Manchester City x Alan Bolton – Dropping 9/7 @ 12 PM PST
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone on to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of 10 clubs comprising the City Football
Alan Bolton is an Irish mixed media digital artist living in Tenerife, Spain. A multidisciplinary creator, Bolton’s work is not defined by one form of media and includes photography, videography, graphic design, 3D art, augmented reality, digital collage and more. His works are imaginative with a surrealist, abstract feel and a practice is centered around experimentation and evolution. Past clients include renowned musicians such as Tiësto, Deadmau5, Jay Robinson, and Example.
‘Creation’ is a digital art collaboration between Manchester City and Alan Bolton. The collection provides a unique and abstract representation of the process of creating the perfect footballer for Manchester City.
The artworks depict the journey to beautiful football, traveling through ‘The Football Laboratory’ and around ‘The Football Academy’, with the finished player emerging on the pitch at Manchester City, having successfully made it ‘To The Blue Moon’. These ‘Football Artists’ create beautiful football on a consistent basis for Manchester City, featuring in the Premier League squad.
Brendan Dawes – Dropping 9/8 @ 3:30 PM PST
Brendan Dawes is a UK-based artist and designer who uses generative processes (involving data, machine learning and algorithms) to create interactive installations, online experiences, data visualizations, motion graphics and imagery for screen and print. The intersection of art and technology is at the center of Dawes’ work, which often explores time, motion and space.
Dawes is a Lumen Prize Alumni (two years in a row) and author of numerous books on interaction design (Analog In, Digital Out, New Masters of Flash, Flash ActionScript for Designers.) His artwork has been exhibited around the world, including at the international Big Bang Data exhibition and his Cinema Redux is held in the the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. His artwork Art of Cybersecurity debuted at RSA conference and is featured in Art Futura 2020. Dawes has also received he Information is Beautiful award, D&AD and Fast Company Innovation by Design. His 3D printed work has been printed on the international space station. Dawes’ artwork is highly coveted within the crypto art space and has a tendency of selling out quickly upon release.
Learn more about Brendan Dawes and his artwork here.
The Recursion is a series of works using geometric recursion to create flowing architectural forms inspired by the creative process. Each piece in the series begins with a simple form which recursively loops on itself. The form quickly becomes more complex eventually resulting in a final reveal once the process is complete. The Recursion is a celebration of the beauty and power of combining simple things to help us see things anew.
Reuben Dangoor x Disclosure- Dropping 9/8 @ 3:30 PM PST
British artist Reuben Dangoor creates work heavily influenced by popular culture. Born in London and starting out as a games designer at Rockstar Games before creating a lane for his own creations.
When Reuben’s portraits of Stormzy, Skepta & Dizzee Rascal were unveiled at Tate Britain Museum for his debut exhibition ‘Legends of the Scene’ he gained coverage around the globe as the first artist to bring the stars of the Grime movement into a British museum. Reuben has also had work displayed in The Design Museum Art of Politics exhibition. Having had coverage across New York Times, GQ, Hypebeast, Artnet, Highsnobiety, Evening Standard front cover, BBC News, Sky News and many more.
Disclosure is a grammy nominated electronic music duo from the U.K. consisting of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence. A dance centric blend of various musical genres such as house, garage, dubstep and pop with heavy inspiration drawn from underground dance and disco eras sets Disclosure apart from their EDM counterparts. The duo has collaborated with the likes of Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige, The Weeknd, AlunaGeorge and Eliza Dolittle and has had multiple top hits and grammy nominated albums.
A first time collaboration between EDM heavyweight Disclosure and one of the UK’s biggest music artists, and renowned visual artist Reuben Dangoor. An out of this world collaboration which includes unique audiovisuals and unlockable stems from Disclosure and Reuben Dangoor.
Arben Vllasaliu– Dropping 9/9 @ 3:30 PM PST
Arben Vllasaliu is a 3D artist and motion designer from Kosovo, now based in Basel, Switzerland. He is known for his enthralling animation artworks which simultaneously hypnotize and satisfy the mind. His artwork blends aspects of expressionism, surrealism and abstraction for a fully satiating effect. Experimental in nature, Vllasaliu style breaks boundaries and is constantly transforming: Sometimes subtle and soft, other times sharp with contrast and saturation.
Vllasliu’s creations have garnered international praise and he’s done a number of collaborations with huge names such as Justin Beiber and brands like Twitter Art House, Dr. Pepper: Canada Dry and more. He’s received multiple awards including TheWebby and TheOneShow / ADC Awards.
In Astronone, digital creator Arben Vllasaliu, aka Arben1berateme, shares a story of dreams deferred while spreading awareness of the harsh realities of mental illness, bullying and other challenges today’s youth must overcome. A personal reflection and global call to action. A tale of sadness, triumph and inspiration.
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