Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts paper exhibits of the ‘chillingly disengaged relationship’ between the human existence and nature around us. Her series of realistic paper sculptures explores themes of temporality, change and transformation through displays of various bird and flower species that have recently suffered as their habitats have changed.
Crowsflight is a GPS app with a special way of helping you find yours: it enables the user to track progress to a specific destination while also helping them discover exciting finds along the route. The app avoids giving specific instructions, rather, simulating an experience more similar to navigating by asking a friendly local for […]
In Ethiopia, the Ethioskate project is using skateboarding as a tool for motivating young boys and girls aged six to nineteen in a rough community. The project inspires the local kids to be whatever they dream of becoming, using skateboarding to focus them away from the draw of drugs and crime in Addis Ababa’s Intoto […]
Japan’s Cuushe, has created yet another series of melodies counteracting the chaos of her hometown. The Tokyo-raised artist writes songs for flying; for floating in the landscape of soft twinkles and barely distinguishable words that fade into the notes behind her. Girl by Cuushe
As an avid traveller and professional illustrator, Chandler O’Leary often sketches what she sees on the go. With hundreds of sketches that didn’t quite fit her work projects, she decided to share them with the world.
Sven Emtell developed the ScoreCleaner app as part of his computer engineering master’s degree project at Stockholm’s KTH, wanting to empower anyone with self-expression through music, regardless of ability to read or write music scores. With collaborator Sven Ahlbäck, professor at Stockholm Music University, he’s made it possible for anyone with a mobile phone to […]
In 1993, the people of Inakadate, Japan faced a problem: 2,000 years of rice agriculture was not enough to generate revenue for the town. Devising plans to garner tourist attention, the locals embraced their agricultural past and developed a new art form: Tanbo (rice paddy) Art.
Thomas Prior is not afraid of colour. Without being too heavily saturated or edited, his photos capture such strong hues that they seem almost more real than real life. Sunlight on surfers and even a torn 7UP can on pavement somehow become more interesting through his lens.
As an illustrator, David V. D’Andrea specializes in poster art for some of the bigger doom and 70’s-inspired rock bands around today, such as Black Mountain and Sleepy Sun. Beyond the beautiful details in his black line work, he achieves an impressive level of depth combining dark ink with bright colors and careful shading.
For young or ever youthful visitors to Stockholm, Sweden, in the warm months, outdoor club Trädgarden is not to miss. More like the expected scene of edgy Berlin than clean, pastel Stockholm, Trädgarden is an outdoor space under the bridge of a southbound metro line. The grimy location is craftily covered by colorful lights, three […]
Suyumbike Guvenç combines a sketchy illustration style of daunting colors and round-edged lines with collage, establishing a modern feeling in often almost tribal art. Whether the content is faces or melting plants, she’ll tempt you to count the endless lines used to cover each design.
Since making a name for himself with his Scraper Bike Movement photos, Matthew Reamer has captured his life in photos in a way that makes me want to meet him. KISS facepaint and his long-haired outlaw friends make up his latest works, and capture another side of Bay Area life that would make anyone homesick for NorCal.
I first heard this Belgian choir on the TV show, Sons of Anarchy: their haunting harmonies backed a tragic scene is Season Three’s Ireland-based tale. A few YouTube searches later, I was hooked. Their covers of favorites like Radiohead’s Creep are bested by their originals. I don’t spend much time listening to choirs, but they’ve […]
There’s something about Jean-Luc Navette’s work that is timeless. His black-and white 2D illustrations are balanced with intricate, tangible textures, and he has a way of retro-izing everything: his images make even recognizable modern characters into 1800’s versions perhaps imaginable in a Roald Dahl story. Through all his work, both tattoos and paper-based, his style holds a feeling of originality – no matter how many mustached men and skeletons he draws.
Brooklyn’s appeal is fairly well represented by Glasslands Gallery. A dingy side street of in-progress factories-turned-lofts holds this venue by night, and a gallery always. With a fluffy pink cloud awning protruding over the stage, and a balcony built from trees and bike parts, its scenery alone sets it apart. Depending on the night, anything […]