May 9, 2017

FEED YOUR FEED: Visual Artists

Nothing’s more empowering than surrounding yourself with people who take initiative and create rather than talk about what they want to create. These talented female artists are those kind of people.

Some of their art is NSFW and why should they be? They are portrayals of women at home, women confronting self-love and self-doubt and women being goddesses as they tackle everyday pleasures and grievances. They are honest depictions of women.

Here are some inspiring ladies who can riddle your timeline with raw illustrations and designs of what it’s like to be you.

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February 21, 2015

I Went on the Bachelor and all I Got Was This Silly T-shirt

the bachelor all main (final )

As always, the ladies of the Bachelor come searching for love and often leave with their sparkly stilettoed feet in their mouths! (Love can do that to ya).  We all know these women say the darnedest things, and come on- what would The Bachelor be WITHOUT these lady’s eloquent and articulate expressions? (HAR HAR HAR) read more…

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February 19, 2015

7 Tips To Survive a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Screening

Because you know you want to see it…

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July 10, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Caley Vanular

We’re going to take a gander and say that you’ve never met a Jill of all trades quite like Caley Vanular.

Though she has a creative portfolio that covers everything from art direction to design to marketing, first and foremost, this Vancouver native considers herself an athlete. So if a client list citing Aritzia and Herschel Supply Co. wasn’t enough to get you to put down that medium pizza(?) and get *out there*, then the fact that this superbabe/supergirl IS ALSO AN ATHLETE will definitely be incentive enough.

Oftentimes, traditional mindsets prevent people from understanding that we live in a day and age where our work can span a multitude of fields – and there’s no need to be confined by one thing. Living and working doesn’t have to be separate – and according to Caley, work doesn’t really seem like work when you love what you’re doing. Make your own opportunities, work hard, and keep pushing even in the bleakest of situations. So from crazy travel stories (that sound like something out of a movie), to general life/work advice, it’s time for you, too, to get inspired by this #WellTravelled storyteller. read more…

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July 9, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Rosanna Webster

Welcome to Rosanna Webster’s mixed media wonderland. Here, trendy apparel offerings live amongst the flora + fauna in a hodgepodge of dreamy imagery. Like the title of her 2014 Urban Outfitters lookbook “Magical Realism”, this Brighton U graduate enchants with the force of an analogue point and shoot backed by an impressive resume. I’m talking Dossier Journal, Adidas Originals, and Bombay Bicycle Club. *pinch me* I must be dreaming!

A title-less experimenter, Webster paints with the technicolor of popular culture – a palette that’s long been dominated by stuffy CEO’s and boardroom dictators. This babely Britt, however, is neither. Though she only left the safe confines of art school a few years back, Webster’s already established herself as a standout member of the Instaset – a crew of young creators who are changing the game, one viral reblog at a time.

Between a brief jaunt to Glastonbury, the new age creator gave us a pep talk on creative confidence and challenging our imaginations. A message to post-grad hopefuls everywhere: “Be brave”. Because Rosanna Webster said so. read more…

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June 16, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Jennifer Hom

If you have a little something called **the internet**, chances are you’ve seen Jennifer Hom’s work. We love opening our browsers with her illustrations greeting us instead of the usual red-blue-green-yellow Google logo (like, so basic).

Jennifer has worked on doodles celebrating on Gustav Klimt, Jules Verne, and one of our personal favourites: Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday doodle. So good for learning! …And procrastinating.

Here are her words of advice, a list of her favourite illustrators, and an explanation on how she didn’t give up that one time she had to move 300 pounds of dirt. Who knew you could be a professional doodler? *shrugs* read more…

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June 4, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Jessica Walsh

If Jessica Walsh’s work/Jessica Walsh herself wasn’t a regular topic of conversation between you and your design-obsessed/general friends, take a second to acknowledge that life as you know is about to change (for the better). Aside from penning Forty Days of Dating (the social experiment/type-enthusiasts’ dream that went viral last year), this multidisciplinary designer and art director has been making waves in the design industry – 2012 being the game-changing year in which the legendary Stefan Sagmeister (whose award-winning work appeared in every textbook I bought during my 4-year post secondary studies in graphic design, FYI) announced that he would be renaming his design firm, Sagmeister Inc., to Sagmeister & Walsh; deeming Jessica, then 25, as his business partner.

Though she got her start at age 11 coding and designing websites, her current body of work includes photo illustration, branding, typography, and everything in between. Even still, Jessica recognizes that having the technical skills is only half the battle of being a designer. Creating aesthetically pleasing things and conceptualizing effective ideas is key, yes, but the biggest battle is “selling your work to the client and staying persistent through production” – and that drive and persistency is truly an integral part of what makes Jessica so successful. Well…that, and maybe the techno & house music she listens while she works to keep her focused. #dulynoted read more…

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February 2, 2014

Sunday Morning Moodboard: Glitch Art

Art history time! Brought to you by a Wiki search near you:

“Glitch is used to describe these kinds of bugs as they occur in software, video games, images, videos, audio, and other forms of data. The term glitch came to be associated with music in the mid 90s to describe a genre of experimental/noise/electronica (glitch music). Shortly after, other visual artist began to embrace the glitch as an aesthetic of the digital age, glitch art came to refer to a whole assembly of visual arts.”

How much more cultured do you feel after that paragraph? Just an FYI, glitch art is blowing up (you see what I did there?). I mean, there are Tumblrs dedicated to it and iPhone apps that destroy your photos for you. Now you can fully appreciate glitch art in all its erratic imperfections! Here’s a moodboard featuring glitch-inspo for your new favourite genre of digital art. read more…

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November 15, 2011

Where Fashion Meets Art: Miss Moss

Meet Diana – graphic designer and lady behind one of the most tasteful & creative blogs we know: Miss Moss. Diana geniusly pairs street style/runway photos with pieces of art that are always so incredibly, perfectly, beautifully fitting. Super simple concept. Brilliantly executed.  read more…

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