Tomorrow people all over California will not only be voting for who they want to be emperor, but also on a number of propositions for a wide range of laws. One that has provoked lots of heated debate is Prop 37, which is all about making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory. Street artists all over the state have been passionately fighting to get the bill passed and, with the help of the i am OTHER series Voice of Art, have created a set of videos to get their point across.
The most recent focuses on murals and their immediate visual impact on the community. Following artists Werc, Vyal One, Griffin One, Ernest Doty and Mear One as they create their pieces as well as highlighting the issue at hand; the documentaries are a fascinating watch for anyone even remotely interested in either art or politics. As a non-Californian (and non-American) my opinion has little to no value, but is it not natural to want to know what exactly you’re putting in your body? While this might be just a state wide thing for now, voting yes on Prop 37 is a step towards achieving transparency in the food industry and making the planet a healthier place.
Stop everything you’re doing, Boulet‘s got a new process video. As insanely detailed and stylish as ever, the legendary Parisian illustrator treats us to 3 and bit hours of watercoloury goodness condensed into a much more manageable 3 minutes and 37 seconds, perfect for a creative afternoon pick me up. You’ll find the rest of Boulet’s timelapses over at his YouTube channel.
Every second of every day we are bombarded with colors, from the shimmering blue of the sky to the black that consumes the world as you close your eyes, it’s easy to forget they are always there. As artists and designers it is our job to understand and use these colors to get our point across and create successful pieces of work. The most recent episode of PBS Arts’ excellent Off Book series deals with this very topic in a big and exciting way, looking at the effect that color (or lack thereof) has on human life. While there are parts that will seem familiar to anyone who’s ever taken an art class, the video offers something new for someone of every skill level, showing just how important it is to think about the colors we choose.
You can check out a list of all the works featured in the video here.