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Abby Yemm

Abby is a freelance writer and shallow water snorkeler. You can follow her on Twitter or on your Mom's rollerblades. (Twitter: @abbyyemm)

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Wordy art prints by Ricardo Gonzalez

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Monday 11 November 2013

You say it best when you say with a Ricardo Gonzalez art print. Gonzalez is a graphic designer based in Mexico with a knack for handmade design. Making the most out of living, is kind of his M.O. Gonzalez creates chic-as-shit statements for walls, cards and even pillowcases. There is a certain luxury to silence, […]

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Chad Wys: a modern master of repurposed art

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Chad Wys is a master of repurposing within the digital art world. He deconstructs classic pieces then experiments with them, producing pieces that bear new layers and demand a need for reevaluation and a refreshed perspective. He’s kinda like a mixed media Danger Mouse.

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Beautiful rainbow prism abstractions by Erin O’Malley

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

I have a friend that takes photos during carwashes and they kinda look like this. But Erin O’Malley strikes gold with those iridescent, rainbow prism abstractions. O’Malley’s work depicts the interaction of light with transparent and reflective surface. She uses digital macro photography and a series of found objects to record the intricacies between light […]

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Breathtaking Instagram photos by Ben Schuyler

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By Abby Yemm in New Photography on Friday 1 November 2013

Need something cool and inspirational to add to your Instagram addiction? Follow Ben Schuyler. Not only does this Pacific Northwester take breathtaking photos, he writes rich, poetic narratives to accompany each post. It’s voyeurism for the intellect: learn a little about different regions, trades, music choices and outdoor spaces while keeping up with Schuyler and […]

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Finnish artist makes his work speaks for itself

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Friday 1 November 2013

Borrowing from the knowledge, artistry and the humour of others (Gertrude Stein, Mitch Hedberg, Franz Kafka), Finnish artist Mikko Kuorinki makes a variety of modern work that speaks for itself. Kurorinki uses performance, installation, video and photography to explore the intricacies between the individual and physical realm.

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Magical nighttime photos by Ben Canales

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By Abby Yemm in New Photography on Friday 1 November 2013

‘I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream’, says Van Gogh via the banner on Ben Canales’s starry-eyed website. Canales, a photographer out of Portland, takes photos at night of magical, epic proportions. If it seems a little Peter Pan-esque, it is. Canales is moved by those summer […]

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Hipper than hip friends: drawings by Hope Gangloff

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By Abby Yemm in New Illustration on Friday 1 November 2013

Hope Gangloff takes photos of her (hipper than hip) friends and turns them into portraits with an edgy likeness to their kicky personas. Gangloff sticks to a limited palette of colours that sheds art on everyday scenarios. Her work has an interesting storytelling quality that’s big on attitude and honest (no bullshit) human emotion.

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New Zealand’s Trixie Delicious store sells vintage china with rude calligraphy

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By Abby Yemm in New Products on Friday 1 November 2013

What to get for the nympho who has everything? Why not some tequila spoutin’ tea cups? The Trixie Delicious shop sells vintage china, embellished with subversive calligraphy. Ships from New Zealand, with no exchanges (i.e. buy the right ‘wanker’ dish for your fave ‘shit head’).

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Wet plate photos by visual artist Kristen Hatgi

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By Abby Yemm in New Art, New Photography on Monday 28 October 2013

Kristen Hatgi is a Denver-based visual artist with a knack for creating spooky and sensual photos, using a wet plate (collodion) process in her backyard. Hatgi and her husband Mark Sink use this nineteenth century process (though incredibly inconvenient, tedious and unpredictable) to show work with microscopic detail and a haunting modern-meets-ancestral feel.

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Watercolor prints inspired by 31 black-and-white films

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By Abby Yemm in New Art on Monday 28 October 2013

Watercolor prints inspired by 31 black-and-white film faves, all watched on Sunday nights. Leanne Shapton’s (author, illustrator and former art director) Sunday Night Movies, is an homage to both classic and cult movies, alike. Think paintings based off inspiring silver screen moments, rolling credits and intros. Think Woody Allen, Catherine Deneuve and Casablanca.

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