Category Archives: Contemporary Art

5 Awesome 8-Bit Movie Posters

8-Bit art really is the best. To wit, the 5 awesome posters embedded below, which are rendered in said style. We LOVE the Spinal Tap design but gotta ask: what’s your fave?


Via: Society 6

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Via: Society 6


Via: Society 6


Via: Society 6


Via: Society 6

Illustrations by: Eric Palmer | Hat tip: Toxel

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8-Bit Hero Aggregation

The 8-bit trend continues to show no signs of abating. To wit, the epic design below which yokes 78 figures – both heroes and villains alike – from the Marvel and DC universes into a massive, pixelated amalgamation. How many can you identify?

Who will provide the comic relief?

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History Is Written By The Winners. And The Same Could Be Said For T-Shirts (Trailer)

Embedded below is a trailer for an interesting new documentary, T-Shirt Stories, that traces the history of the t-shirt phenomenon, exploring its rise from humble garmentstuff to the must-have, status symbol it is today. Ah, obsession: you are such a fickle muse.

The trailer also promises to dig deeper into the overlap with film, music, sports and art; included are interviews with the likes of Dov Carney, Daniel Johnson, Richard Hell, and many, many more.


Update: we’ve just learned that the DVD is available for purchase via Colette, a French retailer with cool-hunting bona fides.

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Window Shop For Love: A Q & A With Cristin Norine Of The Public Isolation Project

Earlier in the month, we profiled The Public Isolation Project, a thought provoking art occupation that explores the contours of touch, seclusion, peer bonding, and social media. Today marks the end of its 30-day run and to mark the occasion, we spoke with the principals behind said project, Cristin Norine, an L.A.-based performance artist, and Joshua J. Elliott, a professional photog working and residing here in Portland, Oregon. Read the chatter below…

IG211: The first question will be delivered in song form:

CS: “I feel like I have been on an emotional rollercoaster this month. Some days I feel great and some days I just want to cry. More then anything I think I am frustrated with not being able to fully express myself and not being able to have physical contact with friends and family.”

IG211: Tell us about the media response thus far. I know that you’ve bee interview by local and national outlets, but given the global reach of the web, anything beyond that?

CS: “The most far reaching media coverage was a feature on CNN’s main webpage. I got 400 friend requests that day and the website had 28,000 hits.” [Editor’s note: DANG!]

Everyone is a star.

IG211: Do you feel like you’ve been able to effectively communicate your message (whatever that, in fact, is) or has it been pushed aside in favor, of say, the Facebook angle or cute-girl component?
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Fox In A Box: The Public Isolation Project

Meet Cristin Norine (pictured below), an L.A.-based performance artist. She’s volunteered to spend the next month “residing” in what amounts to a modern-day glass cube, the bSIDE6 Gallery, here in Portland, Oregon. As the image embedded below reveals, she’ll do so in full and open view of the general public. For the duration of November…

Positioned as an “analog” response to what the artists perceive as an increasingly digital milieu, the Public Isolation Project is a joint collaboration between Ms. Norine and Portland photographer Joshua Elliott, one that poses a series of tough questions — some probing and uneasy, others quotidian and light-hearted — about the intersection of technology, alienation, the public-private schism, and the ethics of modern, interpersonal communications.

Naturally, the process will be documented along the way (itself to be turned into even more art, one imagines…), but there will be no streaming video, which is the point. They only way to see Cristin in her new habitat is to a pay a visit in person. As the duo notes on the website for this project:

The gallery as a living quarter is a reflection of the 24/7 accessibility and lack of privacy that the Internet age has brought us. But the physicality and actuality of a human living in constant view brings us back to our more traditional role as audience. And with it we can both empathize and identify with this subject—that something that has been lost to us online, isolated in our homes and cubicles. Cristin’s constantly accessible life holds a prism up to our current situation and gives us perspective to question its values.

In any case, the PIP is a thought-provoking conceit and one that deserves our patronage here at It Goes to 11. To ease Cristin’s transition, we’ve hooked her up with a pair of our classic Bunny Slippers. And, given the voyeuristic, zoo-like quality to the whole affair, we also donated one of our notorious Dicknose tees. Seems apropos…

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Fight Club: Watch the New Trailer for Sucker Punch

The first trailer for Zach Snyder’s (300, Watchmen) newest film, Sucker Punch, was launched on the web today, following a successful, buzz-building reveal at Comic Con over the weekend. The story remains something of a mystery, but the early visuals — a heady mash-up of photo realistic anime, video game CGI, and tracking shots rendered in gorgeous slow-mo — are dazzling, to say the least. Snyder’s films have always displayed a certain flair, but the eye-candy here, cribbed from an eclectic assortment of historical epochs and taking the form of mobsters, dragons, Nazis, and hot chicks with automatic rifles (among other conceits), is elevated to a whole new level entirely. Let’s hope the narrative can follow suit, or at least come close.

No doubt, we’ll be tracking this title closely are we inch closer to next year (anticipated street date: March, 25, 2011)…

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