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“Plumb” Animation by Caleb Wood
Animation / August 27, 2015

This is fantastic. Animator Caleb Wood () was invited to make an animation for Prve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota, but what he created had a pretty genius twist. Wood drew a stream of consciousness style animation directly onto the gallery walls, in his words it was “a continuous vertical freehand digression”. The video below is the result of moving a camera down each column. Watch “Plumb” below!  

100 Day Performance Piece on Conquering Fear!
New York / August 26, 2015

While working on her Master’s Degree at the School of Visual Arts, New York-based art director Michelle Poler was broadly instructed to do one thing every day for 100 days. Taking her assignment to the next level, Poler created the 100 Days Without Fear project. Poler is now 84 Days in, has since graduated, and is documenting herself facing all kinds of fears from quitting her job and posing nude for a life drawing class, to walking around New York blindfolded. See more images and some video clips from Poler’s inspiring project below! Here is the letter Michelle wrote, resigning from her job: Dear Ms. Q: I’ve always been a big planner. I planned to meet my husband at 17 and marry him at 23. I planned to flee my country to pursue a better life and earn a degree from a reputable university. I planned to graduate with honors from a career I thought to be passionate about. I planned to move to Miami to get married and find a good job in my field. I planned to move to the city of my dreams and get into the masters program that would change the course of my career. I planned…

Japanese Designer Nigo’s Garage Sale
Designer / August 25, 2015

Japanese designer Nigo is unloading a bunch of contemporary art, jewellery, and furniture from his personal collection through a Sotheby’s auction entitled . The founder of Bape said “I wanted to have an estate sale of my own but obviously I couldn’t get any enjoyment from it myself if I was dead. So I decided to do it now.” Take a look at the entire auction here.  

Blu in Berlin!
Graffiti / August 23, 2015

Blu returns to Berlin and leaves a considerable mark! This piece is enormous! You may recall that piece he created (which remains one of the best things I have ever seen on the internet). Watch a great video of him painting this gigantic mural in Berlin, below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaOn1e6sLEc[/youtube]

5th Annual Supersonic Invitational
Drawings / August 22, 2015

by Michael Howard   by Hongmin Lee   by Ozabu   My buddy Zach, over at Supersonic, has put together another historic show! The 5th Annual Supersonic Invitational opens at Spoke Art Gallery on Saturday, January 9th in San Francisco, California, and features brand new work from over 70 artists. On opening night a limited number of special edition prints will be offered to first arrivals so I’m sure there’ll be a big line. Doors open at 6PM, you can check out the Facebook RSVP here.  

360-Degree Books by Yusuke Oono
Designer / August 20, 2015

These storybooks by Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono open up 360-degrees, transforming into an incredible 3D storytelling experience. While Oono’s original designs were so labour intensive they couldn’t be mass produced,  and  have been made available thanks to Loftwork, (the company who sponsored the design contest where Oono’s work gained recognition) and book publisher Seigensha. Check out more images below!            

Brendan Donleavy
New York / August 19, 2015

I met several artists while I was out in New York on the weekend, one of them was Brendan Donleavy. He doesn’t have a whole lot of work online at the moment but keep an eye on him. There’s a few more images below but they don’t do his work justice as he likes to go pretty large!  

Jenn Liv
Drawings / August 18, 2015

Works by Toronto-based illustrator Jenn Liv. More below.                

Nychos
Graffiti / August 14, 2015

Paintings by Nychos (personal favourite). Watch the videos below!