Friday, August 29, 2014
What I See When I Run is a somewhat mysterious online shop of really clean, beautiful botanical photographs. I can't tell much about about the photographer/proprietor; I think he's male, he might live in Singapore, and he has a tumblr page. His prints—on matte paper, for a grainy, illustration-esque look—look especially impressive in the larger A1 format.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I've recommended Stampa to a bunch of clients; it's a great source for relatively affordable art that still feels special and different. Now Rebecca Atwood, a textile designer whose work I've also admired, has joined the roster. Her simple but feminine designs definitely show her background in pillows and pouches—and they're right up my alley.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I'm changing course from the stripes I inadvertently showcased twice this week. Paper Collective sources work from graphic designers to produce these excellent prints. I'm a big fan of the large, poster-y format and the streamlined style.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I know, I know, I've got a lot of catching up to do over here. But before it fades too far into from my memory, I have to show you the Sol Lewitt wall drawings we saw at MASS MoCA earlier this month. (Here's more info about the museum, which is definitely worth a visit if you're near that corner of Massachusetts.) Lewitt designed the images, a group of artists executed his plans precisely to his specifications, and they're mesmerizing. (I took a ton of pictures on my iPhone...and then dropped and broke my phone before backing up. So RP's photos will have to suffice. They're better anyway.)
Thursday, July 31, 2014
For his business Print Collection, photographer Douglas Levere is selling a great, eclectic bunch of images. In addition to some fantastic vintage prints (matchbox designs, fruit crate labels, travel ads), he's commissioned new vintage-style prints and reissued vintage photographs. The WPA-style See America and State of America series are equal parts sleek and inspiring, and Levere's own snowflake photographs are truly striking. Plus he's based in Buffalo (my hometown). The prices are reasonable, and Print Collection will frame pieces for you, so you can skip that extra step.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I'm not sure what's the story with Anna Topuriya. Her website is somewhat cryptic, but she seems to be a young California artist. Sometimes it's nice knowing nothing about a maker of art that catches your eye; you just look, bringing no preconceptions. As for Topuriya, there's definitely some Matisse going on, but her beautiful style (rich blues and greens, tropical motifs, careful compositions) is all her own.