Sound System Culture
Mention sound system culture to anyone in the UK and they'll probably associate it with Notting Hill Carnival, the annual two-day celebration of Anglo-Caribbean culture on the streets of West London. However, a new book published by One Love Books...
Blast Skates Illustrated Boards
A little while ago London-based illustrator Matthew Bromley put his freelance illustration career on hold in favor of a nine-to-five design job. This regular salary has meant Bromley could fund his very own skate label, Blast Skates. This week, the...
We first wrote about London-based artist Von's "Animal Series" when he exhibited at Brooklyn's Espeis Gallery back in 2007. Since then, his delicately rendered and abstracted monochrome images of various animals from the series have appeared on the...
People Blocks by Andy Rementer and Case Studyo
Philadelphia-based illustrator Andy Rementer is the latest artist to team up with Belgium-based serial collaborators Case Studyo to create super-colorful, limited edition artworks called People Blocks. Case Studyo has previously collaborated...
ROB AND NICK CARTER
VINCENT VAN GOGH
"Sunflowers" by Rob and Nick Carter
Inspired and informed by Vincent van Gogh's 1888 "Sunflowers" painting (housed in London's National Gallery), artist duo Rob and Nick Carter's bronze interpretation of the iconic post-impressionist artwork is part of a larger series that looks...
Professor Astro Cat
For the last 30 years, if you wanted to know about space, the universe and its many wonders, Professor Stephen Hawking has pretty much been the go-to guy. However that's about to change because there's a new space brainiac with all the answers: Professor...
James Joyce at The Breed Show
Graphic artist James Joyce—not to be confused with the deceased Irish avant-garde writer—is well known for his bright and colorful—but always reductive—graphic and typographic artwork. He's a regular contributor to publications such as the New York...
Lost Destination Prints by Dorothy
Brutalist concrete architecture from the 1960s and 1970s might not be to everyone's taste, but for Manchester-based design studio Dorothy, such buildings are the objects of no small amount of affection—as a new series of illustrated prints attests...
FOOD AND DRINK
Hawt Sauce by Holloway Kitchen
Made from just 10 ingredients, Hawt Sauce is the result of a year's experimentation and is the very first product to emerge from Adam Brooks' start-up culinary enterprise, Holloway Kitchen. “It's unusual in that it's very thick, almost like a salsa...
99 Problems by Ali Graham
Inspired by Jay-Z's track "99 Problems," British artist Ali Graham has been creating an illustration every day since the first of June this year that imagines a problem the world-famous rapper might (or might not) face. As well as a host of First...
Semblance 16 Print by Von
London-based illustrator Von is no stranger to Cool Hunting, we've featured his distinctive monochromatic artwork several times in recent years, because it never ceases to impress us. His latest work, a limited edition Intaglio Gravure print, is...
Eyes On The Horizon by MCM and Craig & Karl
Comprised of the combined talents of Craig Redman and Karl Maier, transatlantic illustration and design duo Craig & Karl has collaborated with South Korean luxury leather goods brand MCM (Mode Creation Munich) to create a limited edition spring...
FOOD AND DRINK
Interview: Ben Gravy of Quaffing Gravy
With a logo drawn by a tattoo artist and screen-printed directly onto its bottles, new UK beer brand Quaffing Gravy is guaranteed to stand out in the UK's burgeoning craft beer scene. The company's first beer—an easy drinking pale ale—is just about...
Interview: Sam Arthur of Nobrow and Flying Eye Books
Independent publisher Nobrow has built a solid reputation since its inception in 2008 as a purveyor of beautifully produced image-based books. Now, from its headquarters in a shopfront studio in London's Shoreditch, it has launched a new imprint...
Hollywood Star Chart by Dorothy
British design and ideas studio Dorothy has just unveiled two Hollywood Star Chart prints, each of which re-imagine, and re-name, the constellations after some of the most culturally significant films to have emerged from American cinema since 1927...
Interview: Sam Walton of Hole & Corner
Hole & Corner is a brand new bi-annual print magazine devoted to "celebrating craft, beauty, passion and skill." Hot off the press, issue one takes a look at how Chris King carefully handcrafts the world's best cricket bats, profiles young British...
Jon Burgerman's Drawings of Girls I've Seen on Tumblr
Intrigued by the Tumblr-girl phenomenon—where images of girls are posted online and then endlessly reblogged on various Tumblr sites—Brooklyn-based illustrator Jon Burgerman has decided to join in. Only instead of simply reposting selected images...
Reaching the ripe old age of 30 this year, London-based illustration agency Central Illustration is reaching out to American clients with two limited edition screen prints and a brand new US-focused website to represent a host of its illustration...
ART AGAINST KNIVES
THE VINYL FACTORY
Opening in London tonight, 11 April, Secret 7" is a charity art project which sees hundreds of artists—including the likes of Ai Weiwei and Gilbert & George—exhibit one-off, specially designed 7" record sleeves that will be sold to raise money for...