1. Illustrations by Laura Callaghan
Laura Callaghan's work appears to illustrate what Tumblr may look like if all its users showed up at the same mall on a Friday night. Bright, bold, and straight up cool, Callaghan’s illustrations are as unique as they are relevant. This girl rules.
This Irish-born, London-based gal uses watercolors, Indian ink, and “the smallest pens she can get her hands on” to create her images.
The detail to her work is what really sets her apart from most illustrators practicing the same style that I’ve come across. Keep doing what you’re doing, and, uh, is that cactus blouse available somewhere for purchase?
2. Art21: Jenny Holzer
You’ve probably heard of Jenny Holzer before or have seen her work because it is, literally, impossible to miss. Holzer reinvents public space and advertising in a way that causes the consumer to question their purchase’s value, as well as their own.
On PBS’s Art21, a television program dedicated to contemporary art, Holzer’s work and life are further examined. It’s a great watch and not too bad in length, either. Click here to watch the video.
3. Portlandia Activity Book
We’ve all had conversations that we’ve wanted to get out of. Well now, thanks to Portlandia, we have several options of things to say that will pretty much immediately cause any conversation to end.
Or maybe you’re around people that you actually want to talk, but are just unsure what to say. Here are some options for that situation, too.
We try to keep a maximum of four soul mates per deli aisle, thank you for asking. Checkout more from the activity book here.
4. Graphics by Iain Acton
GIFS that move with the ease of a graphically contemporary flowing river are among the list of my favorite things (on the Internet, at least). Iain Acton creates images in such a way that your eyes will be flowing up and down and around again.
Similar to David Dope from last week’s things, Acton often describes a deeper narrative within his bold shapes.
He also uses his graphic wizardry to create commercials that pop with color and life.
5. Bad Hair from the 60s and 70s
Checkout these dudes with terrible hair.
How did some of them even get their hair to do that? Divas.
That’s all for this week. Until next time!