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December 4, 2016

Roman Polanski film posters

Bitter Moon - France

Bitter Moon – France

Polish born film maker Roman Polanski has been one of my very favourite directors ever since seeing “The Tenant” at the age of 14. That movie profoundly shaped my world view and its’ emotional impact was undeniable.  As with most of Polanski’s films, it is the pure emotion of them that really stays with you long after the film is over. That is  all one can really ask of an artist.

A few years ago, I was in Krakow, Poland and stumbled upon and exhibit of Polanski’s film posters from around the world. Not only are the films great, but these posters also capture the golden age of film poster design from around the world.

Knife in The Water - W. Germany

Knife in The Water – W. Germany

Fearless Vampire Killers - Italy

Fearless Vampire Killers – Italy

Cul-de-Sac - Finland

Cul-de-Sac – Finland

What? - Norway

What? – Norway

Repulsion - Japan

Repulsion – Japan

Rosemary's Baby - Poland

Rosemary’s Baby – Poland

Rosemary's Baby - Poland

Rosemary’s Baby – Poland

Chinatown - W. Germany

Chinatown – W. Germany

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August 27, 2015

Jamie Reid – Culture Shifter

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Sure, some people would argue Andy Warhol was the single most important artist of the 20th century, and at times I could be one of those people. But, if I really think about it, for me it’s all about Jamie Reid. He is my Andy!

He took elements of Warhol and pop art, infused it with doses of situationism, social commentary, dissent and a heavy dose of black humour and created a style so new and revolutionary that it literally became the visual language of a new and exciting subculture, aka Punk.

First gaining notoriety in the late 1970’s as a designer behind the Sex Pistols, his work has influenced everything from fashion, contemporary art to modern magazine design. In a way his work has completely changed the way we see the world around us. That is a very rare thing to do.

All hail a true Culture Shifter.

Jamie continues to live and work in England.

www.jamiereid.org
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April 15, 2015

DRIPPING with CA$H – new low prices

We lowered all of our online retail prices ( due to the strength of the Yankee $$$ )… To mark the momentous occasion, we played around made some psychedelic looking images.

These kinda make me think of Garbage Pail Kids cards. Siiiiick!  xxx

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February 5, 2015

Tantalum Magazine – Odessa

Martina + Reem are very much in our creative family. Aside from being absolutely lovely humans and frequent collaborators, they are some of the most talented and hardest working creatives around. We have also had the pleasure of working with them on a capsule collection featuring some of their more ethereal and abstract photography.

A beautiful editorial featuring many of the pieces from our collaboration was recently published by Tantalum Magazine.

http://tantalummag.com/current-issue/#/odessa/

http://martina-reem.com/

 

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December 31, 2014

Some Product x City Trash

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This is the last project and post of 2014, but many years in the making: City Trash.

I originally had an idea of collecting trash from the major cultural (art, fashion, music etc.) capitals of the world and somehow compiling it into something tangible and new. The idea for the trash was to be “city specific”, meaning that a particular piece of trash, whatever it maybe, originated in that city. After choosing some of the cities, I decided to send emails to various friends or acquaintances living in these cities and asked them to start collecting. Amazingly, almost everyone I asked actually sent me gift packets of garbage. Some were great, some were very average. Over time I visited most of these cities and did a bit of collecting myself. Then the stuff sat around in boxes in bags. I had no idea what to do with it or maybe just too lazy to start.

Eventually, I had an opportunity to participate in a group show, where different designers created pieces of wallpaper curated by Jonathan and Anita from Rollout. I did the first collage piece using some of the trash sent to me from Paris. (Image below). At that time, I also decided to slightly break away from just sticking to only collected trash and add a few bits and pieces of  more identifiable imagery from a particular city. I called the process “cheating”. However, I felt this imagery that was, by no means not all encompassing, helped to somehow ground the collages of actual trash. I chose these “cheat” items randomly from things I had around my house or studio. In one-way or another they all represented or reminded me of the city where they came from. These images are not meant to be “the last word” on the iconography or culture of a city, but rather and glimpse or the feel of a city in a particular time, thru a specific set of eyes and sensibilities.

Some Product produced a limited edition of the City Trash leggings and they will be released early in 2015. We have other interesting plans for these graphics as well as many new projects planned for the upcoming year. As always, Some Product – the brand, is a work in progress, and that’s how we like it.

These huge collages took a long time to collect, photograph, scan, mask out, clip and compile. A debt of gratitude to all who were involved and helped in this project in no particular order: Sabine, Chisa, Megan, Tyler, Natalia, Rene, Amy, Ann, Loraine, Yeni and Javi

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Happy New Years!

xoxo

City Trash - London

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City Trash - New York

City Trash - Tokyo

City Trash - Los Angeles

Ann in City Trash - Tokyo leggings

Parker in City Trash - Paris Leggings

First attempt at Paris Trash wallpaper at Rollout.ca group show.

 

Get the full collection here.

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December 11, 2013

From concept to some product

The successful execution of any idea, often depends on the process. In this particular case we decided the design needed to be created as organically as possible. Using minimal post production the image was carefully constructed by hand and then photographed.

Huge props to Dandi Wind Opaine for all her invaluable help on this project.  xo

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