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Monster at the Top: a music by Maartje Van Nijmegen

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By Niamh Ni Cheannabhain in Video on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Monster at the Top is Pocket Sneak’s first release by Irish lyricist OC and Aruban producer, Fellow. The video, directed by Amsterdam’s Maartje Van Nijmegen, visually explores the idea that whilst we climb to success we think we are in control, but in reality we are far more affected by the people lurking behind the […]

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Cady Bogart: a self-taught ink pen artist from Seattle

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By Cady Bogart in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Swords, skulls, and daggers are key ingredients in Seattle artist Cady Bogart‘s illustrations. This young artist draws black and white, incredibly detailed, ink pen drawings inspired by everything from traditional tattoo flash to hand lettering.

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Pictorial Grammar: an art series by Matt Arbuckle

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By Ashlee Lennon in New Photography on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Movement is the centerpiece of Berlin-based Matt Arbuckle’s latest series, Pictorial Grammar. Aside from its challenging visual boundaries, the collection features a palette of blues which he mixed up while reminiscing about the Resene pots from his childhood growing up in New Zealand.  These paintings seemed at home both on display at his latest exhibition […]

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The Polyomino Game: fashion by two geometrically obsessed designers

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By Aroha Silhouettes in New Fashion on Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Polyomino Game is a collaboration between Russia-based fashion designer Lisa Shahno and jewellery designer Tania Hennessy of Aroha Silhouettes in Canada. Over a span of six months each designer created seven unique pieces following a set of specific rules. In November 2012, the Polyomino Game came to an end with a photoshoot in Moscow, […]

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Vampire High Tea: photos by Jonathan Cameron

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By Amanda Teo in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013

New Zealand photographer Jonathan Cameron’s series Vamp: High Tea Edition, plays on the idea of pop-culture’s obsession with the alluring Vampire figure. A series of photos featured as a cookbook are accompanied by recipes that include the unusual ingredient of blood, playing on the idea of the ‘vegetarian vampire’. For the series, Cameron developed the […]

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New tape works by Aakash Nihalani

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By Airin Dia in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013

Aakash Nihalani’s style is recognizable across the wide variety of mediums he uses: minimal geometric shapes on a flattened visual plane, often employing different techniques of contrast and forced perspective to give the impression of virtual depth or movement.

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Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands: an illustrated eBook

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By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013

Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.

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The White Temple: a contemporary Buddhist temple in Thailand

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By Patch Sinclair in Architecture on Sunday 23 June 2013

Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) is a contemporary Buddhist temple situated in Chang Rai, Thailand. It is the vision of artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who has dedicated the rest of his life to completing the sculpturally intricate, mirror embedded sanctuary. He believes the project will take 70 years to complete and he is in the process of passing his aspirations onto his 60 or so helpers.

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Vibrant geometric paintings by Hugh Byrne

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By Hugh Byrne in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

The first thing that strikes you when you see these paintings is the bright contrasting colours, form and how they interact with the surrounding space. Hugh Byrne operates out of his studio in Cape Town, South Africa where he finds himself influenced mostly by the city. The paintings are created by combining multiple layers of household […]

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Jacqueline Lou Skaggs paints intricate oil paintings on pennies

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By Chloe Warner in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

Have you ever discarded a penny or cent deeming it worthless or an additional weight in your wallet? Or maybe you pick them up, wishing for good luck? Jacqueline Lou Skaggs wants to change our perception and value of the cent. She has created a series of 12 gems for us to keep and treasure. […]

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Outsider artist Noah Erenberg’s imaginative paintings

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By Elena Mary Siff in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Noah Erenberg, from Isla Vista, California, recently created a series of expressionistic paintings of faces from his imagination. Noah (challenged with autism) has a vivid sense of colour and form and recreates his beachside neighborhood in paintings, drawings and text work. He was recently asked to join the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara. More […]

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Space station illustrations by Enzo Pérès-Labourdette

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By Emma Johnsson in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 June 2013

One of my childhood dreams was to roam space in a spaceship. Illustrator Enzo Pérès-Labourdette shows us a vision of a future where that dream might partly come true. In his illustration he shows us amazing details of all the things happening on his busy space-station.

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J.D. Doria’s ink-photography-technology combination art

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By Gili Karev in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

It’s an eye, it’s a silhouette, it’s a molecular cosmology! Actually no, it’s artist J.D. Doria’s awesome ink-photography-technology combination that makes tiny images look like the nucleus of universal structures as we know them. Doria uses a combination of acrylic, ink, glass colours and water on paper, then captures fragments of these amorphous creatures with […]

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Where The Whales Sleep: music video for Zen Death Squad

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By Contributions in New Music on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Zen Death Squad are a trio of young producers and multi-instrumentalists creating dark widescreen textures and cinematic atmospheres. Their new single, Where The Whales Sleep, is part of an upcoming trilogy released over the coming months, each with an accompanying video and artwork, and is available for free download from their website. The video was […]

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Misery City: a new comic from London’s Markosia Publishing

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By Anna Dowsland in New Illustration on Thursday 23 May 2013

Misery City is a new surreal noir comic from Markosia Publishing in London. The illustrations, by Vassilis Gogtzilas, are beautifully daring and dark. The story is written by Kostas Zachopoulos and tells the tale of Max Murray, an unlucky trench coat detective, forever damned in the concrete labyrinth of Misery City. Hunted by Hell’s lurking […]

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