n. \ˈdis-(ˌ)kō\ \ˈnap\
A short passage of sleep taken while dressed, with music playing, and the aim that one will not fall into deep sleep; thereby allowing the disco napper to relax and recharge, but also wake up and go out later.
With a little bit of wood and a grip of recycled materials, including repurposed cardboard, Adams fabricates large-scale geometric sculptures that stand as unique pieces of tessellation-like art and serve to augment the normative city landscapes we pass by every day.
The designer turned street artist may have only got her start spray painting the sides of buildings and walls in downtrodden alleyways nearly a year and half ago, but here squiggly-looking cast of characters, which are contrived from the stoned skateboarders and drunk hippie bums she runs into on the Hollywood streets, are a direct response to being out and about in the Los Angeles.
When was the last time you walked down the street and a sign actually caught your attention because it was aesthetically pleasing? The computer-designed, diecut vinyl lettering that litters a majority of business’ signs has undoubtedly created a creeping sameness in our cityscapes.
Big flawless hair, pearly-white smiles, perfectly pressed slacks, and brightly colored tweed dresses; just a few things you might see as you graze through a lifestyle or teen magazine from the 50s or 60s.
Roz & The Rice Cakes (yes, rice cakes were involved in the informal christening) can’t be duplicated. From the hand-made props to the far-out harmonies, the Providence, Rhode Island trio takes DIY to a new level, creating and interpreting music as their own.
Who knew that a large amount of public schools no longer teach students how to write in cursive? Best Dressed Signs and Lot F gallery teach us about the importance of preserving script handwriting and give a demonstration on basic sign painting.
Keith Maclelland’s work has always been largely steeped in exploring the imagined notions behind the singing cowboys of the 1950’s – the Gene Autry and John Wayne types – who, with their fancily embroidered collard-shirts and leather chaps, could seemingly solve small-town problems from behind their wailing guitars.
The importance of the visuals going on behind your favorite musicians as they stand on stage is often overlooked as we stare and become transfixed by the music. But bad live visuals can understandably detract and distract from the actual performance.
Amadeus will be starting a new series of videos that take you behind the scenes of our in-depth interviews and into the studios and work spaces of the hard-working and inspirational creatives that grace the pages of our website and print issues.