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Check This Out: Illustrations From The “Drawing Fashion” Exhibition In London

Designer sketches are one thing, but to be a fashion illustrator is another art altogether. And that’s what a new exhibition—called Drawing Fashion—at London’s Design Museum explores. The show features the works of famous fashion artists from the 1930s to the present. Some examples: the right hand image above is a print called “Fashion by Dior” done by Francois Berthoud for a 2004 issue of Numéro magazine, while the left hand image presents an illustration that ran in a 1937 issue of Vogue. The exhibit is on through March, so if you’re in London now or in the next few months, be sure to check it out! And if don’t have any U.K. travel plans on your schedule, indulge in some more images from the collection after the jump. [Design Museum via Wallpaper] Keep reading »

Ready For A Close-Up

This might look like a photo from a beauty editorial in a fashion magazine, but it’s actually a painting by hyper-realist artist Simon Hennessey. I’ve spent approximately four hours examining those exquisitely detailed pores and whispering, “No freaking way! That’s paint?” (As you can tell I am an eloquent art critic). If you’ve got time to kill, check out his online gallery for more mind-blowing examples. I might need to clear my schedule for the rest of the day to make time for necessary gawking and gasping. [Simon Hennessey] Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: The Coolest Collage

This adorable mini-collage would look amazing framed and hung up in a glassed-walled sun room, surrounded by potted ferns and gilded curiosities from around the world. Luckily for me (since I don’t have a glass-walled sun room or a fern), it would also look awesome tacked onto the inspiration wall above my desk, surrounded by black and white photo booth strips and my treasured Spice Girls concert tickets.

And that, my friends, proves what a versatile little piece of art this is. [$7, Etsy] Keep reading »

Anonymous Street Artist Wins TED Award For His Moving Public Work

Anonymous street artist JR was awarded a $100,000 TED Prize this week for his impressive public art endeavors. JR makes intensely large photographs, which he then wheat pastes into a variety of locales, transforming his surroundings. The photo above is from an installation he did in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. After the jump, check out a video of the artist’s “Women Are Heroes” work, which was pasted up in Paris, and features blown-up images of women during wartime. The piece turns the typical male gaze on its head by featuring the eyes of women peering over the water. The wheat pastes were left up even as they deteriorated. Keep reading »

An Engagement Ring For Polygamists?

Behold artist Kate Bauman’s work, titled “‘Til Death Do Us Part.” The Gloss cheekily suggests that this knuckle engagement ring is for people who get divorced multiple times and keep their rings. We first thought it referenced polygamy. Or the luckiest girl in the world who got not one, but four diamond rings for her engagement. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Starry, Starry Bra

This Starry Night bra is currently just an awesome art project (medium listed: “acrylic on bra”), but I’d be first in line to buy one if they ever hit stores. Not only do I love Van Gogh’s work, but it would go perfectly with my Mona Lisa thong. [via deviantART] Keep reading »

Creepy Or Cool: The Self-Painting Dress

No, this is not a costume left over from “The Fifth Element.” It’s a project called Pseudomorphs, created by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht. The concept: a self-painting dress that brings together art, fashion and technology. The futuristic-looking felt garment is hooked up to stores of paint, which are fed through tubes by a mechanical system. As the paint disperses through the fabric, it creates a unique design. Check out the video to see how it works! [Fashioning Tech] Keep reading »

Kind Of Romantic: Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” Photos

If you are a fan of the novel Wuthering Heights, then you’ve imagined the Gothic landscape upon which Catherine and Heathcliff’s tortured relationship played out. You can see if your imagination syncs with reality in Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” photo exhibit, on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this fall. The snaps were taken in 2008 within a 4-mile radius of the Yorkshire moors that inspired Emily Bronte’s fictitious masterpiece (and near Taylor-Wood’s country home); the dark skies, turbulent clouds, and windswept grasses do echo the drama of that famous story, no? The timing of this photo exhibit is perfect, not just because Halloween is around the corner, but because Sam Taylor-Wood is most certainly having a moment this fall. Keep reading »

Rag & Bone Will Make You An Art Star

Attention all artists, art school dropouts, or people who have time on their hands and know how to use a pencil and the internet: Rag & Bone (one of our favorite collections) is holding a mural contest. The NYC-based line recently moved into a new space in lower Manhattan, and they’ve got a spare outside wall they need designed. If you think you’ve got what it takes (and want literally tons of people to see your work when they pass by the shop everyday), submit your design to Rag & Bone. Five finalists will be put up for public vote on the Rag & Bone Facebook page, and the winner will get to execute his or her idea (paints will be provided). Start sketching! [Facebook] Keep reading »

How Not Paying Attention In School Can Lead To Amazing Things

Artist Dalton Ghetti must have been really bored in geometry class to have whittled out the middle of a graphite pencil to create two teeny tiny interlocking hearts. We say: A+. [Irresistible] Keep reading »

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