California, based Hawaian artist Edwin Ushiro attended the Art Center College of Design and attained a BFA in Illustration. Since then, Ushiro has been working in the amazing world of entertainment as a Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, and Concept Designer.
Ushiro’s childhood memories come to life in his paintings — haunting images of friends, family pets, and ghostly specters on the Hawaiian islands where he was born and raised. He captures the essence of Hawaii, youth, and nostalgia in a technique that’s uniquely his own.
Southern California based designer and illustrator Dayoung Cho graduated at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 2014. She likes to create works filled with colors and imagination that will make people happy and put a smile on their faces. Cho’s works are inspired by her childhood memories and her grandmother’s stories.
Zoé Byland was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1975 and currently splits her time between Bern and Vienna, Austria. Her paintings exist within a carefully constructed monochromatic universe; exuding a curious timelessness and imbued with a palpable atmosphere.
Through her protagonists, Byland invites us on a journey into intriguing territory, where past and present collide, providing us with opportunities to explore the relationships that exist between all facets of our cultural experience from high to low, the ways in which we form personal memories and how these serve to alter our expectations and perceptions. The nature of identity is also under scrutiny, as Byland’s characters often appear in disguise, or are partially obscured, inviting us to project ourselves forth, and once again granting us the occasion for valuable introspection and the convergence of philosophical contemplations.
Nicole Rifkin is a Brooklyn based illustrator and co-founder of Ipsum Magazine. Rifkin’s illustrations are a wonderful homage to yesteryear, like high school scenes from American films, of being a teenager, a student, a time that was full of adventure, love and freedom, when nothing mattered and life was lived in the present.
Her aesthetic is rooted in nostalgia precisely for this reason, it holds a commonality, it is a place we all revisit, we all share. The memories that shape us, keep us alive as we get older and forget, as time catches up with us, oppresses us as we struggle to keep up with the chores, duties and necessities of ordinary life. These illustrations are wonderfully rendered, expressive, full of humanity and emotion.
San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling diverges from her usual watercolors in her new series of oil paintings “Ouroboros”.
Stripling is an artist who works with an emphasis on memory, dream and that feeling between sleeping and awake-ness. She is interested in fragmentation, and the moment that our experiences form themselves into lore and legend. Memories are fuzzy and intangible much like dreams, and the more specific she tries to make them the less sharp they become, slipping in and out of focus.
We knew running for the GOP bid would be costly on your marriage because of time away, but nothing like this. But hey, when you are the Godfather of Pizza, chances are you have some ladies around the country who want a little Italian food. Get it? Got it.
We don’t know who this is, or where it came from, what gallery/artist, but we just know that we like it a lot. We found it on Flickr a while back when we were looking at images from the Hong Kong Art Fair, and we thank this Flickr member for the memories.
This is like watching your high school girlfriend start dating the quarterback when she used to be a nerd like you. Our gal, Nancy Pelosi of SF, handing over the reigns of the House to one of the biggest douchebag on the planet in Rep. John Boehner of Ohio. There goes our country, again, or at least until 2012 when people realize what a stupid idea it was to give back the government to the people that brought you recession, 9/11, and a completely destroyed America primed for demise in the 21st Century. Thanks for the memories, Boehner.
After all the election news we learned last night, we just felt like we should go with Travis’ 2003 single, “Peace The Fuck Out.” The 4th studio album, 12 Memories, has some great tracks, and this song just sort of captures a vibe we are feeling this morning.
Iron Mike, in his memorable role in The Hangover, was apparently on drugs and in need of cash, so he did the role. Tyson stated, “”I was doing that to supply my drug habit… I said, ‘Wow, This is going to be really good. We’re going to sell this stuff on 42nd Street on bootleg and make a lot of money.’ This is my best thinking on drugs… It wasn’t that way. It was an international success.”