New illustration work by Ben Ashton-Bell

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By Ben Ashton-Bell in New Illustration on Monday 30 April 2012

Through my work, I’ve explored themes of humanity and nature. The concept behind this latest series, If the World Made Sense, is propelled by the chaos of our world, touching on the sometimes senseless act of humans beings. The body of work examines a futuristic fictional world, exploring the remnants of war and the evolution of nature taking back its rightful place.

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New design work by Tony Forte

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By TF in New Art on Monday 30 April 2012

Immersed in the innate culture of visual art and design, Tony Forte describes the energy and artistic ferment that he captured while just a young kid growing up in North Jersey: ‘I was constantly doodling. I was drawing on everything from napkins to school notices I was supposed to give to my mother!’ His work demonstrates that imagination and originality, rather than formal technique and training, are the key factors to his creative method.

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Melbourne’s Wax Museum Records

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By Dylan Truscio in Cool Travel on Monday 30 April 2012

Guy and Tim run Wax Museum Records, a dope joint in Melbourne to dig and find those gems you can’t get anywhere else. I tend to find some of the coolest soul and funk records I have at Wax Museum. They also put on various club nights around Melbourne. There always seems to be a […]

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Gallery Hijinks: a new gallery in San Fransisco

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By Meryl Pataky in New Art on Monday 30 April 2012

It’s rare to see galleries get the same attention their artists do. They are the man, or in this case, women, behind the curtain. The brainchild of Jillian Mackintosh and Lauren Lanzisero, Gallery Hijinks is a fresh and forward gallery located in San Francisco. They are dedicated to exhibiting colorful and unique works from emerging talent both local and international. They are responsible for elevating the careers of many of their artists as a result of their commitment to artist promotions and public relations. They do it for the love of art.

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Illustration and design work by Mat Miller

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By Mat Miller in New Design on Monday 30 April 2012

I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from the UK working in the realms of vector illustration, photo montage and manipulation, and mixed media. My work is influenced by contemporary graffiti and lowbrow art, along with almost anything from the natural world. As well as the great outdoors, I gain inspiration from the more bizarre world of humans. Walking around antiques shops is a favourite. It’s like a sensory overload a lot of the time. 

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Artist A Day: new contemporary art, everyday

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By Dave Pitman in Cool Websites on Monday 30 April 2012

Artist A Day is a site dedicated to bringing exposure to artists by featuring one artist each day. The site facilitates a healthy dialog between artists and people who love art using comments, ratings and social networks. The stated mission of Artist A Day is to raise awareness of fine art globally, through establishing personal […]

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Eccentric transvestite artist Grayson Perry

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By Alice Cottle in New Art on Monday 30 April 2012

I first came across Grayson Perry and his work through a BBC documentary made about his life and astonishing works of art. Perry is a UK-based artist, known for his cross-dressing and eccenstrism, who works mainly on producing ceramics and pottery. Yet what makes his character particularly intriguing is the reflection of his past onto the works that he comes to produce.

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From the LAEM Store: Al Saulso’s photo prints

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By Alison Shepard in New Products on Monday 30 April 2012

Surreal and romantic black and white studies, visual diaries of people and places. This is the photography of Al Saulso, a Houston native who started as an artist in the graffiti scene and eventually transitioned into photography as a means of documenting life.

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Festival du Court Metrage de Clermont-Ferrand

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By RAE in New Events on Monday 30 April 2012

Has anyone ever told you, ‘do yourself a favor’, only for it to be followed by some lame thing they wanted you to try like a Ketchup Sandwich? Well, this is not one of those times. Do yourself a REAL favor and take a train ride about four hours south of Paris, the first week of any February, to an enchanted little city called Clermont-Ferrand.

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New designs by Infinity Prints

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By Travis Lawrence in New Design on Monday 30 April 2012

Influenced by the subtle use of symbols, I use the art of printmaking to convey subconscious imagery through the form of multiples. Pulling inspiration from Jungian psychology and mythology, my art presents iconic visuals shrouded in simplistic mystery.

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