To celebrate, the tech company has opened pop-up retail spaces across the nation so customers can experience or purchase the device, and the featured gallery above is particularly located in Los Angeles. Furthermore, Google has tapped NYC artist Jason Woodside, known for his large-scale, graphic murals of color-saturated, patterned motifs that are prominent in New York, Paris and Sydney, in addition to collabs with colette, adidas and others.
Woodside has created a custom vinyl that covers the entire exterior of the LA Pop-up, as well as creating a limited edition digital canvas that can be printed on Google Live Cases (a customizable phone case), or you can downloaded it as a wallpaper on your Pixel Phone too for $40 USD.
When asked how technology and social media plays into his practice, Woodside shared something very insightful.
“When I first started out, creating and making things with my hands was my focus. Over time, considering my love for city culture and skateboarding I was able to find my voice with the use of paints and spray paint. Generally, all of my work starts in my studio experimenting with much smaller scale works on canvas and panels. Even now that I’m doing multiple projects all over the world, most of the time much larger scale, I mostly use chalk and yard sticks! None of the works are planned in anyway as I like to consider the surroundings and local culture. Social media is a nice vehicle to bring visibility to my projects.
Street art was initially a passion project that I imagined being enjoyed by passerby’s, but now a person can instantly broadcast that image to a huge network online. I don’t design with social media in mind, but the bright colors and graphic elements in my work mesh well with the medium.”
For more details about the new Google Pixel 2, read our roundup here.
manier x Embellish ?
Brand new images of hand stitched and curated denim by manier brand’s very own Maximillian Manier have surfaced!
Being the innovator of the renound- “self titled-seasonal wear” alone has mapped out a sure fire and trail blazing route to atop any list of up and coming designers.
His designs include reworked masterpieces which mainly consist of Levi’s Brand denim, although there has been verifiable accounts (as well as the D.S.D exclusive pictures we’ve featured below!) of Maximillian working on mock ups with what some have identified as Embellish Denim. Which may have surfaced on either’s social media accounts (links below).
Maybe it’s the ever-changing names, or maybe it’s the superior hand craftsmanship that will forever be synonymous with either brands. One thing is for certain is that regardless of the times or collab at hand, Manier is a force to recognize and reckon with. I’d keep a close look out for a chance to snag any limited production pieces for the up and coming 2020’s!
Herschel Supply x Basquiat
Following recent collaborations with Sankuanz and Teva, Herschel Supply Co. is back with another dope partnership that’s perfect for art lovers.
The bag brand has hooked up with the Jean-Michel Basquiat estate to bring fans a series of accessories showcasing some of the late artist’s most eye-catching sketches. The Herschel Supply x Basquiat collaboration not only looks sharp, but it’s super-functional too, boasting everything from travel pouches and cross-body bags to backpacks and holdalls perfect for a weekend getaway
Get Inside the Mind of Gorillaz Legend Jamie Hewlett With Taschen
From co-creating the iconic punk-inspired comic Tank Girl to working on live-action animations for Gorillaz and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, illustrator Jamie Hewlett releases his first major monograph with Taschen, featuring more than 400 pieces of work.
The designer has maintained a steady career since his emergence in the mid-1990s. After the success of his early comics, Hewlett, with then-roommate Damon Albarn, went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, designing the animated characters in print and for live stages. In conjunction with the band’s success, the polymath artist has conducted work for the stage, television, film, and even a collaboration with ABSOLUT vodka.
With a recent exhibition of his prints running at Saatchi Gallery, London, this exclusive Taschen print is a must-have for those looking to inspire and expand their creative horizons.
In case you missed it, Damon Albarn from Gorillaz announces potential album release.
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