Published May 17, 2010 by Molly
Occasionally you stumble upon a website that raises more questions than it provides answers. Sometimes this is a good thing. In the case of Special Reflection, it’s a great thing. The website collects drawings and posters and music by (we think) various people connected by some mechanism that we can’t quite divine.
Anyone out there have more information? If so, offer it up. If not, just enjoy the treasures of the site under the auspices of anonymity. After all: a good drawing is a good drawing, no matter who made it.
Published May 10, 2010 by Molly
Los Angeles-based Derek Albeck is 90% deaf in one ear, enjoys the belligerent and skilled music of Lightning Bolt and is most productive early in the morning and late at night. He would describe his work, if asked by a stranger, as “drawings from phorographs of family and surroundings. The drawings are somewhat autobiographical and serve as memory maps of shared stories and experiences.”
This is all gleaned from the artist’s interview at Fecal Face, which we recommend checking out as well as his website. Albeck’s got some neat prints, books and zines on sale on there, and a whole bunch of crazily meticulous drawings that we think are just great.
Published April 29, 2010 by Molly
MANYMONO is a London-based Risograph printing service that produces beautiful prints, books and zines (some of which are for sale at LANDFILL).
What exactly is Risograph printing technology? Well. Risograph Duplicators are machines that look like photocopiers but have a process more simillar to screen-printing. They allow only one color to print on each pass during the machine, and by overprinting various colors an artist can build up compositions as he would by screen printing. Hence the name: MANYMONO= single color runs. Risograph machines are speedy, reliable and heatless. And with the right hands, they produce gorgeous materials like the prints above.
Published April 27, 2010 by Molly
Genevieve DF Simms is an illustrator and artist whose bold, swirling images we can’t get enough of. Her website assembles a bunch of her illustration work, as well as limited-edition silkscreened posters and prints available for purchase.
We’re also enamored of Genevieve’s blog, which collects her process sketches, adventures in Google image search and thoughts on the role of an artist/illustrator. “One of my favourite things about doing illustration assignments,” she writes, “is that one must often explore things that they may not otherwise investigate.” There are also photo studies and one-offs like this awesome inventory of Genevieve’s treasures, inspired by the A&E show Hoarders. Neat!
Published February 9, 2010 by Molly
How can you not suppress a chuckle when faced with Art Vandelay, a multipurpose art showcase named after George Costanza’s alter-ego on Seinfeld? Giggles aside, the cleverly-named project offers a mine of fresh talent that’s worth trolling through.
Along with monographs, artist’s books and magazines, Art Vandelay offers a series of well-selected (and reasonably priced) prints by Anna Giertz, Anthony Burrill, Colin Henderson, Alex Bec and more. If you’re looking to fill some blank walls or decorate a clubhouse, this is your spot.