Painting Mountains with Sonnenzimmer
From their innovative gig posters to their lush textural prints, the Chicago-based Sonnenzimmer has been redefining America’s printmaking landscape for several years now. Founded by Nicholas Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi in 2006, the studio has built a loyal following (Ghostly included) based on their dexterous use of color, abstraction, and typography. To mark the occasion of “Berg Bild,” a...
How To: Apply the Ghostly Decal
The Loopkid blog recently posted a short article on how to apply the Ghostly Decals to your laptop. Getting the eyes directly over the apple is a critical application technique. http://loopkid.net/articles/2012/03/02/how-to-apply-the-ghostly-decal
An Interview with Paper Guru Matthew Shlian
We met Matthew Shlian at Ted X in Ann Arbor and were immediately bowled over by his mind-boggling work with paper. An MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy, Shlian divides his time between teaching at the University of Michigan, mocking up new-fangled packaging options for billion dollar blue-chips, and creating some of the most inspiring paper art around. We love his work and think you will, too. ...
This Sepalcure tour promo takes you inside the artwork of Sougwen Chung.
"Color Remains a Mystery to Me": An Interview with...
For more than a year now, Ghostly has had the privilege of working with the incredibly gifted Andy Gilmore, whose color infused compositions are virtually unrivaled in the world of design. Living in Rochester, New York (a 6 hour drive from NYC), Andy remained something of a mystery for our first several months working together. To provide a glimpse into his work for Ghostly International...
Zachary Saginaw Discusses "Lineage"
Following the release of his mini-LP Lineage, we asked Shigeto (Zachary Saginaw) to explain the connection of family to his music and working with Michael Cina on the art to translate this connection. Describe the story you attach to your family. My mother’s side of the family were from Hiroshima, Japan. Shortly before WWII they made a new home in California. In 1942, after the bombing of Pearl...
A Q&A with artist Sougwen Chung
Fluid, delicate, ethereal, intricate—these are all adjectives one could employ in describing the incredible work of Sougwen Chung. Yet don’t think for a second that her art is intentionally precious in a flowery sort of way. On the contrary, Sougwen’s compositions are the result of relentless experimentation, improvisation, and meditation on the psyche. The results are undeniably...
This short video by Sam Wolson for the Michigan Daily offers a glimpse into Matthew Shlian’s paper cutting-folding-shaping process.
An Interview with Michael Cina
(Interview taken May, 2011) [Sam Valenti] Something you said that has stuck with me was: “The future of art is artists.” How has the role of the artist changed? [Michael Cina] I feel that artists should have no boundaries when it comes to medium. If you look at the crew from the Bauhaus, they were working in every arts profession and excelling in them all. I think when you work...