These creative illustrations from the Emptyland series are from Barcelona-based artist Jaume Montserrat. To understand how Montserrat came up with his idea, you have to get inside the mind of the artist: ‘While on a flight back home from South America to Spain-Montserrat falls asleep and imagines waking up on an island where he lives for 29 days with other animals.
US-based artist Diem Chau has been making waves with her intricately carved works, that’s for sure. Her Northwest Natives Alphabet Set takes 52 crayons, half representing all the 26 alphabet letters, and the other half of which stand for the corresponding word spelled with each letter. The Yuma myotis (or Vesper bat) is quite cute.
Mark Weaver likes to play with LEGO. Seriously, this isn’t just a children’s hobby anymore. Weaver takes the universal building blocks to a new level of art using the Vine app which lets the user create short, stop motion films. Check out his brilliant stop motion shorts here.
David Bowie was king of dodging stupid questions and traps during interviews. I’ve always admired his insane media skills. When asked if he thought his music was any good, he’d frequently point out that he was actually a painter, not a musician. And guess what? He was telling the truth. Here are a few of his […]
We make no secrets about being huge fans of the The Balletcats, and their unique feline loving brand of disfunction. Pretty much every piece of clothing and merchandise that Balletcats (masterminded by Jordan Marzuki) have produced is completely perfect, in an absurd, slightly chaotic, completely unique cat (and other critters) illustration kind of way. The […]
Apart from sticky Post-Its, the humble sheet of paper seems to be drifting swiftly out of mainstream use, thanks to iPads, iPhones, y’know, the general digital revolution. Which isn’t a bad thing. What it’s lacking in functionality has been swapped in for novelty value, so I was happy to see writing material getting a cool […]
If, like me, you are a huge fan of the high waisted master that is David Bowie, then you will be equally as excited about the cult exhibition at the V&A London. The exhibition, titled David Bowie Is, gives a unique opportunity to delve into a career spanning more than 40 years.
Remedios Varo’s work has always held a special place for me. I find these paintings to be so haunting, so captivating, and undeniably hypnotizing, especially the way she was able to capture depth and mystery like a ghost winking at the doorway of some other world.
Remember those macaroni masterpieces you made in your childhood? Well, they’re back. Sergei Pakhomov takes the art to a whole new level with these intricate little macaroni sculptures of cars, boats, tractors and the like.
Klas Herbert is a creative Swede living in Barcelona. His drawings are not only visually stunning pieces of art, but also kind of self-describing portraits of his rich, inner world. I’ve known him for several years now. Very few illustrators give so much time and love to one single handmade drawing as he does.
René Gruau became one of the best known artists of the Haute Couture world during the 1940s and 50s, working with a variety of high-style magazines such as Marie-Claire and L’Officiel. But it was his creative collaboration with Christian Dior and the House of Dior that really sealed his reputation.
I dub thee, Paper Master! I can’t really comprehend the amount of focus and patience it must take to complete one of Calvin Nicholls’ paper sculptures. Each piece is as incredible as the next, some taking up to four years to complete.
What do you do when your daughter grows too old for dollhouses and moves off to university? Build her a portable dollhouse in a guitar to take with her, of course! At least, that’s what Lorraine of Fairy Meadow Miniatures decided to do. This unique piece might just be the cutest acoustic guitar I’ve ever seen.
My work is inspired by, and reflects, modern built environments, including the people, lights, and music that comes with it.Colonies In Space is my latest series, which takes inspiration from the futurists of the early 1900s to construct architecture for an unknown cosmos. My working methods include a mixing pot of illustration, photography, model making and sculpture.
You’ll never need another band t-shirt again. Behold the Prince tee by Australian-based artist Sarah Beetson, with artwork hand-screened onto vibrant shirts and originally created in very limited edition for an exclusive Sommerset House show. Available in very limited quantities in the Lost At E Minor online store.