Sunday 13 June 2010

Urban Arts Festival, Andrea Bleuler Neeser‏, The Ghost in You, Coke Man, Star Wars™ Cantina 2010, French Roast, The Death Set, American Grindhouse

ABC Urban Arts Festival - where design meets craft
Amsterdam 26 June

"The American Book Center and the ABC Treehouse present the ABC Urban Arts Festival. The large square in front of The American Book Center Amsterdam will be transformed into an outdoor "atelier", with artists showing and creating work on-site for the public to enjoy. Some of the hottest local and international artists, representing a cross section of graphic designers, illustrators, graffiti artists, fiber artists, paper-toy designers – all with an urban edge - are scheduled to participate!

At the ABC Treehouse, workshops will offer free ‘hands on’ lessons to the public and discussions with artists, publishers and other industry professionals covering subjects such as design, crafts, illustration and practical crossovers between the areas."

Watch | Straat Papier Holland Klik [ Workshop promo ]

In the Memory of Andrea Bleuler Neeser‏, the singer of Division Kent passed away last week. She has been ill for a while, but finally the disease (cancer) was stronger than her. She leaves behind her husband and Division Kent partner Marco and a 1 1/2 year old daughter.

Mp3 | Division kent - Pat The Pan Am Pilot
Watch | Division Kent - Faraday Cage

Excellent new music video by The Ghost in You, directed by Matt Spicer

Watch | The Ghost in You - Seahorses

Massive installation in Johannesburg, 2500 Coca Cola cases, 25 tons and 16,5 meters high.

"Adidas Originals invites you to join David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong and some of your dear, old friends for an intergalactic 2010 FIFA World Cup™ viewing party that you'll never forget. "

Watch | Adidas Originals - Star Wars™ Cantina 2010

Such a great animated short, directed by Fabrice O. Joubert.
"In a fancy Parisian Café c. 1960, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee. He constantly turns away a homeless man who asks him for money, but in the end, due to a curious turn of events, it is the homeless man who is unselfish enough to pay the businessman's bill thus saving him from embarrassment."

Watch | French Roast

Official music video for The Death Set's "Far Weathered Friends," a reworking of Daedelus' "Fair Weathered Friends."

Watch | The Death Set - Fair Weathered Friends

American Grindhouse explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment.

Watch | American Grindhouse