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Collaborative art in public spaces by FriendsWithYou

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By Vivian Shih in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

FriendsWithYou is a fine art collaborative created by Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandovall III. They make huge public sculptures that are focused on bringing happiness to those around. The friendly work they make definitely put a smile on my face, whether with the enormous sculptures or short animations.

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Geometrical illustrations by Patrick Hruby

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By Vivian Shih in New Illustration on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Patrick Hruby is a mentor of mine and genius illustrator and designer. His work is geometrically designed and stunningly beautiful, with friendly usage of colour. His work never fails to amaze me, or make me smile.

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Dark portraits by artist Vincent Nappi

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By Vivian Shih in New Art on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Vincent Nappi is an artist I have been loving and following on Tumblr. He has a darker aesthetic and seems to love painting stereotypes of people with mysterious personality. There is a sense of storytelling in his work that draws me in with every new drawing of his.

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British sculptor James Hopkins’ 3D collages of bookshelves

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By Vivian Shih in New Art on Tuesday 10 September 2013

I recently came across a British sculptor, James Hopkins’ series of 3d collages of bookshelves organized to form images of skulls. Not only are the beautifully interesting, but they make me reconsider the concept of shelving and organization within my home.

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Mesmerizing new music by Ghost Loft

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By Vivian Shih in New Music on Tuesday 20 August 2013

A friend of mine introduced me to Ghost Loft and I got hooked immediately. The soft electric sounds and beautiful beats are mesmerizing and irresistible. It’s the perfect music to make artwork to.

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Amazing print making by Edel Rodriguez

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By Vivian Shih in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 December 2012

Edel Rodriguez is a brilliant illustrator with an unique and clever way of thinking. His work, with printmaking-like texture, is very graphic and deep with substance.

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Brightly colored illustrations by Patrick Hruby

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By Vivian Shih in New Illustration on Thursday 13 December 2012

Patrick Hruby is a mentor of mine and a genius illustrator and designer. His work is geometrically created and stunningly beautiful, with wonderful use of color. His work never fails to amaze me. Or make me smile.

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Your Dreams My Nightmares: podcasts by Sam Weber

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By Vivian Shih in New Trends on Wednesday 12 December 2012

Sam Weber, a favorite illustrator of mine, has a podcast where conversations and interviews are shared with the public. On his podcast, he has invited star illustrator friends of his, such as Josh Cochran and Yuko Shimizu, to discuss things about their careers and lives as illustrators. [Listen to episodes below]

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New music by SBTRKT

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By Vivian Shih in New Music on Friday 7 December 2012

Aaron Jerome’s mixes are too good to pass up. It’s one of those, once it’s on, I can’t turn it off kind of things. If you want to listen to something a little house, a little soul, a little techno and a little garage, SBTRKT it is.

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New art by Vivian Shih

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By Vivian Shih in New Art on Thursday 8 November 2012

I am an illustrator, artist, and designer in my last year at the Art Center College of Design. I love producing editorial work and portraiture paintings, but I make sure not to limit myself, as I had recently illustrated and wrote a children’s book to make guns unappealing to kids.

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New music by London-based Metronomy

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By Vivian Shih in New Music on Wednesday 7 November 2012

I came across London-based band Metronomy while listening to Spotify one day. Their sound is a mix between indie dance and a bit of rock. While the beats are playful, listen to what both female and male singers are expressing with their lyrics. It can be both quirky and somewhat surprising.

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