The Downfall of Urban Outfitters….SCANDAL

Urban Outfitters has been caught ripping off artisans again. Want to learn more about it? click on the link below.

http://www.inquisitr.com/109051/urban-outfitters-caught-ripping-off-indie-artisans-again/

Not to excited about this because this is a clear violation of these artists creations.

What are your thoughts on this scandal for Urban Outfitters?

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Get to know Etsy Artist Jessica Rae Sommer’s Profile on @etsy

Jessica Rae Sommer’s produces wonderful artwork. Graduating with a design Degree in the spring of 2008 from CSU she moved to the west coast. There she has been a designer working on high end/corporate/luxury interiors and and as a freelance painter for private collections and exhibits. Her pieces of work are free, relaxed and absolutely beautiful I hope you enjoy some of her pieces that I wanted to show below.

You can see more of her stuff at

 http://jessicaraesommer.blogspot.com

http://lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com

Some Unique Artists from the Art Chicago Show 2011

I had a blast at Artropolis over the past weekend. The show featured multiple amazing artists from different galleries DTR Modern Galleries, that I thought was fantastic. They had such great pieces of art made by two specific artists.

Robert Mars –

“My work is a chronicle of Americana. I am determined to capture the independent aesthetic of the not-so-distant past that has been replaced by homogenized corporate culture and standardized cityscapes. Industrial design, graphic design, architecture, vintage neon and mid-century icons all render important roles in my work.

My paintings employ layers of color, subtly collaged printed matter from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and stark, black imagery. Remote, indistinct landscapes capture the once poetic, and now nearly lost highway strips of the American past. Formerly the promise of hope and prosperity; these icons are now a sign of desperation and ruin.”

His epic use of collage is so eye catching and fresh. For more information on his work you can check out his blogspot or his website at

http://robertmars.blogspot.com/

http://www.robertmars.com/

The second pieces that caught my eye at this gallery were made by Damien Hirst .

According to Wikipedia- Damien Steven Hirst[1] (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, Entrepreneur, and art collector.

Damien had artwork such as Jacobs Ladder III, 2009 a pencil signed etching with photogravure and hand coloring. And the sparkly Skull that is listed below. These eye catching pieces were completely unique and different from what I had seen before.

Get to know Etsy designer Mojospastyle on Etsy.Com

Mojospastyle is a Chicago native of Illinois. She makes simple and sweet products by hand. Inspired by “French romantic design, couture fashion, shabby chic and nature. My handbag designs vary from bohemian chic to classic styles and I take great pride in making them look like a piece of art.”Her shop is located at the link below.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/mojospastyle?ref=pr_shop_more

There is something nice and simple about her products that can be used as the perfect accent piece to your look.

Just had to share….My favorite artist of all time

My favorite artist in the world is Edward Hopper. He was a prominent American realist Painter. His work often reflected urban and rural scenes, and his carefully calculated renderings offered a inside look to the American life.

His use of light and dark in his work often inspires me to try new things with my illustrations. I have included a couple of pictures that I found on Google. Please enjoy!