Camouflage is an 'experimental' design zine distributed via download from their Web site. The 3rd issue is now out and features some pretty cool mixed media design schtuff.
Artist Femke Hiemstra
by Lost At E Minor
Femke Hiemstra's beautifully rendered and haunting images transcend those of typical neo-surrealist fairytale artists. Her mixed-media paintings and graphite drawings of anthropomorphized fruits, vegetables, toy parts, and animals reference retro...
Artist Shelby Fischer
by Lost At E Minor
Shelby Fischer is a mixed media artist living in Central Virginia. Her work is beautifully realized, laborious in its detail and subtle in its colorings. "My mixed media collages and assemblages blend surrealism with otherworldly imagery,"...
Walton Creel: Deweaponizing The Gun
by Fiona Killackey
As mediums go, guns rarely figure into an artist's tools, but for Alabama-based Walton Creel they have become the weapon of choice for creating thought-provoking art. CH caught up with Creel to learn more about his series, "Deweaponizing...
Illustrator Matt Duffin
by Karen Day
Trained architect Matt Duffin's sparse illustrations of symbolically loaded objects, anthropomorphic donkeys, and children's toys, are full of dark and blank spaces that make their subjects seem isolated and alone to the point of dread. Extreme...
Various Creative: ONE
Creatives from across the US interpret a curious quotation from Gabriel García Márquez in a new zine from Portland
by Hans Aschim
Firm believers in the future of print media are always excited to see creative endeavors jump from the screen onto paper. The latest independent print project to land at CH features the photography and visual art by some longtime favorites as well...
Various Creative: TWO
A tangible platform for open-ended creativity with a wide range of artists at the helm
by Hans Aschim
In the age of Instagram likes, retweets and reblogs, it's easy to get cynical about the motivation behind creating and sharing one's work online. If the internet has given us a platform for sharing, it's also given us a platform for ceaseless self...
Seal Chen's Mixed Media Art
Found materials become creative and often creepy worlds of intricate sculpture
by Alessandro De Toni
Mixing medias and construction methods with varying themes of religious, historical and moral matter, the work of Shanghai's self-made artist Seal Chen conjures up images of Hieronymus Bosch’s darkest symbolic creatures with a wave of steam-punk...
Candice Lin's sculptural illusions and videos taking on racial and gender inequalities
by Max Gold
Artist Candice Lin's new exhibit "Holograms" uses video and sculpture to challenge the distribution of power among races and genders, exploring the concept of authentic identity. In her ceramic sculpture "The Moon," Lin challenges understandings...
Louviere + Vanessa
A visceral look at humanity in prints made from blood and wax
by Jacob Resneck
A designer friend recently tipped us off about a husband-and-wife photography duo in New Orleans whose fine art creations blend state-of-the-art innovations with old world crafts by developing monochromatic film on Gampi—paper texturized with...
Things are not as they appear in this Pakistani artist's pixelated works
by Graham Hiemstra
Working across mediums—sculpture, video installation and large-scale photography among them—Pakistani artist Rashid Rana explores the singular issue of South Asia's struggle between tradition and modernity. Typically he uses a pixelated...
Friendly Game—Electronic Feelings
Larger-than-life video installations take over two Spanish galleries in Pipilotti Rist's latest solo show
by Margaret Kaminski
Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist's mesmerizing images often consume entire rooms, but at any scale her masterful manipulations of color, scale, and pacing draw viewers into dreamlike worlds. Her latest solo exhibition Friendly Game—Electronic...
The Listeners / These Train Tracks
Music and animal hijinks come together in a handmade children's book by Breathe Owl Breathe
by James Thorne
For a child, the ritual of bedtime reading is as important as the story. They enjoy the togetherness, the feel of the pages and the imagination that the illustrations inspire. It's refreshing to hold something that looks and feels like a family treasure...