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After 30 years,  photographer and professor Christine Osinski has finally discovered a way to print the gorgeous images she shot back on Staten Island. She photographed in NYC in the 1970s and 80s until she and her husband got pushed out of their lower Manhattan apartment so the landlord could flip it (sound familiar?). Osinski was looking to buy a place so this wouldn't happen again, which inspired their move to Staten Island.Osinski attributes Staten ... Read More
When the American Girl catalog would enter my household, I’d page through the overpriced accessories with glee.  I had Kirsten, because I was vaguely blonde-ish, and she was my very best friend. We slept in the same bed every night, we joined my swim club’s American Girl Club and dressed in the same clothes (yup, I was the unfortunate child who was a Swedish pioneer for Halloween). Eventually she grew up and had to get her own miniature bed, which ... Read More
Looking to have a grand old time this despite Tropical Storm Andrea’s wrath?  The Grand Comics Festival is this weekend in Brooklyn.  It is at the perfect time to be at a comics festival, which is from 11 am-7pm.  This is where you’ll be able to find indie comics, zines, prints, get commissions, meet cartoonists, and more.  This is the first time the festival is being held, and it will be at Bird River Studios on Grand ... Read More
My Milk Toof is a series of stories inspired by baby teeth. I'd never heard of the term before, but artist Inhae Renee Lee is fascinated by "milk teeth," AKA your primary teeth. She created two itty-bitty BFF tooth characters, ickle and Lardee (intentional uncapitalization), who go on adventures in their home, sometimes with their pet fish, Carrot. ickle, the smart studious "toof," and Lardee, the plump, fun-loving "toof," are made of polymer clay and painted with ... Read More
Remember Dilek Baykara's dreamy, steamy illustrations? Here's the deal: mysterious, illusory, and undeniably haunting, the work of Dilek Baykara is multifaceted and expansive. She's a Brooklyn-based grad of the School of Visual Arts, and she's got a solo show launching this Thursday right here in New York City. You're invited! Here's a peek at her latest work:  The girl's subject matter is often dark, exploring decay and horror in new ways, with ... Read More
Hey y'all. I know that you have seen these EVERYWHERE. I'm not gonna pretend that I haven't been keeping my eye on this trend. There is no reason to drop some serious cash on such a trendy item at places like Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie. Just gimme some hot glue and some fake flowers, because shit is about to get real. It feels like summer and we have to DIY something. We might as well all make these before the trend wears itself out and we all start hating ... Read More
Meet your newest art crush! Dilek Baykara is a New Jersey native now living and working in Brooklyn.  Her illustrations are part fairytale and part art nouveau, with intricate detailing and a few pop culture references tossed in. Some look like they belong in the childrens’ books of your dreams: flappers in feathers, celestial moonscapes, Bowie in the sky with diamonds. Check out these Gatsby-esque numbers:   If you like what you see ... Read More
The number of people populating NYC who claim to be an artist would sink the moon. While most often you may find yourself trapped by one of these leather fedora wearing artist types who hop from opening to opening, pulling Hot Topic inspired sketches from their portfolio in an effort to impress girls, or whoever will listen, the other hand will have to hunt to find an artist who's quickly producing a body of work that shines out from the pile, and who seems to do ... Read More
Robin Enrico is known for his quirky comic Jam In The Band, a story about a sassy all-girl band named Pitch Girl. He is a talented artist born from the multifaceted world of music and DIY culture. We yearn for more comics like Robin’s. Here is a recent interview with this indie cartoonist:Dre: When I first saw your comic Jam In The Band online, I was really surprised to see your characters handling a flyer for a BUST magazine party. Could you please tell ... Read More
Molly Crabapple is popping up all over the place these days. Just in these past few months the artist has started a column about sex, politics, travel, and art for vice.com, and publications like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, and Wired (just to name a few) are tripping over themselves trying to get a word with her. Last Friday night, at Smart Clothes Gallery in NYC, the artist hosted a very special VIP showing of her latest work of art, “Shell ... Read More