They built this city on rock’n’roll: architecture on album sleeves – in pictures | Art and design

They built this city on rock’n’roll: architecture on album sleeves – in pictures | Art and design

The latest exhibition at the Modernist gallery in Manchester started with a dad joke. Designer and producer Andy Votel was DJing when someone requested some house music, to which he retorted: “We’ve got some records with houses on the front.” The Modernist’s Eddy Rhead asked him to curate a selection of album sleeves featuring architecture … Read more

How Singaporean built thriving toy business

How Singaporean built thriving toy business

“I’m not the best artist. I’m terrible,” said Jackson Aw with a sheepish laugh. That may seem ironic, given how the 32-year old is the founder and chief executive officer of Mighty Jaxx, a designer toy company from Singapore.  But to Aw, acknowledging his own shortcomings has helped him turn his start-up into a multimillion-dollar … Read more

YouTuber Digitized Hundreds of 35MM Movie Trailers

YouTuber Digitized Hundreds of 35MM Movie Trailers

YouTuber Denis-Carl Robidoux uses scopes to process film reels for digitization using a home-made device.Screenshot: Denis-Carl Robidoux From the first examples of Eadweard Muybridge’s Horse in Motion and on through the history of motion pictures, we have subjected ourselves to the illusion that a stream of pictures moving at a fast rate is a display … Read more

APFEL gives 2022 Venice Biennale richly surreal identity

APFEL gives 2022 Venice Biennale richly surreal identity

The 2022 Venice Biennale has been warmly embraced by the art world after its enforced absence from the international calendar. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the biennale, entitled ‘The Milk of Dreams’, is presented in a multifaceted exhibition shaped by Formafantasma, with a graphic identity by London-based studio A Practice for Everyday Life (APFEL).  Founded by … Read more