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Ben Tousley

July 10, 2017

I’ve been aware of the work of Ben Tousley for a while now, but have just recently started to appreciate his growing portfolio of design work. He has designed album covers and record packaging for musicians like Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, and Rostam. According to this interview with It’s Nice That, he gained Grizzly Bear as his first big freelance client at age 18.

Check out his impressive design portfolio here.

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Edward Hopper’s Creative Process

November 13, 2016

Edward Hopper is absolutely in my top 3 greatest inspirations. I love this short yet inspiring video on his creative process, from The Walker Art Center.

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Public Art Trip: New York City

November 2, 2016

The Art Assignment has a wonderful video on the abundant public art in and around NYC. If you aren’t subscribed to them on YouTube, check out their channel for more weekly videos on the topic of art.

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From Canvas to Celluloid: Edward Hopper on Film

June 4, 2016

Beautiful video essay showing how the film Shirley: Visions of Reality by Gustav Deutsch brings Edward Hopper paintings to life. In the film, some of Hopper’s most outstanding works are reconstructed as reality.

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Rafaël Rozendaal

May 13, 2016

Rafaël Rozendaal is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary artists in the digital/web realm. His recent solo exhibition, Abstract Browsing, consisted of woven tapestries of abstracted websites. Likening pixels on a screen to stitches on a weaving, the artist transformed the web into strange, fascinating works of art.

In that same show, Rozendaal also displayed his haiku wall paintings. I absolutely love his haikus because of how refreshingly honest they are. The haikus are straightforward takes on our modern, hectic lives, and often make me smile because of how simple they are.

You can take a look at his Abstract Browsing show here. Rozendaal is also selling a 160-page book of his haikus—the culmination of a two-year project.

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