33 posts tagged "Scott Sternberg"
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders and Boy has always been one to think outside the box, but his latest collaboration is, at least in the literal sense, the exact opposite. For the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, which kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles, the designer was commissioned by ForYourArt to create a limited-edition tote as part of artist Liz Glynn’s Black Box performance space. For this exhibition, Glynn (who once rebuilt Rome in a day with her The 24-Hour Roman Reconstruction exhibit in 2008) created a place where “anything can and will happen unannounced,” according to a statement from the festival organizers. And Sternberg’s canvas tote, which will be handed out (for free) in the Black Box, doesn’t give any clues as to what’s going to happen, either. The bag reads: “I went to Liz Glynn’s Black Box thing where anything can happen and all I got was this lousy Band of Outsiders tote bag and a super informative ForYourArt map.”
Black Box will open nightly at 8 p.m. at 830 Highland Ave., L.A., from January 19-29. For more info, visit PacificStandardTimeFestival.org.
The summer of Harry Potter—and with it, the eight-film epic—is coming to a close. It’s farewell to sorcery, but hello to modeling for Rupert Grint (a.k.a. Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), two of the franchise’s stars. Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg selected the duo for his Fall BOO lookbook, which he shoots personally every season—on vintage Polaroid film no less. (Previous stars have included James Marsden, Dave Franco, Donald Glover, and Andrew Garfield; Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe, hasn’t taken a turn, but he is a longtime fan of the label.)
“I love those films and the characters so much,” Sternberg told Style.com. “They’re full of imagination and endless ideas. With the last film coming out this summer, it felt like a cool opportunity to capture this moment in these two actors’ lives, and give them a chance to poke a little fun at the whole thing too.”
“There’s death, it’s not all gumdrops and rainbows, but I walked out of the movie theater in this perfectly melancholy state,” Band of Outsiders creative director Scott Sternberg says of Beginners, the new film by his friend Mike Mills, starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent. Sternberg hosted a screening of the new flick in Los Angeles last night, for pals like Miranda July and Liz Goldwyn, the first of what he hopes will be many Band movie nights to come. Next week in New York, Opening Ceremony will oblige with an East Coast screening, too.
Beginners is based in part on Mills’ life; McGregor, Mills says, plays a character who “shares some things with me: We both do graphic design, we both often figure out what we’re thinking by drawing, we both have dogs, and we both did record covers for a very real band named The Sads.” (They also both also wear a lot of Band of Outsiders. Sternberg provided the character’s wardrobe for the film.) In Beginners, McGregor’s character, Oliver, finds love just as his world is rocked by his father’s announcement that he is gay and has terminal cancer. “It’s really a life-affirming movie—it’s about how you start over and how do you forget your bad habits,” Sternberg tells Style.com.
Mills, for his part, is no beginner. He’s directed music videos for Blonde Redhead and Sonic Youth, lensed the previous feature film Thumbsucker with Tilda Swinton and Keanu Reeves, created the brand identity for Kim Gordon’s much-loved fashion line X-Girl, and developed textile designs for Marc Jacobs. In addition to the movie, he’s also releasing a book, Drawings From the Film Beginners, of his illustrations (which appear as the work of “Oliver” in the film), launching next week at Opening Ceremony.