Painter, illustrator, and author Emily Martin builds worlds around portraits of young girls and baby-faced animals. But like Alice’s Wonderland, there’s as much haunting eeriness as innocence in her work. Her art’s time-stopping calmness means that if you gander too long, you risk getting lost (perhaps happily) in the little odd landscapes where her characters reside. Martin’s latest big news is Oddfellow’s Orphanage, a children’s novel.
I’m a digital photographer with a fondness for images that find meaning where it is missed. Or creating one. I photograph things people don’t often notice or appreciate fully: beauty in the mundane. Landscapes and the scenes from a girl’s life in the South dominate, and many of these are self-portraits. Nature and dilapidation also inspire me.
Justin Wallis is the fascinating talent behind the artwork he calls MILKBBI (pronounced milk’bā-bē). MILKBBI is reminiscent of Japanese kawaii and harajuku styles, early internet pixel graphics, and the sweet nostalgia of a 1990s childhood. Wallis mostly draws stylish girls and boys with such awesome clothes and accessories one could only dream that they existed. Maybe in some magical Japanese shop?
One day some serious DIYers decided create a platform so other serious DIYers could figure out how to erect self-sustaining communities from scratch. The next day (or thereabouts) they had the Global Village Construction Set (a list of ‘the’ 50 machines necessary for building such communities) and Open Source Ecology (a wiki collection of these incredible how-to guides).