Posted on December 29, 2012
Tara Dougans is a very successful Amsterdam-based art director and illustrator who is famous for her animated illustrations and interpretations of mainly menswear high fashion. Her most recent work is inspired by highly patterned materials. She has created characters whose clothes blend with the similarly patterned backgrounds. With hypnotic repetition, patterns spin, eyes move, and heads bob.
Posted on December 20, 2012
You all know by now that we have a weak spot for beautiful collages and awkward images with stories. No wonder why we loved Sammy’s collages and illustrations so much. He renders dynamic collages, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles; plays with exaggeration and proportions and creates new worlds for us to look at and enjoy.
Posted on December 1, 2012
Anne Sofie Madsen
“A wish to show the well-known through the un-known and to use traditional handcraft methods and couture techniques within ready-to-wear.”
Posted on August 9, 2012
Guilherme Kramer’s amazing artwork.
WE SEE PEOPLE IN THE CROWD
Posted on July 31, 2012
“Do what you really like!”
Interview with Ji Hyun Yu
pop.see.cul: Can you tell us a bit about your background; e.g where you live, studied?
Ji Hyun Yu: I was born and grew up in South Korea. I studied literature in Seoul but I always knew it was not what I’ve wanted. So as soon as I graduated from my university, I moved to Germany to study what I’ve always dreamt of. For about 2 and a half years I’ve been studying communication design in Mainz, Germany.
pop.see.cul: How would you describe your work?
Ji Hyun Yu: Humorous, cute, naïve
pop.see.cul: Where do you usually get your inspiration from?
Ji Hyun Yu: It might sound corny, but I get my inspiration from everywhere. Books, films, music, people, trips, blogs, and so on.
pop.see.cul: What is your typical day like?
Ji Hyun Yu: I wake up, have breakfast, go to university, meet some friends, have lunch, come home, have dinner, work on uni projects till I’m tired and then go to bed. During semester breaks I wake up, have some breakfast, do some drawings for my blog and website, or work on my own projects, have lunch, hang around with my boyfriend or meet some friends, have dinner, watch a film or telly, and then go to bed.
pop.see.cul: Can you tell us more about your “100 people I drew” project.
This project was actually a spontaneous piece of work. By chance I visited a fashion blog and saw her lovely outfit photos. I felt like drawing her and I did. This is how it began. I found more and more awesome fashion blogs and the outfit photos. I drew further and further till I drew 100 of them. But I didn’t draw exactly what I saw. I changed clothes or hairstyles. Sometimes I added something e.g. a purse or a necklace. At the end I made a book out of it because it’s much easier to see through and review at any later stage. (more…)
Posted on March 12, 2012
Fashion weeks are over but the party continues! Last weekend, iconic Paris concept store Colette celebrated its 15th birthday with an epic carnaval, open to everyone at the Tuileries Gardens (It’s the first time a brand has been granted access to the gardens for a public event). Music, food, fun events, movies, installations, great brands… We should have been there!! What better way to celebrate a birthday than to throw a huge carnival?
Posted on March 1, 2012
Leah is an illustrator who lives in Brooklyn. She loves California, girls, patterns, sunlight, florals and the future. We really like her little printed t-shirts and the scarfs. You can see more of her work on www.leahgoren.com.
Posted on January 25, 2012
pop.see.cul: Firstly, can you please give us a brief description of what you do and what your background in the creative industry is.
Nathaniel Russell: I went to college and studied printmaking. After graduation I moved to California and worked in a couple printmaking studios. I made artwork and tried to show it as much and do as many things as I could. I made a lot of posters for bands, album artwork, and t-shirts. Eventually I started a blog where I post art, photos, and writing semi-regularly. I started making shirts for my friends at mollusk surf shop, more album artwork, and more posters and zines. These days I live in Indiana and make prints and drawings, post stuff on my blog, design shirts and album covers fairly regularly and try to do good work for myself and others.
pop.see.cul: Has there been a particular project you found to be the highlight of your career so far?
Nathaniel Russell: I was awarded the art park/atlantic residency in Byron Bay, Australia last year. I went there for a month and made art, made new friends, and hung out. It was pretty amazing and one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.
pop.see.cul: What is your typical day like?
Nathaniel Russell: I wake up, take the dog for a walk, make coffee, do some e-mails, eat breakfast, work on whatever design, layout, or illustration gig I have at the moment until lunch, take a break and eat lunch with my girlfriend, get back to work, go for a walk again with the dog, maybe play guitar a little, make dinner, maybe work a little more on a drawing or in the sketchbook, watch a tv show or a movie, read a book, sleep, start all over. Some days I go visit my grandma.
pop.see.cul: What are your plans for the future?
Nathaniel Russell: I want to travel more and meet new people. I want to make better art and music. I want to get a cabin in the woods.
pop.see.cul: Can people buy your work? (if yes, from where?)
Nathaniel Russell: Sure. I have a website (nathanielrussell.com) that has a link to a store. I sometimes have art shows where things are for sale. Mollusk in San Francisco sometimes has things laying around of mine.
pop.see.cul: Has there been any moments where you thought of leaving everything behind to pursue another career?
Nathaniel Russell: I used to drive a van for a record label and deliver boxes of records. In retrospect it was kind of nice to have a straightforward task to do and to just do it and not be stressed out about it. Sometimes that sounds attractive again. I would sometimes like to work in a record store again or run a coffee shop.
pop.see.cul: You also write and play music as Birds of America. Isn’t there anything you can’t do?
Nathaniel Russell: There are so many things I cannot do that it would blow your mind. I really don’t think I can do all that much more than anybody else, it’s just what we choose to work at and pursue. I don’t think I’m any more special than anybody else.
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