Posts Tagged ‘WhatDoYouDo?’

Lili, Illustrator

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Lili has been immersed in the world of illustration from a very early age. Her mother is a well-known French illustrator and, in her family, everyone draws. Surrounded by this art, Lili came to realize her own style, one similar to that of most young girls–pop and naïve–but distinguished by an accomplished sense and manner. Drawing simple characters, and often gluing rings of bubble-wrap on their eyes, Lili creates illustrations that are both cute and original.

Olivia, Photographer

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

A 16 year-old photographer from Portland, Oregon, Olivia Bee focuses on the confusion and chaos of high school life.

Whether turning her camera on her world or herself, her images capture the raw honesty of youth along with an uncanny wisdom far beyond her years. “I’m really driven to capture the moments of teenage life,” explains Olivia. “All that emotion can be poured into an image.” From a homemade darkroom in her basement, Olivia develops inspired images of her friends, family and Oregonian surroundings.

She took up drawing at a young age, which led her to attend more of an art-based middle school. According to Olivia, “I signed up for video production, but they gave me photography.” Since then her work has been featured in a variety of publications and journals including Seventeen, American Photo, ink and frankie magazine.

Info:
Olivia’s Site

Mentalgassi, Street Artists

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Mentalgassi is a Berlin-based art collective consisting of three core members who set out to do surprising and beautiful things to common urban objects.

Using wheat-pastes and vivid photographic images, the group transforms street signs, recycling bins and ticket-validating machines into humorous and emotion-evoking element to city staples. Their inspiration comes from each other, constantly feeding off each other. “We come up with ideas together,” Mentalgassi explains. “One of us has a spark and as a group we continue to develop it.” And the result: street art that opens your eyes. “It’s completely our own thing. We do things as we want to.”

Info:
Mentalgassi’s Blog

Shammgod

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

A creative spirit known as one of the greatest handlers of all time, Shammgod is recognized worldwide for his low dribbling style and signature move “The Shammgod,” a patented stutterstep that has never been properly deconstructed. Whenever the streets hear that Shammgod is playing, people show up. The crowd holds their breath whenever he touches the ball. And even if he missed every shot, he’d still hold everyone’s attention.

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Talita, Painter

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Growing up in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Talita is inspired by her environments and finds her ideas in the things she encounters there: situations, people, nature, behavior.

“My ideas come from the things I see and keep with me,” Talita explains. And although she draws at home most of the time, she always carries a sketchbook when she travels. Learning to paint when she was only a child, Talita now works primarily in acrylic on large canvasses. Her creations depict magical worlds populated by colorful and creatively abstract characters. “I design to transmit the universe I have created,” says Talita.

Learning to paint when she was only a child, she now works primarily in acrylic on large canvasses. Her creations depict magical worlds populated by colorful and creatively abstract characters. “I design to transmit the universe I have created,” says Talita.

Info:
Talita’s Photoset