Tag Archives: ART.

Creative Upcycling with &hobbs Vintage Furniture and Artwork

In the modern world our material consumption is constantly on the increase, with man’s desire for commodities of all shapes and sizes seemingly an insatiable one. Meanwhile the resources feeding this need are diminishing before our eyes, since the demand

An Interview With Wasted Rita

Wasted Rita (Rita Gomes) is a Portuguese artist who breathes the same angst-ridden fuck-the-world attitude as the early DIY punk scene. We catch up with her and see what’s happening in Rita’s world.

In talks with – ALMASTY.

Almasty are Anna Apter and Charles Bataillie. A duo of graphic designers and art directors from Paris, France. As well as running their creative studio, the guys are also creative directors of a new French magazine called ‘Usbek & Rica’.

Young Colossus.

Young Colossus is a stunning new art andmusic collaboration project masterminded by Orlando Weeks of The Maccabees. The project is a 6 song soundtrack accompanied by a 24 page illustrated book detailing a story between a gentle appearing giant and a girl, through different adventures in a dreamy organic appearing environment. The soundtrack, written by Orlando Weeks, produced by Nic Nell and illustrated by Rob Hunter, also features additional vocals from Alessi Laurent-Marke of ‘Alessi’s Ark’.

In talks with – Joan Tarrago.

We recently caught up with Barcelona based illustrator Joan Tarrago to find out a little more about her art, music, Barcelona, Haitian Voodoo and all things in between…

In talks with: Drew Millward.

Drew Millward is a illustrator based in The Aire Valley. His works are made up from many different dreamy and somewhat fascinating characters and elements. We had an in depth chat with the man himself about his work, his background and a few things between…

In the Studio With Mike Force

Mike Force is an illustrator and designer living in Seattle after spending a decade in New York. He is the Director of The Poster Museum which is a pop-up gallery featuring the top designers in Seattle and a history of gig posters from all over the northwest USA. He currently works for The L Magazine and icanhascheezburger.com

“Metaphorically Beige” – Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, 2011

It is a cold and damp Autumnal evening on Hampstead Heath and we are walking across a muddy field towards what looks like a giant wedding marquee illuminated by floodlights and not one of us can get mobile phone signal. Despite the Affordable Art Fair’s best efforts (up-market location, fake grass dotted around the entrance, etc) it feels as if we are sneaking into the back of a festival.

Johannes Romppanen & Identity Search.

Living and working in Finland, Johannes Romppanen is a photographer documenting a vast array of subjects and areas. We’re talking dudes gathering in saunas to behind the scenes shots from the music videos of bands which include Husky Rescue to projects based around identity and immigration in Finland. His work is straight up and tells no lies. It is what it is. I caught up with Johannes to find out a little about him,his pictures & his interesting, in depth collaboration project with Sirkku Varjonen ‘Identity Search’.

PUN FRYDAZE

Clue: ‘ something to do with homers 9 to 5.’


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SHOOTS.

Slayer and crocodiles.

Slayer have one of the best collections of band t-shirts in any band's history. Here is one of them (and a load of other clothes as well).

INTERVIEW.

In Talks With: When Saints Go Machine

Danish quartet, When Saints Go Machine, are a superb example and testament to the forward thinking of Scandinavian electronic music at the moment. Always well ahead of the curve when…

ART.

PUN FRYDAZE

Clue: "two phrases (both two words) and one word features in both phrases. The first phrase is 'something that everyone gravitates towards if it shows up at a party....' the…