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Coral Light

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Coral is a range of lights with a uniquely shaped modular element which is reminiscent of a branch of coral and is produced in injection moulded polycarbonate. “ We wanted to create a light that was both visibly rich and articulated, starting from a very simple module. The module repeats itself like a fractal (a geometrical shape which is repeated throughout its structure in different sizes) and grows following the principle of nature – from simplicity to complexity ”. The lights come in two colours with three coloured branches inserted to create a contrast. – Designed by Studio Lagranja for Pallucco.

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Steve Stone

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” Beginning my career as an Illustrator and Designer for Various Fashion Companies – I then became an educator where I’m now a University lecturer at the Birmingham Institute for Art and Design – teaching visual communication to the Fashion Communication Students. After completing an MA in illustration, I then began building my illustration portfolio and freelance interests – Faces and Narrative subjects are a particular passion and these comedy portraits featured as a part of staff exhibition. ” – Steve Stone

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Nobuhito Nishigawara

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Nobuhito Nishigawara’s sculptural work plays out the battle of cultural identity in a humorous way with dark undercurrents. The work focuses on the dichotomies and junctures of the two cultures that prevail upon the artist – those of Japan and the US. The resulting strange figures reference various models, including toys, to reflect the commercialization of individual experience that forms our desires and identities. These figures relate and interact with each other, exploring interpersonal and societal connections. Nishigawara utilizes characters, poses and gestures sourced from religion, Manga, J-Pop and traditional Japanese culture – as well as American models – combined with other cultural sources from around the world to create odd visual nexus points of cross pollination. ‘ (via Mark Moore Gallery)

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Deseo

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Deseo is an independent artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. Having a passion for drawing from a young age, his style is inspired by a diversity of influences ranging from Japanese manga, classic art, pin up, graffiti, the adoration of the female form, and many other artistic styles. Known for his distinctively sexy digital art, he has been able to share his work with a growing number of fans around the world. In addition to working in the digital art realm, he has contributed to a growing list of art shows in galleries around the country showing his one of a kind acrylic paintings. Learning about animation has given him yet another way to express his ideas, as in the deseoworks intro.

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Looking Into the Past

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‘ Images are made by finding old photographs of places, printing them out, and then holding the print up in the modern day location that the original photograph was taken. So far, most of the historical images have been available for free at the Library of Congress. ‘ Link here.

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Sean Chao

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Sean Chao was born in 1983 and grew up in the densely populated urban city, Taipei, Taiwan. As a teenager in the early 1990’s, Chao lived in a blooming metropolis made of skyscrapers and factories of exporting manufacturers. Nature and the wildlife however, had always seemed more fascinating and captivating to him. On his grandmother’s 50th birthday, he made for her a box of beetle specimens adorned with drawing and mini-comics that she later secretly threw away because she hated bugs. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Chao stayed in Los Angeles where he currently lives and works. Through drawing, painting and sculpture, Chao narrates personal history and imagination. Creatures and characters he created assemble in the mysterious mixture of nature and urbaneness. The processes of imagery, mixed media and imagination are intertwined and investigated in Sean’s work.

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Romain Lenancker

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Romain Lenancker is an interdisciplinary art director specialized in creating intelligent solutions for corporate, packaging, print media and papermade illustration. Clients include: Lacoste , Amusement magazine (fr), Creative Review (uk), Computer Art (uk), Grafik (uk), Print magazine(us), Kulte french brand (fr), Noeuf (fr), Creasenso agency, Shoes-up Magazine(fr), Victionary édition(japan), Chamonix Mont-blanc (fr), DXI magazine (spain) and french pub agency : Long Island, Et compagnie, Elvis, Trois Cube, Entrecom.

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Ling Jian

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Ling Jian <-- 1963 Born in Shandong Province, China; 1982 Studied Qinghua University Art College, Beijing; Currently lives in Beijing and Germany. More here.

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Andy Freeberg

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Photographer Andy Freeberg was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. He began his career as a photojournalist and now alternates his assignment work with fine art projects. His work has appeared in publications such as Time, Fortune, Der Spiegel, and Rolling Stone. His travel jobs have taken him to Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa, including two treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro. His photographs are in many collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the George Eastman House Museum of Photography. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Jonathan Bartlett

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Bringing back illustrator Jonathan Bartlett solely for my own pleasure.

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