Five Things 008

October 21st, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

It’s been a busy week here at Mat Dolphin. In between meeting lots of nice new people and talking about lots of nice new projects we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for interesting stuff. Here are some of the highlights we’ve spotted over the last week.

David A. Smith is a sickeningly talented individual who creates beautiful, intricate glass cuttings and signs using traditional techniques. The short documentary is brilliantly shot by Danny Cooke and gives an insight into the amazing process that goes into each of the pieces.

The brilliant Flying Lotus has been producing amazing music for some time now. His label – the legendary Sheffield based Warp Records – recently commissioned Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, to create the promo video for his latest track ‘Kill Your Co-Workers’, as well as being a great tune, the 3D animation looks amazing and, if you’re interested, you can download the files Beeple created to produce the video and do whatever you like with them. For free!

Tim Flach is a photographer from London who has made a name for himself shooting amazing animal portraiture which capture the emotion, humour and beauty in his subjects. His most recently published book is titled Dogs Gods and points the camera towards mans best friend.

The Affordable Art Fair is currently exhibiting in Battersea Park, London. Founded in 1999, the fair aims to bring art to those with pockets less deep than some. Why not pop along and pick yourself up a masterpiece this weekend? The exhibition is on until Sunday 24th October.

Years ago, a kid from Paris named JR found a camera on the subway and started using it to shoot pictures of his fellow Parisians. His keen interest in graffiti saw him combine the two disciplines and proceed to plaster his blown-up portraits around the streets of Paris. Since then he’s been busy. as well as having his work exhibited on the Tate Modern and exhibited his amazing Women Are Heroes project around the world, his latest achievement is winning the highly coveted TED prize. The prize is awarded annually to one exceptional individual who receives both $100,000.000 and a ‘wish to change the world’. After several months of preparation, the prizewinner unveils their wish at an award ceremony held during the TED Conference.

That’s all for now. As ever, stay tuned for more goodness and feel free to get in touch if you have anything you’d like to share or just to say hello.


One Response to “Five Things 008”

  1. What a welcome respite from my mundane Friday.

    Comment by P — October 22nd, 2010 @ 2:09 pm |

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