Nadège David Illustrations
by Lost At E Minor
on 10 November 2008
The work of Ho Chi Minh-based French illustrator, Nadège David, is stunning: intricate patterns woven deep amongst gently rolling, and pleasantly muted, colors.
Illustrations, music videos, Berlin Wall murals and more from London's quirky Frenchman
by Rich Cunningham
French illustrator, film director and creative polymath Mathieu Bessudo, or McBess as he is more widely known, is a London-based artist with an eye for incredible detail and a mind for a surreal rearrangement of the most simplistic of subject matters...
Jean Jullien's "US"
The French illustrator's latest work, from the humorous to the sinister, on view at London's Kemistry Gallery
by Cajsa Carlson
French-born, London-based illustrator and Cool Hunting favorite, Jean Jullien has returned to London’s Kemistry Gallery with new exhibition “US.” Like much of Jullien’s work, the title itself is humorous and has a double meaning, seemingly referring...
Maija Louekari Illustrations
by Lost At E Minor
We loved Maija Louekari's hand-drawn illustrations even before discovering that she has worked as a freelance textile designer for Marimekko. Her HO-HOI! fabric topped the Textile Design category at the Elle International Design Awards in 2006...
Sofie Hannibal and Nan Ha Hvass
by Lost At E Minor
I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across the intensely colorful work of Copenhagen illustration duo, Sofie Hannibal and Nan Na Hvass. I'm already a predisposed sucker for busy, vibrant work but Hannibal and Hvass' use of color and...
Fabric and jewelry rub elbows in designer Karen Mabon's entertaining artistic vision
by Karen Day
Emphasizing the embellishment side of scarf design, Scottish jewelry-maker Karen Mabon approaches the classic silk accessory like an artist to a canvas, creating statement pieces that are as imaginative as they are stylish. Mabon—who graduated...
Patterns That Connect: Social Symbolism in Ancient & Tribal Art
A comprehensive study of tribal art
by Evan Orensten
American art historian Carl Schuster spent more than three decades traveling the world exploring tribal customs and patterns, gathering ancient tribal art and artifacts along the way. Though his goal was to illustrate the intrinsic human connection...
by Fiona Killackey
Shooting fashion spreads, art directing international marketing campaigns and designing tees, 24 year-old Kiwi Paul Darragh (aka Bemodern or Darragh-G) creates work that fuels inspiration. Leaving his homeland in 2003, Darragh moved to Melbourne...
Pattern Power: Superstripe Festival
Anna Murray speaks about the evolution of Patternity and their month-long celebration of stripes
by CH Contributor
by Sabine Zetteler Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham comprise Patternity, the two-person powerhouse consulting on pattern-inspired projects of various scale all around the world. After meeting through mutual friends they quickly realized that despite...
Alcatel ONETOUCH Unexpected Casting Campaign
Put your best selfie forward in a global photo competition
Advertorial content: Though Albrecht Dürer, the 15th-century German painter, is widely credited as the first artist to explore self-portraiture, the origins of today’s selfie actually extend all the way back to man’s first scrawlings in the caves...
FOOD + DRINK
Pommery Pop America Champagne
by Tamara Warren
Independence Day extravaganzas, election hoopla and Olympic action—'tis the season for Americana and celebration. Joining designers from Milan to Middle America who are touting the red, white and blue as the aesthetic of the moment on and...
From the director of Triplets of Belleville, a beautifully-animated adaption of Jacques Tati's final script
by Ami Kealoha
Based on a 40 year old script by legendary filmmaker Jacques Tati, Sylvain Chomet's long-awaited followup is more than just an homage to the comedic Frenchman's genius. "The Illusionist," rendered in painstaking detail, tells a poignant story of the...
Alexandra Cassaniti Bags
by Letizia Rossi
Alexandra Cassaniti's collection of silk-screened bags are just the thing to ease the transition into spring and raise your spirits during the rainy season. Even if there's no trip to the beach in the near future, carrying the constantly...