I admit it. I have a design crush on Tauba Auerbach. Actually it’s not a design crush it’s more like genius-envy (wow I’m copyrighting that). The article on her in the latest RVCA ANPQ was so engaging I had to find out more about her. She is equal parts artist and math-enthusiast. I have always been a fan of logic-puzzles and lateral thinking books, and when I look at her work I get excited about it in a similar way.
I was busy all morning doing a bunch of stuff, at least I thought I was. After stumbling upon this masterpiece by Johnny Kelly I realised I hadn’t done anything and had just spent my entire morning procrastinating. Kelly created Procrastination for his MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. This is the sort of thing you bookmark for later when you are having a creative block. If you are already wasting your day you have nothing to lose watching this little short, but I’d recommend watching it even if you have no time to spare.
I snagged a few examples of Kelly’s superb design work for you all as well!
Geoff McFetridge and Huck Magazine just released a great little t-shirt! You better hurry up and buy if you wanna snag one of the 75 tees. Huck Magazine also sat down with McFetridge for an interview. “It seems clear to me that all tricks are inside you just as much as all drawings are inside you. Everything else on the outside is just in the way.” – McFetridge, latest HUCK.
Hit more to see the tee and some more drawings!
Milwaukee-based Ric Stultz just updated his portfolio with a whole bunch of new work called Beasts of Burden! Most of Stultz work is mixed media on paper, and these new ones are all gouache and india ink. Am I the only one who was forced to mix gouache to make colour-wheels, in first year of art school, until my eyes bled? I found it so frustrating, I’m always interested when someone actually chooses to use it.
My friend Jennilee (timebombtrading) was kind enough to send over RVCA’s ANPQuarterly arts magazine. I think I told you of my LOVE for large format magazines (whats up Sneeze!) and looky here, its the KAWS issue – BOOYAH! She also stuck in a copy of Ed Templeton’s book, Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back which is a collection of his photos from Emerica’s Wild Ride road trip a couple years ago!
More talent coming outta Vancouver. Camilla d’Errico is tearing up the manga/comic book scene right now and was another artist I had the privilege of sharing wall space with, during Brave Art. She has really developed her own style into something that I like to call “girls with animals on their heads” style. My favourite is this piece below “Eve”.
When I came across Alex Ostrowski’s portfolio I instantly wished I hadn’t. Not because it was bad, because it was life-changingly good and I had so much to do that morning. Do yourself a favour and take the time to look at everything on the site – it is one of the most inspiring collections of design work I have stumbled upon.