Writers having a drink

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 2 August 2013

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.

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Importance of black and white: illustration series by Brian Jerome

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By Brian Jerome in New Illustration on Thursday 1 August 2013

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. […]

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My First Kafka: a kid’s book with macabre illustrations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 27 July 2013

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 […]

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Photos of transgender women of 1950s and 60s Paris

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Photography on Thursday 25 July 2013

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.

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Stunning linocut print by Scottish artist Natasha Russell

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 24 July 2013

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 […]

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Photo of the London Sunbathing Society in the 1920s

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 18 July 2013

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.

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Cady Bogart: a self-taught ink pen artist from Seattle

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By Cady Bogart in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 July 2013

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.

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Paolo Troilo’s finger-painted portraits: poetry in motion

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 16 July 2013

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 […]

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Photographs of models and their mothers

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

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.

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Urban tribal illustrations by Marh

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 June 2013

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.

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Unlucky line-up of Inventors killed by their own inventions

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 14 June 2013

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 […]

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Short film by Jakob Daschek starring Norman Reedus (from Walking Dead)

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

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.

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Fragments: street photography by Jack Larbalestier

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By Jack Larbalestier in New Photography on Monday 10 June 2013

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 […]

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Clever combinations of unrelated objects by Chema Madoz

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Friday 7 June 2013

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 […]

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Musa: a video about emotional bread-making

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By luca meneghel in Video on Thursday 16 May 2013

Half a year ago, I found myself involved as the director of photography in a short video production. The project was called Musa, directed by WCP collective, and the aim was to transpose feelings and emotions such as love and rage. This video is the story of a woman who interacts with, and expresses her feelings […]

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