Yulia Brodskaya is a master at the art of quilling, using strips of colorful paper that is rolled, shaped and glued to create the most magnificent works of art. As much as I absolutely love her typography, as seen in Startbucks or Hermès ads, I am most impressed with her portrait series. Yulia so brilliantly challenges the limitations of traditional quilling techniques by bringing these three dimensional portraits to life. Each of her subjects have the most poignant and emotional facial expressions . . . they’re simply extraordinary!
Kristy Gammill, a 34 year old artist and mother of three teenagers, finds inspiration in ancient textiles and flea market finds. Her impressionist-like paintings are so beautifully saturated in color, they would just about brighten anybody’s day.
For every day in 2013 San Francisco based artist Klari Reis will be creating art within the confines of plexiglass petri dishes for a project called The Daily Dish, which is a continuation of a project she completed back in 2009. Klari uses layers of reflective epoxy polymer to create colorful and abstract paintings that look like living microorganisms. And they have the most brilliant names like Octopus Kisses, Moshing At A Pearl Jam Concert, and Jellyfish With A Brooch. We can’t wait to check in on the project to see the progression through the year . . . 86 days and counting!
Cats painted in vintage wares, a shiba inu photographed in menswear, and creatures illustrated in dapper garb . . . clearly, we love portraits of animals in clothing over here at HWTF. And now, we’ve fallen for Yago Partal’s Zoo Book. The rhinoceros is so bad ass in his bomber jacket and the koala is just too adorable in his Hawaiian shirt! Which animal is your favorite?
As German photographer Sven Fennema captures dilapidated castles, abandoned palaces and decayed churches, I can’t help but wonder how these once impressive buildings have come to be forgotten. Whatever fate lies ahead for these spaces, it’s nice to see that their beauty will forever be restored through Sven’s photographs.
Working primarily with calligraphy ink and liquids like tea, brandy and whisky, Carne Griffiths draws both human and floral forms in the most unique and abstract way. “Alcohol has a curious effect on ink, taking the colour deep into the paper very quickly – it behaves very differently to water and gives permanence to some inks” explains Carne. Check out his Etsy page for super affordable prints from his collection!