Long days, balmy nights. Salt on your skin, corn on the cob, fireflies in a jar. Beach days, mountain getaways. Camping, climbing, bike riding.
It’s high summer, kids.
ANA KRAŠ was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she graduated from the University of Applied Arts. Based in New York, Ana works on different personal and commissioned projects. In addition to her sculptural string-wrapped lanterns, she paints, draws, designs furniture and works as a professional photographer. To see more of her work, visit her site.
Ana will be showing some of her recent drawings in an exhibition entitled “Mothers With Spoons and Relationships,” at the Ed. Varie Gallery in New York City. The opening reception is July 24, 6-9 pm and the show runs through August 10. For more information, click here.
Scott Dickson is an artist working out of Kansas. To see more click here.
Women of Graphic Design is a superblog that provides an ongoing online resource of work done by women graphic designers around the world.
Tori Hann and Kathleen Sleboda, co-curators of WOGD explain: ”(Women of Graphic design is) a project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions.”
Anna Helper is and artist working out of Portland, Maine. To see more click here.
The work of Simon Belleau.
**All images are from simonbelleau.com
I am completely crazy about these ceramic cactii made by Spanish artist Lina Cofán! If you’ve ever been to the Little Paper Planes shop (or my house, for that matter), you know how much we enjoy plants and ceramics and Cofán’s work is a perfect union of those dual loves. To see more of her not-so-prickly beauties, visit her site.
Tyler Beard was born in Olathe, KS. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art. In the summer of 2008 he traveled to Berlin where he was an artist in residence at the Ceramic Center. Beard recently had his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in March 2013. He is represented by Robischon Gallery and currently lives and works in Denver, CO.
To see more from Tyler Beard click here.
Agi & Sam are UK-based menswear designers.
Titled ‘Watu Nguvu’ – ‘People Power’ in Swahili – the collection is the result of (Agi) Mdumulla’s travels throughout the continent, in particular the Masai territory. African tribal workwear was fused with western menswear staples, with pieces almost entirely monochrome and only a handful of items in other colours.
A traditional Masai check was presented in black; adorning coats and slightly oversized and cropped trousers as part of a smaller pattern.
African weaves were also included in the form of horizontal stripes, which had been hand drawn and screen-printed onto cloth. Reflective materials appeared throughout the offering, often as bands on cuffs and hems as a nod to the West.
The juxtaposition of rich and poor African countries also served as a reference point. A selection of vinyl printed tops featured the duo’s take on logos used by large western oil companies operating in the continent. These were the only pieces shown to contain colour, with green, blue and red used.
To read more about their presentation at London’s Victoria House and their vision, click here.