Category Archives: Culture

The Other Art Fair – Now Available on Culture Label

A selection of the work from our client ‘The Other Art Fairs’ latest Art Fair is now available to buy online. Take a look at Culture Label.

About CultureLabel

CultureLabel.com brings together a hand-curated edit of the most stylish products and affordable art from hundreds of galleries, artists, independent stores and museums from around the world.

Our founding partners comprise iconic UK arts brands including Tate, V&A, Saatchi Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and many more.

Back in 2007, we were young entrepreneurs with a simple but big idea: to create a great site where art, product, design, heritage, fashion, culture – and a whole lot more – collide. We wanted to create an online store that offers affordable style, and where money spent on shopping made a positive difference to the arts organisations you bought from.

Think of us as your creative department store; we curate the very best product from our arts partners’ shops and designers’ collections, then bring them together for you to browse and buy.

The price you pay with us is the same as if you go direct to our partners’ individual sites – the only difference is the ability to buy from all 200 in one basket.

Every single sale on CultureLabel.com helps to support some of the greatest arts and heritage organisations, of all sizes, in all kinds of places, directly funding a brilliant range of innovative work.

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Amon Tobin – ISAM ‘Live Visual Experience’

Re-drawing and blurring the lines between psychedelia and sci-fi, between art and entertainment, between sound design and melody, Brazilian electronic musician Amon Tobin released his latest creation ISAM on 23rd May via the independent London-based record label Ninja Tune. The tour that ensues plays host to some incredible set/stage design. The work that has gone into the live shows is testament to Tobin’s passion and vision. Click here to get a feel for “a beautiful combination of physical geometric stage models and interactive video projections”. Tobin and his team get a big thumbs up from Lucid.

Sticks and Stones May Break My bones….

The Sunday Times Apps List

In this weekends Sunday Times is ‘The App List’ the first installment of a 2 part supplement detailing 500 of the worlds finest applications. The categories inside part 1 include Social Networking, News, Business, Sport, Cars, Games, Fashion and Beauty, Shopping and Weddings, Food, Drink, Reference, Personal Finance, Babies and Families.

The article begins by announcing the winner of the 10 billionth app download… Gail Davis from Orpington, Kent who downloaded the app ‘Paper Glider’ and bagged herself £10,000 to spend on iTunes. Then goes on to talk about the astonishing speed at which Apple has reached that point, having only launched the apple apps platform in July 2008. Revenue generated this year from the sale of apps is estimated to be over $15 billion and the market is set to just keep growing and growing.

A couple of favorites from the list that we haven’t already downloaded include; ‘Camera Alert’ a speed camera warning device, ‘Parkdroid’ an app that stores your parking space on GPS so you know where you have parked.

What we would like to see on the market in the near future is a banking app from HSBC and a Barclay Card one too that’s as good as their website.

Here at Lucid we have a number of very exciting apps projects in development, look out for more on this soon.

Black Swan

As most will know by now, Black Swan is the box office hit film of the year, along with the great ‘The Kings Speech‘ and a whole host of other films that have been released in time for awards season. Starring Natalie Portman the film is a dark journey through the career of a dancer and her struggles.

However good those films might be though, that’s not really what this post is about. Rather it is about the artwork that features everywhere and anywhere right now to promote the film. Which includes the window of Collete in Paris where we could be found this evening “papping” Karl Largafeld who was out buying something in the store.

Anyway again back to the artwork for the film. It’s fantastic and a refreshing change from the typical Hollywood film poster of Actor and film name. We even picked up an uncoated, textured black envelope the other day in FACT in Liverpool City Centre, which was filled with the postcards of the artwork… Bonus. We want to see more of this kind of artwork and production in terms of graphic design featuring in the promotion of hit films. Not only is it nice to get hold of, but its great for the industry too.

Paris

 

A few members of the Lucid Design Haus’s immediate and extended family are in Paris this week working on some… under wraps projects.

More to follow soon…

In the meantime here are some inspiration shots from the city of love.

(and yes that is a ‘Polaroid App Style’ iPhone shot thrown in the mix there. Hipstamatic App to be precise. Apologies in advance for these, but sometimes they do make a quick and dirty shot that little bit better…. there I said it!)

 

The Sartorialist

Brand new shiny video about the man behind the much coveted ‘Sartorialist’.

‘Vimeo’ the best site out there for rich video content, ‘The Sartorialist’ the best site out there for rich fashion photography content.

Keep em coming Vimeo, great work Scott Schuman.