London-based artist Liz Collini believes that the written word holds many paradoxes, not only those of absence and presence. She specializes in printmaking and drawing where she expresses herself through the use of ambiguous words and phrases to create different forms of text. As she explains on her website: ‘There are gaps and overlaps between […]
Something must be said of these savory — or should we say unsavory, because they aren’t actually edible — art prints by Iron Frog Press that have been ‘100% deep fried with a secret recipe’. They even come in checkered paper baskets for that takeout experience. Wonder if they’re cooked in monounsaturated oils.
What a riot: Rotterham-based design studio Letterproeftuin made a dinky little mobile printing installation for small posters and books for this year’s International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, and it looks so cute we just want to open little pop-up bookstores everywhere now.
When the women of Game of Thrones are not covered in blood, death, vengeance, betrayal, or any combination of those four, they can otherwise be portrayed as beautiful young women in flowing, Neoclassical-looking robes, and surrounded by pretty flowers and ornaments. Artist Elin Jonsson shows us our favourite Game of Thrones females in the style […]
Originally a painting made in 2006, the relevance of Taking Tree seems to only grow larger in the void that individual privacy once filled. As the debate over why and if these actions are necessary rages on, remain mindful of who provides you information, and who takes it. A limited run of 50 Taking Tree archival […]
From her ultra thin framing, to the play of light and shadow, to themes of nature versus man-made and where our place sits in between, Jessie Traill’s work is beautifully evocative. I can almost smell the acid. Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia is having an exhibition of her work; now if only I could scab […]
Aaron Crawford makes monsters. With beautifully grotesque detail he puts them on prints, t-shirts, books, and even buttons. He draws out original and frightening works while also making pieces inspired by classic horror elements like Night of the Creeps and Goosebumps. A lot of his work is limited edition, but new stuff is constantly coming out. I always get comments on the t-shirts I have.
Kai and Sunny produce some of the most distinctive work you could hope to see in the fields of design and illustration: intricate, graceful, and simultaneously simple, yet complex and understated. They work tirelessly in a range of different areas but are perhaps best known for their book covers for the likes of David Mitchell and their recent, large-scale black and white prints. I just love their stuff.
Kristjana is an Icelandic designer who produces vivid giclee prints, wallpapers and silk scarves using Victorian engravings and manipulating them using photoshop. She blends this elegance of the old illustrations with bold colours and new ethereal layouts. The engravings take on a new life wrapped around animals or woven into ancient maps.
I created this series of prints inspired by 70s wallpaper. The use of geometric forms that create patters has interested me as a pathway to an experience both transcendental and emotive. The series, Systems, hovers between minimalism, abstraction, geometry, stasis and dynamism, while its visual energy of sensuous, buoyant hues makes an instant impact with a vivid sense of spatial illusion. Why the 70s? Because without them, I wouldn’t be here playing with colours.
I created a new shop recently that features artsy things: some limited edition prints, some t-shirts, and some bags. I consider the tees to be more like wearable art, all silkscreened and hand-dyed in my studio in Brooklyn.
Inés and Iván are the two guys behind the cool fashion label, La Casita de Wendy. I like the prints and, above all, I like the way they work and run their brand. Keeping it as a small business is a challenge for them.
Diana Lynn Vandermeulen is a student of York University in North York, Ontario. She just had her first solo show in Toronto exhibiting her meticulous new series of prints. Her work is currently exploring themes of identity, curation of objects, and natural phenomena.
‘Asperatus’ roughly translates from Latin to ‘agitated’ and refers to a newly discovered cloud formation which appears as ominous, rippling clouds, but confusingly often disappears without delivering on any threat of storm. This series consists of black and white illustrations occupied with the chaotic and confusing present, when our actions have become increasingly abstracted from their consequences. Asperatus prints will be released in late-October with pre-orders now available.