Alex Varanese

Alex Varanese Trash MindedWhile we are in Graphic Design land, let’s get electrifyingly trashy with a typeface called “Elektrotrash”.  Alex Varanese constructed this computer rock font, or as he refers to it – “a found art typeface”. Fun stuff.

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Fernando Rodriguez

Fernando Rodriguez You Hurt MeCan somebody say juicy?  Fernando Rodriguez has some sizzling designs.  Can you see the hidden message in the above image? I’ll give you 5 seconds. Give up? “You Hurt Me”… Oh, but it hurts so good.  I am loving this clean deliciousness coming out of Spain. 

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Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson Haunted UrbanChris Wilson cakes the canvas in sexy mystery.  Temptresses, Sirens, Punk Rock Queens and Fallen Goddesses grace his haunted imagery.  The texture in his work is so tangible your eyes can taste the grit.  As he rises in the art scene, I most definitely suggest you keep not one, but two eyes watching Mr. Wilson.  If you’re free this Friday evening, Chris is showing in a group exhibition at Tempo Royale (@ Wilshire Royale – 2619 Wilshire Blvd.) …I know I’ll be there!

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Booooooom “HELP HAITI” Art Fundraiser

art_to_help_haitiFellow art blog,  Booooooom, has organized a great opportunity for you to help Haiti and build up your art collection, at the same time.  The artists have agreed to donate all proceeds from each sale to Haiti.  So please head on over to their fundraiser and support this cause.  If you prefer to just donate, you can do so through Google: http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake

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Michiel Van Der Born

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Okay typography lovers, we got a juicy steak for you all in this post.  Michiel Van Der Born has gone from A-Z in acrylic.  When I stumbled upon this series, I found it refreshing to see this playful take on the good old alphabet.  Bon Appetite.

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Taras Hrabowsky

ThingPit from taras hrabowsky on Vimeo.

Close your eyes.  Imagine a Drive-In movie theater, huge projections covering a massive wall.  Now imagine that the projectionist is sitting in a van and has no permission.  Instead of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, the projection is of some face melting graphics, like the above video.  That’s what you get with the work of Taras Hrabowsky.  After the jump, you can see some documentation of these guerilla projections.  Keep your eyes peeled, as Taras may be coming to a city near you with this cross country tour.

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Sara Cwynar

sara cwynar paranoiaFeel free to blame Canada for the fun artwork of Toronto-based photographer Sara Cwynar.  The above image is a ‘fictional manifestation of paranoia’.  The cluttered composition and mischievous raccoon makes me a bit paranoid, even though I enjoy it.  Sara was even featured in The New York Times magazine, and she’s still in school!  You can also see Sara’s work on her Tumblr page.

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Artist Interview: Mark Licari

Mark Licari
A couple of weeks ago, we featured Mark Licari on the B/D blog, and the response was so positive that we decided to catch up with the man himself and ask him some questions about his work, squids, and life in LA. Licari’s world is full of sea creatures, crawling bugs, exploding volcanoes, and the degenerative force that turns a clean room into a big fat mess. In addition to his vibrant works on paper, elaborate lithographs, and hilarious sculptures, he also creates dramatic wall drawings that will make you ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ like a little kid. His show at the Monterey Museum of Art is on view through February 14th, so go check it out!

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