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illustration

art, paintings

Shih Yung-Chun

March 13, 2015

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Check out these absolutely bizarre, but really interesting paintings by Taipei based artist Shih Yung-Chun.

Shih Yung-Chun paints surreal re-imaginings of everyday scenes, where adults occupy themselves with strange activities like bored kids creating their own games during summer vacation. Puppets, dolls, animals, and figurines are recurring motifs in Shih’s world, which seems believable yet slightly off balance. The Taipei-based artist inserts autobiographical snippets in many of the paintings: Some of his scenes are set in his own house and he and his white French bulldog make occasional appearances. Shih has referred to his works as “soap operas,” hinting at their highly fictionalised nature. Take a look at some of his work below.

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DESIGN, illustration

Andy Rementer

January 9, 2015

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Andy Rementer is an artist from the US, he is attracted to the past and loves hand made typography, vintage colors and flea market finds. I first saw his awesome hand-made and hand-painted wooden characters on Booooooom. You can change all the pieces around so you can create different characters or abstract sculptures, how cool?

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art, DESIGN, illustration

Maria Magdalena van Wyk – The Wander Collection

December 2, 2014

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The other day a lovely young lass by the name of Maria Magdalena sent myself and NJ a little parcel in the mail. Inside it was a beautiful limited edition print called ‘Alice’ from her Wander Collection. She drew it to represent the unconditional and overwhelmingly instant love that she felt for her baby niece that was born on 14 September 2014 – I think I can relate to that feeling.

Nina has a whole bunny collection going in her room, so this print fits right in perfectly and I couldn’t be more pleased with it, it’s whimsical and detailed and so pretty and it makes for such a nice piece in her room.

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art, illustration, PLACES

Super Neat an exhibition by Paper Snap

November 21, 2014

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The quirky duo from Paper Jet Design are putting on a exhibition called Super Neat at Wolves Cafe starting tonight. They’re going to have all sorts of wonderful and fun original silkscreen prints available and a awesome limited edition zines. They’re also going to be live printing stuff on the night, so come stock up on out of the ordinary, rad Christmas gifts, yes? Yes.

Show starts at 6pm tonight and will run till mid-Jan, but you will be able to pick up your purchases before Wolves closes for the festive season (±14th Dec)…See you later

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art, illustration, paintings

Emily Jane Long

November 21, 2014

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2 days ago I posted about a piece of art that I had commissioned for Shane for our 6th wedding anniversary. What I didn’t know was that Shane had also secretly commissioned another brilliant local South African artist, Emily Jane Long to create a piece of art for me as a gift. It was so awesome when we both pulled out these 2 flat wrapped gifts and almost immediately we both realised what they were.

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