Brendan Monroe graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with honors. Check out his work and it's not hard to see why. I give him my stamp of approval for a ridiculously incredible body of work. From illustration to sculpture it's clear he has let nothing stand in the way of his imagination. Everything I can find on his site, I really love. He's a California native and currently lives and works in a basement in China Town, LA. Wonderful stuff, and some of the great pieces can even be bought in his online shop.
by Carol T Chung
Last week was the opening of the Metamorphosis Illustration show at Parsons School of Design for both MFA and BFA graduates. The show ends this Friday, so if you're looking for fresh illustration meat I'd suggest you head on over there before...
You Call That Art?! Pop-up Book
A new interactive book that teaches budding art enthusiasts about sculpture
by Gabriella Garcia
Pop-up book artists David A. Carter and James Diaz have teamed up once again to offer another interactive hands-on approach to learning. This time the duo turned their attention to sculpture. Appropriating the phrase often floating in the air of...
by Carol T Chung
Broken Biscuit is the site for artist Man Chi Loy. Based in Hong Kong, his artwork is both beautiful and chilling for the intensity and sadness it conveys. The figurine on the left is his most recent work, entitled P.R.E.S.S. He also has paintings...
The "Prince of Preschool's" new book makes magic with little more than dots
by Karen Day
Parisian art director and illustrator Hervé Tullet's childrens book "Press Here" uses a charmingly simple concept to keep children coming back for more while building their cognitive skills. Using just yellow, red and blue dots, Tullet encourages...
CH Zambia: Mfuwe Day Secondary School
The challenges of providing education to the area's 600+ high schoolers
by Evan Orensten
For our first Cool Hunting Edition travel experience we brought 24 friends and readers on safari in Zambia. Over the course of eight days CH Zambia guests experienced the wonders and wildlife of Africa with a few surprises from our brand partners...
Beijing Artist Kong Kong Wei
Fantastical shoes and simple cotton accessories express the Chinese artist's creative dichotomy
by Alessandro De Toni
Kong Kong Wei loves drawing. Since childhood, her father encouraged her to pursue the passion—taking her to art exhibitions and covering the walls of their home with scenes from her fairytale world. Her dedication to drawing brought her to study...
by Josh Rubin
Andreas Schjønhaug and Kristoffer Stenersen are Master of Science students at NTNU in Trondhelm, Norway who apply science to the making of art. Based on an algorithm created by Paul Hough in 1962, their Hough Waves are photographic prints...
MoMA breaks new art therapy ground with their Alzheimer's project
by Aaron Kohn
Since its inception four years ago, MoMA's "Meet Me" program for dementia and Alzheimer's patients has not only grown increasingly successful, but it has inspired museums around the U.S. to take part. The program provides an opportunity for the patients...
Illustrator Christine Berrie gives the classic game the Audubon treatment
by Karen Day
London's Magma Books gives new meaning to bird calling with a handsomely illustrated bingo set featuring 64 of the world's most exotic feathered friends. Tapping RCA grad Christine Berrie to bring Bird Bingo to life, Magma's take on the classic...
by Lost At E Minor
New York based illustrator Melinda Beck somehow manages to make even the most mundane of situations look exciting with her use of a bold, bright colour palette and ornamental decorative patterns. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of...
¡Oh! ¡Un zig-zag!
Illustrator Antonio Ladrillo talks about his colorful new children's book
by Perrin Drumm
Illustrator Antonio Ladrillo maintains a humble profile. "I live in Barcelona," he says, "and I spend most of my time creating creatures, designing banners and flyers for night clubs, printing t-shirts and painting big black spots on pictures. I...
Heather Benjamin for Bliss Lau
Sex and punk elegantly balanced in the sculptural jewelry designer's latest collection
by Karen Day
Balance is the term that first comes to mind when describing Bliss Lau's approach to jewelry design. A soft-spoken Hawaiian with a New York sensibility, she embodies a certain duality that comes across in her work. The statement-making body accessories...