Dundas Football Club pal Philippe Blanchard will present his latest prints animated with coloured light this Friday, Oct. 1 at Angell Gallery (12 Ossington Avenue). This exhibit is programmed as part of the city-wide Printopolis print symposium.
The imagery—a maze-like network of abstract interconnected shapes and tangled cables—reflects Blanchard’s interest in animation and electric light (related to the human facination with fire in pieces like Quest for Fire and Cave Rave ), exploring the intimate relationship between motion, power, electricity and time. LAN Party goes in a new direction by working with pattern and considering the emergence of networks so complex they suggest a sort of technological sublime, something seemingly beyond human understanding.
The title of the piece refers to a phenomenon in the gaming and computer subculture whereby a large group of people temporarily gather and connect their equipment together to engage in multi-player games, forming a ‘local area network’ (LAN).
For more info visit the Angell Gallery website.
Umbro’s new collection of clothing inspired by the worlds of 5-a-side and futsal.
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The FontFeed has a really interesting interview with Yomar Agusto, creator of the Adidas Unity typeface that was used on all Adidas items at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Y O M A R A U G U S T O | “Adidas had a vision that every element of their football identity was to be linked and unified by one basic shape. This shape can be found as a design element on the official match ball of the World Cup, so the first drawings came from the product designers at Adidas. We at 180 had the task to bring it to life and inject its personality into the whole alphabet.
The core concept of the Unity project was to make the shape which is at the very heart of the world cup – the official match ball which was referenced throughout the whole identity – an essential part of this typeface, as you can see in the numerals 6, 8, and 9. So the same shape that is found on the ball, a rounded triangular form, is also at the heart of the font. That basically was the brief: keep the energy of the shape and build a typographic system around it, inspired by the Jabulani football itself.”
Visit The FontFeed for the full interview.
Here is a look at the hugely popular F.C.R.B. Fall/Winter 2010 Collection look book, again, worn by their doll-like models all participating in soccer-culture supporting rituals of the game. The collection consists of tracksuits of orange blue and grey color combinations and the more relaxed sporting outfit of chinos and check shirts. More after the jump.
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One of Dundas Football Club’s founding members Isaac King (now stationed in NYC) has a brand new corner of the internet to call his own.
Have a look at all his great animation and illustrations.
Isaac King dot net
Smarteez are a group of DIY designers form Soweto. They are the trendsetters in South Africa. They stand out.
During our stop-over in Amsterdam we picked up the latest issue of Dazed and Confused, which devoted about one third of its content to South Africa. It makes for a most fascinating read on a fascinating place and we highly recommend you pick it up, despite the Crystal Castles cover. There is a lengthy piece featuring Smarteez.
While waiting for the bus for this evening’s match between Spain and Chile in Pretoria we saw the Smarteez hanging out in Melrose Arch, a mini-Yorkville in the Northern Suburbs of Jo’burg. They’re even more interesting in person.
For a video about the Smarteez, check out Dazed Digital.