Hypnotize Art
Experimental Animation Meets Pottery
Animation / October 18, 2015

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.    

01 Magazine / Photo Issue
Fashion / October 17, 2015

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.

F5: New York City / Winner!
New York / October 15, 2015

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!

An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester
Calligraphy / October 13, 2015

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…

Dan-ah Kim
New York / October 13, 2015

Mixed media works by Dan-ah Kim. Brooklyn. http://www.dkim-art.com/

Giveaway: 5 Risograph Calendars by J.P. King
Designer / October 8, 2015

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  

Best of Kickstarter: Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller’s Book of Collaborative Drawings
Drawings / October 7, 2015

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!