Sunday, 31 January 2010

Beautiful Losers

 Beautiful Losers is a documentary about the a collective of do it yourself artists working in America during the early 90s. They made art that came out of the subcultures of skating surfing punk and graffiti and gathered together in a New York gallery. It focuses on interviewing some of the leaders of the scene about their personal stories and thoughts about their art and the art world. Inspired me to do some drawing.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Darling Clementine

The Claudettes are a series of notebooks, postcards and greeting cards designed by the Norweigen duo Darling Clementine. Lots of other beautiful work at the website


Beautiful and spooky new Yeah Yeah Yeahs video for Skeletons. Directed by Barney Clay at a legendary hollywood cemetery

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Wrangler; We are animals

This new work by Parisian agency Fred and Farin is part of the wrangler campaign. It was shot by fashion photographer Jeff Burton. Its pretty raw, dirty and a little bit terrifying but really beautiful too.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Ministry of Love

I saw this print at the Print Club London's Xmas pop up shop on Brick Lane and it totally stood out for me. It only cost £40 which i think is a steal for such a beautiful piece of hand printed art work. The artist also does some mad sculpture involving exploding body parts.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Mosstika Urban Greenery

"Eco graffiti" by Hungarian born, Brooklyn based artists Edina Tokodi & Jozsef Valyi-Toth. They create stencils from organic material such as moss and grass.

They also do indoor installations such as this one for the fashion trade show D&A.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Huck and Little White lies

So this isn't exactly the most recent of news but i remember seeing this back in November before the blog existed. These two publications are both produced by the creative agency Church of London, they both featured the newly released film 'Where the Wild Things Are' (which, if you haven't seen it... well why not?). Huck is a skate and surf style publication and featured an interview with Spike Jonze who appears on the cover, Little White Lies is a film magazine which dedicated the whole issue to the movie. The two covers together formed a single illustration by Geoff McFetridge. Super.

photo credit creative review

AntiSmoke packs

These cigarette packs are designed by Ukrainian designer R.J. Reynolds. Not exactly sure how much of a best seller these will be amongst smokers but humorous perhaps?

Gabriella Gustafson's Soft Parcels.

This is a revolution in upholstery. Gustafson wanted an easy way to cover chairs and decided that wrapping up foam cubes like parcels with soft fabric that looks like paper would do the trick. The blocks are soft and can be used like building blocks to create an infinite number of seating arrangements.

"Sometimes the shape of a present becomes more important than the actual content. In this case the inside could be whatever you wish it to be."
I never knew upholstery could be so philosophical.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Olympia Le-Tan

Olympia Le-Tan has grown up surrounded by beautiful books and now collects novels herself, these beautiful clutch purses resemble first edition classics such as 'The Catcher In The Rye', '1984' and 'Moby Dick' amongst others. There are 21 versions in limited editions of 16 so good luck getting your hands on one of them! The collection is entitled "You can judge a book by its cover". Available from Colette, Paris and Browns, London.

photos courtesy of dazed digital.


Something new from this Sidney based design group, the "Estate Plate Collection". Reminiscent of granny's old china dinner set but with an urban twist.

Friday, 15 January 2010


This is the trailer for the forthcoming film by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, responsible for Amelie and Delicatessen. Sure to be packed with surreal little quips and another bizarre story line its about a man and his oddball friends who set out to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

It premiered in 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival but who knows when we'll be able to see it in the UK. Keep an eye out for it!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Ambling Alp

Surreal new video for Yeasayer's current single Ambling Alp made by Radical Friend, a collabrative duo. Slightly Mighty Boosh-esque crazy costumes and weird characters fit the psycadelic song. My favourite bit is the facial expressions created by the woman smooshing his face while he sings.

Working class Awards

"The Working Class Awards — is an exciting new awards scheme, which aims to celebrate the stars of UK design. Created by Monsieur Cabinet (Dave) & Tigz Rice, WCAwards aims to be the people’s people guide to the year in visual communication, including Advertising, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Editorial Design, Music Video and more

Many of the best people don’t enter awards because they can’t afford to and we want to change this. We feel it is important to allow access to every designer, which is why entry is free!"
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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Blackheart Gang

Here is an animation by this truly sinister production company, its called The Tale of How and is the second part of The Dodo Trilogy. Its magical, dark, dramatic and unbelievably detailed and just totally beautiful. These images are just some prints that have been made to buy but follow the link to see more films.

Markus Georg

Check out the holiday postcards by Markus Georg, I love the DIY interpretation of famous landmarks!

not sure who would send this as a postcard but inventive all the same.
World trade centre....

ABC3D book

This is an alphabet pop up book by Marion Bataille and its so clever! check out the video of it!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Christopher Kane

I'm madly in love with this man, I gave in in the summer and bought the aligator dress from topshop but this new collection is smashing, t-shirts and dresses depicting images of atomic test explosions of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Another one to lust over but unfortunately only available (as far as I can tell) from the NYC store Opening Ceremony for a price way out of my student sized budget.

Damaged Goods

This is an short animated film by Barnaby Barford, he's an artist who works primarily with ceramics, this is the only piece of moving image work that he's done but i remember seeing it on Animate! on channel 4 in 2008 and it blew me away, and it still does. He manages to turn these quaint little figurines on the shelves of a bric-a-brac shop into a fairly sinister story. Well worth a watch.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Loyaloot Collective

I saw these log bowls in a shop on Cheshire Street in East London, such an amazing contrast between the natural wood and the colourful, polished finish.

They've also made these clever and stylish coat hanger objects named 'Monsieur dress up" that resemble a shit collar, pocket and sleeve. I love design with a sense of humor.


Loving this print by Seb Lester, available from Concrete Hermit for £40

Monopoly REMIX!

Check out the new monopoly design by Jaqoda, they've jazzed up the classic game with an injection of Japanese mind-f*ck. I wish I'd seen this before christmas, it may have livened up the holiday season with the old folks.

The Beard Cap

Something to keep you warm in this snowy climate....

Made by the design company Vik Prjonsdottir, 100% Icelandic wool and available in 5 different colours.

Essential for all male graphic design students who can't grow a real beard, check shirt not included....

Amelia's anthology of Illustration

I'm a massive fan of Amelia's magazine. I first encountered it when I found issue 2 in a shop somewhere in East London with the cover by Rob Ryan. She has finally released a hard back book, an anthology of illustrators working in environmentally sustainable ways and aiming to tackle climate change. "Creativity in the Climate of Change?". Amelia has impeccable taste in design and illustration and i trust that this book will showcase some of the best new talent.


welcome to badger of the year! A blog for... stuff of interest. Design, illustration, art, film and fashion. I decided to create a new blog to keep my own personal work separate to stuff other people have done that i think totally awe inspiringly super.