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If there’s one thing I’m sure of at the BUST office, it’s that everyone here loves cats. We might have found our rival, though: a man by the name of Louis Wain. Wain, an extremely successful freelance illustrator throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, gained his reputation with hundreds of humorous cat illustrations. He was even the President of the National Cat Club, according to the Henry Boxer Gallery. Read More
Looking to snazz up your iPhone a bit? We can totes help with that. Download one of our iPhone wallpapers, and your phone will be one of the most stylish around. Just click on the link at the bottom of each wallpaper to download.   Download "Flowers and Leaves" wallpaper.     Download "Circles" wallpaper. Read More
I don’t aspire to own a Hermès Birkin bag, no matter how delicately crafted or visually stunning it may be. The idea of dropping the cost of a college education on a purse pretty much gives me heart palpitations. And judging from the public outcry over Tyler Shields' and Francesca Eastwood’s brilliant (note the sarcasm) idea of setting a bag worth $100k ablaze, most of you are holding your chests along with me. Read More
Do you love Draw Something, the Pictionary-esque smartphone game, as much as we do here at BUST? I started strong in the game, trying to draw recognizable pictures, but at a certain point, I just gave up trying. But Sarah Sitkin is a player who doesn't take this game lightly. She not only draws the word, but incorporates it into an entire scene, then meticulously creates brilliant pieces of art. Now my stick figures with talk bubbles just seem extra unacceptable. Click here and prepare to be wowed. Read More
    Dear BUST blog readers who either live in Paris or are currently visiting: I am extremely envious of you! As if I needed another reason to dream about flying over to the lovely land of France, I just read on one of my favorite go-to art blogs, BOOOOOOOM, about an incredible gallery opening. Sure, New York is nice and well, but it’s gloomy and rainy today and the idea of walking along cobblestone roads with some fresh bread in hand on my way to an art show doesn’t sound all that bad. Read More

Banksy's Bush

BY Intern Christina in Arts

Get your mind out of the gutter! Well, only slightly out of the gutter. British street artist Banksy's newest creations have been posted to his website, and one is more than a little suggestive. Check out the piece below, and his website for even more. Image courtesy of HighSnobiety. Read More
  Adapted from an old parlor game by the Surrealist artist movement in the 1920s, Exquisite Corpse is a method of collaborative image or word collection. The method, indicative of the movement’s purpose to express the real functioning of thought, features unusual juxtaposition and the element of surprise. Sort of like round-robin, but without the whole anarchy thing, a group gathers together and one person begins either drawing, collaging, or writing something, then hides part of it and passes it on to the next person to add to, continuing throughout the entire group. Read More

Typographic Porn

BY Lan Truong in Arts

Gratuitous Type / No. 2 is a snazzy, zine-like "pamphlet of typographic smut" that'll make designerds a little weak in the knees. It's the brainchild of Brooklyn-based graphic designer/art director Elana Schlenker and is filled with great work and interviews from creatives who love letters, including calligrapher Kathryn Murray and graphic designer Astrid Stavro.   Kathryn Murray's calligraphy in Gratuitous Type / No. 2 Pick up a copy of Gratuitous Type / No. 2 for the designerd in your life right here. Read More
Whenever I see a kitten, whether in person, on TV, or in a picture (doesn’t matter) I turn into a bumbling, baby-talking, crazy-face-making lady. It’s like I’ve seen anything so cute before and I can’t focus anything else. So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw photographer Arne Svenson’s newest project Strays, in which he photographs some hella adorable strays kittens he borrowed from Animalkind Inc, an animal shelter in upstate New York. Read More
American artist and filmmaker, Cindy Sherman has been creating works that comment on both social and sexual roles and stereotypes since the 1970s. One of her earlier and best-known photographic works, Untitled Film Stills (1977–80), portrays women in their socially assigned roles and presents the potential danger and instability of these constructs. Read More