24 June 2011

Mark Bradford - Pinocchio is on Fire

From: White Cube
Link: Pinocchio is on Fire

'Pinocchio Is On Fire' is a limited edition, vinyl LP that features a recording of the artist speaking in the guise of a quick-witted performer who is being interviewed for a fictional radio programme.

Interspersed with a funk/soul soundtrack, Bradford’s entertainer is a combination of Pinocchio and Teddy Pendergrass, the legendary soul singer of the 1970s, whose stage persona was one of exaggerated heterosexuality. His image was destabilised after he was involved in a car accident with his passenger, who was a transsexual model. Bradford conflates the narratives of Pinocchio and Teddy, and introduces aspects of his own autobiography to create a third character, at the heart of which is a social, ethnic and cultural absence, which Bradford compares to ‘that moment of finding the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain’.

Edition of 150
Vinyl Record
Ø 12 in. (Ø 30.5 cm), 26.13 mins

£ 200.00 +VAT

12 June 2011

2 June 2011

The Vinyl Factory by Tom Darracott

Link: Tom Darracott
Link: The Vinyl Factory

Tom Darracott received a lot of attention for the design/illustration work put together for, London club, Fabric. He also devised the art direction for Mark Ronson's Version album and its successful campaign. Plus there's also the identity work for the Vinyl Factory that is featured below [a company, by the way, whose own lovingly crafted output has already appeared in this blog quite a few times).