Wow, what is this? Apparently a fierce competition takes place every year in July at Key West, Florida, with bearded blokes fighting to see who most resembles iconic novelist Ernest Hemingway. The always awesome Henry Hargreaves — whom you know we’ve been a fan of and keeping hot tabs on — documented this year’s contest with a series of portrait shots that show some of this year’s contestants. Must say that Papa Hemingway does have some pretty convincing doppelgangers out there.
Write drunk, edit sober, as they say. No better way of exemplifying that, then, by rounding up some of our favorite writers getting some inspiration the old fashioned way with a tipple in their hand. Charles Bukowski and Hunter S. Thompson shoot straight for beer while Samuel Beckett’s more of a wine guy. And we’re not sure what poison Ernest Hemingway’s mixing. Well, every writer to their own. Enjoy.
The harsh line weight and graphic style of comic books and superheroes, mainly Marvel Comics, is what got my brain to start working with my hand and drawing from my first time through the rest of my life. As I hit puberty, like many kids, I became more angsty, emotionally volatile, and increasingly risk taking. […]
All gloom and despair: that’s what Franz Kafka is known for with his novels and short stories, and the 20th century literary icon can hardly be said to have written any children’s tales in his life. Brooklyn-based writer and video game designer Matthue Roth therefore took it upon himself to adapt Kakfa for children with […]
Between the late 50s and early 60s, Swedish photographer Christer Stromholm travelled to Paris in the hope of creating a new kind of nightlife photography. While living in the red light district of Place Blanche, he befriended a group of transgender women who worked the streets and hotels to make a living.
The dedication of detail makes Natasha Russell’s Spaghetti Forest a breathtaking mandala-like piece of art which you can watch for hours, always discovering a new detail or part you haven’t paid attention to before. The 300x300cm tall linocut print is a one of a kind work from this young Edinburgh-based artist and illustrator. All these […]
Oh, we people are a paradoxical bunch. We’ll fret about sun damage one moment, then whine about pasty skin in the next. The London Sunbathing Society existed in the 1920s, and this picture shows their members galavanting about in the outdoors — clothed, unlike how we think about most sunbathing societies today.
Swords, skulls, and daggers are key ingredients in Seattle artist Cady Bogart‘s illustrations. This young artist draws black and white, incredibly detailed, ink pen drawings inspired by everything from traditional tattoo flash to hand lettering.
After leaving his illustrious career as an award-winning advertising creative director a few years ago, Milan-based self-taught artist Paolo Troilo has gone on to make these hyper-realistic human portraits with so much fluidity and movement, it’s hard to imagine that all he does to paint these is dip his fingertips into jars of acrylic, black […]
This amazing collection of photographs was put together by Howard Schatz. Over the years he took black and white photos of models alongside their mothers. Most of his work is truly amazing And you should go and see for yourself on his website.
I love these black and white illustrations by Polish artist Marh. Combining elements of urban art, human nature, medieval paintings, and tribal patterns, Marh’s style celebrates eastern heritage influences found in Polish culture. I love the exact detail and meticulous repetition in these drawings. Looking through this series makes me wish I could draw a little better.
Some inventors enjoy fame and glory. They become celebrities in their own right and go down in the history books as heroes. Well, that’s the goal, anyway. But there’s a whole collection of inventors who went down with their ships. Take Franz Reichelt, for example. This French tailor was testing his brand-new parachute invention by jumping […]
This is a magically crafted, black and white new short from director Jakob Daschek through Syrup Films/Saints New York. You might recognise the lead from the huge hit series The Walking Dead. Cut together utilising super slo-mo, I’m sure you’ll agree it is a stunning and moving piece.
Particular moments in everyday life are often overlooked, with our consistent need to be somewhere as quickly as possible. I’m guilty of this and once I recognised it and slowed down, I soon began to notice them. Through many months of wandering the streets of Bath, I learnt two valuable things very quickly: these moments […]
These lovely black and white photos by Chema Madoz capture the wonder and innocence found when looking at the world through the eyes of a child. The surreal combinations of seemingly unrelated objects will a bring a smile to your face when you realize where Madoz found his connecting point between objects. Whether it’s a cloud seemingly captured in a cage or a […]