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Arden Projects is a Los Angeles based design and film studio producing top quality, original creative content for leaders in the film, television, music, art, design, consumer and publishing industries. 

BOOK COVER RELEASE

Arden Projects is very proud to have designed the cover for "A VIEW FROM HERE" by Ron Mendlin

Produced by Voyage Media.

Alan Stein
is a young man down on his luck, and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to catch a break for very long. He spends his days working with a father who is completely dismissive of him for reasons he can’t quite understand; and spends his nights studying for his GED so that he might make a better future for himself. But his life takes a turn for the worst when a woman from his past comes back and attempts to strong arm him into taking care of herself and a baby she claims is his by unsavory means.

Threatened and feeling cornered, Alan decides to take his life into his own hands and follows a very different path that is plagued with those who want to kick him while he’s down as well as blessed with those who would support him on his way up.

Follow eight years of Alan’s life, as he finds himself in a world he’s finally realizing may not be as against him as he believes.

Printed cover

Alt cover.

Jay IDK video "I PICTURE" drops!

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Following an impressive 2016, Jay IDK is looking to take things to the next level this year.

Set to join Isaiah Rashad on his Lil Sunny Tour (kicking off tomorrow), the Maryland emcee is celebrating Benjamin Franklin Day with a new video for “I Picture.”

Caught in the middle of a tug of war between money (depicted by Mr. Franklin, himself) and lust, the latest visual from Jay’s Empty Bank project breaks down a person’s inner battle against their vices and temptations.

Check out the Jacob Arden McClure-directed clip below and be sure to catch Jay IDK on the Lil Sunny Tour.

Check the video out here.

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Arden Projects is a Los Angeles based design and film studio producing top quality, original creative content for leaders in the film, television, music, art, design, consumer and publishing industries. 

BEGAN PRODUCTION ON NEW FILM SERIES "FACADE"

FACADE

Is a series of three short films.

Check out the teaser here!

The concept of each film focuses on Transference, a phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another. Each of the three characters are marked physically by this transference of power from the previous character. Through a surreal series of events the films examine the interconnectivity of three characters JULIAN, EMMA and ISSAC. Once a character is transformed by the last a new facade is created. The films contain no beginning or end. They represent abstract scenarios in between consciousness and subconsciousness.

The concept of each film focuses on Transference, a phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another. Each of the three characters are marked physically by this transference of power from the previous character. Through a surreal series of events the films examine the interconnectivity of three characters JULIAN, EMMA and ISSAC. Once a character is transformed by the last a new facade is created. The films contain no beginning or end. They represent abstract scenarios in between consciousness and subconsciousness.

VIBE REVIEWS WOMAN'S WORLD

BJ The Chicago Kid gives props to his beautiful mother in his newest video for his song, “Woman’s World,” which proves that Mother’s Day is a year-round celebration for him.

READ: Kelechi Gets A Hand From BJ The Chicago Kid & The Social Experiment On “The Glo”

The video takes place in an intimate venue, where the In My Mind musician is performing the song for his leading ladies- his mother and his young daughter. The best part about the video is that it was a complete surprise to his mama!

BJ spoke to NPR in March and said that he wanted to make his own version of the classic James Brown track, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”

“I wanted to take that part of that song and make that my magnified part,” he said. “I wanted to make that my main part of the song.”

READ: BJ The Chicago Kid Gave Hannibal Buress A Tidal Subscription To Star In His “The New Cupid” Video

Check out the beautiful video below, and hug your mom today!

MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW ON FADER!

In his new video for "Woman's World", BJ The Chicago Kid pays tribute to a special woman in his life: his mother. In the video, BJ performs the song in an intimate Los Angeles venue for his mother and daughter. Speaking to NPR in March, the Chicago singer said of his rework of James Brown's classic, "I wanted to take that part of that song and make that my magnified part. I wanted to make that my main part of the song.

OUR FRIEND RELEASES NEW BOOK: LAX

LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84
by JOHN BRIAN KING

LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980–84 is a photography book comprised of two series of black-and-white images of a metropolis that has now vanished.

In the first series, “LAX” (62 photos, 35mm black-and-white film), photographer John Brian King engaged in street-style photography in one of the city’s most charged places: Los Angeles International Airport. Harried travelers, uniformed employees, and vacationers appear angered by the flash of King’s camera, too bored to care, or all-too-confident in this post-industrial setting. King’s series would be impossible today, as it exposes the uncomfortable chaos of airport existence before an era of obligatory surveillance.

In the second series, “LA” (55 photos, 6x7cm black-and-white film), King photographed a city at night devoid of people. The photographs have an evidentiary quality: bizarre debris are framed in the center, isolated by a high-intensity flash. King captured these artifacts – from Sunset Strip nightclub posters to archaic ATMs to beautiful Hollywood Art Deco statues – with a blunt, direct aesthetic.

The black-and-white film negatives of LAX remained in a box for thirty years; they have now reemerged as the unsettling traces of 1980s Los Angeles.

Available November 2, 2015, from spurleditions.com


COMPLEX REVIEWS "CRY"

Premiere: Watch Major Myjah's Video for "Cry"

BY LAUREN NOSTRO

Music News Editor. Follow her at 

There's not much known about 17-year-old Miami crooner Major Myjah but after one look at his video for "Cry," you can guarantee his debut album album via Warner Bros. Records will make waves. He's a singer, songwriter, plays the guitar, produces, performs with a full band and has written for other artists, as well.

A few years back, he dropped a video for "My Sunshine," a song clearly influenced by his dancehall roots but he's obviously come a long way and "Cry" is evidence of that. The lovelorn, ethereal track, paired by a goosebumps-inducing chorus, finds Myjah at odds with love, which he channels throughout the Jacob Arden McClure-directed visuals, too. Stay tuned for new music from Myjah and a debut album coming soon.

Warner Bros. Records 2015

VIEW VIDEO HERE


BLACKBOOK REVIEWS "COMMON MISTAKE"

By Mathias Rosenzweig

Needless to say, there are a lot of songs about love. Although we never tire of it, everyone can name songs about falling in love, falling out of love, falling back in love, hating love, never being in love in the first place, etc. While it doesn’t really get old, it’s not exactly unexplored territory, either.

LA-based band The Bad Years find a few ways to keep things interesting and original in their brand new video for the track “Common Mistake.” First of all, Aaron Mort (former bassist for Stone Foxes) and Sami Akbari (previously known as Sami the Great) are an actual couple, which adds a level of authenticity and transparency beyond the norm.

Additionally, the two portray a highly polarized balance of the goods and evils of love— represented by flowers falling from the sky alongside bones, or the two musicians staring coldly but calmly into each other’s eyes, only to be broken by glimpses of more hostile maneuvers between them with a rope.

The somewhat twisted video explores suppression and aggression but avoids any sort of middle ground until its end, where the two crack what appears to be candid smiles.

BLACKBOOK REVIEW HERE.