Ernesto Artillo

oooooooh, i only just discovered the work of Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo – art meets photography meets fashion – all the good stuff rolled into one! Ernesto’s original artworks, photography & collaborations (amongst which include fashion house Delpozo) are something to behold. some of it reminds me of my own art + fashion posts (maybe why…

Levi's Vintage SS15

Levi’s Vintage SS15

i love the lookbooks by Levi’s Vintage Clothing because they always manage to almost fool me in believing they’re genuine vintage photos. remember this one? yeah. their latest lookbook takes inspiration from candid vintage collegiate fashion, which was famously documented by Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida  in the 1965 book Take Ivy. i actually blogged about…

Lorna Simpson: Ebony

Lorna Simpson: Ebony Collages

you might remember my previous post about artist Lorna Simpson, whose exquisite Gold Head series is still a favourite of mine. they form part of a continuing series of collages based on figures from vintage Ebony and Jet magazines – all of which you can see on her website and in a book dedicated to…

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The Collecteur

thanks to Mallory for uncovering this Gem. Giulia Scalese is The Collecteur, a photographer & manipulator who collects garments, accessories & props and assembles them into the vibrant fashion still lifes. all the shopping links are on her tumblr.

Ciara Phelan

Ciara Phelan

discovered the work of illustrator and designer Ciara Phelan on DWL this morning. i like the pic of Ciara on her website working with what looks like a glue gun. it’s always nice to be reminded that loads of creatives still make things with their hands.

Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh

Kristina Krogh is a Danish graphic designer and artist who combines different materials and their surfaces to create fascinating designs that you can buy as prints. you can see more & purchase at her online shop. I think the strong mix of these exclusive and cheap textual materials such as…

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Buy Some Damn Art: Sara Barnes

i hope you have noticed that Kate Singleton’s rad shop Buy Some Damn Art is one of my wonderful sponsors (see yonder sidebar). if you don’t know about BSDA already here’s a quick rundown – every week Kate curates online shows featuring affordable original art from up-and-coming artists that you can buy,…

Ben Giles

Ben Giles is an artist whose vintage collages are pretty hilarious. you can buy his pieces on Etsy & Society6.

Uniform

had way too much fun making these. tsumori chisato button down blouse / thakoon addition skinny tweed pant / no.6 three strap clog / a.p.c. chambray shirtdress / rachel comey saddle bag / rag & bone mid moto boot / thom browne buffalo check oxford shirt / r13 slouch skinny…

Val Britton

Val Britton makes immersive, collaged works on paper that draw on the language of maps. The impetus for this body of work was my longing to connect to my father, a truck driver who drove eighteen-wheelers across the country; he died when I was a teenager. Based on road maps…

Collages & Kings

i have been out of commission today, so just want to share more of my great friend amy’s collages for inspiration’s sake. these images are all from amy’s collection of cutouts from magazines & some were possibly printed from the internet. unfortunately i can’t list any of the sources – but…

Black + White

more of amy’s collages. these are old & there are no sources for any of the pics unfortunately (mostly from vogues and other magazines anyway.) click on each image for the hi-res version.

yakkety yak

i received the most incredible mail from sally yesterday – she says, I loved your post about Life photos from Princeton in 1969! I figured if you’re into that kind of photography, you might interested in a resource I found. The University of North Carolina, the school I attended, has…

louis reith

book pages is a series by louis reith – works made from collage and/or fineliner + marker on book pages also, map mountains. wow.

just like the old days

as a tween / teen in south africa, growing up without the internet / blogs / tumblr meant gaining inspiration from sources you physically had to get your hands on. we used to peruse the paperweight shop and buy outdated issues of foreign magazines by the bag full. and then…