As you may have realized by now, we like to keep busy. Between quarterly print magazines, we like to offer our latest obsessions in relevant arts and culture in the form of what we like to call a collaborative mini-mag.
Working predominately with digitally printed knits, Nicole DiVito sketches and illustrates the things that stand out to her the most - mold, rats, empty beer bottles, used bed sheets, bed bugs, mattresses - in order to create detailed and seriously awesome textiles for her conceptual fashion pieces.
Using a strikingly simple color palette and pairing the inclusive black and white with vital colorful details, Rachel Levit plays with faces and emotions often coupling unmoved faces with telling props—a realm of personal understanding built on great awareness and skill.
We first met Roz and the Rice Cakes back in early April at this totally awesome, scuzzy loft show in Boston where the Providence-based three piece laid down an electric set of mesmerizing and uncategorizable compositions, and instantly made us faun over their energetic new album, Need to Feed.
Thick hints of a deep history and the development of personal identity repeat in lively, almost celebratory, colors and patterns; they desensitize the eyes and the topic making light of life in turquoise and reds like sand.
Style is one of those things that can be dangerous; It can go in and out of fashion or date quickly. What's most important is creating imagery that has quirk over and above aesthetic. Tim Lahan's images have exactly that.
Denton Watts is a freelance illustrator and printmaker based in Austin, Texas. He carves lino block prints from his illustrations that are usually a culmination of the most recent outpourings from his eclectic psyche, often translating his experiences and ideas he conjures up while living his daily life, into simple but bold images.