Ken Taylor is a gifted artist from Melbourne. Creating his own style, he has been commissioned by some of the world best-known bands.
His work includes rock posters, CD Artwork, illustration and design.
He has a unique talent and certainly, a sweet job.
Ummmmm, no according to Durex's latest study! Apparently the real stallions are the Nigerians who on average last 24 minutes, most impressive compared to Indians averaging a mere 13 minutes! Check out the rest of the article here not all countries are included but its worth a quick glance over to see which country would be worth locating to after here! Seems the Italians are not so hot ....eeeek time to leave people!
Via Cosimo the true Italian stallion! wink.June 28, 2007
It gets a bit personal. One of my very dearest friends, a great man with a loud and honest mouth leaves us this week. I, and everyone in Fabrica, wish Reed all the best.
Reed Young, Photography Dept. May 2006, June 2007
What was your life like pre-Fabrica?
Before I started Fabrica I was fresh out of photo school, working for a couple of great fashion photographers in New York. My life consisted of loading film, eating expensive food and sitting on
airplanes in business class, never taking any pictures of my own. This is also my definition of hell.
What was life like during Fabrica?
When I started here I was really confused and angry. When I left yesterday, I was only confused. (This is also the answer to the next question.)
What are you most proud of doing in your time here?
You were known to speak your mind... how did this serve you in Fabrica?
Terribly, just shut up and work. This isn’t a fantasy, it’s a job.
But on the contrary, I really enjoy this quote by Elia Kazan, “When the kicking shoe is on the foot of the man with the bruised ass, he’s likely to use it.”
What advice would you have wanted before coming here?
What's the most important lesson you learned here?
In the business of commercial art, the distance between the bottom and the top is very short. I think they’re actually the same thing.
Best and worst moments?
Best Moment(s): Vorland, Munich, and Sicily
Worst Moment(s): The first 6 months (except Sicily)
What's the plan now, Reed?
I’m moving to Milan to look for work as a prostitute.
Any parting words? Any thanks to give?
Thanks to Luciano Benetton for creating the opportunity of a lifetime for lots of young and talented people. Thanks to Renzo di Renzo for everything you did for me yesterday. Thanks to Enrico Bossan for being a great mentor and a total asshole, I have learned lots from you, and I hope our love/hate relationship isn’t finished. And finally I’d like to thank all of the friends and colleagues I met over the last year. You have been invaluable to me. I have learned more from you in 12 months than I have in my entire life leading up to Fabrica. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with such great people.
See his work here: http://www.reedyoung.com/
Sergio C. Flores Martínez produces ‘Figuratismo Conceptualico’, a figurative work that represents both surprise and discrepancy.
Symbolizing an ethereal and ephemeral condition, he transforms disposable paper into art.
Or turns art into a disposable object.
Nat Ashman, Pia Knight and Michael Ciancio invite and welcome you to "You Are Here," an exhibition in London. Running from July 11th till the Sept 3rd.
June 27, 2007
This US Patent Illustration issued in 1993 shows the Toilet Timer.
It is flush mounted and was created especially for all those who suffer from “bathroom time awareness”.
Because more than one may need it...
I love the mundane, and the internet is full of little mundane image gems. The people behind As Found finds these gems and posts them as a wonderful collection of the ordinary.
via our reader: Matías KirschenbaumJune 25, 2007
It's fun to contribute. Writers and illustrators and what-not's wanted...June 21, 2007
I felt the need to post again about anorexia after the huge amount of comments I received from a previous post. I wrote about the photographic work of Lauren Greenfield and her documentation of anorexia sufferers. The above images are from her THIN exhibition and as you can see this is a devastating condition to suffer from. I had no idea how many people would respond to it and I am truly overwhelmed by the honesty of everyone who wrote and continues to write. It saddens me so much to hear other's stories but I'm thrilled the blog could provide an outlet for you.
As some of you may know I also suffered for a long time from an eating disorder. After years of battling I have now fully recovered and i'm stronger than ever which is partly why I made the post, to help others out there who suffer. I just wanted to make sure that for those of you who did make comments and asked for help please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am more than happy to try to help you in any way I can. I'm not medically qualified obviously but I do understand the emotional side having suffered myself. Support is the key to recovery and I'm lucky enough that I was able to receive a lot of it. So please if you come across this site and need help let me know.
Have a good day. PiaJune 20, 2007
The Sun is the trashiest and worst written newspaper on Earth. Today there's an article about couples that put paper bags over their heads for sexual enjoyment. The Sun is calling it "a kinky new craze."
And here's a bunch of repetitive text:
I’ve used a special rubber mask from a fetish shop. But our favourite toy is my plain brown paper bag. I only have to rustle it to get Phil excited. We started experimenting with bagging after Phil read about it on a website. We were both amazed by how much we enjoyed it. Our sex life is much more thrilling since I started covering his head with a paper bag when we make love.’
