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Pen & Paper: Rugman

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 11, 2013
Although nicknamed Rugman for resembling the hairy Sasquatch, the London-based artist/designer earned his art world stripes for his sprightly approach, unquestionable passion and eerie imagery. His early affinity with art culture can be attributed to...

Pen & Paper: Stink

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 15, 2012
California-based artist Evan “Stink” Rossell is known for his colorful, often cartoonish work – art that was honed through days spent drawing, painting, surfing and skateboarding while growing up. Inspired by his grandfather –...

Pen & Paper: Hattie Stewart

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2012
In this edition of Pen & Paper, we explore the psychedelic mind of famed illustrator Hattie Stewart. A natural doodler from a young age, Hattie’s love for random drawings eventually earned her a BA in illustration from Kingston University....

Pen & Paper: GREG MIKE

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2012
Born and raised in Connecticut, it was only until he started visiting New York City in the ’80s that GREG MIKE realized the potential of art and design. Inspired by the bold artwork of mid-century cartoons, MIKE began to mix the grandiloquence...

Pen & Paper: Willkay

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 3, 2012
Influenced by a diverse range of genres and everyday experiences, artist Willkay has managed to create a raw and distinctive style all of his own. Starting at an early age, Willkay knew he wanted to be an artist, winning art competitions and eventual...

Pen & Paper: Tyrsa

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 26, 2012
When in 1999, Alexis Taieb — also known as Tyrsa — discovered graffiti, he knew he had found his calling. His natural love for letters and the art of typography led him to Gobelins, from which he graduated in 2007, and a career...

Pen & Paper: Dabs Myla

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 19, 2012
A pair of talented Australian artists who just happen to be a couple, Dabs Myla have been living and working in LA for the past three years. Their paint-based work is often playful and colorful, conjuring up images and memories from one’s child...

Pen & Paper: Angry Woebots

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 12, 2012
The artist Angry Woebots’ panda-heavy works often deal with the themes of struggle, anger and stress, and it’s a theme all too familiar to the artist. Having survived a near-fatal car crash in 1999 and subsequently moving to Seattle, wher...

Pen & Paper: Jeff Soto

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2012
Jeff Soto is an artist, illustrator and muralist who has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Inspired by a spectrum of influences ranging from graffiti and hip-hop to nature and pop culture, his work bridges the imaginary chasm betwe...

Pen & Paper: Skinner

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 20, 2012
Artists of various forms often seek to channel a sort of inner chaos onto paper, canvas, or whichever medium they might happen to work with. Hailing from Sacramento, California, the artist Skinner’s work might be a perfect embodiment of that no...

Pen & Paper: C.R. Stecyk III

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 18, 2012
As an impressionable young boy C.R. Stecyk III grew up idolizing his father who was an aspiring creative himself, photographing his family travels and modifying classic automobiles. That young apprentice then took his maturing affinity for photograph...

Pen & Paper: OG Slick

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2012
Street art culture and the urban landscape of graffiti would be very different today, had it not been for the works and influence of OG Slick. The Honolulu native spent much of the 1980s in Los Angeles using his signature cartoony characters and uniq...

Pen & Paper: Steven Harrington

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2012
Influenced by psychedelic art from the 1960s and 1970s, contemporary Los Angeles-based artist, Steven Harrington has built a following with his timeless pop-inspired style and mystical, contemplative imagery. Co-founder of California’s National...

Pen & Paper: Dalek

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 15, 2012
Having delivered various art forms from graffiti to structuralism, James Marshall, better known as Dalek, has been showcased in numerous publications including The New York Times, Juxtapoz and The Wall Street Journal for his progressive styles. As a...

Pen & Paper: James Jean

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2012
Perhaps to the relief of many avid fans of visual artist James Jean, we find his talents on pen and paper despite being best known for his work on paint and canvas. In this Pen & Paper, we’re privy to even more James Jean nostalgia as we fl...