Dear Van Gogh

mike mak Dear Van Gogh 1Whether you’ve already had your morning coffee or not, here’s a mug full of satire from Mike Mak.  The ear is made of silicone, so you can stretch and play with it. Yummy! If you ever wanted to channel the spirit of good old Vincent, now there is officially a way you can do that.

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Lauren Perlstein

lauren perlstein forest Photographer Lauren Perlstein serves up a hot dish of variety from forests to tatted up hooligans strapped on the toilet. Check out her Flickr account.

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Pssst…The End


Full of color, vomiting muppets, and explosive creativity! This video is the 3rd part of a collaborative project for PSST Pass It On which created 17 films by 51 teams of designers, directors, animators, and composers.

Goodbye, Monroe!


Monroe Dinos-Kaufman has been with us for just a few short weeks here at the offices, but has helped us out immensely! Monroe is on the cusp of launching his super-star art career in the big apple! You can read his abundant contributions to the B/D blog here. While perusing various sentiments to impart upon you, like: “Have a great trip to NYC!” or “Keep up the great work!” I realized that a very, very special piece of poetic poetry I discovered on the internet entitled “Special Friend Poem” (©  Sharon Degraw) might do the trick:

Our acquaintance has been only a short time,
But our time spent is so gentle on my mind.
How is it that we become so full of certain people?
Like a ray of warm sunshine
that goes on and on
never to end….
Never wanting it to end!!
Feelings so full of warmth.
Smiles so easily crossing lips.

Oh yeah! Bon Voyage Monroe and thanks again for all your help! (View some of his artwork after the jump!)

Andres Guerrero

Andres Guerrero
Former White Walls Gallery owner Andres Guerrero has been making some epic skull and currency infused paintings that really pop. He has a show going up at Subliminal Projects in LA from February 6th through March 6th, so make sure you go check it out!

Klaas Van der Linden

Klaas Van der Linden
Mysteriously dark images from Belgian artist Klaas Van der Linden. Almost all his paintings are set against a black background, and many are self-portraits. The obscured nature of this work reminds me a little bit of paintings by German artist Henning Kles.

Dido Fontana


Dido Fontana‘s photography-vérité, is candid, relaxed, naturalistic (okay, not natural for everyone) and funny.  Using film and developer, acid and dark rooms he discovers his girls and their midnight romps are beautiful, it just might be their off day and that’s okay.

Read more about Dido in this interview & check out some preview images from his newly release book.