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Illustration Via Germany

The work of 25-year-old artist Valentin Fischer (aka “Shu”) based in Stuttgart, Germany.

Modernity Meets Nostalgia in South Carolina

South Carolina-based multimedia artist Hollis Brown Thornton blends tactile artistic methods with digital ones to create his multi-layered and dynamic work. His advice for young artists: Work. Work. Work. But in general, be uncompromising, do what you want to do because it is a self motivated career. And be prepared to make a lot of...

Manifest Equality in LA

In case you didn’t spot this post on NOTCOT today, be sure head over there now to get a thorough run down on Manifest Equality. Better yet, check out this incredible multimedia art show in person. It’s going on all this week in Los Angeles in Hollywood on Vine. In addition to the eye candy,...

Creativity Doesn’t Suffer Recessionitis in Vegas

I spent two days in Vegas for the apparel shows last month and lucky for me, this time I wore sensible shoes. Twice a year Vegas hosts thousands of designers in shows like Pool, Project, Magic and ENK. This year I was struck by the innovative ways brands are balancing the need for their booth...

Swedish Watercolor

Artist Stina Persson is an artist and illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. I was recently struck by her watercolor work and had to do a quick post on this rainy Saturday. Her work has appeared in many publications including Elle, Flaunt, Marie Claire and Travel & Leisure. You can purchase prints here or view her...

Whimsical in the UK

Delicate observations and comments on the world from a young artist in London via The Unicorn Diaries. Presumably penned by artist Bunny Mitford, the work and writings deliver me to the heaviness and magic of being a young girl. Dreamlike, whimsical, syrupy sweet and melancholy. It’s easy to get lost here on a just-right hazy...

Creative Mash-Up in Los Angeles

Raymond Molinar is one of dozens of artists (and skateboarders) represented this Friday at This gallery in Los Angeles. Photographers and husband-and-wife duo Jeremy and Claire Weiss are two of the five artists behind this newly formed creative space in the Highland Park neighborhood of LA. Some familiar names showing on Friday include Shepard Fairey,...

Intricate in Tokyo

Paris-born artist Nicolas Buffe‘s cleverly detailed, marker-driven work has been showcased all over the world, including Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo . You can view it live through the sixth of this month at Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo. The artist “creates wall drawings featuring his signature patterns that blend intellectual references with pop...

Miranda July in the Park

Stills from a whimsical video posted by the beautiful Lula Mag documenting Miranda July‘s contribution to the 2009 Venice Bienalle. Love Lula. If you aren’t familiar with it and are feminine and fashion-leaning, you will adore it. Limited ads, beautiful typography and excellent photography. Hard to find in hard copy, but you can buy a...

Hermes Installation in Japan

Gorgeous installation for Hermes by renowned Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka on display in Tokyo through January 19th. “On designing a window-display of Maison Hermès, I intended to express people’s daily ‘movements’ with a suspicion of humour. There are moments when I perceive a hidden presence of a person in the movements born naturally in daily...

Holiday Gift Guide #1: We Feel Fine

At a recent conference, I met web design pioneer Joshua Davis and kicked myself for feeling like such a giddy/geeky teenager (he did admit that he wasn’t accustomed to female groupies). I imagine I would feel the same if I were to meet digital artist, Jonathan Harris. I so admire what he has been creating...

Inside a Brooklyn Apartment

Here’s a little peek into JC and HG’s Brooklyn apartment. They had so many beautiful pieces of artwork, flea market finds and other fun objects that I had to share. Row One: Painting by Alexia Stamatiou (expect a longer post about her in the future!) // Crowd Photo (AIA #16) taken at Cochella Music Festival...