TI would like for you to make the acquaintance of Brandon Jamie London (born October 16, 1984 in Richmond, Virginia) . Mr London is a wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at Massachusetts and attended Fork Union Military Academy. Mr London is signed to Boss Models in NY.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-05-06 19:54.
Fashion worships Antonioni's "Blow Up" as the most perfect film ever about the subject of fashion and photography. Every frame has been called "an epiphany that calls the very idea of framing into question" . TI loves all that but I also loved the music which was the complete antithesis to the expected "Swinging London" pop. (The director's feelings about modern pop music are pretty much made explicit in the scene where a mob of fans inside a swinging London rock club fight for the remnants of a guitar hero's guitar. The fight spills outside. The last fan standing is left with a fragment of guitar ..surveys it and tosses it away) . How great is the design of this LP cover? It is one of the things I miss in the otherwise fantastic age of mp3's...the space designers had to create via those little cardboard squares.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-05-06 19:25.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-05-05 19:32.
William Cordova's , "Badussy (Or Machu Picchu After Dark)" composed of ,200 found speakers, candy, pennies, vinyl records and candles is a thing of show stopping beauty for TI. 3D collage, real time bricolage, rich with "Third World" riffs, antiseptic AND visceral...it is as my friend Fabien would say...many, many things.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-05-05 19:11.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-05-05 18:56.
Directional Hollywood...is there such a thing? Eva Mendes is the May cover of Vogue Italia (looking very Shana Zadrick) , Mariah the June face of London's ID. Is the double whammy of these mega-mainstream babes a fluke or the recession-proof wave of the future? Are old school super-models and new era super-celebs the way to keep the numbers buzzing and the product moving? And what will V and Vogue Paris have to say about this state of affairs. As for TI, we're so confused we're hightailing it back to LA as soon as possible. Because that would be very directional.
PS. Props to WWD for making SURE the VI cover news was scooped by them first and no other forces. But the Hiss Squad won't be caught sleeping next time.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-05-04 19:48.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-05-04 17:59.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-05-04 17:41.
TI would like to set the record straight regarding a story we ran a week ago about Tsunemitsu Chiba, a purported in house web designer for Hedi Slimane. Mr Slimane's press office released the following statement on Friday :
HEDI SLIMANE DESIGNS HIS WEBSITES AND DIARY ON HIS OWN, WITH HIS COMPUTER ENGINEER IN PARIS AT HEDI SLIMANE'S OFFICE.
HE ALSO TOTALLY DESIGNED, WITH HIS TECH IN NY, THE DIOR HOMME WEBSITE FROM
ANYTHING ELSE IS PURE CONTERFEIT.
We apologize for the misinformation but we're equally excited to know the very influential design style of hedislimane.com can be directly attributed to Mr Slimane. Consistency of line is everything, no?
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-05-02 23:29.
TI loves structure in everything we do. British artist Nathan Coley, nominated for a Turner Prize in 2007, creates installations driven by architectural theory and ideas. This is the artist, for instance who created a scale model of the Manchester Marks and Spencer building which was damaged by an IRA bomb and subsequently demolished. Think of the aesthetic possibilities of an artist who revists lost sites, ghost monuments and evaporated buildings. In his new work at the Haunch of Venison gallery in Berlin he creates a Western film set facade in the gallery. I love though that he renders the buildings in a kind of black wood. Coley finds the ghosts in our monumental 20th century structures and that is humanistic and poetic and inspiring!