Garbage and Screaming Females channel Patti Smith’s Because the Night

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Saturday 27 April 2013

When Garbage and Screaming Females team up, they can rip guitar solos and belt out choruses right on par with Patti Smith. This black and white music video is primo. What begins as a shaky, DIY, handheld camera home video picks up as these girls begin to sing and play Because the Night. Like what […]

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Stunning photo portraits of Chicago by Jon Damaschke

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By Terrible Spaceship in New Photography on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Jon Damaschke is a Chicago animator-turned-photographer whose work blows us away. He has an incredible vintage aesthetic, which is easy to love, and a unique photographic perspective. Considering how amazing his work is, it’s stunning that he’s only been pursuing photography for a few years.

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Street artist Phlegm creates gorgeous spidery street art

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

Sheffield street artist Phlegm is at it again. His long-legged, spidery creatures are stalking the streets and hitch hiking right before your eyes. These fantastic black and white creatures are well placed to interact with their environment. and posses a well though out quality. I love their hand drawn feel. And guess what? Phlegm is releasing […]

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Sam Brookes: nightmarish portraits and illustration

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By Callum Russell in New Illustration on Thursday 21 March 2013

Sam Brooks is an artist and illustrator from England. His incredibly detailed pen work creates images that are richly detailed and visually striking. Taking influence from artists like Breugel and Bosch his images are populated with beautifully grotesque characters and explore themes of psychoanalysis and mentality. His surreal, nightmarish portraits are particularly intriguing.

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The Sudden Stop: new music video from Esben Svane

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By Esben Svane in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

My new EP, The Sudden Stop, was released worldwide on February 14. I use songs to tell myself things I need to hear. As a kind of therapy, I guess. I see two versions of myself with different characteristics. These two guys are at it most of the time, constantly arguing. I kind of write […]

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Three Sheets to the Wind: a photo series about the UK club culture

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By Jack Larbalestier in New Photography on Thursday 14 March 2013

Queue forever, fight to the bar, squeeze onto the dance floor and try not to throw up in the taxi on your new found soulmate. Techno and ecstasy has had a formal replacement of chart music and jagerbombs. A sure-fire winner if you need to blow off a bit of steam because the bartender at […]

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Paulius Rudokas shoots using only black and white film

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By Jessica Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 12 March 2013

With the increasing technology and many with a decent camera at the convenience of their mobiles, almost everyone can claim to be a ‘photographer’. It is in this digital world that Paulius Rudokas challenges this orthodox. At only 18 years old, he is unlike many of his age; prefering to use black and white film […]

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Dark, emotionally charged photographs by Nick Sparks

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By Contributions in New Photography on Friday 8 March 2013

Based out of Denver, Colorado, Nick Sparks is an editorial and art photographer. After picking up a film camera at age 20 and shooting landscapes on Kodak Tri-x film for a few years, Sparks decided to ditch film and start shooting editorial work using digital format. He composes vivid, emotionally charged portraits, drawing the viewer […]

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Black and white photos of 1920s China

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 26 February 2013

During the turn of the 19th century, China was home to a lovely clash of East-meets-West culture. And lucky for us, Louis-Philippe Messelier, a French wool trader turned photojournalist, was there to capture the energy of the period in this series of black and white photos. Anything from unusual street performers, pristine countryside, film studios, […]

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Australian film The Time That Remains

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 26 February 2013

The Time That Remains is a double channel, black and white film from Australian-based sister duo, Soda Jerk. Forming part of their series, The Dark Matter Cycle, The Time That Remains explores the concept of hauntology and it’s related social theories. Joan Crawford and Bette Davis move in and out of dream states during the […]

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Prone position pilot bed from 1949 by U.S. Air Force’s Air Laboratory

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Monday 18 February 2013

This “innovative” attempt at reducing fatigue on long flights was the future of flight back in 1949. The design was meant to help air force pilots withstand the stress of a strong gravitational pull which would minimize blackouts. The caption of the photograph reads: ‘United States Air Force pilots are finding it much safer and […]

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The Invisible Wall: a photo series by Ana De Orbegoso

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 18 February 2013

Ana De Orbegoso is fascinated with the concept of walls. We build walls to create separation, to give privacy, and to protect things. We build personal walls for the same reasons. We want to build barriers between ourselves and the rest of the world. These invisible walls hide our deepest fears and greatest aspirations. Ana […]

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Paperman: A heart warming animated short film

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By Annie Churdar in New Film on Friday 15 February 2013

When was the last time you sent a paper airplane love letter to a complete stranger? Well, maybe you should take a hint from Paperman and try it out. It seemed to work for him. Paperman is a short film that came about when director John Kahrs began to wonder if his interactions with strangers […]

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Black and white street photography by Yuchen Chiu

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By Kuan Huang in New Photography on Saturday 9 February 2013

Yuchen Chiu is one of my favorite New York City street photographers. She shoots most of her photos with black and white 135 film. Her photos are not only poetically beautiful but also carry the weight of history and fact and reflect the versatile facets of place, such as New York City, Havana, and Rome, […]

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Ollie Ink: fashion skulls on large canvases

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By Ollie Searle in New Art on Saturday 26 January 2013

I love fashion illustration and see it as an art form in its own right. If I was to put a label on it, it would be Fashion Art. My latest work blends fashion and skulls on large canvases using grey, white and black acrylic paint.

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