Rascals

Top 5 Rascals, in no particular order

Bender – Futurama

His pastimes include watching TV, smoking cigars, stealing and basically being a nuisance. To be able to function properly he needs the chemical energy from alcohol, so excessive drinking is mandatory or he will become sober and unable to control his body. But he is still the most lovable character in Futurama.

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Jeremy Fish

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Jeremy Fish is a prolific illustrator, product designer and fine artist based in San Francisco for the last 20 years. Born in Albany in 1974, the artist is known for his unique presence and aesthetic contributions in North Beach, and is recognised by contemporary galleries and museums worldwide for his originality and clever work. He expresses communication and storytelling through an illustrative library of animals, characters and symbols with an emphasis on finding a balance of imagery between all things cute and creepy.
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Street Art x FERS

 

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I love street art, when it improves and compliments its surroundings. It really gives a lot to the community for free, illegally. I love the art that looks as if it comes from the structure, be it a window or old door, ect. And things that are large and take up a whole wall.

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But I dislike random tagging, the little squiggles and un-tasteful dis-facement for no real reason but some brat to be a rebel. Sure they may need the practice but do that at home and show the world when you’re ready. Or at least do it in places where people don’t have to see it. Anyway that’s my rant.

An artist I found was FERS, from Cape Town, South Africa. He is a “graffiti writer” specializing in characters. He has been a designer and illustrator in various spheres of design from digital agencies and design studios to publishing. FERS is also the Founder of an apparel company called Thvggery, which also functions as a fashion, art and lifestyle blog.

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To me (an inexperienced street artist) his work seems fairly traditional, bold, cartoon-ish and simple. His work puts a grin on my face 🙂

FERS enjoys spraying at abandoned spots. “It’s peaceful, unpredictable and makes for a good photo. Also ghetto and township spots, people tend to appreciate it more in those neighborhoods.

 

http://www.revolution.co.za/2011/12/15/16649/

http://thuggery.co.za

 

 

 

Storm Thorgerson

Storm Thorgerson

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Born on February 28, 1944, in Potters Bar, Middlesex, Storm Elvin Thorgerson was descended from Norwegian ancestors. He went on to study at the University of Leicester and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors, majoring in English and Philosophy. He then enrolled at the Royal College of Art, where he studied Film and Television and received a Master of Arts degree in the subject.

Thorgerson began his professional career with the foundation of graphic art group Hipgnosis, with his partner Aubrey Powell in 1968. The art group was concerned with designing music record covers. The ending of Hipgnosis (1987) was followed by the foundation of Greenback Films by Thorgerson and Powell, filming music videos. Another business venture was launched in early 1990s with the establishment of StormStudios in collaboration with Peter Curzon and a group of freelancers. His work associates took up the responsibility of photography, designing, illustration, creative retouching and prints.

One of the most popular graphic works of Thorgerson includes his album cover for Pink Floyd’s album, The Dark Side of the Moon. It has been declared one of the best album covers of all times designed by him and drawn by George Hardie. He designed sixteen out of ninteen album covers for Pink Floyd. Most of Thorgerson’s designs included surreal elements which lent a unique quality to his work.

His craft often presented object outside their original context, often wide space placed within them which appeared odd on the surface but held beauty to the design, on the whole. According to Thorgerson photography has an element of reality to it unlike drawing, thus his works project a twist in reality and ask of its viewers whether it is real or not. Thorgerson avoided computer manipulation in favour of building massive sets and tableaus, staging performances and actions and “doing it for real” in what he called “mind movies” and “photo paintings”.

“I like photography because it is a reality medium, unlike drawing which is unreal. I like to mess with reality, to bend reality. Some of my works beg the question of is it real or not?”

Thorgerson suffered from a stroke in 2003, which left him partially paralyzed and was later diagnosed with cancer. In 2013 he passed away at 69.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Thorgerson

http://www.stormstudiosdesign.com/#/203933/2445330/view/

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/apr/19/storm-thorgerson-pink-floyd-final-secret

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/storm-thorgerson-pink-floyd-album-art-designer-dead-at-69-20130418

http://www.artrepublic.com/biographies/61-storm-thorgerson.html

http://www.famousgraphicdesigners.org/storm-thorgerson