Pictoplasma is going to be in Berlin May 10-14th! Once again hosting a slew of inspirational lectures and workshops on contemporary character design and art with leading artists, illustrators, designers and filmmakers from around the world. While the complete lineup won’t be finalized until March, you can see a selection of the speakers and their work below!
The event will also feature wider festivities open to the public, including screenings of animations and exhibitions of original character work pushing the limits of traditional storytelling, animation and gaming.
Book your tickets here! We’ve also got a pair to give away. If you can get yourself to Berlin (or already live in the area) simply hit the “Read More” button below and leave a comment telling us which of the conference speakers you’d be most excited to see! We’ll pick two winners on February 24th!
Musician Anna Bulbrook (The Bulls, Airborne Toxic Event, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) recently launched GIRLSCHOOL, a Los Angeles-based music festival and collective that celebrates female voices. A portion of proceeds from each event go to a girl-positive organization, and this year’s festival (Jan 27-29) will support Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls LA, a 501c3 social justice organization using loud music to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in young girls.
Society6 has joined forces with GIRLSCHOOL to pair up musicians and artists to create visuals inspired by the music, to be displayed at the event. See a few more of the collaborations below!
The Vancouver Art Book Fair is back for its 5th year! Organized by Project Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to publication as an artistic medium, the fair takes place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, October 14 – 16. It’s also free and open to the public!
If you’re in the Vancouver area (and into books and zines!) you’re definitely going to want to check it out! This year’s multi-day event is bigger than ever, with over 100 local, national and international publishers displaying their goods, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, hourly talks, performances and artist projects. More images below!
Portuguese-Italian collective Moradavaga have built a shimmering sunwheel for the annual Festa de São João do Porto (Festival of St John of Porto) in Portugal. Measuring eight meters in diameter, the piece is the result of hundreds of gold plates, fitted together in such a way that they move independently according to changes in wind and light, as well as rotations manually controlled by passersby. See more images and video of the reflective installation below!
1xRun put together a nice little recap video of Pangeaseed’s second annual Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Cozumel, Mexico. The event featured the work of many of our friends: Smithe, Caratoes, Cryptik, Faith47, Hueman, Meggs, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, tons more. 11 artists from Mexico, and 35 artists in total, covered Cozumel in positive messages, paying respect to our beautiful oceans. Watch the video below.
This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.
This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.
More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.