September 28th, 2009

VERVE Exhibition @ BRIGHT Tradeshow


Yes, yes.. we know, we’re way to late with this post. But good things come to those waiting. Here are some impressions of the VERVE-Exhibition at the BRIGHT Tradeshow this summer. The BRIGHT Tradeshow is for sure the best fair for skateboarding, street-culture, sneakers and fashion.

Live on stage as our guest was the german artist Sebastian Otto performing live painting sessions at the VERVE booth. Special thanks goes out to Sebastian and the whole BRIGHT crew for having two amazing days in Frankfurt again.

The pictures below not only show the VERVE-Exhibition but three other art-related projects exhibited at the BRIGHT.










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September 20th, 2009

Swatch Young Illustrators Award calling for submissions


As a media partner of the ILLUSTRATIVE we call all illustration and graphics artist to hand in artwork to the Swatch Young Illustrators Award, one of the most renowned competition awarding creativity and innovation in personal contemporary illustration and graphics.

Submissions can be handed in until the 30th of September 2009.

The nominees will be awarded by an international jury consisting of leading art directors, experts and editors such as Julius Wiedemann (Brasil), María Serrano (Spain), Fernando Galán (Spain), Keiichi Tanaami (Japan), Jessica Helfand (USA), Lilet Breddels (Netherlands), Cherie Federico (UK), Olaf Hajek (Germany), Claudia Gerdes (Germany) and Angharad Lewis (UK).

The prizes will be awarded in a festive ceremony at Illustrative 09 in Berlin on 17th October 2009. The winners await prizes worth 6.000 Euros, one winner will be invited to design a Swatch Watch and will get an artist feature on the website of VERVE-MAGAZINE.

Deadline for handing in submissions is 30th September 2009.

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September 11th, 2009

Vernissage – Casey McKee “End of Reason” @ heliumcowboy artspace


Tonight the gallery heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg will open their first exhibition after the summer break with new works by Casey McKee.

Casey McKee’s work is a combination between photography and painting. It is a photographic printing on canvas and the end result is a mixture between both media. The series “End of Reason” is a critic on corruption on power within the society.

What might be the perfect start into the weekend is the fact that tonight 13 galleries from the Kontorhausviertel will open jointly and a shuttle service will be available.

galerie heliumcowboy artspace
Hachmannplatz 2
20099 Hamburg

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August 28th, 2009

Vernissage – Michel Comte @ Museum für Gestaltung / Zürich


This may be interesting for our friends from Switzerland. On Saturday 29th is the vernissage of the Michel Comte exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich.

Discovered by Karl Lagerfeld, the 55 year old Michel Comte is now one of the most influential contemporary photographers and well known for his ikon-like portrait, fashion and reportage photography.

The exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich shows all remarkable stages of the last 30 years of his career.

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60, CH-8005 Zürich
Opening hours: Di-Do 10-20 Uhr, Fr-So 10-17 Uhr

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July 4th, 2009

Fashion Editorial – DANDY SHOP


New fashion editorial CANDY SHOP is online. Discover the styles – as is usual with VERVE-MAGAZINE some items are available for shopping straight from the shots.

Photography by Ralf Bernert

Styled by Esther Oremek & Annika Becker

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July 2nd, 2009

Artist Feature – Hansi Herbig “The old man and the sea”


Some people collect stamps. Some people build lampshades out of used Chinese chopsticks. Some people in Great Britain’s Brighton meet to feel salt water on their skin, no matter if it’s rainy, sunny, windy, warm or cold. 365 days a year, every morning and every evening, since 1860, people like them experience nature with all its power and manage to step in the element not with fear but with joy. Some people are sea swimmers.

German photographer Hansi Herbig is well known for his works with water in another state of aggregation. Even though he’s a pioneer in snowboard photography, his take on this self-described “non-athletic” club almost makes you wonder if you didn’t smell the ocean for just one second.

Go to the feature “The old man and the sea” by Hansi Herbig

Visit the website of the Hansi Herbig

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June 27th, 2009

Artist Feature – Dan Miller “untitled”


Creative Growth Art Center is based in Oakland, CA and the world’s first non-profit art center dedicated to artists with developmental, physical, and mental disabilities. Since 1992, Dan Miller is part of this project and his works let us catch a glimpse of his view as they reflect his perception: Letters and words are repeatedly overdrawn, often creating ink layered masses, hovering on the page and built up to the point of obliteration or destruction of the ground. Their topics are written recordings of the artist’s obsession with objects like light bulbs, food, electrical sockets, and the names of cities and people. Even though his artworks already traveled to several exhibitions in New York or Paris, they preserved their private impression.

Go to the feature “untitled” by Dan Miller

Visit the website of the Creative Growth Art Center

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May 13th, 2009

Diamond’s Drive brings the night sky inside


Jesse Diamond brings the night sky into the Farmani Gallery for the opening reception of his photographic series Drive. This series, born of late night drives, captures landscapes illuminated by what the nighttime provides – street lamps, traffic lights and at times the moonlight through the mist. To recreate the ambience within the imagery and connect the viewer to the mood, the special lighting will fill the gallery and surround the photographs and the onlooker.

For this one-night only lighting effect, Diamond enlisted Fusion Lighting in New York. “The gallery ceiling will be filled with deep blue, simulating moonlight,” said Marcus Mordachini, of Fusion Lighting, “the entire gallery will have an effect of the night sky inside.”

The Farmani Gallery is proud to feature Diamond’s series Drive, in its debut exhibition and the first New York show for Mr. Diamond.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 14, from 6-9PM and coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Farmani Gallery in New York and the New York Photo Festival. The exhibit runs through June 12, 2009.  Hossein Farmani states, “We are very proud to feature such a fantastic selection of Jesse’s imagery. We have loved what he has shown for us in Los Angeles and are very excited to exhibit him at our New York gallery, especially during a very special time for us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary. Jesse’s work is a highlighting example of the quality of work we try to present.”

The Farmani Gallery
111 Front St., Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY

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April 24th, 2009

VERVE-Shop launched


VERVE MAGAZINE serves your computers with high quality fashion editorials since summer 2006 and eliminates the usual question (“Where can I buy this?”) by its unique ‘shop-from-the-shot’ feature for instant pleasure of consumption.

From now on, VERVE SHOP, the magazine’s complement, is taking care of your shopping desire in the best possible way. With a clean and decent design, is focusing on the essence and provides your all-time favorites plus selected brands, which are often missing in your shop around the corner. (Power to Scandinavia!)

Highlights by cheap monday, HUMÖR, Sessun, CTRL, Twist & Tango, WeSC, Björkvin, WHYRED, Revolution, RVCA, Red Issue, insight, BRITTINGER, Supremebeing or QWSTION – just to name a few – are shown in an extensive way, not only in several pictures with a zoom-in function, but also exclusively worn in the guy’s and gal’s look explorer, including VERVE’s ‘shop-from-the-shot’ feature.

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April 24th, 2009

Vernissage – Boris Hoppeks @ heliumcowboy artspace


galerie heliumcowboy artspace
Hachmannplatz 2
20099 Hamburg

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