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New illustrations from Tuomas Ikonen

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By Tuomas Ikonen in New Illustration on Saturday 31 March 2012

I’m an illustrator and artist from Helsinki, Finland. I spend my days creating images of disturbingly happy antropomorphic creatures from the yesteryear of alternate reality lives. Lately, I’ve been having a blast illustrating books, magazines and record covers.

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New music from Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner

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By Tuomas Ikonen in New Music on Friday 16 March 2012

Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner’s self-titled debut album is full of stripped down acoustic songs that are filled with death and melancholia. This is definetly not your average album for the sunny day at the beach.

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The chaotic paintings of French artist NIARk1

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By Tuomas Ikonen in New Art on Thursday 15 March 2012

A while ago, I bought a painting from French artist Sebastien Feraut, aka. Niark1, and the piece is the pride of my art collection. His works are full of strong colours, disturbing characters, and insanely detailed, chaotic backgrounds.

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Creative furniture design by Squint Limited

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By Tuomas Ikonen in New Art on Thursday 15 March 2012

Squint Limited is a London-based company that produces colorful and imaginative furniture. The contrast between traditional shape and the psychedelic use of colours is mind-blowing. Every piece is a unique, handmade work of contemporary art.

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Old school illustrations by Travis Lampe

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By Tuomas Ikonen in New Illustration on Thursday 15 March 2012

Chicago-based artist and illustrator Travis Lampe’s work is highly influenced by the old-timey cartoons and animations. Despite the fact that unicorns and rainbows are a big part of his visual imagery, his works are usually pretty sad, but in a fun kind of way.

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Living Hell: new music by London’s The Tiger Lillies

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By Tuomas Ikonen in New Music on Thursday 15 March 2012

The Tiger Lillies are a three-piece band from London. Their combination of Brechtian gypsy cabaret, darkly humorous lyrics, and singer Martyn Jacques’ falsetto voice is a combination you can’t miss. Their new album, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, was released last week.

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Skifcha: the dubstep listening cat

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By Tuomas Ikonen in Video on Tuesday 13 March 2012

Skifcha is a chubby siamese cat from Russia who likes to wear paper eyeglasses and mustache while listening to dubstep. The mastermind behind these videos is filmmaker Denis Borisovich.

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