01.10.14 by Jeff

Michelle Tourikian

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Paintings by artist Michelle Tourikian. Found via our September Submissions. More below.

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01.10.14 by Jeff

Conor Harrington

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London-based artist Conor Harrington has a solo show up right now called “Eat and Delete”, at Lazarides’ pop-up location in New York. Take a look at some more paintings and a video collaboration with filmmaker Andrew Telling below (heads up there’s some nudity).

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01.10.14 by Jeff

Big Bad Wolf

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My friends Jasper and Amy have started a fun little clothing brand, aimed at kids ages 2-10, called Big Bad Wolf. Designs will be released each month from an impressive list of artists including: James Jean, Nychos, Dabs Myla, Tristan Eaton, Andrea Wan, Evah Fan, Madsteez, and many others. The shirt above was designed by artist Yoskay Yamamoto.

Something tells me they’re gonna do alright! You can follow the project on Instagram @bigbadwolfkids.

30.09.14 by Jeff

Is The Ad-Free Social Network Ello The Facebook Killer?

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I’m interested to know what people’s thoughts are on the new ad-free social network, Ello. Many are calling it the “Facebook Killer” and the “Anti-Facebook”, while others are quite skeptical. Some are concerned that, because of the $435k of seed funding Ello received from a Venture Capital film (source), they won’t actually keep their word and will eventually turn around sell all the users and make their exit.

I joined Ello to see what all the hype was about (I haven’t done much, but you can find me here: ello.co/booooooom) and I have to admit it does feel like a breath of fresh air, at least in terms of how relaxing the user experience is. This is probably due to the fact that not many people are on it yet but it feels more like an image bookmarking site than a social network. I guess this is where my skepticism comes in, will anyone besides graphic designers actually use this thing? If you’re tired of Facebook, do you even want to jump to a new platform?

Apparently they “don’t have a problem with porn” (source) and are going to allow NSFW content. It appears they’re trying to be less Facebook and more Tumblr with this decision (as well as their decision to open the flood gates on animated gifs). The failure of Google+ so far proves that people don’t want their social network to be like Pinterest; the question Ello poses is do I want my social network to be like Tumblr?

If you haven’t received an invite to try out Ello yet, I have a few invites. Leave a comment below, and I’ll randomly pick a few people at the end of the day. Regardless if you’re on Ello or not, if you have some thoughts on what your ideal social network would look like, lets hear ‘em.

 

30.09.14 by Jeff

Santyago Chichoni

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Photos by Cordoba, Argentina-based photographer Santyago Chichoni. Found via our September Submissions. More below.

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30.09.14 by Jeff

Lina Tharsing

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“Making A New Forest”, oil paintings by Lexington, Kentucky-based artist Lina Tharsing. Found via September Submissions. More below.

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30.09.14 by Jeff

Brooks Salzwedel

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Beautiful drawings by artist Brooks Salzwedel. Graphite, coloured pencil, ink, mylar, resin on panel. Found via September Submissions. More below.

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30.09.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Oregon-based Neon Light Craftsman Mike Heist

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Mike Heist has been working in the neon industry in Portland, Oregon for three decades. He has created some of the city’s most iconic neon signs. This is a short film about work and happiness, and it shows that crafting a neon sign is no easy task. Watch “10 Seconds” below.

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