07.04.14 by Jeff

Murals in Italy, by Blu

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Love these recent murals by Blu, on the streets of Italy. This first one especially! More images below.

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24.02.14 by Jeff

“My White Trash Family” Paintings on Discarded Beer Cans by Artist Kim Alsbrooks

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For the past ten years Philadelphia-based artist Kim Alsbrooks has been painting miniature portraits on trash. Her series “My White Trash Family” began when she became interested in historical biases in art, and specifically portraits painted during the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century).

Alsbrooks finds trash that has already been flattened on the street, and chooses a portrait to fit each specific piece of trash. She gessoes them, draws the image in graphite, paints with oils and varnishes.

Have a look at a selection of her paintings below.

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07.01.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Illustrator Victo Ngai

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The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai. I’ve followed her work for awhile so it was great to hear her talk about her work (and sing some Backstreet Boys). If you missed it, I previously posted Victo’s work here and here.

Watch the video profile below!

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23.12.13 by Jeff

Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz (Vers Hawaii)

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Matt and Roxy Ortiz are a husband and wife artist duo, based in Honolulu, making work under the name Vers Hawaii. The couple are becoming known for their paintings of fantastical tree top villages that feature half-pipes and bowls.

I’m sure their work will remind most people of the Lost Boys hideout in Peter Pan but it actually reminds me of something a lot more obscure. Has anyone read Babar Visits Another Planet? I’m probably alone on this one but the floating houses on different levels, and the slides, totally make me think of it.

Take a look at more of their work below!

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10.12.13 by Jeff

“Lucid Stead” by artist Phillip K. Smith III

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“Lucid Stead” is an installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III, near Joshua Tree, in the California desert. The piece is about the pace of the desert itself, utilizing reflected and projected light.

Watch the video below!

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18.11.13 by Jeff

123Klan Book Giveaway

123Klan Book Giveaway

My friends Scien and Klor (123Klan) have just released a fantastic book (order it here) chronicling their work as artists on the street, and as a studio for clients like Nike, Stussy, Carhartt, many others.

Lots of great reference material here if you’re a graphic designer! I get to keep a copy for myself and give the other one away, so who wants it?

If you wanna snag the book tell me the name of your graffiti crew (make one up if you don’t actually have one) in the comments below!

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18.11.13 by Jeff

“Listen and Repeat” by Rachel Knoll

Listen and Repeat by artist Rachel Knoll

Love this piece. “Listen and Repeat” is an installation by artist Rachel Knoll. A megaphone installed on a tree, on a mountain, in Washington reads out tweets that use the words “nobody listens”. The messages are announced, via a text to speech program, to an audience of trees.

Watch the video below!

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08.11.13 by Jeff

Angela de la Agua

Photographer Angela de la Agua

Angela de la Agua left the city to journey through the Joshua Tree desert. These are photos she took of herself as she walked barefoot through the wilderness. There’s some nudity here, if you’re at work or whatever.

Lots more beautiful images below.

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