Feminist art with a wicked sense of humour by Sarah Maple

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By Ruth Power in New Art on Monday 24 June 2013

Who said feminists don’t have a sense of humour? British artist Sarah Maple is one of the many feminist creatives that debunks this silly myth. In her latest body of work, she creates hilariously perceptive and provocative works that explore the issues of gender roles, rigid beauty standards and the ridiculous attitudes society has towards […]

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Dogfighters: dogs morphed into airplanes by INK

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By Mathew Ingham in New Design on Thursday 13 June 2013

In this poster series by London digital production studio, INK, WWII-era propeller planes are carefully paired with their canine counterparts in order to transform their familiar hard-edged, silhouettes into a more adorable craft: a beagle, a schnauzer and a golden retriever. The beauty of Dogfighters stems from reimagining key details from each plane into recognisable features from […]

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Incredible recycled art installations by Leo Fitzmaurice

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By Simon James in New Art on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Leo Fitzmaurice recently won the UK’s Northern Art Prize for his always-witty art installations built painstakingly out of everyday crap. But he doesn’t just re-present crap as crap, in the way that a lot of artists in this field do. No, Fitzmaurice reconfigures his crap with intricate systems – you think you’re looking at and […]

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Mixed paint and digital illustrations by Chris Arran

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By Chris Arran in New Illustration on Tuesday 9 April 2013

I’ve been creating illustration for a wide variety of media for many years now. I studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, with the legendary children’s book illustrator Tony Ross as my tutor. After University I moved to live and work in Munich, working exclusively in 3D for clients such as MTV, Swatch […]

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Hauntingly atmospheric figure paintings by Nicholas Chaundy

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By Callum Russell in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

A figure painter from England, Nicholas Chaundy’s work is rooted in the tradition of the Old Masters. He is engaged in the pursuit of representing life in a way that remains truthful without being hyper-realistic. Through the handling of paint and the play of light his atmospheric, serene portraits explore the point whereby simple brushstrokes […]

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Urban Art Deco: furniture hacking by MISHFIT

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By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Tuesday 19 February 2013

UK urban artist MISHFIT was commissioned by Out of the Dark to customize one of their salvaged pieces of furniture. Using contemporary stencil techniques and good old fashioned artistry, she created this elegant Urban Art Deco piece.

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Edgy paintings by UK artist Antony Micallef

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By Mighty Mouse in New Art on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Antony Micallef did the artwork for volumes 2 and 3 of my DJ mix compilation series Disco Circus. He’s my favourite artist, and now a close friend. I find his art contemporary, yet classic, and he paints with such detail that I can stare at his art for hours

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Colorful illustrations by Ed Tucker

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By Ed Tucker in New Art on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Residing by the sea in sunny Brighton, I work as a freelance illustrator in a rough and exciting mixed media style for a broad range of clients, but also dabble in things like graphic design and fine art.

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Classic old school wrestlers re-imagined by ilovedust

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By Rondal Scott III in New Art on Monday 10 December 2012

If there’s one thing other than art that I can appreciate, it’s classic pro wrestling. I’m not talking about the drama queens they call ‘superstars’ these days, but classic characters like Andre the Giant, Bret Hart, Texas Tornado and more. Apparently I’m not the only one. Thanks to UK-based design studio ilovedust, there’s an entire online gallery full of artwork dedicated to these departed legends.

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Clemence Joly’s Wool Meat series

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 30 November 2010

UK artist Clemence Joly has taken the meat out of meat with this awesome range of knitted wool products which was recently on display in a window of Fabrications Gallery at the Broadway Market in London.

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Nick Deakin

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By Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Tuesday 18 March 2008

The artwork of UK-based Nick Deakin is always bold and colourful. He uses characters and type to adorn worn surfaces for clients including Fused magazine, for whom he did a commissioned illustration of the “so-hot-right-now” band the Ting Tings.

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Andrew Council

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By Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 March 2008

UK illustrator Andrew Council gets to attack windows of Bristol with a paint pen. Legally! Adorning them with intricate collections of creatures, he draws the viewer in with the details of rabbits made of tanks and dinosaurs composed of, well, in his own words ‘lot’s of stuff’. [see also the work of underground London artist, […]

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