by Josh Rubin
Silverhand, the creator of Typoflex dubs his sculptures intense visual mechanical typographic objects . They are what graffiti might look like if it was turned in to sculpture. I've only seen pictures of the work, but it looks pretty fresh.
The Joint Project, Nashville
Vintage cars and rock'n'roll in the Motor City's pop-up exhibition "Sensual Steel"
by Jonah Samson
Nashville may be famously known as Music City, but a new event is helping to raise the presence of visual arts in the city. Joint Project is the brainchild of independent curator Susan Sherrick and social media consultant Libby Callaway. The project...
Remembering Benjamin Curtis and Phil Everly, White Lies' album art, Afrika Bambaataa and more in music this week
by CH Editors
School of Seven Bells: Painting a Memory 2014 started off with the sad news of musician Benjamin Curtis passing at the young age of 35 after a battle with cancer. The distinctly talented artist began as a drummer in Dallas-based bands UFOFU and...
Chronicles from America's disaffected, pre-digital youth
by Josh Teixeira
On the brink of adolescence my best skate buddy Tim and I found a statue of the Virgin Mary with red paint on it in the woods. Convinced that this was the site of a recent Satanic ritual, we gathered the other neighborhood kids and went with flashlights...
Children's toys transformed into creepy robots
by Greg Stefano
For the last few years artist Cathy McClure has been applying her background in metal design to her obsession with mechanical toys in a variety of shows around the country. McClure's process, centralized around taking different motorized children...
Illustrator Edward Kwong
by Lost At E Minor
Vancouver-based artist Edward Kwong makes quasi-retro, noir-ish illustrations that reference old comic books, art deco, and other classic looking aesthetics. Full of angular, expressive figures, high-impact typography and often sepia-infused colors...
by Josh Rubin
Graham Hicks has a lovely on-line photo gallery of found typography .
New York Dolls: Photographs
by CH Contributor
by Ariston Anderson Before the Sex Pistols and before the Ramones, there was the New York Dolls, one of the first boy bands that wasn't afraid to dress like women. Renowned rock photographer Bob Gruen's new book, "New York Dolls: Photographs...
A kinetic sculptural toy that turns plastic and metal into a study of beauty and science
by Maggie York-Worth
Gallery and design store Moss recently reminded us of the exciting and beguiling art toy Toroflux. Created in 2000 by German brothers Jochen and Conrad Valett of Valett Design, the simple tools and construction for the kinetic sculpture consists...
Metamorphic rock and steel jewelry explores possibilities beyond precious
by CH Contributor
by Janine Stankus Chris Platt 's work is "edgy" in the most literal sense, pushing the boundary between jewelry and sculpture. With a collection of jagged, industrial pieces forged from metal and stone, Platt is trying to introduce new energy into...
The artist on working with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and co-writing music for a Leonard Cohen poem about an orgasm
by Nara Shin
Many singers these days produce albums that have been laboriously groomed and primped—from almost-too-perfect Autotuned vocals to the overly airbrushed album cover—so it's refreshing to meet a singer and songwriter with a sultry voice and raw energy...
Mick Rock: EXPOSED
The photographer's iconic images in a Kate Moss-clad paperback book and on view in a coinciding NYC exhibition
by Karen Day
Mick Rock's 256-page paperback version of "Exposed" is currently stuck in customs, but that hasn't made the legendary rock'n'roll photographer slow down. As he told us on a tour of his exhibition of the same name—on now at NYC's SUMO Gallery—he...