Joe Vaux

Posted in art, lowbrow, surreal with tags , , , , on July 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today we have one of my old lowbrow style pop surrealism favorites, Joe Vaux.

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Joe Vaux

Mercer Mayer

Posted in art, illustration with tags , , on July 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Most of you will recognize Mercer Mayer from his prolific critter books (a childhood staple), but he has many gorgeously lavish, touching illustrations in his portfolio.

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Who remembers these books?
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Mercer Mayer

Dan Mountford: Double Exposure

Posted in photography with tags , on July 21, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Check out Dan Mountford’s double exposure photography.

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His juxtapositions in these photographs are surreal and beautifully designed.
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Dan Mountford

Mr. Riu

Posted in craft, paper with tags , , , on July 20, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I was absolutely certain Mr. Riu’s detailed cut paper projects must be laser cut, but he does all of them meticulously by hand.

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I think sometimes there is immense satisfaction in doing something the hard (er, traditional) way in an age where so much digital shortcuts are available. The act of creation is intrinsically meditative and meaningful.
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The shadows are incredible!
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Mr. Riu

Circulation Zero

Posted in music, retro, vintage with tags , , , on July 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Present, former and/or punks at heart, Circulation Zero is an “experiment” that has released a huge collection of legendary old punk zines in digital format, available for download!

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I was not quite born in time for what I consider the greatest era of punk (late 70’s). But I do recall running to my room to rabidly search through zines, with a pencil in hand to circle new bands to explore and take notes on new finds (wow…I was even a meticulous nerd in my musical quests as a kid). My dressers used to be covered in piles of goth, punk, industrial, hardcore and metal zines.

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Production value ranged from horrendous to professional, depending on the publication, but I’m sure many of you remember the tangible satisfaction of these zines. It’s truly a lost art.

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All files are ostensibly free, but donations are encouraged to keep the project going. What was your favorite zine?

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Bill Higgins 

Posted in art, space, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 18, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I used to have dreams about the apocalypse, in which the planets realigned and moved close to the earth in strange but gorgeous arrangements and colors. Bill Higgins’s series of exploratory paintings reminds me of these dreams.

It’s interesting to think about just how much we take the alignment of the incomprehensibly majestic cosmos for granted. We often don’t notice the sun, moon or stars at all…but I always make a point to look up and marvel just a bit.

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Lisha’s Body Art

Posted in art, body decoration, makeup, sea, skulls and skeletons, undead with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Lisha’s Body Art is the work of Lisha Simpson. She paints some fantastic cut-out illusions on her own hand!

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Lisha’s Body Art

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