I'm pretty over being told to put my hands up in the air...
Brandon O'Brien is a writer and poet from Trinidad. This is his other brain.
Caution: May contain intense critical analysis, long rants, and uncomfortable (but necessary) subject matter.
The Serpentine Gallery // TFL
M&C Saatchi approached me for their latest “…without leaving London” campaign for TFL. There are a whole bunch of other illustrators that were also involved and the campaign is all over London (which is really, really weird!). This particular illustration is for The Serpentine’s 2014 Pavillion, which looks vaguely UFO-ish. It was super fun reverting back to illustrating stars! If anyone spots any in the wild - I think they’re more likely to be inside tube stations - take a photo and tweet it to me @jackmrhughes!
Gooble gobble, one of us!
I still have this half-AU in my head, that Delilah made refugee asylum for “fallen women” in Brigmore manor (like real asylum, not like that Magdalene one) and they grow fruits and veggies and when they crave for meat they just hunt for overseers, and they paint and read poetry in the evening and collect men’s bones for charms and all live here happily ever after.
(I know she is far from being nice protective auntie, but c’mon)
And pathetic pointless fangirl rant under:
When can we go, Mike Dugenio Hansen
Abstract Photographs - Akihiko Miyoshi
“These images have a duality (and tension) of being simultaneously abstract and photographically real. Further, as with many of my other works the photographs expresses my interest in the effect of digital technology in photography and its aesthetic. For example the choice of red, green, and blue tape is based on the three primary colors that constitute a pixel. From a far the tapes can be seen as the pixels glowing on the computer screen. While the images are made using primarily traditional photographic methods, they reference the new aesthetic that seems to be emerging as a result of the use of digital tools and technologies. Seen in this context, by always including only the silhouette of the photographer with his camera, the images remind the viewers of the presence/absence of the producer/author and the method in which the images were constructed and bring forth the complex issues regarding authorship in the digital world.”
Alaska-born photographer Acacia Johnson's Polaris depicts the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a series of moody, atmospheric photos. With a profound connection to the Far North’s otherworldly terrains, Johnson—who describes her photographic process as “expeditionary in nature”—captures stunning images of untamed wilderness.
Origami Faces by Aldo Tolino
Focus on Austrian artist Aldo Tolino and his series “Past Futur Perfekt” in which he has fun destroying and deconstructing faces and portraits by folding the photo’s paper. It gives transfigured, bizarre and sometimes funny faces. A selection of his series is available in the next part of the article.
Alice Lin is a freelance artist, painter, illustrator and 3D Effects Artist working and living in Beijing. She has been studying calligraphy, Chinese painting and classical poetry since she was a child. Mixing the watercolor and the traditional Chinese painting techniques, Alice Lin creates a unique, fanciful and whimsical world full of details.
© All images courtesy of the artist