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music • "Hello GoSee!" – Icelandic pop band GUSGUS present new album MEXICO plus tour, animated and sexy videos and feeling good in an exclusive interview on GoSee

We have news from the band that simply cannot be pigeonholed. Disco meets electro, techno meets ambient. GUSGUS - alias Birgir Thorarinsson, Daníel Ágúst, Högni Egilsson and Stephan Stephensen – are back in the music business with a new record and tour. “Another step for the future of hymnal pop. All killer and no filler.” – KOMPAKT electro label describe the latest and ninth studio album by their Icelandic talent, who can look back on over 20 years of success. GoSee met the Icelandic creative conglomerate backstage for an interview and experienced their powerful pop antics in action live on stage.

The MEXICO album launched with an animated video for the eponymous instrumental track. It is produced by New York creative duo Karlssonwilker Inc, made up of Hjalti Karlsson and German graphic designer Jan Wilker, who met whilst collaborating with designer Stefan Sagmeister in 2000. The design studio joined forces with Alex Czetwertynski and Hooligan post-production to capture the live action in animated 3D technology. “We've been huge fans of GusGus since Polydistortion came out in ‘97, so we were thrilled to do a music video with them,” says Karlssonwilker Partner Hjalti Karlsson to GoSee. “Our goal from day one was to create something multi-dimensional with a bombardment of shapes, colors ...

30.09.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee Recommends: Reading the Landscape - Olaf Otto Becker sharpens our gaze and awareness of disappearing landscapes. An opulent picture book plus collector's edition at Hatje Cantz

In his most recent series of works, READING THE LANDSCAPES, which was taken in the jungles of Indonesia and Malaysia with a large-format camera, the master of landscape photography presents a photographic juxtaposition of intact forest and merciless eradication. And despite the controversial topic, Olaf Otto Becker manages to take us on another fascinating journey into nature.

When I am photographing I try to imagine exactly how this particular view might look in fifty, one hundred, or even five hundred years. How will it have changed?’ asks Becker. ‘What traces do people leave behind? How do we treat nature?’ Olaf Otto Becker (* 1959) presents idyllic places in the breathtaking photographs from his Habitat series: paradisiacal images from the Malaysian and Indonesian jungle, romantic water meadows, liana slung trees, ecological niches for countless creatures – untouched tropical rain forests.

In the second part of his series he juxtaposes this with pictures of what happens when international companies deforest entire swathes of land and create huge tree-less spaces. Soil erosion quickly follows and leaves no living things behind. The photographer shows us artificial ‘forests’ in his last series, which architects design worldwide to make urban spaces greener. Is this what our future looks like?

14.09.2014 // show complete news

 

illustration • A joint holiday is ‘just a question of technology’ - publisher ROWOHLT TASCHENBUCH VERLAG presents the new Mia Morgowski novel. Cover illustration by Anja STIEHLER

The new novel by Mia Morgowski, published by ROWOHLT TASCHENBUCH VERLAG imagines the different takes on a joint holiday in a humorous way. Anja STIEHLER created the cover as well as golfing illustration. …’alles eine Frage der Technik’ (just a question of technology) is the title.

09.09.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee Tip : Hong Kong in the ‘50s and ‘60s. An unbelievable journey through time with early street photography by award-winning Chinese master of photography Fan Ho

Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s and ‘60s on the streets of Hong Kong, which are now completely unrecognisable, due to the economic boom. He captured pictures of people’s everyday life that now seem like silent contemporary witnesses from a displaced world that has mostly been repressed in our collective memory. Kids playing at the abyss, child labour, patriarchy … an oppressive reality of life. This makes the pictures look even more painterly today. The pictures are part of his new book: ‘Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir’.

Since his relocation from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 1949, Fan Ho has documented the cities constant change with pictures of these daily life situations. But back then that was no easy feat in this not very art-conscious city – even his neighbours weren’t used to the constant clicking of the shutter, so ubiquitous in our world today. Fan Ho told South China Morning Post about one of his spontaneous ‘clicks’ in an interview: ‘with a knife in his hand, a pig butcher said he would chop me. He wanted his spirit back.’


About - Fan Ho. Award-wining photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho has been elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal ...

01.09.2014 // show complete news

 

illustration • HOLLY BLACK presents the new novel ‘The Darkest Part of the Forest’. Cover design by TOBY & PETE

100 % handmade. CGI and animation duo TOBY & PETE created the cover of the new HOLLY BLACK novel ‘The Darkest Part of the Forest’. With very elaborate detail work they arranged every single leaf to achieve the desired spooky typography.

About - The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for. Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does… As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be ...

