Just downstairs from We Made This, the good folks at Represent have just opened up their new gallery, House of Propellers, and have kicked things off with a tasty little show by illustrator Rupert Meats from Rude.
The show riffs on travel and location, with a particular London twist, and features a mix of originals and rather fine limited edition screenprints.
House of Propellers should be a space to watch, with upcoming shows from James Graham, Will Broome and Clare Shillard. Check out the HOP Facebook page for more information.
Directed by Tomas Alfredson, it's an adaptation of the book
of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who also wrote the screenplay for the film); and tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who falls in love with a vampire.
It's a disturbing blend of horror, euro art-house, romance and family drama; and felt utterly unique. There are a couple of dud moments where the limited budget shows through (CGI cats, we're looking at you right now), but apart from that it's quite brilliant. The cinematography, by Hoyte van Hoytema, is particularly tasty; and the two leads are perfectly cast.
It's being marketed as a standard horror flick, with a genre poster that looks like half a dozen japanese horror remakes.
It's far better than that - go check it out. Here's the trailer to whet your appetite.
After Michael pointed out in the comments section that the European posters were better, we tracked down an incredibly comprehensive selection of the movie's international posters over at MoviePosterDB.com. Really interesting to see how the source imagery is adapted for the different markets - clockwise from top left they're: Spain, UK, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands. Still, be nice to see an old-school Polish illustrated version...
This is a tasty little number. It's a screengrab of a daily timelapse, shot from the top of London's recently re-opened Monument.
The Monument View is an "ambient responsive outdoor installation" by Chris Meigh-Andrews, which shoots a continuous timelapse birds-eye view of the city. You can use the Explore button on the top right to search through a back-catalogue of the sequences.
Times are tough, and it seems like design students are getting increasingly resourceful in response.
After the Design Auction held recently by the graphics kids at Lincoln School of Art & Design, the gang over at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication are getting busy with their own lot of lots, at their Blank Canvas silent auction.
They've sent out a selection of brik-a-brak to a who's who of the design world (Glaser, Barnbrook, Carson, GTF, Garland and a host of others), asking them to customise them as they see fit. They're auctioning off the resulting pieces at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane on 30 April.
A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Whitechapel Gallery's Artist in Residence scheme too, which is kinda groovy.