Cecily Brown Cecily Brown English-born Cecily Brown’s paintings are characterized by a strong notion of sex, movement, energy and aggression. Her work reveals itself as a kind of hallucination of a series of passionate encounters where lust, tension, penetration and orgasm converge through violent brushwork, multiple viewpoints, and explosions of color. Her paintings navigate through a very subtle line between abstraction and figuration, submerging viewers in her carefully crafted and conceived worlds. Read the rest of this entry » Loading ...
An Interview with Moroccan artist Rocko Fusing ancient Arabic scripts with modern Western strokes, Moroccan native Rocko has fashioned a distinct aesthetic that has been increasingly making its way onto NYC walls. We were delighted to have the chance to meet up with him this past weekend. When did you first get up? Back in Morocco in 1997. I was the first one to bomb in Meknès. It was something that I had always wanted to do. What about here in NYC? Here in NYC I only work on legal spaces. What was your first piece here? Three years ago I did my first piece for the Pita Palace on Montrose and Bushwick. What was the experience like? I loved it. What kinds of surfaces do you prefer? As I generally paint with brushes, I need smooth surfaces. How have folks responded to your particular aesthetic – a fusion of Arabic calligraphy and graffiti? The response was been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. How does your family feel about what you are doing? They love it. What percentage of your day is devoted to your art? About 40%. Cycling. Yes! Arabic.
20 Amazing Typographic Works by Andre Beato André Beato is a Portuguese Graphic designer & Illustrator, born in Lisbon and currently based in London. His work is mostly vector based graphics, corporate identities and illustrated typography. He has been working in the various creative fields of graphic, print and editorial, collaborating with clients from various industries such as record labels, magazines, clothing companies, advertising and others. He has done some of the most amazing typographic works as follow. Thinkin´About Destroy Caught Eye We Are The 90′s Lisbonlover Part Time Lover The Sweetest Taboo Type For You Spin the Globe The Next Big Thing Don´t Sweat my Swag Support Japan Show Us Your Type May the Force Salute to New York Willy Wonka´s Mortar & Pestle Go Play! The Best of London Incredibly Useful
Marvel Universe History Origins In 1982, Marvel published the mini-series Contest of Champions, in which all of the major heroes in existence at the time were gathered together to deal with one threat. This was Marvel's first miniseries. Each issue contained biographical information on many major costumed characters; these biographies were a precursor to Marvel's series of reference material, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, which followed shortly on the heels of Contest of Champions. Concepts Most importantly, the Marvel Universe also incorporates examples of almost all major science fiction and fantasy concepts, with writers adding more continuously. Comparatively little time passes in the Marvel Universe compared to the real world, owing to the serial nature of storytelling, with the stories of certain issues picking up mere seconds after the conclusion of the previous one, while a whole month has passed by in "real time". Costumed superheroes and supervillains
VISUAL PHOOEY! Articles: This Is Not a Photograph Last September, a photo of a girl with a blank expression and a popped collar appeared online without any context. A few people assumed it was a viral ad, but most were drawn to it for reasons they couldn't quite place. Some combination of the girl's wide-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights stare, the Polo logo on her shirt, her slightly open mouth, the pinkish tone, and muted palette of the photograph suggested it was a "found" picture, or maybe a long-forgotten entry into Andy Warhol's Polaroid series. Vampire Weekend claimed a provocative, and effective strategy with their photo. A lot of indie artists lately have felt something similar, it seems. Clockwise: Dum Dum Girls' I Will Be; Fang Island; Wavves' Wavvves; Wolf Parade's Expo 86 These are just recent examples. The indie zine and DIY cultures dating back to the late 70s are a clear predecessor for this trend, as are the early 90s album covers of lo-fi godheads Sebadoh, but there are a few crucial differences.
Pichi&Avo: Graffiti Art x Greek Mythology | Illusion Magazine Share on: 0 total shares Classical art lives on, even in graffiti. That might be a bit of a surprise, but characters from Greek Mythology are softly shaded with spray paints and traditional tagging added here and there to compose various murals. It’s all brilliantly done by Pichi&Avo, the duo from Spain who met in 2007 and since then became great friends and collaborators. They’ve been traveling all over Europe to paint iconic pieces, such as their biggest one including Greeks and a Trojan (like Homero, Achilles, and Menelaus) painted on shipping containers at the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium. Photos © Pichi&Avo Via Graffiti Art Magazine and Street Art News
Fuel Your Illustration Some Good Harry Potter Jokes how many slytherins does it take to screw a light bulb 5.1 to screw the light bulb and 4 to say with their fathers connection at the ministry they could screw it faster Whats snapes boggart? and he was like what? And i said " A cauldron full of Shampoo!" .-Knock, knock -Who's there? Q: How many wizards does it take to change a lightbulb? Q: How many Death Eaters does it take to stir a cauldron? Why did the Weasel cross the road? Somebody tossed a knut. Why did Potter cross the road. No reason, but someone will write a book about it. Why did Draco cross the road? So he could swing his hips at Potter. Why did Crabbe and Goyle cross the road? Draco did. Why did the Dark Lord cross the road? Because Potter couldn't stop him. The Dark Lord ordered it. Why did Trevor cross the road? To get away from Longbottom. Why did Dumbledore cross the road? He was following the poisoned lemon drops. Why did Professor Snape stand in the road? So no one could tell what side he was on. Because we are doublecrossers.