Octavian Mielu is a graphic artist from Bucharest, Romania who has taken the work of street artists and pop culture icons and digitally turned them into neon-like art prints that look like real neon sculpture. Read more
San Francisco multidisciplinary designer Timothy Goodman was among a small group of artists asked to contribute to the mural project for the Ace Hotels.
The uber trendy hotel chain (whose rooms, I personally feel, look like college dorms) has locations in New York, Seattle, Portland and Palm Springs. Known for their appeal to the young and hip, the chain of hotels incorporates plenty of art, design, music and culture in their utilitarian-esque rooms and lobbies. They also have an association with the popular and fun Rudy Barbershops.
Timothy joined the ranks of other artists when he covered the walls of one smallish room in the latest Ace Hotel NYC location with 99 hand-drawn picture frames. Created with black paint markers and paint, he then filled them with images of facts, love, tidbits, items of interest and shout-outs to other folks to represent, in his own words, “the spontaneity and grit of the city.”
For the first time since 1972 Alexander Girard’s iconic graphics are now available as wall art, screened onto 14″x14″ panels of Columbia’s formaldehyde-free maple faced hardwood plywood. Read more
Alfabetika are a line of reading and counting basics made charming and stylish. Numbers and alphabet letters come to life in the form of whimsical drawings by the beautiful and talented designer (and a personal friend of mine) Anne-Lise Borgen. Read more
Jen Pepper, the designer behind Peppersprouts, combines technology with crafting to create homewares and wall art that have a modern style combined with a traditional sensibility. While she also works in acrylic, I am especially fond of her hand drawn and laser etched cherry and walnut coasters and wall art. Read more
With showrooms in Milan and New York, SICIS The Art Factory does things with mosiacs for both residential and commercial spaces that are contemporary, fun, elegant, functional and frankly, unmatched. Read more