BY Erina Davidson in Artsy on Jul 11, 2011 |
When I hear “tape art”, I often think of duct tape dresses or hall decorations in college dorms. If I heard that someone was pushing to have “tape art” in a gallery space, I would most likely question the artist’s intent and skill level. But the sophistication and quirkiness of Kayt Hester’s masking tape pieces make me rethink what goes on a canvas, let alone the walls of a gallery show.Using ripped up bits of ordinary black ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Artsy on Jul 06, 2011 |
Imagine browsing the racks of your favorite thrift store and finding the perfect dress. It fits like a dream and is super cheap—but wait! Is there a hidden poem on that tag?!
Seems like the kind of thing that only happens in movies or dreams, but Agustina Woodgate is making it a reality with the latest form of guerrilla arts activism. The Miami-based interdisciplinary artist has committed to spreading a little more art and beauty to unexpected places, and ... Read More
BY Intern Jessica W. in Artsy on Jul 01, 2011 |
Shary Boyle is a young Canadian artist residing in Toronto, Canada whose work dabbles on the darker side of life. Her sculpture, projections, paintings and drawings are eerie and undoubtedly beautiful. It seems her work possesses an overtly feminist point of view that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Her sculpture is perfection. The pieces are intricate, well thought-out and simply fantastic. She has even collaborated with the likes of Feist and ... Read More
I'd seen a few Missed Connection images before via tumblr, but my friend sent me the blog last night and I knew it should be Blog of the Week! Missed Connections is an illustration blog by Sophie Blackall, which takes inspiration from the missed connections of others and creates something whimsical from them. The images are ridiculously adorable and the sentiment behind them ranges from sweet and heart-warming to fascinating or strange.
As someone who loves ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Artsy on Jun 30, 2011 |
Is the best moment of your day is when you finally can return home and wriggle out of those too-tight pants, pinching shoes, or bra with poking underwire, and engulf yourself in a big fluffy robe?
Me too. And that's why artist Lauren Maul, created the The Comfortable Girl comic blog. She describes herself as, "Just your average comfortable girl, seeking a life free form tight clothes and trying to be pretty." She's an advocate of maintaining a ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Artsy on Jun 30, 2011 |
After transforming streets, walls, and waterways around the world, Swoon is unleashing a new gift to the New Orleans art community - a musical house named the Dithyrambalina. The ‘house-sized-instrument’ will be a permanent, interactive sculpture set in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. The building site is the former home of a blighted Creole Cottage; its salvage will be used in the construction of the Dithyrambalina. The artistic ... Read More
BY Eileen Milman in Artsy on Jun 29, 2011 |
List this one under "Reasons Why I Love the Internet", because this website dedicated to photographs of Morrissey posing with cats is nothing but PURE JOY. Morrissey, is my favorite mopey, angst-ridden musician. He understands doomed relationships, being lonely in nightclubs, wanting to bludgeon people in their beds... and cats.
Morrissey is a passionate animal rights advocate, and has worked a lot with PETA, so it's not completely random that he has so many ... Read More
BY Laurie in Artsy on Jun 27, 2011 |
We’re very pleased to announce the winners of the Ladies of Polaroid contest, a photo competition sponsored by www.landcameras.com and co–sponsored by BUST. The idea was to submit photos inspired by the vintage manuals from the original Polaroid Land Camera, and the results were all pretty amazing, and so adorable!
There were two categories, “reproduction” and “open” ... Read More
From art to photography, this fellow Kristina with a K, of KrisAtomic, is one talented lady! Her prints are beyond adorable and the only reason I've never bought one is because I can never decide on just one. Check out some of her awesome prints and paintings to buy here in her online shop. I think my favorites at the moment are the Miu Miu shoe and Catgirl Painting. Her blog itself is full of gorgeous photographs, clothing ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Artsy on Jun 23, 2011 |
In this world riddled with bad fonts (Comic Sans isn't the only culprit...ever seen Curlz MT?) and cringe-worthy layout choices, it truly is a blessing to see lovely graphic design rise above the Adobe doodoo being pumped out by so-called 'artists'. GOOD's "Designing Women: 25 Female Designers and Illustrators We Love" features awesome artists who clearly know what they're doing. Click through the slide show to view their handsome handiwork. ... Read More