Animator Jim Le Fevre, whom I posted about way back in 2008 (See here: ), teamed up with Roops and Al Johnstone to make a fantastic phonotrope animation for the Crafts Council. Roops and Al Johnstone make earthenware under the name RAMP, which stands for Roop and Al Make Pots. I can only imagine how anxious they must have been waiting for this thing to fire in the kiln, hoping nothing went wrong after all their hard work.
Paintings and drawings by Italian artist Alessandro Sicioldr, based in Perugia, Italy. More images below.
Jennilee and the gang at have just released their photo issue! Where else are you gonna get mini book reviews from Noah Kalina? A tour of Jackson Eaton’s closet? A feature interview with Peter Sutherland? Why are you still here? You’re gonna wanna bookmark their , too.
David Lewandowski’s weird naked rubber man is back! If you missed the first video, you can (should) watch it , it remains one of the best things ever uploaded to the Internet. Watch “Late for Meeting” below!
And the winner of the pair of tickets to in New York City (valued over $500) is… Katie Rains! Congratulations Katie! Also, thank you all for generously offering floors and even beds for me to sleep on, I just might take one of you up on your offer when I finally head to NY! Thank you all for participating!
I feel like I’m scuba-diving to a Camp Lo record, eating mushrooms off the ocean floor. Another divine animation by Ori Toor, this time for Seattle-based hip hop group, Kingdom Crumbs. Watch below! Make sure you watch this one as big as possible!
Brilliant pop-up books by designer Daisy Lew.
A beautiful little story about a boy and a crow, featuring illustrations by Ehren Salazar, animated by Elisa Chee. Watch below!
Calligrapher and type designer Sebastian “Seb” Lester is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram (@seblester). The hand drawn calligraphy videos that he creates are so satisfying to watch that I find myself returning to them time and time again. It’s no wonder he’s amassed a following of over 1.2 million followers on his various social channels. I asked Seb, of all the videos he’s made so far, which words have been the most fun to draw. The video above is a compilation of his favourites. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to ask him a bit more about his work as a sort of mini interview to accompany the video. You can read it in its entirety, a view some more videos, below. Jeff Hamada: I read that after finishing up at Central Saint Martins, you moved to Lewes, England. What’s that like? Seb Lester: I lived in gritty, urban central London for seventeen years. For the last four years I have lived in Lewes, a medieval town in East Sussex, England. It is pretty much the exact opposite of London. I feel like I have moved to Narnia. JH: Can you describe in a little…
Mixed media works by Dan-ah Kim. Brooklyn. http://www.dkim-art.com/
Balloon sculptures by artist Jason Hackenwerth. New York City.
Photos by Arseni Khamzin. More below.
I’ve got 5 Risograph Calendars to give away again this year, courtesy of designer J.P. King. If you want one of these puppies, tell me your favourite month and why in the comments below! We’ll pick 5 winners on December 17th. LEAVE A COMMENT
A variety of work by New York-based artist Nathan Carter (previously featured here). More images below.
Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller have collaborated on a series of detailed graphite drawings, created over two seasons in a tiny studio in rural West Michigan. The illustrations will be collected and released this January in “Intricacies,” a hardcover, cloth-bound, offset-printed book. Advanced copies of the book can be reserved through their Kickstarter page here. Have a look at many of the beautiful drawings below!