Fatima Yamaha’s What’s A Girl To Do
It’s replaced my blood of late, and circulates coolly, digitally crystalline through my veins; I feel it at all times, shiny slices of melody spiking at my ears, its beat my new pulse—Fatima Yamaha’s What’s A Girl To Do, with a video remix sourced from Alan Lambert’s The End of the Earth is My Home, full of a floating sense of anticipation of the end of a sense of confused loss, visuals almost synesthesia-like, palette and sets and shots feeling slickly retro, almost suggesting that the keys to a future without the problems of the present lay in the past.

  • Rami Niemi

    Is it better to be have an adaptable, wide-ranging style or your own distinct “always imitated, never duplicated” style? There’s a strong case to be made for the latter. That’s how Picasso did it. That’s how Stephen King does it. And it’s worked out pretty well so far for Rami Niemi. He’s cornered the market on simple, humorous illustrations perfect for publications, like a Charles Schulz for this brave new tweeting world.

  • Ana Kraš
    Possessed of a warmth, the ease of familiarity; style and body and comfort complexing into crisply composed tableaus that seem like dreamy moments of subtle poignancy, Ana Kraš’ photographs feel incredibly intimate, each a chance to know a stranger and to feel some small part of what they feel.

  • Kyler Martz
    Bouncing with a lively sense of adventure, feeling full of the spirits of those whose only country was the sea and the mystery and mysticism of exotic lands far away, pulsing with tattoo ink color, populated with creatures and ships that look like something out of a modern Monstrorum Historia, Kyler Martz’s works are an adventure in and of themselves, taking viewers on a voyage not soon forgotten.

  • David Cristobal
    Like the two hemispheres of the brain turning in opposite directions—harnessing dissonance and turning it into strange consonance, two-d portmanteaus twisting the eye and addling the mind, David Cristobal, in fine style, whispering lines weaving out forms with a zephyr’s grace, shading lending shapes hyper-resonant depth, he strikes an odd balance, classical technique fermented into something deliciously sour, presenting the extraordinary with utter simplicity, feeling almost like portraits of psyches rather than of people.

  • Paul Chadeisson
    Look up, look out—leave behind the potholed, litter-strewn everyday, place your head in the clouds: Paul Chadeisson will take you there, lush, colorful, spectacularly lit environs that seem to champion the possible, the heights that could be achieved were human will to be properly applied.

  • Lucas Brooking (with Giant Ant) - “84000 // Words of the Buddha”

    Lucas Brooking along with the agency Giant Ant helped the 84,000 spread the word about their initiative to translate the 95% of Buddhist texts that have never yet been translated into modern languages and currently remain on wooden blocks. Lucas’s art direction here is perfect. It’s calming and inspiring and the cool phantasmagoria is a great illustration of the interdependent nature of life much discussed by the Buddha. 

  • Lili Ma
    Lili Ma draws out hearts, pulling them up through the neck, floating them just behind the face—and be it photographically, minimalist black and white in natural light or white fine line running regally whipped up bright by watercolor, she turns them into pulsars, pinging out signals powerfully human.

  •    Tricky
       "Sun Down (feat. Tirzah)"

    Tricky - “Sun Down” from Adrian Thaws

    Tricky’s latest release has a very cool diversity of sounds with tracks using dark, sexy drums and others with chill, sweet vocals.

  • Elena Fortunati
    Cool brights—sky, skin, blue, white; crisp like a really good apple, tight-rope walker balanced, softly flowing like a well-washed shirt: pattern and nature and physical form; light and air and land and water…the way Elena Fortunati combines them forces them to transcend their vibrating-static molecular make-up, becoming something even more vibrant, and something sweetly subtle.