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Archive for February, 2012

Here is the first music video filmed by the PinBoard mandem ( Shan, Can and myself) under the direction of good friend Yoni. It was a pleasure to work along side Ifan and the whole Push & Run family and the video premiered on Dazed and subsequently been pushed all over the interweb. You can pick up his single here and expect major things from this young man in the coming months and a lot more coming out of the PinBoard camp in the coming onths too. We will forever be feeding your ears!

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Daniel Kitson is by a long stretch my favourite comedian on road. Having seen both his excellent stand up shows at the Hob over the years and full show ’66a Church Road’ ( with an incredible set design) I am really happy to get my hands on the full audio of ‘The Ballad of Roger and Grace’ show which he wrote with Gavin Osborn for the Regents Park Open Air Theatre a few years back. Available for the minuscule price of £2.50…a bargain. Pick it up at his bandcamp here and if you are unfamiliar with Daniel Kitson check out a clip of one of my favourite sketches performed in Melbourne back in ’03. Comedy gold.

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Scottish artist, Robert Montgomery, has been spreading his poetry across advertising billboards for the last 10 years in his trademark white font/black background style. To herald his new show at KK Outlet in East London, he’s created a series of 3 large billboard poems on Old Street, which reference the moral failure of capitalism, the concerns of the Occupy movement, and new ideas of freedom in the city. The show opened on February 3rd and will continue until February 25th. To read a short interview with the artist/poet about his work, check out this article in The Independent. Thanks to POPSHOT for this one

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Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran uses leaves as the canvas for his cutaway art. after washing and drying the leaf, he carefully cuts away segments in a technique akin to those of traditional Spanish picado, Chinese jianzhi, German scherenschnitte, or Swiss papercutting. His most recent project is for German based organization Plant For The Planet, it confronts and illustrates the causes of the global issue of CO2 emissions. Have a look below for some more work off the project et al.

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On January 31 five up-and-coming animators were given the chance to have their work run on the digital display at the top of London’s BT Tower thanks to somewhereto_ , a nationwide 2012 Olympics legacy project to help young people in sport, culture and the arts. Somewhereto_ funds ‘ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK’. Its mission is to help young people realise their ideas by providing them with the resources and spaces to do so. The project, which is run by ‘youth engagement agency’Livity in partnership with Channel 4, ran a contest asking for submissions from young animators for work to appear on what is Europe’s largest digital display. The five young animators chosen were Dean Wright and Emma Wilson, Joe Collins, Lawrence Simpson and Will Adams. Spotted over on CR.

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TOKiMONSTA comes correct with her first visual offering off her Creative Dreams EP. Signed to Brainfeeder this lady is making movements. For more goodness check back catalogue bizznizz over on PinBoard

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Needing/Getting is the dope new video from the always forward thinking OK Go! This time setting up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. Next level hype.

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