It’s not often that I notice advertising campaigns.
Unless I am writing about them for work, ads seems to just file away in to my subconscious somewhere (which I suppose is the point right?). However, today while looking for something else, I came across the new Harvey Nichols campaign, focusing less on the human models, and more on the dogs being carried in designer bags.
However, these aren’t the dog’s you would expect to see in Chloe or Prada totes, but instead dogs that would look much more at-home on the streets of Brixton on the end of a chain lead. There is nothing I like more than a little juxtaposition in an image, and H.N. has worked it to highlight the new tough totes that are available in store.
My heart melted when I saw the bulldog in the bag!
Adam J. Kurtz says he claims to be a “graphic artist and media designer.” It seems to me like those claims are pretty accurate. We’ve shown his balloons on here before, but now it’s time to show the rest of his work. Which, as you can see is super fun, colourful and intelligent.
Natalie Perkins is a talented young lady. I came across an illustration of hers a few years ago, and was happy to see that the rest of her work is just as wonderful. As is her motivation for producing the work that she does;
“My drawings are an avenue for meditation and self care. They are largely influenced by my embodiment as a fat woman with mental illness. My early work focused on highly detailed and repetitive line work, and commented on femininity in pop culture as much as my own feelings about my own very unpopular femininity. After suffering a significant period of mental illness in 2011 I spent a lot of time focusing on simply getting through my days and not creating much resolved work at all. As I come back into better health I’m approaching my creative practice quite differently, with more respect for my disabilities as well as the role of drawing in my personal life.
Now, I draw to recover and illustrate a femininity that moves away from aesthetic beauty, and I find my politics and art seem to mesh more naturally.”
Check out some of my favourite pieces of her work and then go over to her website to see more.
It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945 due to the introduction of longer subway trains.Since then the station has been left untouched and in it’s original condition. That is, until recently. Lucky passengers of the 6 train who know of it’s existence will be allowed to stay on the train during its turnaround and see the Station from the train. Of course, like all underground stations, there are off-limit parts that only Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers and the more adventurous graff writer will ever see. And this station is no different. The Underbelly Project has turned these parts of this station into an off-limit art gallery, which is illegal to enter. Over a hundred murals have been accumulated over time by graffiti artists who discovered the walls and invited others to add their art.
Annick Bouvattier clearly has talent in painting the female form. However, it’s not just the fact that she’s good at depicting women in her paintings, but it’s the subtly of her details which perfectly represent the modern woman. Beautiful!
Mr. Phomer is “A Connoisseur of All Things Cool”, as it tells us on his website. And after browsing his work, I must say that I kinda agree… Click on the images below from his series “Tips on Posters” which consists of well, tips on posters! Then take yourself over to his site to check out his colourful work for clients including MTV, Reebok and Don’t Panic.
It’s the simple ideas that are the best. What more do you need form a tumblr than someone simply coping the patterns of sweaters from The Cosby Show? The Cosby Sweater Project does just that. Who ever is behind this is a genius and needs to be rewarded. Simple.
Do you get hands on with your art? Do you get truly involved in the way that Natalie Irish does? If not, then you need to get some schooling from the lady who uses her lips and thumbs to create life-like portraits of out icons. Natalie has been getting a lot of attention for her beautiful paintings which are created by kissing her canvases, or using her thumb to make prints which build up to amazing images. Peep her work below.
Anyone who knows me, knows I have my little splurges of OCD, when everything has to be in it’s place, and organised (usually in to colours). Some people take the piss out of me for it, laughing every time I tidy away some un-noticeable piece of crap. Well laugh no more people! As I’ve found someone who’s oranisational skills put us all to shame. Take a look at “The Art of Clean Up” By Ursus Wehrli. A wonderful book that contains Ursus’ images of how brilliantly he cleans shit up, and puts things in their place! I don’t feel so bad now…