In 2010, Ghostly launched Ghostly International Editions as a way to cultivate a collective of some of North America’s best designers and artists including Sougwen Chung, Michael Cina, Andy Gilmore, Matthew Shlian and more. This September, we’ll recognize the work of these visual artists and many others in a special event at the Art Directors Club in NYC.
Of Art and Artifice is not a retrospective; it is a comprehensive state of the union, a peek into what’s next after 13 years of creativity from Ghostly International, creating an essential selection of work from the Ghostly family into a never-before-seen collection. In addition, the event will feature live music from Com Truise, Lusine, and NYC’s own Michna, as well as in-depth conversations with the artists themselves.
Today we’re thrilled to announce another stunning new series of compositions by Ann Arbor-based artist and paper engineer Matthew Shlian. Entitled the Extraction Series, the new compositions are a natural evolution from Shlian’s first two collaborations with Ghostly: the Process Series and the Tessellation Series.
The series is available in three unique compositions, with each composition produced in an edition of 30 white or 5 limited black pieces.
Ghostly welcomes it’s most recent signing, Beacon. Beacon released their first EP, No Body, on Moodgadget and we are offering it for free here. The Brooklyn duo—Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett—met at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, where they were studying sculpture and painting respectively. The two fuse the deceptively sweet melodies of R&B with an intoxicating undercurrent of darkness, drawing on influence as disparate as Warp’s back catalogue and Underworld.
Back in 2008, New York producer Adrian Michna released his debut LP, Magic Monday. He’s been doing a variety of projects—everything from painting to production for the NBA to remixes for DM Stith, Joy Orbison and Kelis. And all the while, he’s been working on new material, taking his time to record a follow-up to Magic Monday that represents another great leap forward in terms of both songwriting and production.
The first taste of that is the Moving Mountains EP.