BY Maddie Maschger
on Aug 14, 2014
Vivian Fu is a San Francisco based, San Fernando Valley raised photographer pushing the limits, shattering boundaries, and taking names. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts with an emphasis on photography at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012, and has since been creating an incredible body of work exploring identity, delving into her own experiences as an Asian American woman and working with her body and her relationships. For a recent graduate, the ... Read More
on Jul 29, 2014
While I was beginning to believe only Millennials were obsessed with computers, Mickey Mouse and selfies, artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) took these obsessions to the next level. She passed away on June 14th at 78 years old, but we can can remember her for the beautiful art instillations she created that prompted the viewer to interpret iconic symbols in our society in a completely different way.
In her day, Ultra Violet was a purple-haired ... Read More
on Jul 08, 2014
If you like art that’s just as terrifying as it is magnificent, then Choo-San is the artist for you! This Japanese student specializes in body art that will literally make your skin crawl.
Like many of us, Choo-San was fed-up with all of the Photoshopped pictures that have wormed their way into the mainstream. Upon realizing her astonishing talent for painting hyper realistic artworks on bodies, she decided to test how far she could go, sans modern ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 06, 2014
Last spring I got the opportunity to tour California with a singing group that I am a member of, and afterwards I spent a few days in San Diego, just sightseeing and wandering around. One evening on my way back to the hostel where I was staying, I stumbled across San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art. It was closed for the day, but I saw a sign through the window that placed the admission price for "museum-goers 25 and under" at the low price of free. ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 13, 2014
Skin: we're all wrapped up in it. But some of us have to consider it more often, and more seriously, than others. How would you feel if your skin bubbled and swelled wherever it was touched? Photographer Ariana Page Russell decided to make art out of it.
She has dermatographia, a condition which makes her skin hypersensitive. She's used this interesting feature of her body like a canvas, drawing on her skin and then photographing the designs the raised ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 12, 2013
Pin-Up Dino Revelation
Holidays and special occasions are all about rituals and established expectations. Associated terms do not include morbid imagery, giant insects, extraterrestrials, and flipping the bird. Which is exactly why I'll be hitting up Unusual Cards for my holiday notes. With a focus on the holy trinity of pinup girls, dinosaurs and whiskey, Unusual Cards creates modern camp art by pairing disparate wholesome images that together are completely ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Aug 12, 2013
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains nudity and photographs about prostitution.
Photographer Alicia Vera is a Miami native whose intrigue with photographing strippers led her to a close friendship with a young woman named Eden. Vera had tried to take photos at various strip clubs over the years, but was consistently denied access. She was able to get the privileges she desired after landing an office job doing social media in the adult entertainment industry. ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 29, 2013
Peeps in France were stoked to see a new postage stamp design featuring the iconic Marianne emblem, representative of liberty and reason for the country. Some (dumbasses) were shocked, however, when they learned that the sketch was inspired by none other than our favorite boob-baring Ukrainian feminist group, FEMEN. President Francois Hollande revealed the illustration of Marianne rocking a Phrygian conical cap on Sunday in honor of Bastille Day.
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BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 02, 2013
You might remember artist Nickolay Lamm for his work removing doll's makeup to show that they looked just as lovely without that extra layer. Now, as promised, he's created a "normal"-sized Barbie, made to show us more realistic proportions of American women. He transferred CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to make the 3-D model, then used photoshop to liken the doll to a Barbie. "If we criticize skinny ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jul 01, 2013
'Menstruate with Pride'
You know that feeling you get when you listen to a song and you feel like the lyrics were written for you? Or when you read a book and think the words could have been ripped from your journal? Or when you see a bangin’ piece of art and think, “I wish I could express my frustration towards patriarchal systems like that!" Okay, maybe you haven’t thought that last one yet, but you will after you see artwork by Sarah ... Read More