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Leslie Clerc

Leslie Cerc - panties Leslie Clerc has some delicious French flavor for you to savor. Her body of work contains a nice variation of styles and approaches.  After the jump, you can catch some goodies like a little girl who wants candy, a toy weiner dog and designs for an animated music video for Ba Cissoko.  She has also started a studio along with a few other artists called La Mondaine.

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Underware

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Let Underware wrap you up in type! This pan-European design collective creates sophisticated, versatile font collections and delivers them with a hints of tounge-in-cheek (check out their blackletter titled Fakir!) This group exceeds the definition of type-designers by pursuing new venues for educating others about the fabulous world of fonts; you can listen in to their typeradio broadcasts and catch up on the latest and greatest from Underware’s ongoing type workshops from around the globe.

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new work by Charles Guthrie

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Since we last featured Charles Guthrie, he’s  been a busy! He’s posted a slew of new work/explorations on his website, he’s been focused on independent publishings and, of course, pushing creative limits. This Richmond, VA local also has a blog on tubllr that he’d be pleased for you to check out.

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Awesome Video Of The Day- Barry McGee Interview

One of the most influential artists (Did you know Beautiful/Decay is named after a Barry McGee quote) of his generation Barry McGee was recently asked to reinstall a work of his at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for their 75th Anniversary retrospective. What ended up happening was an installation that not only incorporated the original work created in 1996 but also sampled new work created days before the installation. In this piece we talk with Barry about the preservation of impermanent art and how reinvention keeps him excited.

Video by Creative Lives.

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Bordeaux Artist Collective

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Damien Arnaud (graphic designer) and fellow artists Florent Berthaut, a.k.a Hitmuri (artist)  Claire Soubrier (photographer), and Max Boufathal (artist) collaborate on various projects, bringing their individual sensibilities and specialties together to create a multimedia dynamic that entices all the senses.

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Music Spotlight- Reggie Watts

Crazy one man band beat box music machine Reggie Watts

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Pauline Automatique

pauline automatique man in suit I’m not sure if Pauline Automatique is the artist’s real  name, but either way, having the word ‘automatic’ as a last name makes you cool in my book.  The colorful dots on graph paper makes me think of an artist bored in geometry class, trying to pass the time. Quite a fun contrast.

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Joshua Abelow

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“My name is Joshua Abelow. It feels great to write my name. I love the way it looks in print. I like the way the “A” at the end of Joshua lines up with the “A” at the beginning of Abelow.  Like This: JOSHUA ABELOW” – Joshua Abelow writes about admiring his own name and his preference to use “Joshua” over “Josh”. Abelow writes often. He makes art, and most importantly lives life often. His works are dark, yet whimsical. Part autobiographical and occasionally asserting historical references, Abelow explores the process of making art and living with the pressures to perform as an artist, a friend and a lover. Works often make fun of themselves  and thrive on the failure of existing as beautiful hallmarks for all of art history’s future. If his essay “I Don’t Want To Name Name’s” is in fact honest, he started to make art for the right reasons, and will continue to do so for a long time. Another recommended read would be “DOINGDEKOONING” where he asserts the relevance of Paul McCarthy’s “Painter“. The importance of viewing both Abelow’s writings and visual works lies in understanding Abelow’s humble, honest  and somewhat naturally naive philosophy on life and the depth that exists within works far more involved than the headlines they announce.

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