Designer Hisorian Emily King edited a 528-page monograph presenting for the first time twenty years of works by M/M (Paris), one of the most emblematic and influential design practices and art partnerships of the twenty-first century. M to M of M/M (Paris) comes with a foreword by artist Hans Ulrich Obrist, is designed by Graphic Thought Facility and published by Thames & Hudson.
“Laura” is the first single from Bat for Lashes’ third LP entitled “The Haunted Man”. The cover image was shot by photographer Ryan McGinley. U.S. release date is October 23rd via Capitol (October 15th in the UK via Parlophone/EMI.) Natasha Khan has also announced a number of UK and European tour dates throughout the late summer and fall, check out the dates following the link below.
Tara Dougans is a Canadian-born, London-based art director and illustrator. Focused on the value of “taking one’s time”, her early illustrative work is reflective of a preoccupation with the authenticity of a hand-drawn line. Seeing fashion as play, illustration as flexible and digital as opportunity – her most recent projects explore the intersection of handcraft and technology, static and motion. Commissions include collaborations with Iris van Herpen, the Fashion Department at the Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Amsterdam International Fashion Week and exclusive work for NOWNESS.com.
New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach works in series, pushing one subject to the point of conceptual exhaustion before moving to the next. Her early works (currently on view in “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language” exhibition at MoMA), take apart familiar systems of signification — the alphabet, punctuation, Morse code — and reassemble their elements so as to de-familiarize them. “Fold” paintings are created through a process of creasing canvas, spray-painting its contours, and stretching the result. In the “Weave” series monochromatic strips of white canvas are threaded across a wooden frame, producing an orderly weave disrupted by rays, slices and waves of divergent patterns. Collapsing the boundary between two and three dimensions, Auerbach’s “Fold” and “Weave” series trouble Cartesian spatial logic, proposing a fluid and manifold alternative.
“Dreams” is the first single off the new Taken by Trees album called Other Worlds, it will be out on October 2nd through Secretly Canadian. The record draws inspiration from time that project head Victoria Bergsman spent in Hawaii, and was produced by Henning Fürst of the Tough Alliance.
Presented in association with Pitchfork, the Basilica Music Festival is a two-day event taking place August 10th-11th, at Basilica Hudson, a waterfront arts and performance space located inside a reclaimed 19th-century factory in Hudson, New York. The artist-owned venue is run by creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur (formerly of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins) and filmmaker Tony Stone. Acts will include Liturgy, Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, Mick Barr, Blazer, Psychic Paramount, Hiro Kone, and Mike Fellows (aka Mighty Flashlight, ex-Rites of Spring). More info can be found on the festival’s website, including specific details on travel and accommodations. The Basilica Hudson will also host concerts through the fall, including Godspeed You! Black Emperor on September 20th, and Grimes, Elite Gymnastics, and Myths on September 25th.
Alice Carpentiero is a french graphic designer working and living in Lyon, together with her partner Jérémy Bégel, she runs Making Things Public studio since 2007. MTP has become known for its sober and efficient work in publishing, visual identities and finely crafted typography. Read more to discover how it all started and what’s coming up next!
Maybe for some of you it’s nothing new, but we just came across this beautiful short film about Maud Lewis (1903-1970) directed by Diane Beaudry in 1976. Set against a background of her paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscapes they depict, this documentary is a portrait of the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters, Maud Lewis. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of 30. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw – a world without shadows. Get the DVD through the link below.