Playful ceramic objects by Studio Arhoj

Playful ceramic objects by Studio Arhoj

Started in Tokyo now based in Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj is the creative outlet ofAnders Arhoj which he started in 2005. Looking at his work and his collaborations I feel like he produces a true mixture of Japanese and Danish cultures. There’s a strong sense of craft paired with a bit of whimsy, imbuing everything he makes with a charming personality.

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Bobby Solomon

August 22, 2013 / By

Beautiful cut paper pieces by Liam Stevens

Beautiful cut paper pieces by Liam Stevens

Liam Stevens, a London based designer and artist, caught my eye with his simple but bold works of art. Much of his work involves drawings, creating both large, expansive nature scenes as well as simple, more restrained pieces which are more contemplative in their composition. What caught my eye though were these delicate paper cut images he created which he collects on his site under a category called Shapebook.

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Bobby Solomon

August 22, 2013 / By

Biomorphic Paintings by Nicole Duennebier

Biomorphic Paintings by Nicole Duennebier

Nicole Duennebier, is a painter who’s found an incredible connection between the darkness and intricacy of undersea regions and the aesthetic of 16th century Dutch still-life painting. You’ll notice a familiarity to classical painting, but once you really start to look at her pieces you notice something off, that the elements seem to be decaying, that there’s no traditional objects like fresh, red apples.

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Bobby Solomon

August 19, 2013 / By

Wieden+Kennedy’s Installation Proves Advertising Is More Than Just Ads

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During the weekend there was a moment where I had to sit through a monologue about how negative the advertising industry is and how cruel the people are who work within it… Much to my dismay, this is a sentiment I hear often. To me, this is common opinion of the misinformed, and in my experience, it’s wrong. Let me tell you a “little secret” about the ad biz: all we want to do is create cool shit. Wieden+Kennedy’s (W+K) project, a Real Life Agency at Work, created in collaboration with Emily Forgot and Laurie D, is a great example of aforementioned “cool shit.”

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Nick Partyka

August 14, 2013 / By

Jay-Z’s ‘Picasso Baby’: A Performance Art Film

Picasso Baby with Jay Z

I’ll confess that Jay-Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail passed me by last month. I’ve a modest interest in hip hop, but once I heard that Jay had teamed up with Samsung to release his new album free as an app (launched with the tagline “We Need To Write The New Rules”) I just figured I couldn’t be bothered. Things changed slightly when I heard that he was now a performance artist. I read Jerry Saltz fantastically entertaining piece on Vulture about him going face-to-face with the rapper during a live 6-hour performance in New York and I thought “ok, that’s a little more interesting”.

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Philip Kennedy

August 7, 2013 / By

FAILE Are Far From Failing With New Piece For VNA

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Riding off the success of Les Ballets De Faile, Brooklyn-based duo FAILE are fast on track to world domination. Last week, Very Nearly Almost (VNA), a popular street art magazine, celebrated the release of their 23rd issue with a launch party in NYC’s Lower East Side establishment, Reed Space. The issue features extensive coverage of FAILE’s work. In commemoration, FAILE hand silk-screened a limited edition design onto a series of VNA covers. Continue reading this post…

Nick Partyka

August 6, 2013 / By

Portfolio Update: Von

London based artist and illustrator Von recently updated his portfolio site with some really stunning work, as per usual. Well known for his engaging portraits and experimental, hand-painted typography, this most recent update is one of the most substantial I’ve seen in a while.

My favorite piece though was this private commission of Olympian show jumper Kamal Bahamdan. There’s such an intensity in the man’s face, the veins pulsing in the head of the horse, and the expressive lines that shoot from under the rider’s arms through the horse. The image below is just a detail of the whole piece. To see the full piece click here.

Kamal Bahamdan painting by Von

Bobby Solomon

August 5, 2013 / By

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