Denise says bagging makes lovemaking better for both of them. ‘Phil loves being in his own little world with his head inside a bag,’ she says.
That's just the tip of the crap iceberg... see the whole article here.
See more of his work here.
Talking about good sounds, great lyrics and amazing videos.
With his cosmic guitar, Zlad Vladcik takes you to a supersonik trip accompanied by a melodic fusion that combines hot disco rhythms with “cold war rhetoric”.
Long live space race!
Take note, Cynthia, from Andy Rementer:Techno Tuesday will be on holiday for a few weeks. Perhaps you can expect some ‘on the road’ posts here and there. However, in the meantime you can always view past comics in the Archive section.
Via Techno Tuesday.com:
Chris Jordan's "Running the Numbers"... This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.
Depicts 65,000 cigarettes, equal to the number of American teenagers under age eighteen who become addicted to cigarettes every month.
We've seen you around Fabrica before, how come you're back?
I was here to plan some photo trips for the magazine Donna Moderna, now that’s finished and I' m starting my year here.
How did you get here? Did you have to do a trial?
Yes, I' ve been travelling through Italy with Reed "Iiiid" Young to shoot for this magazine, crazy situations.
What did you do before all this?
I finished studying photography in Padova last year, then I started to build my portraits portfolio and worked with some photographers.
What do you expect to get out of this experience?
A good portfolio, meet good people, drink good wine as well.
Anything else to say?
I 'm not able to say "thought" in the right way, so, guys, please can you help me??
check out my website www.pieromartinello.com
Dream Chimney is home to a gallery of 1630 trippy and ridiculous record sleeves. And they've got other trippy stuff too, if trippy is what you're into.
Stock Exchange of Visions, a project many many Fabricanti have come to play a part in, has a new and improved website featuring new interviews including the one and only Al Gore.
June 15, 2007
Well here is a sexy p-spot post for you guys! Oh my God, watch this and laugh! Hard. There are some classic quotes. I reckon we should do the international Fabrica version even though it looks like 'Fernando the editor' is already in there! Enjoy it and have a beautiful day you sexy Fabricanti!
Tim Noble and Sue Webster have done some amazing rubbish/shadow self portraits.
Via Alex Purdy's Weekly Video Picks EmailJune 14, 2007
June 13, 2007
I hated all things horsey when I was young and still kind of do but this book is an exception. I don't need to say much just check it out here and enjoy the story of Latawnya the naughty horse and her dark adventure into the world of drugs! Yes I promise you its a horse that takes drugs! It's amazing.
Special Gore and Spritz and Nervous Waiter Edition!
Dr Lakra is a tattoo artist. In his parallel activities, he embellishes vintage magazine covers in ink with demons, bats, spiders, and the faces of pouting vixens.
Kitschy erotica, ancient ritual and hallucinogenic visions are fused in a collage of ideologies. There’s something about his gothic tastes that have the same hypnotic effect as freak show acts.
Techno Tuesday fan, Cynthia writes: "There's been no new comic for ages! i miss my techno tuesday! i honestly really love this comic. it is very clever and funny. the artwork and style of presentation is beautiful. please start it up again! if its really over, let us know what andy's up to so we can follow him!"
Well, dear Cynthia, Andy Rementer is now living in America and finished his time at Fabrica at the end of April. He most certainly is very funny and clever, and he most certainly is continuing with Techno Tuesday and has, in fact, set up his own Techno Tuesday website which is updated every Tuesday! Andy does not post on the Fabrica blog anymore, but from time to time I remember to add his comics on, as I know he developed his fan base here.
Hope that clears everything up Cynthia. Here now, are the comics you've been so sorely missing...
Sitting in the Industrial Design department since March 6th.
What were you doing before coming to Fabrica?
I was studying in the Netherlands at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. After graduating I worked at an industrial design studio for a while.
What do you expect from your time in Fabrica?
I hope I’m going to be working all day long on some projects that I think are interesting and creative.
What are you looking forward to experiencing in Italy?
Culture, food, language, girl...anything!!
What are you going to miss from home?
The atmosphere of my hometown (Hong Kong) I think. And of course my family and friends.
Special Spiritual Adviser Edition! by Patrick Waterhouse
The beautiful and kitschy 3D photos of Harold Lloyd, 1953-1957.
From New York's Sex Museum site. There's a lot of great material on this website, check it out.
June 11, 2007
from Fabrica's Pictures from Triennale page
Who doesn’t miss those old simple days surrounded by good fashion and great entertainment?
With short levels, easy to grasp controllers and rapidly increasing difficulty, Atari classic games were the most amazing invention during those colorful days.
From Pacman to Space Invaders, click here to find a selection of 70-80’s good stuff.
Special thing on his face edition!
commercials aren't all bad, especially if weird looking jerks are in them...
