BY Isabel Staccuneddu in Crafty on Jul 08, 2014 |
Meet Sienne Josselin, the L.A. artist and educator behind siennejosselin.com! After a career in the public sector, Sienne went solo to concentrate on sharing her love of art through her breathtaking designs and devotion to teaching. Her site showcases her artisanal goods and freelance work in illustration, painting, photography, and printmaking. You can also check out her monthly philanthropic efforts. She recently spoke with us to discuss ... Read More
“Well-behaved women seldom make history” is a tale as old as time. This can be applied to women traveling and making independent, wayward decisions. We’ve all been told not to walk alone at night, to avoid strangers, to keep ourselves safe and protected because the world is full of danger! I’m not suggesting that it isn’t full of danger…I’m just saying it is not our burden to live in fear.
It isn’t the 18th ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Artsy on Apr 01, 2014 |
You don't know her name, but I bet you know her work. Mary Blair, pictured above, was responsible for dreaming up the concepts behind famous Disney films, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Blair originated the character concepts, color schemes, and the modernist style expressed in the films and determined the aesthetic depiction of famous Disney scenes. Her imaginative and unique designs greatly influenced the now historic look of ... Read More
The gang’s all here: Fluttershy, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, and Rainbow Dash! The illustrator Cherry Garcia presents her lovely collection of My Little Pony favorites turned velociraptors, merging twin childhood loves of horses and dinosaurs. Wickedly adorable, her illustrations will warm up your chilly winter day with nostalgia and anticipation for magical creatures ahead. Take a look.
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BY BUST Magazine in General on Jan 23, 2014 |
Women, pants, and power have been mixed up together since suffragist Amelia Bloomer paraded around in “Turkishtrousers” in the 1850s. Bloomer’s goal was to reform women’s clothing, with its restrictive corsets and heavy skirts, but her outfit brought mostly ridicule from a public that largely believed trousers, along with the vote, were men’s prerogatives. The bicycle craze of the 1890s helped open women’s minds to the idea of ... Read More
“Boys are Presidents. Girls are First Ladies,” explains I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl!, a children’s book published amidst the cultural revolution that was second wave feminism. The book, written and illustrated by Whitney Darrow, Jr., appears of course to preach archaic rules of male and female occupation and behavior: in the home, the man creates and the woman nurtures, and at work, the woman serves ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Movies on Jan 16, 2014 |
It appears my favorite sassiest and most "illustrated" resident of the Plaza Hotel is finally getting her own documentary, and at the helm is none other than Girls star Lena Dunham.
The Vogue cover girl recently revealed that she will be working alongside Girls co-writer and executive producer Jenni Konner on a documentary about Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight. An american illustrator, Knight became a household name in the literary world when he began ... Read More
Our favorite super-heroines are about inner strength, teaching us to do what’s right even when it’s hard. And that can get lost when we lose complex characters to women who are portrayed as hyper-sexualized objects, devoid of complex character development. Women have long been asking for more female superheroes with more dialogue and less unrealistically revealing outfits, but what do young girls think?
The artist ... Read More
From the heart of the Italian world of high-fashion, comes our next iconic lady: Marge Simpson. Well, sort of. The fashion designer and satirist Alexsandro Palombo (via Lost at E Minor) is known for lending the industry a critical eye, continuously juxtaposing the everyday with the fantastical. In his hilarious and pointedly ironic new series of illustrations, he presents us with the ultimate combo: Marge Simpson and familiar beauty iconography, from Dior ... Read More
My grandmother was an artist, and throughout her career, she’d make abstract sculptures and embroidery that I’d stare at for hours as a child: “oh, that looks like a face, and that there? That’s an animal.” Our play was art-making, and I was always amazed at how different her aesthetic would become when she was with me. Her paper dolls weren’t abstract at all; I’d make an abstract shape, and she’d magically ... Read More