Saturday, 31 January 2009

lots an lots of stuff :)

Ok there are literally TONNES of good artists out and about and i like them all, but I thought i'd post what I'd found here in hopes of inspiring others or seeing what else comes from it..


- GrainEdit : http://grainedit.com/

a fantastic site of contemporary and 50's artwork.. strange i know but its vintage... i hate that term... :/ but FANTASTIC artwork

- Toycutter: http://www.toycutter.com/

custom toys/figures, graffiti style

- KillerGerbil : http://thekillergerbil.com/blog.html

graffiti artist


- Michael Hacker Illustration : http://www.michaelhacker.at/?cat=6

Screen print, band posters

- ZZVE.com : http://www.zzve.com/

stock illustrations, good examples of varying styles etc

- Common : http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/

a Bar in manchester, often displays contemporary artwork, definitely worth a visit.
current exhibition on Jim Medway

- antikewl : http://antikewl.com/daily/category/art/

ANOTHER blog of all sorts, great artists and animation

- PSDTUTS: http://psdtuts.com/category/tutorials/

photoshop tutorials plus other bits


- Chris Madden illustration : http://chrismaddenillustration.blogspot.com/

yet more blogs

- MOCA (museum of computer art) : http://moca.virtual.museum/index.asp

collection of varying artists

- Root Magazine : http://www.rootmagazine.org/archive.html

bit like Juxtapoz magazine.

- Rebecca Manley : http://rebeccamaevemanley.blogspot.com/

a friend of mine, her work is sometimes like 3d illustration although she's been told technically its not or something... anyway, i love some of her work, if you like TACTILE you should like her stuff.

- Royalty Free Textures: http://www.cgtextures.com/

one of the better texture sites ive found, good quality pics, even some xrays on there :)

- Richard Goodall Gallery (manchester) : http://www.richardgoodallgallery.com/

a little treasure trove of contemporary art,photography etc.. both a gallery and a shop, great collection of screen prints.

- Rob Bailey :

ive not been able to find much on him but his work reminds me of a modern digital version of charley harpers and was exhibited at Common. the only thing i properly found was this from the M.E.N
http://blogs.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/arts_and_minds/2008/01/hello_world.html



hopefully that will keep you all going for a while, whilst i filter out the next set of links to post :)

oooh and a final link for those wanting to screen print on t-shirts...
http://www.polo-shirts.co.uk/
i havent checked the company itself etc nor used them myself yet, but figured for those who might be doing some of their own it could help... i want to order some soon, but will have to wait for some cash ;)

take care

2 comments:

AlanDalby said...

Just so you know. That image under Chris madden's blog is by the brilliant 'Heads of State', Not the brilliant 'Chris Madden'.

cj howker said...

hahahahahhhah... i didnt even bloody read it :S ooops... however both are good :)

cheers for pointing that out.. jus seen some of Chris' other stuff too :)

im a dick...