What a great weekend it was to be in Johannesburg. First we got to spend all of Saturday drinking at the Jozi Craft Beer Festival and then we had the pleasure of going the Winter Sculpture Fair. The only sculpture specific event we have ever been to. Set in the sprawling gardens of the Nirox Foundation we got to see sculptures from some of South Africa’s best artists. It was great to get out of the city, drink amazing wine and eat delicious food. Warm & Glad helped the hang over out with some delicious coffee. The Johannesburg weather even shone a bit of sunshine down on us.
Gestalten has made a cool video… Beyond the messenger and fixed-gear scenes, contemporary bicycle culture is more fashionable, diverse, and alive than ever before. According to Dustin Nordhus of Berlin’s Cicli Berlinetta, “people who live in a big city are becoming aware that it’s nicer to have a beautiful bicycle than a car.” Gestalten.tv talks to Dustin as well as bike enthusiast Anna Valtonen from Pelago Bicycles, who are featured in Velo–2nd Gear.
We have always loved a good sloth. Andrea Wang an Illustrator and Visual Artist based in Berlin and Vancouver seems to think about them too. Her work is very naive and dream like. All I want to know is, what is going on in the picture where the man is projecting the forrest and the Sloths are asking questions? You can see more of her excellent and extensive body of work at andreawan.com or catch up with the latest happenings on her blog.
She has a short list of clients:
The New York Times, Nobrow Magazine, Wired Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Mozilla, Myspace.inc, Nylon Magazine, Poketo! , Lululemon Atheletica, The Walrus Magazine ,The Herschel Supply Co., Blood is the New Black, The North American Review, Maisonnvenuve , EF English First, Maclean’s Magazine, The Globe and Mail, TAXI Advertising, Rhode Island Monthly, NIDO magazine, Moco, Avenue Magazine, R. Newbold (Paul Smith), Meatpaper, Montecristo Magazine, NUVO Magazine, Cause + Affect, ION Magazine & Hip Guide, My Awesome Mixtape. And she has a won a bunch of awards…