What we’re Listening to: Solange Knowles

Category: Blog, Fashion Design, Music

It’s no secret that Frontier are fans of Soweto, Zambia and even the Congo and the creative work to come out of or that captures the vibrancy, spirit and people of these places.

We’re also fans of Solange Knowles (yes, Beyonce’s younger, funky sister…) who, has managed to take our love for this and sandwich it into some warm and balmy looking fun! It’s been no.1 on the Frontier playlist for some time now and we still just can’t get enough! Taking her appreciation for the Sapeur and proving that she’s down with Cape Town in this funky little video she dances her way through the  Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange produced single & Directed by Melina Matsoukas (Check out Melina’s work for Adidas Originals on that link while you’re at it..)

So fittingly, this month Frontier have been listening to Solange’s latest single ‘Losing You’.  It’s a goodun!

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The scenesters of Mason London

Category: Design, Graphic Design, Illustration

Sometimes, looking at heaps and heaps of Design can be like dating. You’ve seen something similar before, ah yes, you know that font or illustration technique, or okay, you get it, it’s very clever. But, after a while it’s nice just to stumble across something that looks good and makes you laugh. That’s it. Simple.

Here is the work of Mason London. Illustrator from hey, London! Not internet saturated with mentions of work done for this person and that place or featured here or there with props from every person under the sun. Just the silently cool work of a guy who you can imagine has a great sense of humour and communicates it smartly through his work.

Probably most recognised for turning pics of Picasso, Einstein, Churchill and even Rupert the Bear into Snapback wearing, new jack swing’in Pimps. However, London also does the covers for mixtapes, radio shows and limited releases for the likes of Stones Throw Records artists.

Check him out here.

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Good Lord it’s Marcel Christ!

Category: Blog, Photography

Marcel Christ is a Still Life Photographer. Funny though, that out of Christs photos, the ones that the world’s is most fascinated with are the photos of things that are in motion. To create these beautiful images he uses paint in water, pigment and bubbles and captures them, in mid movement, all on film. Still film. Hence the Still Life photography gig…

Full of colour and fluidity, Marcel Christ’s photo’s have captured the attention of designboom, ABC news and more. This subject matter has been shot plenty before, but somehow Christ captures something new and dynamic with his images. The paint could be gathered fabric bunches or some organic matter. You can see more on his blog here or, check out his portfolio of comissioned and non comissioned work on his website here.

For now, enjoy this colourful, smoky, cough inducing visual explosion!

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What we’re Reading: Gonzo

Category: Blog, Graphic Design, Illustration

We’re reading the book about the life of the writer named a bum, a thief, a liar. This time it’s his story, not by Thompson though, instead it’s about Thompson, and it’s not even so much of a written story as it is a stylized black and white graphic biography (his life makes for great visuals by the way…). It’s the story of a troubled kid in Louisville who went on to become the international icon & pioneer of Gonzo journalism.

Ladies & Gentlemen, this month Team Frontier are reading/admiring the visuals from Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S Thompson. We suggest you give it a read if you’re into learning a little something about the man who penned Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and also, if you want to see how comic style graphics can be used to tell that tale.

Pretty interesting stuff!

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Experimentation looks like Masks by Studio Bertjan Pot

Category: Blog, Design, Interior Design

These are masks by Bertjan Pot from Studio Bertjan Pot. Firstly an Interior Object Designer, his intent was to attempt a large flat carpet by stitching rope together, but found that instead of making a flat surface the samples he made were curvy. Ready to give up on the carpet idea, it was suggested that he use the samples to make masks instead. Here are the results of that experiment.

Of his experiment Bertjan Pot says “The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day.”

I like these masks because they’re weird but gorgeous. I love the simple way they’ve been photographed, crisp white background, crisp white shirt. Tick! I like that they’ve been modeled on a person too and not empty on a wall or soemthing, I feel like that would’ve just tipped them over the ‘spooky’ edge.

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