Hotel Fear: A Wicked Wonderland of Phobias

1 Nov 2010

All photos by Marla Aufmuth Welcome to Hotel Fear. (Artwork by Floria Sigismondi.)

Name: Hotel Fear: A Wicked Wonderland of Phobias
Date: Saturday October 30, 2010
Location: Soho House West Hollywood
Who was there: A who’s who of the art, music and film world.
What was served: Fears and phobias

On October 30th, Flux was invited by […]

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Minimalist Music Video Posters

1 Sep 2010

Federico Mancosu’s poster for Anton Corbijn’s Depeche Mode video Enjoy the Silence
Some of the more interesting feature films are made by directors who got their start in music videos (Anton Corbijn’s new feature film The American opens today and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go follows a couple weeks later). Italian graphic designer Federico Mancosu […]

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New things for the New Year: Kimmel Kids The Art of Exchange

2 Jan 2010

Kimmel Kids’ beautiful new line of stencils
Back in May, our good friend and uber-talented artist Karen Kimmel invited us to a Sunday stencil workshop for kids at the Brentwood Country Mart. She wanted to share and introduce her exquisitely designed stencils and see how kids could be inspired and make art using their own limitless […]

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Todd St. John: Section, San Francisco

26 Aug 2009

[ 19 Sep 2009; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

“Section” is comprised of works on paper and sculpture that St. John has been developing over the past 7 years. The Mollusk show pushes further some of St. John’s experiments with parallel representations of two and three-dimensional space, and the stark use of cropping, both photographic and mechanical.

Todd St. John is an artist, designer and […]

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Video: Karin Fong on Titles

6 Aug 2009

The evening before Terminator Salvation hit theaters, designer Karin Fong revealed the opening titles she designed for the film. As sometimes happens the titles were better than the film itself. The reveal was part of a celebration of five of the world’s top title designers for the May edition of the Flux Screening Series at […]

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See No Evil, London

4 Aug 2009

[ 6 Aug 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]

The brilliant animator Simon Robson is the latest guest speaker at the See No Evil series. His powerful short “What Barry Says,” a reaction to the US invasion of Iraq, was a highlight of RESFEST 2004. Simon is now at work on ‘Coalition of The Willing’ with philosopher and writer Tim Rayner. The project will […]

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TED Oxford Day 1 – UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Micro sculptures by Willard Wigan and Aphorist James Geary

21 Jul 2009

UK Prime Minister speaks at TED oxford 2009
This week is starting off in the most unexpected yet memorable way. Flux has been fortunate enough to be part of the amazing TED conference. For those of you who don’t know it, TED means Technology, Entertainment, Design. And what the brand stands for is bringing together a […]

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Dwell On Design…My Top Five

1 Jul 2009

Number One: These “Clouds” by Kvadrat are intricately hung pieces of semi-rigid fabric that are arranged by the owner into an infinite number of ethereal patterns, creating both an artistic installation and a creative spacial partition.
I don’t have a house. My apartment is a sublease, fully furnished right down to the spoons, but like […]

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Introducing…The Cooper Video Wall

15 Jun 2009

The brand new Cooper Video Wall: Visual Treats comprised of short films, music videos, experimental works and photography
Barely seventy-two jet-lagged hours after planting my feet firmly in the rich California soil, I am off to my first official Flux event–the momentous unveiling of the Cooper Video Wall. Tired, but driven by the promise of exciting […]

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Forget the Film, Watch the Titles

31 May 2009

Title Designers Garson Yu, Kyle Cooper, Jamie Caliri, Karin Fong and Danny Yount getting their favorite superhero poses on
Macro shots, concrete poetry, good music, an interesting life story and innovation. These are some of the essential ingredients to a good opening title sequence for a film. At last Wednesday’s Flux Screening at the Hammer Museum, […]

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