Marie Jager’s art is beautiful and brilliant because it takes a moment for the punchline to hit you. Each piece is somewhat experimental, interacting with natural elements, aging, and the forces of nature. Take, for instance, her architectural prints. The blue prints have lovely yellow triangles overlaying the image. No, she didn’t use Photoshop or the Triangle [...]
Melbourne-based Lure Graphics is a graphic design studio with an uncommon approach. Founded by 23-year-old graphic designer Melissa Pepers, their effervescent and successful concepts are inspired by life. The eye-catching logo featured here, designed for vending machine company Candy Solutions, demonstrates Lure Graphics’ avant-garde process. Beginning with handcrafted letterforms created from toothpaste, the company’s monogram [...]
Jacob Ring is a photographer from Sydney whose work at one level seems instantly familiar, faithfully recording ordinary objects and commonplace angles. But they are also filled with strangeness; warped inundations of colour, unnatural meetings between pigments. Perhaps their oddities are something to do with his synesthesia, a sensory condition Ring has had since birth, which ignites a constant stream of sounds and visuals in his head.
Straight from the Pearl of the Orient (go ahead, Google it), you’d be surprised about how much talent that place has to offer. Reminiscent of Japanese band Toe, less than a month old band Soju wets your ears with Tigah Mask!, which leaves you no choice but to sway your head and get lost in [...]
There’s something quite attractively kitsch about the Lucky Dragons’ latest release, Dream Island Laughing Language. It’s undoubtedly unusual, and not too friendly on the ears, but something warm and fuzzy keeps creeping out of the broken drum rhythms and looped vocals. It’s a mish-mash of jangly folk licks, Squarepusher-style drum ‘n bass with a few [...]