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Soul of Science: illustrated scientific observations by Daniel Martin Diaz

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By Travis Lawrence in Video on Friday 26 July 2013

Daniel Martin Diaz’s artwork belongs in two places: a place of worship and a place of study. This past year, a Kickstarter was set in place to fund the creation of his new book, Soul Of Science. Within these pages are the illustrations of scientific observation and mystical experience. Blending the lines of theory and […]

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Fred Stonehouse’s two dimensional artistic dreams

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

Every morning I wake up and have this hazy half recollection of a series a dreams the night before. The linearity doesn’t follow, the settings and props are spontaneous, space and time are surreal. However, something inside me lets me know that it all makes sense. Fred Stonehouse’s painting and works on paper take these […]

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The Red Wing: new music by Fuck Buttons

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By Travis Lawrence in New Music on Friday 26 July 2013

Fuck Buttons have a new album out called Slow Focus. It is their first new album in four years and well worth the wait. Check out the first video off the album, The Red Wing, then go grab the album for the rest of the electronic tripiness inside.

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Eclipse Blue: new music video by Nosaj Thing

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By Travis Lawrence in New Music on Friday 26 July 2013

Words can not express the choreographed magic in this performance set to the song Eclipse Blue by Jason Chung, aka Nosaj Thing. It was created by Daito Manabe, takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO, with support from The Creators Project.

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ElevenFourteen Vol 1: featuring 180 tattoo artists from around the globe

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Saturday 4 May 2013

ElevenFourteen Vol 1. is the contribution of over 180 tattoo artists from around the globe. This hardback publication features a forward by the legendary Mike Wilson. With page after page of dynamic flash, this book has a career’s worth of reference. A must have for every professional tattoo studio.

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New t-shirt designs inspired by Albrecht Dürer

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By Travis Lawrence in New Fashion on Saturday 13 April 2013

Everyone likes t-shirts! Everyone likes cool prints! I have just released some new t-shirt designs from my relief prints as well as a homage to our master printmaker, Albrecht Dürer. Our true homeboy printmaker.

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New music by Master Musicians of Bukkake

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By Travis Lawrence in New Music on Friday 12 April 2013

Do not be fooled by the name. Master Musicians of Bukkake are no joke. Coming out of their priceless Totem trilogy, Master Musicians of Bukkake are about to drop their next full length, Far West. The Seattle mystery group is composed of various established artists from the Northwest shrouded behind shamanic garb. Pulling the listener […]

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Doom sludge music by Saint Louis band Fister

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By Travis Lawrence in New Music on Thursday 31 May 2012

Anyone who has ever been through Saint Louis knows that it’s a dark, muggy town. What better representatives for the city, then, than the doomy sludge monsters Fister. Sticking to traditional roots of novel packaging, this past month, the band has released two gems. The first is Violence, 25 minutes that spans the history of bloodshed by mankind. Album art packaging includes five artists illustrating one of the five movements of the song. The ink for the booklet was mixed with the band members’ own blood for printing. The second is The Infernal Paramount, a two track vinyl which plays from the inside/out, ending with a surprise locked groove at the finale. Doom never looked so good.

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The Bornless Spirit: a trippy video by Larry Carlson

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By Travis Lawrence in Video on Thursday 10 May 2012

I first found out about Larry Carlson by somehow stumbling onto one of his videos, The Bornless Spirit. After seven and a half minutes, I couldn’t remember if I was sober or not. A schizophrenic epileptic nightmare or a techno-shaman’s wet dream, Carlson compiles obscure soundbites and visuals and transforms the viewer into a Nintendo […]

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Hallucinogenic artwork by Tyler Krasowski

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Wednesday 9 May 2012

I once heard Tyler Krasowskisay: ‘To be a great printmaker, you first have to know how to draw. Then you have to learn how to carve. Then you have to know how to print it’. Krasowski’s work lies somewhere between the notebook sketches and a daydream. Whether it be an eyeball taking a boat ride he did for a Pearl Jam design, or a meat-grinding shark being bombed by fighter planes, he is going to take you on a hallucinogenic ride through the clouds. Just make sure you watch out for those giant flying snakes.

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Evocative photography by Alison Scarpulla

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By Travis Lawrence in New Photography on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Alison Scarpulla is a magician. All of her images are done through traditional film. There is no Photoshop: that is her dipping her negatives into acid and wine. There is no fancy light trick: that is her smearing dirt across the camera lens. If there is one thing an emerging artist should learn to appreciate it is the art of process. It is a ritual and a ceremony. Learn this, worship this, and poof. You are a magician! One can only hope that your magic is as real as hers.

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Inner Demons: a photo series by Jerry Bennett

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By Travis Lawrence in New Photography on Monday 7 May 2012

I have scanned this series an uncountable amount of times. Every minute, mystical detail moves me each time. Whether it be the hollow spine, the ethereal feathers, or Theresa’s cheekbones, this series hit the nail on the head.

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Modern ceramic art by Brett Freund

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By Travis Lawrence in New Art on Friday 4 May 2012

Brett Freund ignores all those age-old stereotypes associated with ceramics. Put away the patchouli, these vessels take formation by pulling personality out of street art, classic tattoo flash, hyper-dimensional geometric forms and most importantly, bling. Combining contemporary pop critique with traditional technique, we are left to wonder about the difference between decorative and functionality.

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New designs by Infinity Prints

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By Travis Lawrence in New Design on Monday 30 April 2012

Influenced by the subtle use of symbols, I use the art of printmaking to convey subconscious imagery through the form of multiples. Pulling inspiration from Jungian psychology and mythology, my art presents iconic visuals shrouded in simplistic mystery.

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New photography by Oracle Eyes

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By Travis Lawrence in New Photography on Saturday 28 April 2012

Despite not being crazy about referring to myself as a ‘photographer’, a  current project of mine is Oracle Eyes Photography. The ideas are loosely based around the concept of the ‘hidden goddess’. This may be a reference to our suppression of this age-old archetype or metaphorical visualization of the Jungian anima. Current themes approaching these concepts pull from the mythical and hypnagogic.

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