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.
Monday, July 28, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Nasty Gal x WISF
It’s never good to compare yourself to others. But who said anything about comparing your favorite clothes to your favorite photos? Bianca Luini is the image guru behind Where I See Fashion, a blog that celebrates the similarities between clothing and photography. Bianca has been on our radar for quite some time, but we recently got the Milan-born fashion design student to look through some of our images. And while she was working, we snagged an interview with her, too!
Shop The Looks!
Roberto Cavalli Reef Raff Leather Pants
Balancing Act Crop Top
Get It Write Pants
Such A Square Bag
Cameo Dark Stars Skirt
Reverse Outline Bustier
Nasty Gal Express Yourself Trousers
What A Gem Bag
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Fash Gif
Greta Larkins launched her now cult-beloved website FashGif in 2011 with an image she animated from the Prada Spring ’11 collection, but the very first GIF the Melbourne-based artist created didn’t involve fashion at all. “It was a photo of a friend holding a stick (ha ha I think he was pretending to be Gandalf or something)…I removed the stick from his hand and then had it float into frame.” After becoming enamored with GIFs and teaching herself how to create them via online tutorials, Greta merged her loves of fashion and her love of the moving image and started creating her “fash gifs” for fun. Over the past few years the stylish GIFs have become must-have internet accessories for some of the most stylish folks around, and Greta has been written up by the likes of Dazed Digital, Oyster Magazine, and Bullett Media, and collaborated with some pretty big names, including Calvin Klein, Converse, and Kenzo.
We asked the 29 year old to choose her all time favorite creations, and asked her about her dream FashGif collaborations.