Born in Chinatown, Los Angeles, Michael C. Hsiung is known for his black-and-white pen and ink drawings. His work features a range of “strangely rotund characters from fantastical creatures, such as centaurs and mermen to somewhat contemporary and/or old fashion bearded males”. Currently living with his wife Rachel in Los Angeles, he spends his days drawing, making prints, producing t-shirts and creating zines; he also plays Dungeons & Dragons when he can. His illustrations and artwork have featured in Dr. Martens, Dwindle / Enjoi Skateboards, Momentum Wheels, Matix, Ambiguous Clothing, Oxford American Magazine, Grove made, Scout Books, Steve Turner Gallery, and most recently in the form of a new skateboard for Amigos Skateboards in Seattle, WA. He has also exhibited in various galleries, including East of Eden at Barnsdall Park, 2008 Helsinki Biennial, Giant Robot, Slingluff Gallery, Hurley, and is scheduled for his first LA solo show at THIS, Los Angeles gallery in Highland Park in January.
DASH Magazine is a bi-annual London-based illustrated magazine presenting fashion and fashion art. Distributed worldwide it is aimed at opinion formers of all genders with an interest in fashion and art-related fields. The magazine also seeks to highlight the art-form found in fashion illustration.
Grand Archives hail from Seattle, the city synonymously twinned with rain and Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan rom com’s. Early on, Pitchfork added track ‘Sleepdriving’ to a playlist and the band in return received considerable exposure. This was closely followed up by a support gig with Modest Mouse and signing with Sub Pop Records for the release of their self titled debut album…
Did some scans of the large painting I’ve been working on, I actually might just consider it finished because I’m sure if I add anything else it’ll be destroyed. Oil on paper.
Berlin based product designer Anne Boenisch creates home furnishings inspired by kinetic art. A background in carpentry her functional pieces are constructed from lightweight materials and contain a strong geometric quality.
Jaakko Mattila is a Finnish painter who graduated from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College, in 2001. Since then his works have been displayed in Finland, the United Kingdom, Italy and France.
Founded in 2010, Flamingo Magazine is a London-based culture and illustration magazine that celebrates doing-it-yourself. Investigating alternative lifestyles, we believe that creativity, community and grassroots culture are the most fascinating things in life. Siobhan Leddy of Flamingo Magazine fills us in.
Deams work reflects a “graphic tapestry” of graffiti art, graphic design and abstract impressionism. Inspiration for which is sourced by his observations of architecture, textiles and repetition in nature. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia - he works as a graphic designer, art director and painter. He is also an active member of AWOL CREW, an international collective of graffiti artists who combine and collage their distinct styles for seamless results.
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Gustav Düsing studied architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and currently works at Barkow-Leibinger Architects in Berlin. Throughout his research and practical work he focuses on digital fabrication and appliance of material systems in various scales.
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Bruce Munro is a lighting designer and installation artist. Born in Salcombe, Devon he studied fine art at Bristol Polytechnic. Working with a small team of lighting designers at his studio he creates architectural lighting schemes for private residences, hotels, restaurants and other commercial spaces. These schemes have often resulted in spectacular feature lights such as contemporary chandeliers, wall lights or sculptures these being designed by Bruce Munro himself to complement the scheme. That aside it is his large scale art installations which have captured the imagination of people globally.
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