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Posts Tagged ‘california’

Drawlloween Artist Discovery: Dave Quiggle

Discover the work of California based illustrator Dave Quibble, who creates bold illustrations that embrace a tattoo aesthetic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Bats

I love this work by California based illustrator Dave Quiggle, discovered via the Drawlloween hashtag which has been running all month (a great way to discover some talented artists who love this time of year as much as I do!)

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Rats

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Goblin

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Jack-O-Lantern

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Recent Articles

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Music: Interview with Cults

Spontaneous, fear of growing up, adult responsibility and cults - make for a happy mix in the music duo, Cults. Here follows an interview with the private Californians.

Written by Helen Martin

Cults by Gemma Smith Illustration by Gemma Smith Cults are a New York duo with a 60s guitar pop sound. Their debut album is out in May and I can’t […]

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Album Review: Emily Jane White – Ode to Sentience

The Californian has an album out now; Ode to Sentience - it features cathartic, winding notes, strings and a voice as pure as the morning sunshine.

Written by Helen Martin

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Illustration by Laura Godfrey, ed LG Illustration I know that folk music isn’t all organic, this web whole foods, and love – […]

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Meet Nicholas Stevenson: the friendly songwriter and illustrator from the North Pole…

Splendid music, fantastical and dreamy illustrations - and the North Pole? Let's have a cup of tea and chat about this Nicholas.

Written by Helen Martin

Gemma Milly_Nicholas Stevenson Illustration by Gemma Milly Nicholas sent me his CD and tape, troche accompanied by a lovely letter about living and musing about in Bristol. One of my […]

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Live Review: Smoke Fairies and Sea of Bees at The Fleece, Bristol

Smoke Fairies are all ethereal, moody blues/folk, whilst Californian, Sea of Bees' sound is sweet and wistful. A mighty mid-week treat to see them both play on one blustery night in February.

Written by Helen Martin

Smoke Fairies Illustration by Alice Potter The violinist comes on stage. He’s very tall and his tailcoat, ask wide tie and long hair and mostasche are how I consider a […]

An interview with Ross Paul Keenan, menswear designer

We have a chat with Graduate Fashion Week superstar and riotous tailor Ross about his graduate collection and his Savile Row background…

Written by Jessica Lester

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Graduate menswear designer and Savile Row trained Ross Paul Keenan has proven to be a huge success. His first collection was shown at Graduate Fashion […]

An interview with illustrator Jesse Tise.

Pasadena based illustrator Jesse Tise imagines the most wonderful worlds inhabited by strange flora and fauna. Here he answers a Q&A, bringing a little of the colourful Californian art scene to our wintery shores...

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Downton is one of the most prolific living fashion illustrators, approved and by far my favourite (no offence, contributors!) His loose, visionary style seems so effortless and radiates elegance […]

Sea of Bees: Songs for the Ravens – Album Review

Dreamy folk from Californian songstress Julie Ann Bee, Sea of Bees will have you float away in a drift of autumnal bliss.

Written by Helen Martin

In autumn nature is vibrant, story drug but also gently muffled, dosage there as it whispers within the trees and slowly looks away from the warmer month’s naivety and brash […]

Album Review: The Like, Release Me.

Album Review: The Like, Release Me.

The raddest quintet from the Golden State return with a new album and reshuffled line-up, fortunately for us, these L.A scenesters are as much substance as they are style.

Written by David McNamara

It has been five long years since the release of The Like’s debut album Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? and it has not been an easy time for the […]

Lissie’s Star Is On The Ascendant.

It's a busy life for this humble Midwestern singer. Currently on an ever expanding tour to promote her new album "Catching A Tiger", an enchanting snapshot of blues, Americana and folk, Lissie is having a memorable year; and it's not over yet!

Written by Cari Steel

Water Kerry Lemon thumb It’s been sticky, viagra sale hasn’t it? The sunshine is all well and good whilst you are within spitting distance of a garden or beer garden […]

A meeting with indie folk blues rockers Peggy Sue.

Peggy Sue tell me all about making their new album Fossils and Other Phantoms, and how they lost the Pirates. Illustrations by Kellie Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Peggy Sue by Kellie Black. I arrive by bike as usual to meet the three members of Peggy Sue at Spitalfields Market. Rosa got lost on hers and […]

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Girls – Album – A review

Welcome to the hopeless nu-romantics!

Written by Katie Weatherall

In this oversaturated music world, visit you just have to turn your back for one minute and the band that has caught your aural interest lately have multiplied into twenty-seven […]

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Alela Diane: An Interview

Portland, Oregon

Written by Katie Weatherall

London has had many guises over the millennia, cheapest website like this and what we Londoners (born and bred in my case) consider essential and iconic about it varies wildly […]