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Andy Howell Likes Both Sides of Your Brain

Self-titled “artrepreneur” Andy Howell has launched a new online venture to “bring independent artists and brands the knowledge and guidance needed to successfully navigate the landscape of the institutional art and manufacturing worlds, as the two have begun to cross pollinate and ultimately mesh.” His goal is to give fellow artists a helping hand, a...

Acamonchi

Enjoy the dynamic work of accomplished Mexican-American artist Gerardo Yepiz of Acamonchi Art Studio. His work has been displayed in galleries and on street corners around the world, and he is a member of the acclaimed Nortec Collective. “Gerardo Yepiz launched the first Mexican Mail Art website in 1995, His downloadable stencils revolutionized how a...

Rough Edges in Mexico City

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with designer Ron Garkey at an apparel company in Los Angeles. Not only is he a super sweet human being, but he has a fantastic eye for texture and beauty within the urban landscape. He just got back from a trip to the electric Mexico...

Roadsworth Paints the Town in Montreal

Cheeky activist and artist Roadsworth is quickly becoming the Banksy or Shepard Fairey of his hometown Montreal. But rather than spraying his artwork onto blank canvases like a walls or billboards, he uses shadows, stains and traditional road markings as inspiration.  He began in 2001, painting yellow bicycle symbols around town as a form of...

Taking a Load off Underground

New York artist Jason Eppink offers his fellow subway riders’s feet relief by rescuing functional chairs and placing them in stations with limited seating. Take a Seat is “an ongoing series of public furniture installations aimed at increasing the availability of seating options in New York City subway stations.” It’s a simple, effective, altrustic way...

Living Font on London’s Walls

We stumbled on this elegant ‘moss graffiti’ via psfk.com. Designed by Anna Garforth in London, the Mossenger Project is part of an ongoing public art experiment. The wall illustrates a poem by Eleanor Stevens on wall near Clissold Park in London.  This is part of YCN Live, a two-week international exhibition that will “take new...

Studio Number One Says: Zine Culture Alive and Kicking

This Saturday a parking lot on the east side of Los Angeles will be packed with artists and onlookers when Studio Number One (home of Shepard Fairey) launches Simpleasures 01. This exhibition/discussion/exploration will “showcase independent publishing and experimenting in zine making from Los Angeles and beyond.” Click here for more details about Saturday’s events. Not...

Improv on the Brooklyn Bridge

Improv Everywhere has done it again. This time they put their friendly, obedient hordes to work in the rain, with cameras in their umbrella-free hands. On command, the hundreds of participants snapped their shutters, resulting in a delicate, twinkling band of white light on the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out the whole event here.

Violinist on an Oil Rig

Classically trained violinist, Tasmin Little, is bringing classical music to the masses…in shopping malls, factories and, yes, an oil rig. [via NPR]