Contributor is a traveling art show created by Mike Giles of Furni and Annie Lam, along with the help of Bob Kronbauer. Together they’ve gathered a huge crop of artists to decorate and design skateboards which will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. With the money they raised plan on donating 100 skateboards to kinds in need across Canada. It’s a really interesting way to help out kids, especially for those whose skating is their main outlet in the world, though they may not have the cash, because skateboarding is not a cheap hobby.
The line-up of artists looks great as well, including Thomas Campbell, Parra, Matt Irving, UPSO, Jim Houser, Mike Perry, Todd Francis, Chris Pastras, Craig Metzger, Andy Jenkins, Nial McClelland, Supermundane, Jim Datz, Rita, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel and a ton more.
I forgot to mention it, but on Wednesday I was featured on Etsy’s blog as their guest curator, picking out items from the Etsy-verse that I enjoyed. I tried to find a large variety of things, from home items to wearables, and I think I did a pretty good job. It’s crazy how much stuff there is on Etsy! It’s like a swap meet times a million. If you happen to be an Etsy junkie and want to see my picks then click here.
Not to be outdone by her beau, here is the work of Genevieve Simms, the partner of Josh Holinaty who was featured in the previous post. It’s always fun to find couples who are both creative types. Genevieve studied at SVA in New York and it shows, she’s quite a gifted painter. I love all the colors she uses in her pieces, and how a lot of them are of a darker nature. The Lizzy Borden piece above, with the descriptive wallpaper, is so amazing, look how crazy her eyes are!
Check out the amazing illustration skills of Josh Holinaty, a resident of Edmonton, Alberta. He’s got a really great line style, lots of bits everywhere giving everything a lot of detail. The two images above were yanked from his covers section, and they’re a bit more straightforward than the rest of his work, but are probably my favorite. I love the color palette of the Edgar Allan Poe piece, and all of those mutant faces are too good not to post.