Economy Candy is an old-fashioned family owned candy store in the Lower east side. With glorious aisle after aisle of candy stocked as high as the eye can see including innumerable brands you never knew were still in production – its a treat for the eyes as well as the belly. Every time I get inside I'm looking for Willy Wonka.
Just 25 min by train from downtown Copenhagen lies an old and beautiful forest and country area inhabited by wild (but friendly) deer. It's a vast, mysterious space for getting lost in and perfect for spacing out on mushrooms if you bring friends. Stay away on Sundays as it fills up with screaming children and zombie parents. Grab an ice cream on your way back at Bakken, the old David Lynch-ish fairground located at the outskirts of the forest.
Even the most unconventional tourist would never leave Milan without visiting Piazza del Duomo. Well, since you’re there you must have a traditional “aperitivo” (to get before lunch or before dinner) at the Bar Zucca where Verdi and Toscanini used to go, back from the Scala Theatre. We never sit at the nice small tables located apart, we like to enjoy our Rabarbaro Zucca standing in the crowd of the bar - just try it.
Museum Dr Ghuislain is a museum and a psychiatric centre. It is housed in the oldest mental asylum in Belgium, still functioning today, and aims to break down the many prejudices that still define what is ‘mentally ill’ and what is ‘normal’. They do this by assembling their own collection of outsider art or art brut, they host shows on contemporary human themes and have a permanent collection on the history of psychiatry.
It is one of the most important business centres in London. Crowded of suits at daytime, perfectly deserted at night. It is so striking relaxing to walk in there enjoying the silence and the lights! It makes you feel pleasantly far from reality.
I'm living my dream of working as a freelance illustrator in the San Francisco area, where the redwood forests, dramatic cliffs, and occasional whale tails are a source of constant inspiration. My first book, 'Wendell the Narwhal' was published by Simply Read Books last year. Clients include Penguin Random House, Usborne, American Greetings, The Seattle Symphony, and others. As a certified California Naturalist, I hope to use illustration as a tool to educate and inspire others to fall in love with the natural world.
Wade Jeffree is a New York-based Designer and Art Director whose practice is based upon creating long-standing collaborative partnerships built on honesty and purpose within the fields of art, culture, and commerce. He believes in a life where work and play are forever intertwined. As of 2016, he runs a studio with his wife Leta Sobierajski from Brooklyn, New York.
Ewen studied under the tutorage of British Phototgraphers Paul Reas and Mark Power at the School of Art and Design at the University of Brighton. He graduated in 1997 and quickly became known for his groundbreaking editorial during the late 90’s for The Face & Sleazenation magazine.
He immediately spoke to an audience interested in subcultures, multiculturalism, music, graphic art, photography, fashion and primarily youth culture. His Open Mic book was awarded a yellow pencil certificate by the D&AD in 2005 for Photographic publishing, and remains one of the best examples of Ewen’s work to date.
Matt Asato-Adams is a graphic designer and researcher interested in the relationship between the body, the self, and technology. He recently graduated from ArtCenter College of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. His practice often investigates the intersection of culture, design, and technology; taking the form of publication design, spatial media, and performance. By embracing the accidental nuances with experimentation and process, he uses design as a tool for speculation and inquiry.
His work has been shown at ArtCenter College of Design's 5th floor gallery, Wind Tunnel Gallery, and Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv.
I am a photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Having spent several years doing commercial and editorial photography, most of my current work consists of self-assigned documentary projects including the 100 Abandoned Houses project, which documented abandoned houses in Detroit, Michigan, where I grew up and spent the majority of my years.
Now residing in Denver, I've found myself living in South City Park, with access to the City's largest urban park, and a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and museums.
Nigel Howlett lives and works in London. He has developed a graphite cartoony style of drawing which references early Disney movies and painters such as the American artist Peter Saul. Howlett depicts hairy characters, acting out scenarios that reflect familiar social anxieties and conditions. Always humorous and sometimes sinister, common themes in the work include our obsession with technology and our relationship with social media.
Nigel also runs a set design practice working with clients which include the BBC, channel 4, Issey Miyake and Nike. In 2015 he co-founded Nan Studios, a Photographic and creative studio in Clapton East London.
Hi anyone! I am a creative thinker, visual creator and curious explorer with a deep love for human minds + inspiring beautiful communication. I am a firm believer there's soul and essence to anything. And life is an infinite source of discovery. - Currently self-employed and based in Munich
Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark, and was inspired to take on graphic design as a result of his life long passion for skateboarding. He began at an early age to develop his skills, inspired by skateboard-art and album covers. Growing up in Denmark, the long tradition of scandinavian functional minimalism, is inevitable and the result today is a unique artist with brilliant ideas running a studio, a clothing/surfing brand and exhibiting in art-galleries all over the world.
He is motivated by a simple goal that resonates throughout his work: ”I hope that my work can remind us that imagination can defy gravity and bend time. It is our own responsibility to enjoy every second of the day. Nobody else can do that for us. Have fun, do what you love, love what you do. We might get thrown off this spinning ball of iron and mantle tomorrow.”
He currently lives and works in Barcelona.
Anna Cairns is a graphic designer based in Berlin, Germany, whose work focuses on print publications, type design, visual identities and web design and development. She also works as a translator for both German and English in the fields of art and design.
Jamie Wolfe is an animation director & artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Wild hand drawn lines & bold pallets collide in Jamie’s work to build offbeat, high energy worlds. She makes films, gifs, music videos, illustrations, printed ephemera & the like. Her work has screened at festivals & galleries nationally & internationally. She is currently an MFA candidate in Experimental Animation at Calarts.