Thanasis Lomef Zacharopoulos has travelled the world with the eye of an artist, capturing some amazing moments in some spectacular places. And as we watched a selection of snaps roll across the screen, his merry band played some great music to accompany (including, a human beatbox by way of loop pedal!).
Did I already mention Jo Gordon on this website? Either way, I think her lovely woolen bits and pieces are worth mentioning again – and what better reason than when things are on sale?? before Christmas?? when it’s finally super cold in London??
So – get excited for the…. Jo Gordon House Sale New Autumn/winter collection plus archive collections
This semi-autobiographical graphic novel (try saying that five times fast!) is set in a Cali beach town, the protagonist is a graffiti artist whose constant run-ins with anti-graffiti locals, cops and rival crews sees him getting into mischief at an unstoppable rate. But it also recalls the characters and art influences of a 80s street art scene, that, if you trace it forward to today, probably has something to do with the art on your t-shirt, skateboard or favorite CD artwork.
Props to James for doing this graphic novel. He’s a wonderfully talented artist & animator, his productions include Madvillain – ‘All Caps’, Cut Chemist ‘Spat’, Quasimoto ‘Bullyshit’, an ad for HP/Serena Williams that was shown in Times Square NYC, and many more, of which you can view on his TFU Studios YouTube page.
Katie and I stumbled across the Michele Varian store in Crosby St, NYC on our visit there in September. We ended up getting some glass grapes that now feature in the GF lounge room wall of books, and they look great!
I thought Michele Varian was one of those cool one-off mom & pop homeware and gift stores but after a little research, it seems they’re slowly taking over the USA – there’s over 25 stores there and you can even get their things in Heals in the UK. Well there you go.