My hometown boys YEAHFILMS (who I created SUBURBIA with) made a dope / swag / tubular video for 💧SEAWAY 💦 band. It’s off their new album 📀COLOUR BLIND📀 which I’m totally vibeing with given the 🌈IRIS🌈 wave I’ve been been surfing. 🏄 SEAWAY & YEAH 📼 FILMS have been picking up some much deserved momentum (continue reading...)
#GCS is back and for this edition we honour the Acronym by looking at a soulful songbird. Amel has the vocal register of Mariah Carey, tonality of Beyonce, and the sweet sincerity of every girl's dream BFF.
CONOR OBERST Written/Illustrated BY @CHRISTIEARCADE The first time I met Conor Oberst was in a dream, but not an ordinary dream, a lucid dream I was standing at the bus station when I noticed him. That’s why I knew I was dreaming. We stood together and laughed about it until I inevitably woke up from (continue reading...)
THE METAMORPHOSIS OR IRIS: A GRAPHIC NOVEL BY CHRISTIE AD FOR BLIND ARCADE. FOLLOWING THE DESCENT OF PERSEPHONE INTO THE UNDERGROUND, WHERE HADES TRANSFORMS HER HIS RAINBOW GODDESS QUEEN. FEATURING JUNO AND POLARIS THE ICE BEAR.
Hi Angels. I had a great season filming on location some future footage for the site. There were lots of places to go and outfits to capture. Updates have already started to be made to the galleries but there are lots of upgrades that have yet to be made to the Angels page.
Hopefully within the next few days some improvements will come about. I'd really like to incorporate some imagery from our friends of the universe that lent a hand while IRIS was in production. Also our elves are busy preparing for the year end wrap up.
Lots to come ~
Grimes' latest album pays homage to all of the art angels out there. We're very much in love with her so if you haven't listened to it yet you must.
BIO: Christie grew up making art and coding websites in the outskirts of Toronto in a small cottage-like post-war community by the lake, surrounded by wealthy suburbs where she knew nobody and was rarely invited. Without much to do in a town with nothing to do, she and her friends would spend free time riding bikes on the empty streets at night, meeting up with skaters and making chaotic post-folk post-hardcore post-rock ensemble music that frightened the community.
Nearing the end of high school in 2008 she started BLIND ARCADE on blogspot as the ~myspace wave~ finally subsided in order to transfer her creative work (fundamentally disturbing graphics of demented childlike nostalgia which transitioned into pastel cascades of floral imagery, poetry and haunting renditions of acoustic ballads, and coding) back onto an archaic posting codec.
No longer just "that girl from myspace" and after a couple years of pseudo-touring locally with rock bands / image building and sharing the accomplishments through the arcade, Christie set the site aside for four years to attend university. During this period she began producing and writing her own music under the name CHRISTIE SAINT TOFFEE, which had come to her in a dream about a hidden paradise at the edge of the city back in 2009.
Propelled by a student grant from the Province of Ontario in the summer of 2013 Christie has been putting the pieces of BLIND ARCADE back together one closed parenthesis at a time ; } ~~~~~~