London-based artist Helena Maratheftis was recently commissioned to make this awesome human skull mug. Wonder if Glenn Danzig was the one who requested it?
London-based artist and fashion designer Jack O’Brien recently launched The SYN[ACT], a movement in pop-culture which brings together a collective mind and the notion that life should be lead with perpetual renaissance. O’Brien designed an ongoing series of hand painted t-shirts and is inviting others to get involved in the creative process, too.
Well, this is awkward. How about I break the tension with some third-person statements? Yeah? Ok. Dan Stafford is a London-based, Mancunian born image-maker with a dazzling approach to the use of colour and ideas in his illustrations. Dan’s work is often concerned with the political or sensational, describing contemporary culture with a frenetic sense of panic and playfulness.
Robert Montgomery is a London-based artist, or maybe a poet, who hijacks billboards, empty ad spaces on the streets and backlit metro lights with his words of wisdoms. Instead of illustrations, he uses typography to get his message across, which is pretty cool because people actually would stop and read.
London-based artist Richard Hughes incorporates incongruous looking objects into his work to create art that is sometimes humorous. Inviting questions as to the history and function of the pieces, upon closer inspection, these objects reveal themselves as meticulously cast replicas of readily available every-day objects.
Sensuously suggestive, yet delicate is the new work of London-based artist Luca Mantovanelli. His Extinction series exudes a soaring imagination through choice of combining birds, young men, pencil and oil on paper.
Like an artist sketching with a pencil or paintbrush in hand, London-based artist Keira Rathbone creates incredible drawings of famous icons out of vintage typewriters. Rathbone incorporates thousands of painstaking symbols, letters and numbers in each piece of work, some taking up to 90 hours to produce.
There’s something about Michelle Reader’s artwork that sneaks up on the viewer — on the surface, her aesthetic is not too far off from most ‘outsider’ artists who frantically cobble together sculptures of cute animals out of found junk.