity record fair that gives music fans the chance to pick up a unique 7″ vinyl artwork by a world-famous artist, designer or unknown upstart returned again this year – culminating in a hugely impressive exhibition and the sale of all singles going direct to War Child. Seven hundred one-of-a-kind record covers were created for this year’s event, by a choice line up of names including Sir Paul Smith, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Fred Deakin, Dan Tobin Smith and Big Active. Contributors were invited to create an artwork inspired by a song – and each record offered for sale for £45 on Record Store Day. Buyers don’t actually know who’s created the sleeve or which song they’ve purchased until they’ve handed over their money. This years songs were: Black Sabbath, Age Of Reason; Elbow, Grounds For Divorce; Jake Bugg, Strange Creatures; Lorde, Team; Massive Attack, Karmacoma; Roxy Music, Virginia Plain; and T-Rex, Get It On.
The sleeves by Big Active artists are revealed here….