Continuous City: A Stunning Art Book and Graphic Novel About NYC

continuous_city_artprint

In his upcoming illustrated book, Continuous City, programmer and artist Brian Foo reimagines the iconic topography of New York City, being “told through a series of conversations and paintings.” One part art book, one part graphic novel, the book explores the story of two young New Yorkers, whose relationship has to contend with an alternate version of the Big Apple, which is continuously transforming itself in a mind-bogglingly vast permutation of shapes and sizes. The book will feature illustrations of hundreds of actual buildings from NYC, which Foo has painstakingly hand-painted himself.

continuous_city_poster

Foo’s Kickstarter page for the book has already raised more than double the amount than that was being asked for the book’s printing. Depending on the amount pledged, the backers of the project will receive posters, art prints and t-shirts, in addition to the book itself. The artist has also conceived an interactive component to his project, through which you can create your own versions of the city.

You can watch this video to know more about the project.

(more…)

Continue ReadingContinuous City: A Stunning Art Book and Graphic Novel About NYC

Killer Allergies: An Art Zine by Mexican Artist Alfonso de Anda

Alfonso-de-Anda-Portada

Alfonso-de-Anda-Homer-and-Bart-Simpson

Alfonso-de-Anda-zine-2

Alfonso de Anda, an interdisciplinary artist from Guadalajara, Mexico, sent in some art and a promotional video for his new art zine.

Limited to a run of only 300 signed and numbered copies, the zine will have 32 pages of awesome grayscale illustrations inside its 2 ink offset-printed covers.

Link to Alfonso de Anda’s site.

Hit the jump to see more images and the video.

(more…)

Continue ReadingKiller Allergies: An Art Zine by Mexican Artist Alfonso de Anda

Artist Phil Hansen Will Turn Your Inspiring Stories into Art

Limitations-Phil-Hansen-Crowdsourcing-Art-Project-02

The current piece in progress

Van-Gogh-Limitations-Phil-Hansen-Crowdsourcing-Art-Project

A previously created text piece

Many of us have limitations, both self-made as well as ones that we were born with, that sometimes hold us back. And then there are those of us, who despite the greatest difficulties, try to reach our full potential.

Multimedia artist Phil Hansen (previously here, here and here) wants to know about your past limitations. Hansen is looking for people to call him on 651-321-4996, and share their stories.  He will then write the collective stories onto a 9ft. x 13 ft. canvas, and create a pointillist piece that is made entirely of text. You can can watch and read as each story is being written onto the canvas via the live feed on his site.

Hansen was able to start a successful Kickstarter project to fund the capture of this shared experience and to make it into a short documentary. He recently gave an inspiring TED talk in which he talks about facing a career threatening personal limitation, which he was able to embrace and overcome.

Share your story by calling or submitting it online at Phil Hansen’s site.

Hit the jump to see more images. (more…)

Continue ReadingArtist Phil Hansen Will Turn Your Inspiring Stories into Art