Alongside watching a lot of football, and attempting to grow a good moustache (it’s very good, we’ve seen it), Kingston School of Art graduate Laurie Avon has been “grafting towards [his] big goal of being a freelance illustrator” since leaving the university last summer. Now based in Brighton, Laurie’s work centres around print, in particular, linocut to create work with a firm rooting in activism.
“I’m not a religious person,” says Sony World Photography award winner Alys Tomlinson during a chat with It’s Nice That about Ex-Voto, her latest book-length project.
I think we can all agree that by and large children are good and that children having to live with the consequences of increased levels of air pollution in inner-city areas is an unjust, unfair, and ultimately bad thing.
“I tend to avoid telling people what my projects mean or how they should be interpreted”, explains the Oregon-based artist Daria Tessler on her latest book Cult of the Ibis. Recently published by Fantagraphics, the hardcover book is the result of six years of work, initiated at a time when Daria became fascinated with alchemy which in turn led to a “research rabbit hole”, resulting in this beautifully illustrated story.
Editions At Play was created back in 2016 as a collaboration between Google Creative Lab and Visual Editions as a way to explore what a digital book might look like if it made use of the many possibilities of the internet. Rather than succumbing to the limitations and conventions of the publishing industry, Editions at Play – founded by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen – investigates these notions of print and its increasing digitalisation, where everything seems to live nowadays.
God, a solid century really does fly by sometimes, doesn’t it? A solid hundred years have passed since Walter Gropius birthed a movement which has had a profound impact on visual culture and communications ever since.
“It was something we came up with in high school after an accident we had that involved a pigeon, a piece of hashish and an emergency room,” says Unga of how his group, Broken Fingaz, got its name. Established in 2001 in Haifa, Israel, the art collective is comprised of members Unga, Tant and Deso. Working across a multitude of mediums including animation, installation, painting and graffiti – the latter being the first discipline they ventured into as teenagers – Broken Fingaz have become a world-renowned phenomenon. Collaborating on projects with high-profile artists such as U2 (for which they recently directed a music video), Pearl Jam, Primus, Blink 182 and Gaslamp Killer, the trio are certainly a sought after presence.
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London-based filmmaker Ellen Evans’ latest film – an instant Vimeo staff pick and a short worthy of the many accolades it’s already received – zooms into the fascinating, and tiny, world of miniaturists.
The Nihang, taking their name from a Persian word meaning crocodile, are a Sikh warrior order originating from India. Traditionally constituting an important part of the Sikh Empire’s armed forces, their role in modern society is mainly ceremonial – though they are still duty-bound to protect the public against crime. Known for their striking uniforms, which have remained unchanged for over 300 years, their attire consists of an electric blue robe, high turbans adorned with military symbols, and an assortment of weapons including swords, spears and daggers.
“The character is already there”: Andrea Artemisio builds narrative, attitude and tone in his photographs