25.08.2014 // show complete news

 

Heinrich Heidersberger Light Harmonies. The Rhythmograms. Luminous rhythmograms situated somewhere between mechanical drawing and photography

The rhythmograms by Heinrich Heidersberger (1906–2006) are complex curved compositions of pure light that weave abstract figures, organisms, and spaces. Heinrich Heidersberger created these intricate light patterns during the fifties and sixties, capturing the invisible and elusive worlds of time and motion in a single frame. He drew the rhythmograms using an enormous deconstructed photographic machine of his own design. Outfitted not with a camera but instead with an ingenious, room-sized mechanical apparatus to trace the geometry of delicate waves and oscillations, the machine reproduced the elegant orbit of a single ray of light on a photographic plate. Widely known as an architectural photographer of postwar modernism, Heidersberger’s little-known rhythmograms comprise a fascinating bridge between the work of early modernists and the future of algorithmic art and architecture. This is the first critical study of his rhythmograms in all of their delicate detail. A selection of his rhythmograms were on show at Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin. The book, edited by Andrew Witt, is out now.

Heinrich Heidersberger- Light Harmonies. The Rhythmograms Edited by Andrew Witt, Texts by Andrew Witt and more., graphic design by Neil Donnelly ISBN 978-3-7757-3774-6, € 39,80, 2014. 120 pages, 76 duotone illustrations, 24,70 x 30,70 cm, HATJE ...

21.08.2014 // show complete news

 

New issue of FLAIR out on 14 August! And editor Angelika Müller in GoSeeAwards 2014’s 'EDITORIAL' Jury

“You can go to the supermarket dressed in expensive clothes, without flaunting it. As soon you start to be precious about your clothes, then it simply isn’t luxurious anymore. Are you investing? Or are you just showing off?” Karl Lagerfeld, World Champion of Fashion, speaks in an exclusive interview with Flair on why he chose to design an entire supermarket for his Chanel Autumn/Winter presentation, making the everyday luxury. Details on the issue and a sneak peek at some exclusive pictures available here on GoSee. And we are incredibly delighted to welcome editor Angelika Müller to the GoSeeAwards EDITORIAL Jury.

This issue also includes: a look at the normcore trend of donning basic items such as jogging bottoms. These days it is difficult to stand out from the crowd, especially when the mainstream seems to be following Dolly Parton’s golden styling rule: “it costs a lot of money to look this cheap’. And on a side note: how great would it be if Flair were to have Dolly and Karl in conversation? Either way Lagerfeld’s luxury basics collection and approach has once again set the trend and is spot on in terms of channelling everyday laidback looks.

The theme of the September issue is ‘middle of the road’, a celebration of the mainstream. ...

12.08.2014 // show complete news

 

stills • Stefan Hohloch : shoots image stills for RABEN and ‘finnsdottir’ series

‘We love unique, special products. We don’t do mainstream. We research worldwide for unconventional, white interior and lifestyle objects with that je ne sais quoi. We only have one criteria: we have to like it.” Their website elaborates: ‘our selection of items ranges from luxury interior accessories to exclusive jewellery, to small, high-end everyday objects. Our ‘white living’ concept seeks to bring home a pure way of living’. They sought visual support from Stuttgart photographer STEFAN HOHLOCH, who knew just how to capture the Scandinavian design themed series, entitled ‘finnsdottir’.

11.08.2014 // show complete news

 

GoSee Tip: Waska Tatay the book by photographer Thomas Rousset and graphic designer Raphaël Verona

French photographer Thomas Rousset and graphic designer Raphaël Verona took a trip to Bolivia to encounter a magical world of doctors, spiritual healers and medicine men. They got to know strange rites and rituals, facing some ancient mythologies. Rousset and Verona created a book out of the material they’ve collected, emphasizing the tension between old and new, good and evil, spiritual and physical that appears very fascinating. The book ‘Waska Tatay’ is available now from IDPURE.

The duo comment on their approach: "All our images are staged, some of them clearly demonstrating a theatrical dimension, in the lighting, the staging of characters, etc. Others suggest they were taken on the spot; as snapshot. We wanted, through the mixture of these two 'languages', to create an ambiguity between fiction and reality, specific to a literary genre: 'The magic realism', which by the way; was born on the South American continent."


Waska Tatay, Raphaël Verona / Thomas Rousset, 144 pages, 22.5 x 30, relié ...

06.08.2014 // show complete news

 

Cyberpunk in the second generation - PAPP UV on GoSee

The release of the second generation of PAPP UV's follows the huge success of the first line of PAPP sunglasses with further improvements to their unique design and functionality. Designer Cantemir Gheorghiu has brought the flexible lenses to the front of the frame giving the sunglasses from the house of PAPP UP a rare futuristic look.

Through hand painted oil colours a vintage look was achieved in the first version of the Papp up sunnies. The new frame colouring is made of pressed wood avant-paper mixture in expressive colours made of foodstuff dyes. The new PAPP UV's fluently combine the 16 components hand made in Berlin and are a real eye catcher both inside and out. The follow up model provides more comfort due to the curvature of the lenses that adjust to optimally fit the reworked durable frame.

In other features, the flexible strap ends have been extended. This way you can keep your shades in your pocket even if you sit down and they will even survive the occasional urban climb thanks to rubber-attached arms and no hinges. The glasses are flat, made of one piece and sit firmly on the head with the help of the adjustable tension belt. A razor thin margin remains around the lenses for the colour, the eyelets are labelled and the frame features a laser engraving. All just more details in the story of PAPP UV, whose development has become a ...

05.08.2014 // show complete news