We’ve all heard of cotton. You’re probably wearing some right now. It’s now thought that cotton as we know it was first grown at least 7,000 years ago in Mexico. By 1500, it was ubiquitious around the world although it didn’t take root in America until 1556 in Florida. These days, it’s all around us, and an intrinsic part of everyday life.
He’s not your average artist. For starters, Charles Gitnick is 11 years old. But age doesn’t mean a thing when you have New York, Miami and L.A. gallerists approaching you about your work. Doing art since age five, Gitnick started his ‘career’ by mixing colors, visiting art museums and learning about artists. His most famous […]
Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, T.S. Eliot, what do these creatives have in common? They all had day jobs. And they are captured here in Natalya Balnova’s work entitled Day Jobs, a book project that looks at the lives of famous artists, writers, poets and musicians and beautifully illustrates and notes the ordinary day jobs that […]
Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal has a Twitter feed which he updates religiously with tweets of what he eats. It’s perfectly mundane and perfectly fun. Actually, it comes across as showing up the ridiculousness of all these food Instagrams that choke the Internet highway every second.
Really liking the new weekly STUFF series by New York-based art blog Art F City, which illuminates artists through their stuff instead of their art. As they state, ‘Art history never elucidates the importance of the artist’s dual role as creator and person who owns STUFF, even though STUFF is important: it’s what accumulates when […]
Even starving artists must hold to a code of ethics. Certain professions such as lawyer or doctor require that someone working in that field follow a strict code. But you didn’t know that starving artists have codes, did you? Well, they do. And let me say, the code is beautifully designed and illustrated. The code […]
They’re talented, they’re hardworking, and now, with Slanted Mansion, you can get a peek into their spaces. They’re the creative doers and thinkers – some established, some emerging – from all around the globe and wildly different crafts and disciplines. Through their words and their environments, you can get to know a different one of these characters every week.
The feeling of flow, as studied by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is an artist’s natural drug of choice and the book, Super Consiousness: The Quest for the Peak Experience, digs deep to see what is really going on in those moments of bliss, where no outside noise can distract you from your single-minded focus. A must read […]
“Dirt is Dirt” is everything a new arts publication should be. It’s a submission based, curated project, choosing two artists a month to feature their work. The people behind it are just that: real people and even realer artists. Not members on some secret gallery board, or hidden internet personalities. What they do is showcase honest art done for the passion purely of expression. It is what it is; dirt is dirt.
See your favourite illustrators working together in this game of buzz. Start with one bored artist drawing something off the top of their head, pass onto to another artist who only gets a hint as to what the last artist has done, and finally, it’s onto to a third artist to finish off the illustration. […]
It’s a bracelet. It’s a wall-hanging. It’s a limited edition piece of art. These art-inspired cuffs from Morphik are all of the above. An arts-focused design company founded with the vision for everyone to experience and own art, Morphik pieces are true art in concept, design, and function. The cuffs are designed as a ready to wear accessory piece, with a detachable art component that can be hung on the wall like a favorite painting and photograph.
There is nothing quite like hearing about an artist’s work from the artist themself. You get to hear the passion in their voice, see into their studios, and get a glimpse into their creative process. Gestalten TV is a collection of short video documentaries about artists on the cutting-edge of visual culture worldwide. Aaron Rose,