Monday, April 19, 2010

Any Way You Want It

Miss Unbelievably Angry at Urban Outfitters

Bees and Trees are sending our creations out into the world and they're ending up in all sorts of crazy places. Two of our girls are now available as prints from Urban Outfitters. So if you've ever dreamed of having an angry librarian adorn your iphone or a shy nerd grace the cover of your MacBook Pro, your sweet fantasy can now become a reality.

Yearbook 80 available at Urban Outfitters

Check them both out at the urban outfitters print shop.

High Design

Bees and Trees have made our first foray into web design. We designed and built the website for the Asheville NC band Kovacs and the Polar Bear. Visit the site and listen to their album “Loathsome Teeth.” They are breaking out new material at their shows, so get to one if you can.

Imagine a scene in which two drunk kids in a purple jeep are chasing Dave Matthews around a muddy field. Now, imagine that those kids are listening to their favorite sad song at top volume. Kovacs and the Polar Bear are performing that song.

And here is a site that features a picture of the feet of someone in Kovacs and the Polar Bear:
lydia see

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Danny Heller - Palm Springs Exhibition

Last summer, we posted a feature about the paintings of Danny Heller. The essay is published on the back cover of the exhibition catalogue of Heller’s 2010 solo exhibition at Terrence Rogers Fine Art in Palm Springs, California.

Heller’s paintings in the Palm Springs exhibition, Heller’s third solo show with the Terrence Rogers Gallery, depict Mid-Century Modern suburban architecture and furnishings of Southern California. This group of paintings is Heller’s most complex and alluring.

Many of these new paintings feature hard-edged shadows that bisect the compositions. The effect is similar to that of the formal shadows of film noir. As in many noir films of the late 1940’s, Heller’s Palm Springs paintings suffuse scenes of Southern California opulence with paranoia and secrecy.

Stills from He Walked By Night (1948)

Some paintings depict scenes at dusk or at night. The visual language is that of drama, suspense, and fear. Heller’s Palm Springs paintings have roots that reach more aspects and attitudes of Mid-Century Southern California than the subject matter immediately suggests.

See the paintings here:
Danny Heller Art

Or on the Terrence Rogers site.