Belgian photographer Stephan Vanfleteren's exhibition at Rotterdam's Kunsthal presents a stunning array of large-scale black and white portraits of surfers from across the globe. The evocative images in Surf Tribe tell of connection and the love of the sea featuring young and old alike. It's beautiful! Image: Tamaroaarii Kalama, surf talent, Oahu, Hawaii, Stephan Vanfleteren.
...And pattern too! We're itching to spend some time in L'Arlatan, an amazing hotel with roots in the Middle Ages. Recently re-envisioned by artist Jorge Pardo and with some 6,000 square metres of mosaics throughout, this amazing hotel is a unique colour explosion in Arles. It sounds as close to living in an artwork as anything we can dream up. Learn more about it with Wallpaper's fascinating history. Images by Pierre Collet.
Incredible colourMust See
As self-confessed colour aficionados we are in complete awe of the Alexej von Jawlensky Expressionism and Devotion exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum. Russian born Alexej moved to Munich where he moved to the forefront of the German Expressionist movement with his open-minded approach to colour in rich landscape, still-life and portrait work. Wow, incredible and intense! Image: Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941), Woman’s head, 1911.
Getting CraftyStudio Life
From learning how to make fruit rockets to designing your own eco-bag, kids spring craft activities and cooking demos required a fresh, fun promotion. Our watermelon popsicle animation did the trick! Applied to in-centre and online advertising the campaign promoted Pacific Square’s school holiday program, encouraging creativity and healthy food choices.
Saul Bass's legacy continues to inspire with a comprehensive archive project focused on his posters. We love the universality of Saul’s work expertly explained by the archivist Matthew McCarthy: “I think the timelessness of the work comes down to an ability to distill a film’s story, message and atmosphere into a single, powerful image.” Approaching half a century on they still pack a punch. Find out and see more at It's Nice That.
A new museum in Helsinki has transformed a former underground bus station into a fascinating underworld showcasing the gamut of art practice. What's more, Amos Rex is an astonishing example of art galleries becoming architecturally more like sculptural installations themselves. Learn more about it at The Guardian. Image: JKMM Amos Rex Mika Huisman.