Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Sacred Mtn.

It's nice to see a picture of a smiley face that isn't tattooed to the arm of some raver in Adidas Samba's and a pie hat. Head to the Scared Mtn website for a plumply stocked archive of art direction, illustrations and some amazing zines for Nieves

Thursday, 25 June 2009

His name is Melvin

Sometimes a great bit of work is so simple you kick yourself for not thinking of it. Other times, it is so far beyond comprehension that the only thing to do is stare in admiration (or gawp dumbly, depending on who is telling the story)

Here are some of Melvin Galapon's digital adventures, I'll let you decide which category they fall into.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Carlo Van de Roer

My knowledge of photography is only marginally better than my skill in taking drunken snaps of my idiot friends. But as the old phrase goes, I know what I like and I am a big fan of orbs in photographs. Carlos has mastered this strange genre.

Take your eyes to his site for some bigger and better replications and some of his other holiday snaps.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Nigel Evan Dennis aka Ned

Nigel is an artist from Chicago who got pissed off with doing work for people like Coca-Cola and Sony and hence, has started knocking out these little numbers. I've added my favourites but all of the work on his site is amazingly satisfying and seem to be stranded in some strange little world in between reality and a 4 a.m daydream.

Friday, 19 June 2009

This Is It

This Is It are a group of illustrators, animators and general merrymakers from London. Here is a cheeky medley of some of their recent animations. I'm in love with the envelope at 00:45 and just about every other part of it.

Watch and learn (or just enjoy)

This Is It Showreel 2008 from Dan Britt on Vimeo.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Zeroten from London

Unsurprisingly for someone who openly admits liking cults and witches, his work is a little bit weird. Not "look at me, I like The Horrors and weekend self harm" weird, but the sort of weird that means pictures of pentagrams and cartoon bears don't look out of place.

More work and some amazing zines to buy here

Dianne Arbus

It isn't unusual for me to be horrendously late to discover something good (I think I'm due to get into Animal Collective sometime in mind 2010) but this just takes the biscuit. Not only has Dianne Arbus' photography been around for a good couple of decades, it has also been referred to on the bastion of New York culture that is Sex and The City.

Oh well, the photographs are still amazing and I will be attending her show at the Timothy Taylor Gallery this weekend.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Messages for a tubeless London

via the wonderful Grafik Cache
Font by the equally and if not more wonderful Toko

By Douglas Wilson

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Rika Ishii

Immaculately lovely work all the way from Japan! There is a little bit more on her MySpace and even more on her blog! If only my grasp of Japanese was a bit less rusty, I could tell you more...

Monday, 1 June 2009

Alec Strang

I bought my girlfriend an Alec Strang book for my birthday and then she dumped me. I don't think it had anything to do with his book so I have continued to enjoy his awkward drawings, without prejudice.