Kyle Surges

 

Summertime is definitely nostalgia-filled season, and Kyle Surges‘ paintings – yes, paintings! – bring on the feelings in spades. That perfect rectangle of Hershey’s chocolate is just waiting to become a toasty s’more. Those Coca Colas are begging to be uncapped next to a pool on a sweltering day. Surges is a master of capturing these objects of youth and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

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Orbita Clock

 

Orbita is a conceptual wall clock that defies the classic concept of clock, where the hands turn on a fixed central point. In Orbita they’ve been replaced by two “turntables” that roll on a fixed plate with only two elements needed to mark the passing of time – two dots that mark hours and minutes.

 

 

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Lani Mitchell / KIND

 

Abstract expressionism is often thought of as old boys club. Thankfully, Australian painter and contemporary artist Lani Mitchell is challenging the thought with her own work that’s inspired and driven by experiences of love, relationships, and kindness. All of these pieces are from her KIND exhibit which explores these themes within a micro and macro context.

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Alissa Bell Stationery

 

I think we can all agree that beautiful, everyday objects have a way of elevating life. Alissa Bell‘s impeccably designed minimalist modern line of notebooks and stationery embody this mindset completely in the Essentialist Collection. Elegant, clean, and simple, you’ll be sending snail mail and reaching for a notebook rather than your phone to take notes in no time. (She also does custom orders!)

 

 

 

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Kelly Beeman

 

Kelly Beeman‘s unmistakable illustration style is such an inspiration. The Brooklyn-based, self-taught artist has a diverse body of work, from simple black and white contour drawings of nudes to watercolor paintings full of mundane objects and contradictions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Dziadosz

 

Barbara Dziadosz is a freelancing illustrator from Hamburg, Germany who specializes in printmaking, editorial, illustrated recipes, and character design. Two subjects she returns to again and again are eloquently posed hands holding various flora and different species of insects, both captured in a flat 2D style that I’m partial to. (And that snake? Yeah, I’d love it tattooed on my ribcage.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fragmento Universo

 

Madrid-based designers Tessa Dóniga and Christian Baumgartner – AKA Fragmento Universo – are a creative team that doesn’t limit themselves to any one medium. They work on film, music, and art projects for their clients, usually combining design, art direction, and sound that result in aesthetic concepts that are often lo-fi in nature. What I notice, more than anything else in their work, is the innate sense of balance each campaign offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily Filler

 

Late spring comes in second only to autumn as a favorite time of year, and Emily Filler‘s paintings and mixed media art drops me smack-dab in the middle of a spring garden. Paint on paper, silkscreening, and paper collage all work together to create some magic chemistry that feels just right for early June.

 

 

 

 

 

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