Monday, January 13, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Doodler Extraordinaire Hattie Stewart
It’s not often you stumble upon an artist who calls themselves a “professional doodler,” but Hattie Stewart is certainly in a league of her own. The London-based illustrator has T-shirts, shoes, totes, and even dinnerware with her designs on it, but–we have to admit–one of our favorite Hattie creations are her balls-out magazine doodles. Seriously, take a gander at just a few of her trippy cover takeovers, and you’ll never, ever look at Vogue the same again.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Jeanette Hayes
One look at Jeanette Hayes’ Twitter, and you’ll see that she’s equal parts art historian, digital diva and pop culture critic. The NYC-based artist manages to mix hilarious and highbrow in videos for Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang, and she’s currently participating in the first-ever Emoji Art Show (which is still open until December 21!). Jeanette was awesome enough to chat with us about her New York life, Paris Hilton’s Instagram and, of course, the internetz. Basically, you’re gonna want to read this.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Color Me Good
We really like coloring books—particularly of the hip hop-themed variety. Sometimes, we like to take hip hop coloring books and ask our artist friends to do whatever they want with them. So, we did that, and this is what happened. Shop Ghost EIC Ana Ifould and painter/illustrator Minna Gilligan decked out some illustrations of The Notorious B.I.G. and Missy Elliott with some heavy-handed coloring and collage work, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Consider this our new wall art.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: Natology’s Miami Muses
Sure, everyone loves Art Basel for the obvious reasons (killer exhibitions + parties + beachy weather in December), but Miami also happens to home to some seriously talented (and fashionable!) artists. When expert curator/art blogger Natology (above) headed down to the 305, she discovered that some of her favorite ladies came straight from the streets of Miami. Find out more about her muses below!
Friday, December 6, 2013 Artsy Fartsy: i-D Magazine: The Future of Fashion
This is what it feels like to live in the future. The space between present and future is collapsing. Most people attribute this to technology—iPhones, Snapchats, the internet!—but tech is merely an accelerator. Fashion has always been about the next moment. Last month, i-D Online transformed the fashion magazine for a new era. The new, video-driven, digital platform features an innovative mix of fashion, culture, film and design, all done with their signature wink and smile. Reader-curated feeds of talent, trends, and stories reinvent the idea of editorial. “The site is so much more than a magazine brought to life; it’s the go-to destination for a global community of fashion fans who heard it here first,” says Holly Shackleton, i-D Editor.
Founded in 1980, i-D was originally dedicated to the scene in London. It was a magazine for bright young things who wanted to get under the skin of fashion. Without i-D, there would be no street style. There would be no fashion bloggers. In an interview with Eye, founder Terry Jones says his intention was to tell readers “You don’t have to look like people are telling you to. It was about making decisions for yourself.” Nasty Gal was established on those same punk-as-fuck principles. The company was started by our fearless leader in a pink bathrobe. This is a vintage dress. This is a computer. This is eBay. Now form a business. So what’s next? In this video, i-D asks fashion leaders from supermodel Coco Rocha to Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet how technology is revolutionizing the fashion industry. Nasty Gal makes a cameo!