Monday, July 7, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Illustrating Feminism with Foie Gras
We know we talk about girl crushes a lot, but this one is the real deal. Foie Gras, who we’ve loved for a while, is part graphic artist, part in-your-face feminist, and a pretty cool musician, too. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to girl power and she’s commanded quite the following. Her digital project, Girls Against Cat-Calling, is as visually inspiring as it is culturally relevant. We got the chance to catch up with her and talk zines, livers, and #YESALLWOMEN. After our chat, she was nice enough to make us Nasty Gal-inspired art, too!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Where Bianca Luini Sees Fashion
The Internet never ceases to amaze us. Today’s obsession is Bianca Luini’s Where I See Fashion, a project that draws parallels between high fashion images and pictures of landscapes, architecture, or whatever Bianca deems fit. We’ve got to admit, we wish we had thought of this first.
Friday, June 27, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Working It: An Interview with Gloria Noto
We recently had Gloria Noto teach us how to do the dew. Today, we’re asking about her other projects, namely The Work Magazine. Since its conception six years ago, The Work has grown into a combination fashion, photography and art publication. When it comes down to it, the mag is all about “real soul, real concept and not just another hot girl looking bored.” Of course, most of that soul comes from Gloria, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. We caught up with her to talk crystals, something called “active rest,” and the reason why one job is never enough.
Friday, May 23, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: #MEMYSELFIEANDI
Our pal Esther Kim, the freakishly talented and exceptionally adorable illustrator who has done work for NYLON, Anna Sui, and Nasty Gal, amongst others, is having an art show this Friday and you’re invited! #MEMYSELFIEANDI features work from Kim as well as a bunch of her talented pals, including Yewon Cha, Chocomoo, Foxy Illustrations, Jangkoal, and Junmarie, and opens in Los Angeles at Space 15 Twenty tonight!
To celebrate the launch of the show and accompanying pop-up shop, we asked Esther and a few of the other artists exhibiting to give us their tips on taking the best possible selfies:
Friday, April 25, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Jo Ratcliffe
If you swiped up an issue of SUPER NASTY mag last year, you might remember that we chatted up London-based illustrator/art director/animator Jo Ratcliffe, but so much has happened since then. Admittingly, we’re most excited about her work being featured in Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso’s new book, #GIRLBOSS. In it, Jo transforms Sophia’s rules of being a #GIRLBOSS into killer pieces of art, which are equally inspirational as they are awe-inspiring. Jo is quite the #GIRLBOSS of her own, though—her clients have included everyone from Louis Vuitton to Kenzo to Katy Perry, just to name (a very select!) few. So, we caught up with Jo to find out what she’s been working on since we last chatted, and get the lowdown on what inspires all her on-point illustrations.
(Photo by Ben Toms)