Brice Bischoff is an american born photographer. This is a series of images he shot in 2009 in the Bronson Cave’s. The Bronson Cave’s are only a short distance from Hollywood hence making them the perfect location for shooting unearthly shots on earth. The caves have been used as a location to shoot hundreds of films and dozens of TV series, The A-Team, Army of Darkness and Star Trek, have all been shot on location at the caves. They are pretty spooky and remind me of the TV series Land of the Giants. More on the caves here and more of Brice’s photography here.
Coca-Cola links up with British artist and illustrator James Jarvis. Together they present a series of limited edition Coca-Cola cans, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the beverage brand. Overall there will be 6 different cans by James Jarvis. The project was curated by Kevin Poon of CLOT and Communion W and the cans seem to be out now in Hong Kong.
Via Visuelle and their post about the recent New York Times Magazine rebrand, found an interesting little article about the renovation of the TWA Terminal that closed down in 2001 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. Amazing original architecture from 1962. Photography by David Leventi.
W+K have created this handmade print – 40″ x 26″ 1-colour screenprint on Neenah Environment Ultra Bright White 80# Cover. Designed by Max Erdenberger to raise relief funds for the the devastating 8.9 earthquake and subsequent massive tsunami that struck Japan March 11, 2011. So far they’ve raised raised over $4,000 to help the earthquake relief in Japan. Take yourself here to donate and get your print.
Back in 2009 I wrote something about the Ugandan Skateboard Union for Club Mumble, what they were up to and the films they were making.
“our film is slow but in the works. It will cover the construction of the park, interviews with the skaters, a super hero short film, skating footage, and lots of goats and ducks”
They have some amazing photographs and stories on their blog, like how they originally had to skate barefoot and how the first mini ramp was destroyed by heavy rain last November (the structure of the original ramps was actually made from soil). The website has some additional information about the work the Uganda Skateboard Union are doing to bring skating to Uganda’s youth through small donations from all over the world. You need to take a look at the photographs they have, really inspirational stuff.
After three years without a website Yokoland are back and online. One of their recent projects was The Notch festival in China, showcasing Nordic and Chinese artists and designers. Yokoland where asked to present a selection of graphic design work for an exhibition held in Beijing. In search of finding an interesting form of presentation they came up with the idea of using their own studio. They built a box in China with the same dimensions as the studio, high resolution photographs of the walls were printed and mounted as wallpaper together with identical light fittings and a reproduction of their yellow meeting table was placed in the centre of the room, creating a space identical to the original studio in Oslo.
“we had to down size the installation by 20%, but since Chinese people are in average 20% shorter than the Scandinavian giants; the room was still in scale”
Lucas Badtke-Berkow has been exploring the world of the printed page in Japan for the past 16 years with his company Knee High Media, producing inspirational, independent and open-minded publications and consistently looking at things with new eyes and an infectious inquisitiveness of the world around him.
Starting with Tokion magazine (which I wrote about 11 years ago in Level issue 05—that’s the ‘part 1’ of this story) Lucas and his company have remained absolutely true to their values while developing new and exceptional places, products, events and publications for themselves and others—and most importantly, for this one-island Earth.
Here’s the full story of the singular Knee High Media I wrote for Level recently with a whole load of archive photographs and cover art, linked below. Part 2 of The In Sound From Way Out, The Story of Knee High Media, complete with slideshow.
“From the tweed suited old gentlemen and gypsies at the traditional horse fairs of Spancil Hill and Ballinasloe to the Adidas clad youth from deprived and working class suburbs of Limerick and Dublin I have met fearless, competent riders all of whom are down to earth, kind hearted people who love their horses. Most of the people I have photographed have no formal equestrian training and keep their animals in homemade stables or on green areas in housing estates” Words of the man James Horan a maverick photographer from Ireland. He shoots people but has also shot horses.