Harmony of the Abstract:
The Art of SonnenzimmerApril 16, 2019
The compositions of Sonnenzimmer (the creative duo of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) fall in orchestrated collapse. Each poster has seemingly disparate parts — raw brushwork, digital and analog glitch, clean text, and manipulated photograph.
Tender Pop: The Illustrations of Leonardo SantamariaApril 11, 2019
Santamaria tackles pop culture with the same sophisticated touch he brings to his work for The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and NPR.
With Severe Clarity: The Art of Arabelle RaphaelMarch 29, 2019
A Brief Look: The Poster Work of Alexander HankeMarch 15, 2019
There’s a wonderful child-like quality to Hanke’s illustrations, not in the way they are illustrated or even the subject matter itself, but the way they feel free of the hardship of adulthood.
Divine Adventure: ‘Adventure Time’ by Rosemary Valero-O’ConnellApril 3, 2019
The mythology in Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time began as a background element in the show’s first season. The Land of Ooo, Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King, and the entire population of the universe were held together through the same zest of sublime silliness, yet the episodic adventures begat an ever-expanding saga, minor asides, and irreverent hokum moved to the forefront to reveal a powerful sprawl of creative intent.