Alexis Anne Mackenzie

19 October 2011

Alexis Anne Mackenzie

“All of my collages are composed by hand — cut from books I’ve been collecting for years, and painstakingly pieced together as seamlessly as possible. They create themselves through a process beginning with a loose concept, followed by a series of trials and errors, subtle maneuvers, selection/elimination, harmonious unions, and happy accidents. It is a meditative process, and there is a lot of decision-making behind each element involved.

My general intent, throughout all my work, is to portray the world as a flawed thing of beauty — a place that shines brightly, but has a dark side to match.”

Ross Gunter

18 October 2011

Ross Gunter in the UK.

Inker Linker

13 October 2011

Need to find a printer that will foil stamp that amazing corgi illustration you made – in two weeks and with holographic foil? Look no further! Jessica Hische’s “Inker Linker” lists quality printers, silkscreen studios and letterpress houses that you can get into business with. Just like that! A great resource and a handsome looking site, too.

You can also find printers that offer workshops or rent press time. Sign me up!

Guy Le Tatooer

10 October 2011

Amazing tattoo art from Toulouse, France.


07 October 2011

Savvy Studio from Monterrey, Mexico. Really loving this branding they did for Torotoro.

James Gallagher has a show this Saturday night at Pawn Works Gallery here in Chicago. We just might see you there.

1050 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8th, 7-10 pm


07 October 2011

Bungalow out of Barcelona updates.

The Special Danger

03 October 2011

In The Special Danger Givan Lötz draws attention to conflated notions of Death, Sex, and Spirituality. Owing to a philosophical reading of the Ecstatic Experience, Lötz measures the ethics of Eroticism up against the aesthetics of Prohibition, suggesting a form of reasoning without boundaries. From Lötz’s perspective, without Prohibition there can be no transgression and therefore no Eroticism.

The ubiquitous relationship between proximity and promiscuity in relation to Eroticism and Prohibition is unpacked in The Special Danger, manifested in four interrelated pictorial concepts pertaining to birth, Sex, and Death. A fifth central sculptural concept is included and given the tentative and simultaneous role of the overseer and offender, also acting as an anchoring agent for the display of the entire narrative. In all, the five concepts include: The Ecstatic Experience, Death & Danger, Sex Death, Eroticism & Perversion, and Sacred Boundaries & Transgression.

Lei Lei

02 October 2011

Lei Lei is a young emerging animator, designer and new generation artist from China.

Toilet Paper Magazine

28 September 2011

Toiletpaper Magazine is a new collaboration between artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, both of whom live and work between Milan and New York City. It is a “new generation magazine that combines commercial photography, twisted narratives and surrealistic imaginary to create a series of powerful visual tableaux”.

I’m also loving the amazing, italian music legend Lorenzo “Jovanotti” Cherubini (one of my personal favorites) in several of their videos.