Tanya Schultz is an Australian artist working under the name of Pip & Pop. Her miniature landscapes and creatures make everyone reminisce about the childhood days. She was even asked by Romance Was Born to create the set for their spring/summer 2013 collection during Australian Fashion Week. Tanya’s work resembles a psychedelic fairy tale made out of food similar to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory; just like what you imagine a dream world to be like. To produce such work, she uses tons of coloured sugar and other funky materials: pompoms, glitter, beads, plastic flowers and tiny people. Feature
Born in a well creative family, Filip Pagowski was taking inspiration from his mom Teresa Pągowska’s paintings and his dad Henryk Tomaszewski’s posters. Very important figures in the Polish art world were of a huge stimulus towards Filip’s career path; he studied illustration, painting and poster design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His work has appeared in many respected publications such as The New Yorker, New York Times and TALK Magazine and yet, his most known artwork is for a Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garcons’ Play collection.
A few months ago London had a chance to experience Kingsley Ifill’s work in his first solo exhibition named “Stutter”. Inspired by the way we consume images and shocked by the never ending replica, Ifill uses various printing techniques to create one-off prints. Meaningless and not so much images from the Internet get transformed into the analogue style artworks; the majority of which are approached with a meme or an inside joke. Kingsley explores the role of photography and how we’re affected by it. The exhibition had controversial photographs of Kate Middleton, hardcore scene and kink, which were screen-printed for it to look like from the 60s horror films. Feature
Fiorucci was once an unquestionably cool Italian brand and a breeding ground for everything new and upcoming. To be precise, in the 60s and 70s. Think primary colours, loud advertising and disco scene. It was most famous for its stretch designer jeans, however, garments were almost the least important part of the enterprise. “He made shopping theatre before every brand decided to put on a show. He was the first to exploit pop art, music and celebrity.” – his website says. A controversial brand launched bikinis, thongs and monokinis in 1974s Italy. The provocative advertising following that was confiscated by the police from Elio Fiorucci’s home. Feature
The X Directory book is a compilation of kink cards which were found at phone booths between 1984 and 1994 in seedier neighbourhoods of London. The book was republished by artist Matthew Bellosi who made some of the cards appear more visible than in a book. Even though kink cards aren’t usually used as a form of inspiration, they show a great composition and how various typography works well on a small artwork. The majority of hardcore and punk bands take inspiration from the 90s unpolished kink cards for their visual identities. Feature