Georges de Feure /// Artist and Designer

Georges de Feure, born Georges Joseph van Sluÿters, was the son of an affluent Dutch architect living in Paris. De Feure was a versatile artist and designer, who created paintings, fine furniture, porcelain and pottery, art glass, leaded glass windows, carpeting, silverware and jewelry as well as many well-known graphic arts and posters. He was also a set designer and interior designer.

He began as an apprentice in the book trade in the Hague, where he became acquainted with symbolism. In 1886, de Feure was one of the eleven students admitted at the Rijkscademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, however he left soon afterwards, deciding that formal academic training had nothing to offer him. In 1890 he moved to Paris to become a pupil of Jules Cheret, designing posters for the Salon Des Cent, Loie Fuller and Thermes Liegois while there. His paintings were exhibited at the Societé Nationale in 1894, in the Salon de la Rose Croix of 1893 and 1894, and at the 1896 Munich Secession. At this time, he was also designing interiors and held the post of 'Professor of Decorative Arts' at the École des Beaux-Arts. Some of De Feure's best works were posters done in the Art Nouveau style, usually containing stylish young women in shades of brown, green, and rose, sometimes showcasing a Japanese influence. The elegance of these popular images caused Lady Abdy to name De Feure "the poet of the poster."

De Feure’s first commissions were illustrations and set designs. Samuel Bing discovered De Feure after seeing many of his paintings featured in the Paris Salons and his illustrations for Parisian periodicals and poster designs. During the 1890s, De Feure shifted from painting and print-making to designing decorative arts. He exhibited decorated furniture and ceramics at the Salon de la National Beaux Arts in 1894. He was known for creating high-end furniture for the elite. De Feure quickly became one of Bing's top designers and Bing encouraged De Feure to expand his talents to all areas of art and design. Although he never signed an exclusive contract with Bing, De Feure worked principally for the dealer by 1899 while cultivating his own private clientele. De Feure's furniture designs displayed many of the same characteristics as his graphic art; his chairs and couches are comprised of delicate linear patterns, which frame panels of textiles, also of his design.

De Feure exhibited and was awarded gold medals at the 1900 Exposition Universelle for the salon grouping. His work was featured in Bing's gallery from 1895 until it closed in 1904, one year prior to Bing's death. In 1902 his work was featured at the first Salon Des Industries Du Mobilier at the Grand Palais in Paris. For Maison De L'Art Nouveau, De Feure made silverware and metalware in a delicate and linear style, similar to his graphic work and furniture work done for Bing. Before the outbreak of WW1, he moved to England where he worked mainly as a set designer. Gifted with a highly inventive mind, he created theater sets and costumes with an aeronautic theme. In 1928 De Feure returned to Paris where he was appointed Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts. He continued to work and teach throughout the Art Deco period until his death in 1943.



Ohad used to wrench on his van and print our shirts in LA some years back. But that was never really all he was about. Sure his dog Beans rules the Instagram but Ohad is more than just a wrencher with a cool dog. Dude can paint far better than most so it was no surprise RISD excepted him into their MFA program a year ago. He's been doing the East Coast thing since but judging by his new work, the experience is serving him well. Have a look below.


1FN1WV17 Winner's Recap

Surfing was a nomadic pass time that morphed into creative art on water. Self-expression and mind exploration possible through riding waves on a piece of wood, foam or anything that floats. Modern day surf culture, with the aid of technology has become a corporate beast. Inspiration and true originality has been sucked out of the art… thankfully, the underground still exists.

The ethos behind 1WV1FN could be best summed up by Dane Peterson: 'Surf like nobody's watching.In today's social media world, instant fame can happen at the click of a button. With that in mind we went about carefully analyzing each eligible entry, looking for fun, frivolous and non-contrived surfing.

Levi Prairie (@leviprairie) was the pick, although not technically perfect, he shelved innovation and brought inspiration to the table! All of Levi’s entries garnered attention from the judges, for better or worse it got us all talking but it was his 2nd entry that we decided to credit as his best. A quick fade, goose step to the nose and set position in the pocket for an 'Egyptian' style noseride followed by some fun hot doggin' not often seen in logging since early 1960s... how refreshing. In complete contrast, runner up Mick Rodgers displayed technical finesse and innovation while focusing on the classic noseride.

The classy lady loggers once again displayed a beautiful variety of entries from around the world including Australia, Hawaii, United States, Mexico and Europe. There were some extremely hot surfing from many of the already well-known personalities but it was Hallie Rohr who best embodied the spirit of the 1WV1FN movement. Surfing free and easy at her local spot with a giant smile, linking noserides with excellent positioning, appropriate switch feet manoeuvres and smooth from start to finish… it was a beautifully ridden wave.

In the end there were many great entries demonstrating a repertoire of traditional surfing elements on a variety of waves - point, beach and reef breaks. The judges noted both technical and stylish surfing more so than length of ride, which should be encouraging to many surfers faced with average conditions, but in the end there were a handful of waves that stood out.

By harnessing social media, we’ve had  a great display of fine logging so easily accessible through the Instagram 'hashtag'. This year’s contest proved to be a large success thanks to the logging community's participation and the support of Weedmaps. As promised this year’s winners will receive $1k in prize money and an invite to a future Joel Tudor DTI of their choosing. Big thanks to all that entered waves and shot video. We look forward to picking again sometime next year!

Honorable mention men waves: @seemonster, @laymike, @nathansadoun, @blakemichaels, @barfxrake, @kyle_perez

Honorable mention women waves: @leahloves, @kirra.innes, @elenorcoight, @rachaeltilly, @masonschremmer, @roro.carolan, @sirensurfadventures

Honorable mention noserides: @seemonster, @honoluablomfield, @kyle_perez, @nickmelanson, @owenwhitfield, @rosiejaffurs, @caioteixeirasurfer, @kevinskvarna, @dj.paddy0, @show_um_how, @augustoolinto

Honorable mention smooth riding: @dacoliflowa, @capt._cruel, @m_tatsuborn, @_n.adams_, @nathanstrom_, @kyle_perez

Honorable mention most fun: @kapulephoto, @samrrankin, @leahloves, @dacoliflowa, @danno_surfonzie