Monthly Archives: April 2013

In Memorium: The Classic Album Cover Art of Storm Thorgerson

If you’ve listened to any music at all in the last forty years you’re no doubt familiar with the work of British graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who passed away last week in England at the age of 69. A prolific … Continue reading

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Jello San Francisco!

I’ve seen San Francisco in many forms, up and down, good and bad. I’ve seen in portrayed in photos, essays, TV and the movies, which means I’ve seen it attacked by a deranged terrorist (The Rock), overrun with apes (Rise … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Contrast

A homeless guy gathering his belongings in front  of one of America’s biggest financial institutions offers a telling contrast between the haves and the have-nots in America, while the Go West sign offers more than just a little irony.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

As you climb up the staircase of life, you can always expect to run into a few obstacles.

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This Just In: The Intriguing Surrealism of Andrea Wan

Hi everybody! I subscribe to many art-related blogs and websites, and that’s where I find many of artists I am fond of. And thanks to the website Visual News, I just recently discovered the interesting art of Vancouver-based surrealist Andrea … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Benches

With so much to see and do in Sydney, sometimes you just want to kick back, sit on the nearest bench and take it all in! For more benches, check out Ailsa’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack?

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Information Overload: The Wired Art of Jason Jägel

At first glance the artwork of San Francisco-based artist Jason Jägel looks jumbled, chaotic, and almost intimidating in the way that they dare you to look deeper. Which makes his work, to me at least, a perfect reflection of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Colorful … or scary? You be the judge!

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Less Is More: The Minimalism of Evah Fan

Maybe it’s just the mellow mood I’ve been in since returning from Sydney, but lately I’ve taken a departure from extreme surrealism in favor of a more minimal and dreamy but no less puzzling forms of art. The work of … Continue reading

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