Neon Sign Installations by Olivia Steele

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2014
Neon is everywhere in cities, rather ironically used to draw attention to a given space in a sea of similar lights. Playing on the pervasive nature of the material, Nashville-bred artist Olivia Steele uses neon in installations to charge them with di...

The Hundreds Talks “Post-Pop Art” with Aaron Kai

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2014
Hawaiian post-pop artist Aaron Kai recently sat down with the good folks over at The Hundreds to share his story about how he finally began to make a living from his art. He takes us back to his early days where several menial gigs at copy centers di...

ibought Vol. 06

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 16, 2014
Now in its sixth installment, ibought should be a definite inclusion on a reading list surrounding Japanese subcultures. After its in-depth feature on streetwear mogul NIGO in Volume 5, the magazine follows up with engaging profiles of other Japanese...

Ashley Sky Visits Terry Richardson’s Studio

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 15, 2014
Following in the footsteps of adult film star/jewelry designer/DJ Jessie Andrews, model Ashley Sky is the latest to pay a visit to Terry Richardson’s studio. Shot in black and white, the short photo set sees Sky in a cropped tee as well as Rich...

Abandoned Liverpool Warehouse Filled with Jellyfish

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2014
An abandoned warehouse in Liverpool’s Toxteth district is now home to a unique installation from artists Walter Hugo and Zoniel. Dubbed The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, the piece sees a glowing j...

Shepard Fairey For The Line Hotel LA

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2014
The good folks over at Arrested Motion recently had the pleasure of staying at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, a project made possible by the creatives behind Ace Hotel amongst others. Most notably, the location features the work of D*Face on the west...

The Creative Class with Stefan Sagmeister

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 12, 2014
WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding with a brief look into the life of Stefan Sagmeister. While the name itself might not be recognizable, Sagmeister, alongside his partne...

Ryan Putnam’s Illustrations of Famous Movie Costumes

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2014
Artist and graphic designer Ryan Putnam has created a series of simple yet eye-catching outfit grids of famous movie costumes. The simple illustrations cover several iconic film characters from movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and more. C...

Santa Cruz’s Jim Phillips on Keeping Fresh and His Career So Far

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2014
Born in San Jose, California in 1944, Jim Phillips has been at the forefront of forging Santa Cruz’s visual identity since he started working there in 1975. Four decades later, Jim has created thousands of skateboard decks, T-shirt designs, sti...

Two of Banksy’s Central Park “Spray Art” Canvases Sell for $214,000 USD

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 8, 2014
A New Zealand woman has hit the jackpot in the art world after selling two Banksy canvases for $214,000 USD at Bonhams, works which she purchased for just a fraction of the final selling price. The unsuspecting investor paid $60 USD a piece back in O...

3D Bird Sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 7, 2014
Working with paper as her dominant medium, Diana Beltran Herrera puts the common origami crane to shame with her 3D bird sculptures. The artist, who graduated with an undergraduate degree in industrial design and is currently pursuing a Masters in Fi...

‘Too Much?’ by Atelier Amarist and Alejandro Monge

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 7, 2014
Bridging the worlds of contemporary art with design, Atelier Amarist and Alejandro Monge explore the true value of currency in their Too Much? sculptural table. Resting between two flat surfaces, the focal point of this piece is the small flame risin...

JR “Women Are Heroes” Container Ship

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 7, 2014
French artist JR has launched a special project on a huge scale from the port of Le Havre, France centered around a 365m long container ship (CMA CGM MAGELLAN). Working with over 151 containers, he used them as pixels to recreate the eyes of Elizabet...

Os Gêmeos “Ópera da Lua” @ Galeria Fortes Vilaca

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 4, 2014
Live from São Paulo, Os Gêmeos have opened their latest exhibition dubbed “Ópera da Lua” (the Opera of the Moon) at the Galeria Fortes Vilaca in Brazil. In using their signature aesthetics and hallmark narrative, the brotherly duo present...

Patagonia Releases “Birds of Prey” Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 3, 2014
Famed outdoor clothing and gear brand Patagonia has got a new book chronicling a topic dear to founder Yvon Chouinard. Birds of Prey examines the unique relationship between man and bird, particularly the birds of prey that have helped — and in...