Olaf Mooij – Chesterfield Car

The “Chesterfield car” is an incredible sculpture by netherlands-based artist Olaf Mooij. The installation is in fact a Chesterfield couch that resembles an old time British car – a Standard 10, whose curves and shape were the inspiration of the project.

Continue reading →

BIZARRE BEYOND BELIEF ISSUE 10

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you, without a new Bizarre Beyond Belief issue. Sincerest apologies for the delay on this one. Many obstacles and road bumps in creating this publication. However, we’re back with a brilliant double-pressed tenth issue. Coming at you with a powerhouse line up such as the legendary New York graffiti artist Alan Ket, our first repeat interviewee Jack Hardwicke, Greek graffiti artist BIZ360, the omnipotent being Earth Crusher, the incredible Trevor Wheatley, innovative street/fine artist LX ONE, the 20th anniversary of the BSM Crew in Toronto, and one of our absolute favourites Jason Botkin. Click HERE or on the image below to enjoy.

bbb_10_cover

Feature Interview – Norman Wong

In anticipation of Norman Wong‘s exhibition for Arts & Crafts 10 year anniversary that will open Thursday, May 23 [tomorrow] and run until Saturday, June 15 at 1093 Queen St. W. (Unit 2), and will also show at Field Trip Music & Arts Festival and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. We got a chance to talk to Norman about a variety of topics from his humble beginnings to working with some of the biggest names in Canadian indie rock.

COLD SPECKS

 

Continue reading →

Graffiti Vice – 1 Chrome 1 Noire 10 Minutes

Graffiti Vice has come out with a brand new graffiti video concept entitled “1 Chrome 1 Noire 10 Minutes”. In other words, graffiti artists get to use one can of black and one can of silver and have 10 minutes to see what they can come up with. DISEK and KSON were the first two guinea pigs. Take a look!

Continue reading →

Contact Photography Festival – Arts & Crafts x Norman Wong

Toronto, ON – Arts & Crafts has announced a brand new photography exhibit with Toronto-based celebrity and fashion photographer Norman Wong, chronicling label artists over the past 10 years. The original black-and-white portrait series features iconic favourite and never-before-seen shots of artists such as Kevin Drew, Leslie Feist, Dan Mangan and numerous other A&C talents, as well as a special archival collection of personal, candid shots taken by Wong during A&C tours, concerts and photography sessions. The exhibit will open Thursday, May 23 and run until Saturday, June 15 at 1093 Queen St. W. (Unit 2), and will also show at Field Trip Music & Arts Festival and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

Continue reading →