We just debuted our new cover online. It's Kanye West -- and it typical Kanye fashion, he wanted to do something extra crazy. The process is a long story, but to boil it down, we collaborated with Kanye and video director Chris Milk (Jesus Walks, All Falls Down) and the effects studio that did "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" to do a 3D body scan of Kanye. The studio built a CGI model of him and we worked together to create images for the story. It's basically a 100% 3D-rendered photoshoot.Some behind-the-scenes video after the jump...
I wanted to submit the last cover of Missbehave (we suspended publication), featuring work from Jeremy Scott. He is amazing!
I've adored him since his 1997 Rich White Women collection which BjÃ¶rk wore for her Homogenic tour. He has a great sense of humor, and his collections themes like "Food Fight" (junk food) and "Tut TV." Recently, he has become known for his iconic prints. Missbehave has been featuring his designs since our very first issue, and we absolutely fell in love with his "Let Them Eat Gas" collection. Since Katy and Jeremy are friends, we thought they would be a perfect match for our cover. I was particularly drawn to the "Floral Flights" print on Katy's dress because it is partially inspired by Boy London -- a brand from the 80s/90s that I'm obsessed with. Jeremy was kind enough to send me the flowers from the dress to incorporate into the cover design.
Here's a few experimental images I've been working on. I have always been interested in sculpture, and have recently discovered how to "build" images through 3D software. 3D rendering has provided a way to approach imagery as a sculptor and it has been a nice variation from my usual routine. These images include a studies of a Skull (above), Hellboy, a Biker Girl and Nike (after the jump).Don't forget that there are signed posters for the first guests at tonight's SPD@FIT event, so be there when the doors open at 6:30, and click through for more inspiring illustration...
For this week's "Best of New York" issue, New York magazine invited several designers, artists, and advertising creatives to submit ideas for the cover art. We went with the design from Brooklyn-based street artist KAWS, a.k.a. Brian Donnelly, whose career has skyrocketed recently with exhibitions in Miami and New York last year and a just-opened solo show in Los Angeles (the line to get in reportedly stretched 700 yards down La Cienaga). He designed Kanye West's latest album cover, which is currently installed on a Times Square billboard.More from KAWS about the cover, and a few samples from the slideshow of other submissions after the jump...