Richard Galpin: Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)

The British artist explores gentrification through his mind-boggling, colorfully abstract photographs on view at London's Hales Gallery

British artist Richard Galpin is best known for his scalpel-cut photographs of cities, but for his fifth solo exhibition—”Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)”— on now at London’s Hales Gallery, the artist left his old methods behind, choosing instead to create a wall installation. A steel stud-work structure projects from the wall of the gallery, supporting 10 large panels of photographic paper on which Galpin’s …

The Album Art of Leif Podhajský

We speak with the mixed-media artist about his mesmerizing designs for Kelis, Tame Impala and more

In Leif Podhajský’s studio (an old converted stable in Shoreditch, East London) there is a shelf filled with albums that he’s designed; their colorful spines lined up one after the other. Designed by mixing digital images with painted textures and drawings, the artist and creative director has created artwork that’s trippy, visually arresting and entirely complementary for the music it represents. That mix of mysticism …

2014 Pick Me Up Festival, London

From skate decks to "print chemistry" and cats, highlights from the UK's annual survey of graphic arts

UK graphic arts and illustration festival Pick Me Up has returned to London’s Somerset House this month for its fifth year to showcase some of the most inspiring and exciting graphic art today. The ground floor of the picturesque historic building features more established works shown by collectives and galleries, while the lower floor offers new and exclusive work from emerging graphic artists, dubbed Pick …