Who knew a stack of off-kilter boxes could be so elegant? In this case, we aren’t talking about the New Museum, but the Tchoban Foundation, which will open a new museum of its very own this June in Berlin.
I’ve got to hand it to Simon C. Page, the man knows how to make some phenomenal, mind-bending patterns. If you’re unfamiliar with his name I can assure you that you’ve probably seen his work before. He creates these fantastic pieces which seem math-like in their nature, filled with intricate line work and mind-bending optical illusions. His most recent print, Optical Ripple, may be his most intriguing piece yet.
Fashionable pink cats, mini helicopters shooting out of a giant golden retriever’s eyeballs, and a trio of famous chefs straddling motorcycles that run on pork broth—this is the wonderfully wacky world of illustrator/comic book artist/podcast extraordinaire Lisa Hanawalt. Though we’re already big fans of her work (remember that hilarious Visions of Thanksgiving drawing?), her new book, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, is particularly exciting, and not just because it’s endorsed by a bevy of comedian types like Patton Oswalt; she’s doing an expansive U.S. book tour, too.
Colorado-based artist Evan Hecox has been one of my favorite creatives for a little over a decade now. His amazing screen prints, featuring detailed images of cityscapes and the people who inhabit them, uniquely and exquisitely capture the urban lives that many of us lead. Last week Evan released a brand new site along with some really beautiful new prints.
Some artists illustrate everyday life with a sense of reality, while others infuse the mundane with magic and whimsy. Karolin Schnoor, a German illustrator and designer working in London, is in the latter category. The first time I saw her work, I was drawn to the lone female figures quietly working, lounging, or daydreaming, usually in stylish ensembles, a sense of playful contemplation up their sleeves. They seemed familiar and expressive, like abstract portraits of your best friend wearing her favorite floral coat for a bike ride or running errands in a striped tee.