Friday, September 12, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: B6 x Nasty Gal
Remember our chat with über cool artist Brittney Scott? Well, she put her talented finger to screen to create some fun, exclusive, Nasty Gal-inspired pieces for just for little ol’ us. Aw, shucks! Check ‘em out, won’t you?
Monday, September 8, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Shantell Martin
(photos by Meghan Mcneer)
White walls, T-shirts, and toys beware, Shantell Martin is armed with a marker and she doesn’t consider any surface too sacred. If you aren’t familiar with her work, Shantell’s drawings can best be described as a visual stream of consciousness, “a language of words and lines.” To us, her illustrations, done mostly in black and white and spanning across large walls or covering found objects, are nothing short of stunning. We caught up with Shantell to talk grandma collabs, drawing where you shouldn’t, and why she kind of needs a spare pool right now. — Chris Rellas
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Falling In with H0les Eyewear’s Pam Tietze
20/20 vision might sound like a good thing, but there’s value in seeing double. Pam Tietze is the artist behind current mega hit, H0les Eyewear, a brand that transforms glasses into kaleidoscopic art. For H0les, it’s all about the process of exploration, an adventure that Pam says “creates the feeling of being a tourist in your own reality.” And apparently, tons of people are looking for a vacation. Pam’s glasses have distorted the vision of Lady Gaga, Chanel Iman, and Natalia Kills, just to name a few. We caught up with the empress of eyewear to talk crystal harvests, candy bowls as hats, and why Batman’s seal of approval is everything.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Brittney Scott is Seriously Unserious
L.A.-based digital artist Brittney Scott’s first show is an invitation onto her laptop desktop—just don’t take it too seriously. “I want to cancel it,” she says, sporting her famous top-bun as she sits on a windowsill in Bold L.A., the downtown gallery that’s housing her work (aptly titled My 1st IRL Art Show). “I think people are gonna think it’s really serious and it’s not that serious.” The simple, tongue-in-cheek, MS Paint-y portraits that Brittney (who goes by B6) has become known for are definitely lighthearted (she makes all of them in a “shitty app called ‘Paint’”), but we think some credit is due—especially when you consider that the girl is only 22 and she’s already gained props from artists like Diplo, A-trak, Major Lazer, and Jerome LOL for the portraits she’s made of them. And to think that it all started when she doodled a purple frownie-faced self-portrait to use as her Twitter avatar…
Before you stop by her show, which opens this Thursday, August 14th at 6 p.m., read the convo we had with her about the intimacy of a computer desktop, her Internet gang, and how sometimes parents just don’t understand.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Avery Monsen Gets Emojinal
Emojis are the lifeblood of worldwide communication. When you really think about it, nothing is more important than expressing your ideas through tiny illustrations of really pointless things. Nobody understands that better than Avery Monsen, a comedian / Vine celeb / really funny author out of New York. Avery’s newest creation, Rejected Emojis, puts all those preloaded icons to shame by serving up such creations as “cool pube” and “a bald man reclines on a giant slice of pizza.” We caught up with Avery the other day and tackled important subjects like smiling red ogres, emoji freedom, and the power of evasive texting.