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Monochromatic art by Audria Brumberg

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By Mel May in New Art on Friday 20 January 2012

Audria Brumberg is a New York-based Illustrator and designer who has worked for clients such as Calvin Klein, Loreal, and Mattel Barbie. Her commercial work is outstanding, but what really interests me is her personal work. A monochromatic palette compliments varied textures and line beautifully, coming together to create balanced, distinctive compositions.

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James Francis Drinkwater

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By Mel May in New Art on Tuesday 27 December 2011

James Francis Drinkwater is an Australian artist living and working in Berlin with his wife and fellow artist, Lottie Consalvo Drinkwater. His work ranges from oil on canvas to assemblage, and his compositions hint at a nostalgic, cubist style. Drinkwater’s body of work is a superbly executed collection, no doubt just the beginning for this […]

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New art from Melisah May

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By Mel May in New Illustration on Friday 18 November 2011

Figurative, feminine and vibrant are the telling characteristics of my work. Moving between illustration and larger scale fine art, my work is homage to the people who interest and impact me. When not drawing and painting, I am an Art and Photography teacher, and you can follow my personal diary.

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The Local Posse: platform for independent artists

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By Mel May in Cool Websites on Friday 11 November 2011

The Local Posse is a platform for independent artists and fans to promote, expose and educate. Based in London, it facilitates the best independent music and provides visual artists with an opportunity to connect and collaborate. With great articles, free downloads and exclusive gigs, this is an invaluable resource for independent music fans.

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Chilly Water: a new song from More Like Trees

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By Mel May in New Music on Friday 11 November 2011

I have watched in awe at the buzz that this band has generated explode like wildfire across the music scene in London. The main players in this constantly evolving unit are a mesmerizing fuse of drum & bass, flamenco, and dare I say it, indie. A regular in The Local Posse sessions, they are a […]

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Cool digital prints on the fashion designs of Yosef Perez

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By Mel May in New Fashion on Thursday 10 November 2011

Yosef Perez is an Israeli fashion designer I stumbled across on Etsy, who creates amazingly unique digital prints on breathtaking silhouettes. Based in Tel Aviv, he has been in the industry for around ten years and is currently working on a new collection collaborating with artist Miki Avni. His designs are truly beautiful, unique and wearable.

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Individual chapters of books written on grains of rice

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By Mel May in New Art on Thursday 10 November 2011

Trong G. Nguyen’s work, Library, is the entire text of individual chapters of books written word for word on grains of rice. His re-interpretation of the everyday is an ongoing theme, although Nguyen is in no way interested in being categorized into a singular artist package. As well as being the editor at Artslant, his […]

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London 10-piece band Orlando Seale and the Swell

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By Mel May in New Music on Thursday 10 November 2011

Trying to box this outfit’s orchestral, euphoric sound into a corner is not without difficulty. With influences ranging from Elliot Smith to The Arcade Fire, this 10-piece from London headed by the Buckley-esque singer/guitarist Orlando Seale, bring you intriguing tales of a pulsing city.

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