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Amba Sayal-Bennett at the London Art Fair
Part of the fun of the London Art Fair, an annual showcase for modern and contemporary British art, is discovering emerging artists. The Art Projects section of the show is where you’ll find new names from all around the world, as well as homegrown...
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OKOLO Concept Car Illustrations
As every World's Fair has shown, the future has always been on the cusp of space age in the minds of architects and designers. Prague's OKOLO art collective recently went back to the future, revisiting some visionary concept designs from decades...
CULTURE
Valley Cruise Press
Valley Cruise Press is basically a giant middle finger to the tired claim that print is dead. With a sharp eye for exceptional illustration stemming from their own strong talent, Valley Cruise founders Ted Feighan and Ally Quandt have created an...
DESIGN
AIGA's Well-Trained "Eye on Design"
Fresh from celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2014, AIGA—one of the ultimate authorities on design—has turned its focus to the 21st century with its new blog: Eye on Design. AIGA has always stood on the cutting edge of the design world (and...
DESIGN
21st Century Schizoid (Wo)man: Tatiana Kartomten
Californian illustrator Tatiana Kartomten’s drawings are enchanting, mystical things, with enough details to keep the viewer endlessly captivated. The London-based artist’s intricate illustrations also have a spiritual, psychedelic vibe reminiscent...
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We Are Ink’d Temporary Tattoos
We’ve come a long, long way since the times when getting a tattoo was the exclusive prerogative of those on society's fringes. Getting inked is still a pretty big decision however, so trying it out beforehand can oftentimes seem like a good idea...
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Toast Magazine
Readers won't find restaurant reviews, recipes or overly stylized food porn photos in UK print magazine Toast; the long-form editorial content is neatly focused on personal narratives, artwork, history and other creative celebrations food and drink...
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Nina Bunjevac's Graphic Novel Memoir, Fatherland
Following a descent into fanaticism and an ultra-nationalist movement aiming to take down the Communist Yugoslav government, the father of author and illustrator Nina Bunjevic accidentally killed himself while attempting to make a bomb in his own...
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My Favorite Things
Much-loved NYC author and illustrator Maira Kalman curated an exhibit for the long-awaited reopening of the Cooper Hewitt design museum, where she highlights some of her favorite things from the Smithsonian Institution's collection—from Abraham Lincoln...
CULTURE
Jean Jullien's "US"
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...
CULTURE
Interview: Yung Lenox on the "Live Fast, Draw Yung" Documentary
If you're not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam'ron's pink...
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Heirloom Seed Art Packs
Hudson Valley Seed Library's Art Packs comprise more than a hundred heirloom varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds, in a specially illustrated packet. Types span heat-tolerant Brazilian piracicaba broccoli (produced on their small New York...
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Jon Burgerman Necklaces
Obsessive doodler Jon Burgerman has swapped pen and paper for sterling silver with his necklaces for Digby & Iona. The celebrated illustrator's playful characters hang from a 25-inch oxidized chain, all handmade in Brooklyn.
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Bear Wrapping Paper
Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.
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All Holiday Wrapping Paper
NYC-based illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall, who boasts the Whitney Museum and Coach as previous clients, created a quartet of holiday wrapping paper to suit any receiver. Christmas Crazed, Secular, Pagan and Best Friends will spread the holiday cheer...
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Custom Geometric Portrait
Commission a custom geometric portrait from Los Angeles-based designer and illustrator Allison Kunath, who started making freehand geometric portraits of famous icons a few years ago, abstracting the faces of Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo among others...
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Raining Cats Shower Curtain
Parra's irreverent cartoony illustrations have been featured on everything from gallery walls to record covers to skateboard decks. Bring Amsterdam-based artist's work into your bathroom with this nylon shower curtain that's sure to catch the attention...
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Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales
Published by Printed Matter, "Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales" chronicles the skateboard legend's extensive artwork from the over 145 zines he created, starting as far back as the early '90s. With contributions from the likes of Harmony...
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Heresy Menswear
Serial creatives Dominic Owen and his Heresy partner Jasper Dunk are a London-based duo making wardrobe staples that span band-collar button downs and classic pocket tees to ball caps and beanies. But through it all, the modest illustrators stick...
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Early Birds Print
Designed by award-winning Finnish illustrator Janine Rewell, Early Birds mixes the artist’s love for geometry with a bit of humor and appreciation for nature. Early Birds first appeared as part of Sound Creatures, a collaborative exhibit with composer...
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Space Walk T-Shirt
Brooklyn-based illustrator Paul Tuller has taken his drawings out of this world with his astronaut-inspired (NASA's Ed White to be exact) t-shirt. Each one is hand-printed in small batches, and sure to inspire some cosmic vibes.
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Kristjana S. Williams + The Connaught Hotel
At its core, a hotel should provide its guests with a place to escape. But the hotel-as-sanctuary is an oft sought-after yet equally rare experience. In this regard—with its personal butler service, Michelin-grade restaurant and rich history—London...
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Satta Presents Spiritual Materialism
Drawing on a combination of illustration, painting and woodworking skills, Joe Lauder has swiftly put Satta—his line of retro-inspired, handmade cruiser skateboards and accompanying apparel—on the global skate and surf radar. His collaborative work...
DESIGN
Geometric Portraits by Allison Kunath
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Allison Kunath, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and fashion designer, has developed a distinct style over the past few years, creating geometric portraits of people—such as famed figures like Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo...
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