Album Artwork: Is it really that important?

By Alastair Bailey Phone screens, televisions, posters at the train station, cereal boxes, logos, the artwork on the front of an album; in twenty-first century life, we are bombarded with visual imagery. Designed to maximise an engagement the list of visual items we consume is endless. All of these pervade our daily lives. Yet, our…

‘Is that Supreme?’ Are football shirts being taken a step too far?

The football shirt has become a designer’s playground and the 2020/21 kit release has been no exception. From ombre sunsets to cobalt paisleys, this season’s drop has cemented the football shirt as much more than a piece of sportswear, but rather a fashion staple. Over the last few seasons, the kit release campaigns have partaken…

In Frame | The Reno, guerrilla gardening and cherry blossom

By Elias Mendel ‘The white man is worth more and therefore he has more’ – in conversation with Linda Brogan Elias Mendel begins our brand-new series In Frame, articles dedicated to hearing artists’ voices, revealing what is behind the canvas. Mendel interviews the artist Linda Brogan and what began as a brief discussion of their exhibit about the…

Artwork | Seeking solace by painting pictures by Cierra G. Rowe

Cierra G. Rowe is a fine artist from rural Kentucky. Her zeal for painting blossomed during adolescence and has, since then, continued to serve as her lighthouse through the fog. Painting has encouraged me to embrace my history, identity and experiences. It serves as a path towards finding balance through the uncertainty. Within my artwork I…

Artwork | Kulorbandit, seeing the world through kaleidoscope eyes

Kulorbandit, a graphic designer and illustrator sees the world through a geometric kaleidoscope; depicting portraits of people through a line etched lens. My name is Jerome (aka Kulorbandit) or, Mr. Bandit for short. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 70’s and 80’s. I have always been influenced by people, sites,…

Artwork | Adam Riches and the furious expression of human emotion

Adam Riches is an emerging British painter and draughtsman who explores the rapid changeability of human expression and movement. Adam Riches is an emerging British painter and draughtsman. Primarily monochromatic, his characteristically stylised portraits and figurative works are sensitive responses to the human condition, ranging from furious expressive moments to poignant, melancholy reflections. In pen…

Artwork | Painting the city walls with Urban Dirt

Urban Dirt, also known as Lee Hartley, planted their roots firmly in the art scene after a landslide win at their first Art Battle back in 2017. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, building up their portfolio of their trademark work and distinctive painting style.  The painter that transforms walls Mural artist, Urban…

Banksy, tube rats, and an artistic lesson in banality

By Cerys Turner  A tube carriage, just like a public loo, isn’t quite the same without its share of scribbled expletives, vague tags and nondescript confessions of love. Graffiti has become part of the furniture in urban British areas.  However, your ordinary commute on the Circle Line would not usually involve sitting next to artwork…