Marian announced that he was leaving Fabrica last week. Someone said that this place would be like having a Santaless Christmas without him.
Marian Grabmayer, Graphic Design Department, 2005-2007Photo by Sarah Napier.
You’ve been here for how long?
I’ve been here for two years.
What’s the best and worst stuff you’ve seen here?
It’s impossible for me to keep this answer short. It’s been a long time with a lot of stuff happening, both positive and negative. Generally I’ve done my best work here and I’ve shared the best moments together with you guys.
It’s been the best time of my life as far as going out and spending free time is concerned. I’ve seen people getting naked and jumping off boats and bridges into rivers, I’ve heard people playing saxophone in the Fabrica elevator, I was in the winning team at a football tournament, I’ve experienced parties inside Fabrica (and I mean parties), I saw an amazing jam session at Treviso’s only non-Trevisian bar, I even got to dance in the streets. These are moments I’m going to remember for the rest of my life!
On the other hand I’ve spent too many nights working on proposals for projects that turned out being nothing but hot air, I could have been more clever in scheduling my time. My favourite negative event is the first big meeting we had for the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou: We got told that this would be day zero and that from now on we would start thinking about how this exhibition could look like. But we had already been working on proposals for two months – basically for nothing! It was ridiculous and I thought this would be the end of our collaboration with the Pompidou. Fortunately I was wrong.
What did you do before Fabrica?
For half a year I didn’t do much aside from a bit of freelancing. And before that I finished my studies in visual communication at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria.
Where are you headed now and what will life be like for you?
Now I’m going to apply at some advertising agencies inside and outside Europe, and hopefully I’m going to live in an exciting city soon. I will let you know!
Do you think it will be hard to readjust to “real life?“
I think changes in life are never easy. Coming to Fabrica was quite hard for me as well. But I hold the opinion that it’s good to change every now and then. Otherwise you get too comfortable with your daily routine.
What will you miss the most about life here?
Our weekly football matches, parties at Fabricanti’s apartments (probably with the police showing up after one hour), and hanging out at the local cafés on Saturdays.
What’s your greatest accomplishment in Fabrica?
I’ve learned a lot about relations and relationships, little lessons about life, which are a big benefit.
Any last words?
Last words are crap; let’s meet again somewhere!
Say farewell to our friendly giant. This is his last week.
June 09, 2007
June 08, 2007
Some of the people that I admire the most are political cartoonist. Fearless and clever, they criticize the reality with a genius sense of humor.
Rius is a fierce Latin-American political activist. His progressist and leftwing point of view is often present in his work, accompanied by a strong criticism of neo-liberal doctrines and U.S. Government policies. He raises the consciousness of his readers and mercilessly satirizes institutions, religions, endemic political corruption and repression.
If you're a fan of the books or the movies, check out Harry's band. Writing and singing all about the troubles of being a teenage wizard.
Yes, that's Mos Def and Al Gore, together at last.
Oriol took some photos of setting up the Triennale and walking through it and then there is some proof of drinking free booze.
Check out this massive FOLK TYPOGRAPHY set on Flickr... Beautiful lettering.
And then check out the article on Folk Typography inside of LAB Magazine's first issue.
Synesthesia affects 1 in 2,000 people. Find out what it is and if yours is similar to Caddidy Curtis' here.June 07, 2007
A set of anaglyphs made by Alan Woollard. The pictures are from Somerset(UK) and you can find more of them at his site Can't really tell if he's trying to be ironic or not.
Some people love it, others hate it.
The new Olympics 2012 Logo took a year to design, it cost US$ 800,000 to produce, it comes as pink, orange, green or blue and as we can see, has the capital city’s name in lower case.
Some call it a vibrant innovation.
Others, an insult and a disgrace.
To add more controversy, the much-criticised logo and its animated footage promoting the Games has triggered epileptic seizures.
Nice, simple illustrations of the things Ryu Itadani likes.
via ffffoundJune 06, 2007
Because a single sock can save your dignity.
June 05, 2007
The theme of "big eyeballs" continues as the "Les Yeux Overts" exhibition moves from the Pompidou to Milan's Trienalle. The official opening was yesterday, many of us "student" types went and walked around and pretended to be important and then, in typical fashion, guzzled down the free alcohol.
Al Gore will be making an appearance on the 14th to ring in the sustainable development cheer we at Fabrica are so sorely missing.
For those who were horrified and delighted by the girls of "Little Miss Sunshine" this HBO documentary, "Living Dolls" might tickle your fancy.
Oh no, the future keeps coming and it keeps coming too quickly.
Microsoft's magic table thing, where you can use your fingers to resize things and things like that:
Google's street thing, where you can zoom into streets and things:
Dear friend Guillermo has recently picked up the filthy blogging habit, and is doing great things with it by showcasing former Fabricanti work, great art, and fun shit. We'll be sure to steal from his site in the future.