Created by Canadian artificial intelligence company WOMBO, Dream is an AI-powered app that converts text to painted art when given a prompt and preferred style. Available on iOS with a monthly subscription starting at $5, the intuitive algorithm explores AI’s ability to bring words to life.
LA-based artist Rob Sato’s Bad Hands series is composed of hand-printed lithographs in various colorways. Essentially a chart of hand and finger configurations (some of which are impossible), the print is on Cougar cover stock paper and is available in an edition of 60.
Featuring work by acclaimed 12 artists, the “No Trespassing” calendar aims to raise money for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. Printed in an edition of 500, the spiral-bound calendar includes pieces by Faith Ringgold, Marilyn Minter, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, LaKela Brown, Fumiko Imano, Maggie Lee, Catherine Opie, Farah Al Qasimi, Janiva Ellis, Ana Mendieta and Lauren Greenfield. All profits will be donated.
In partnership with Ars Electronica, the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab plumbs the relationship between art and science in The Practice of Art and AI. The book explores the rapid development of AI art and revisits the exhibitions and projects since the lab’s opening, with new insight, interviews and supplementary material. It makes for a thought-provoking meditation on art and technology.
By photographer Ian Lewandowski and print publisher Harlan & Weaver, this exclusive artist edition of the photograph “Candystore + Jarrett, Crown Heights (after Linda Simpson)” (2022) benefits the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR). All proceeds from each sale directly benefit FIAR’s annual summer program for LGBTQ+ artists, as well as the community the organization fosters.
An ode to canine companions, this 100% cotton Blue Dogs Tea Towel features dog illustrations by artists who are part ARTHOUSE Unlimited, a UK-based non-profit that represents creatives who are neuro-diverse and/or have physical support needs. Each artist drew a pet’s portrait in blue pencil, creating a delightful print of all types of dogs. Plus, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the charming but practical product go back to the charity. Price is in Pounds.
Designer and illustrator Rilla Alexander’s heartwarming forms and bold colors spur imagination in children and adults alike. Her stamp kit, a collection of geometric beech wood stamps with colorful ink pads, offers a glimpse behind her process and it invites others to build their own characters, landscapes and objects. Much like the designer’s work, the kit sparks creativity.
Featuring the design and artwork of the queer and trans artist team Ash + Chess, this 78-card tarot deck is a vibrant, affirming and inclusive set with depictions based on real LGBTQ+ people of different sizes, abilities, races and sexual orientations. Alongside it is a helpful guidebook that includes descriptions, suggested readings and the history for each card. It all comes in a magnetic keepsake box, along with a travel case.
Pipe Party is LA’s first pipe-making workshop from inclusive ceramic studio POT. Open to all skill levels, the class features step-by-step instructions on making and decorating pipes and all the necessary accomanying instruments. It’s a fun, creative way to celebrate cannabis—with the class being BYOB as well as BYOC.
Artware Editions transforms the vibrant beauty of Kehinde Wiley’s paintings into sophisticated silk pajamas that support Black Rock Senegal, Wiley’s artist residency program bringing creatives together in Dakar. The set features a tapestry comprised of four of Wiley’s works which depict Black and brown men in cross-cultural nationalistic poses, surrounded by lush landscapes.
Part of Taschen’s Library of Esoterica, Plant Magick—written by Jessica Hundley and designed by Thunderwing studio—is the fourth volume in the series that chronicles mystic traditions. Featuring interviews, essays and 400+ images (including ancient Egyptian stonework), Plant Magick explores how plants and the natural world have been intrinsically connected with countless stories, myths, medicine, religions and cultural practices throughout history. Also in the series are books on astrology, tarot and witchcraft.
David Shrigley—a multi-disciplinary artist whose off-kilter and humorous work captures the quotidian and disquieting—focuses on climate change in his aptly titled print “Do Not Fuck About With It.” Printed on Munken Lynx poster paper, this print comes in an edition of 250 and features a hand holding the globe with the title of the piece across the top.
From Five Metal Shop, a creative studio based in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, this little 2023 calendar elevates the traditional with bold and bright designs. Printed on superfine 30gsm paper and featuring 100% manual binding, it measures 7.24 by 4.84 inches, making it an ideal desk accessory.
Published by Karma, Daisy Chain is a 104-page hardcover catalogue that celebrates the work of NYC-based artist (and CH favorite) Kathleen Ryan’s Bad Fruit series, for which she embraces decorative crafts from the past along with nature, humor and irony. Ryan’s large-scale sculptures of bejeweled but decaying cherries, lemons, peaches and grapes (and even jack-o-lanterns) are at once beautiful and monstrous, and play with ideas about value. Along with compelling imagery, the monograph includes essays by Bob Nickas, Shannon Mattern and Heather Davis.
Black and white photography, poetry, flash fiction, art and more populate Stanchion, a quarterly zine produced, edited and published by Jeff Bogle. An annual subscription includes all four editions of their gorgeous publication—printed on thick, uncoated A5 paper—as well as an exclusive bonus issue, making for an elegant and evocative gift for literary and artful minds.
A humorous ode to pioneering Afrofuturists and avant-jazz band Sun Ra Arkestra, this bumper sticker by thatscoolthankyou features the words, “My other ride is the extra-terrestrial energy generated by the cosmic transmissions of the SUN RA ARKESTRA.” With a hot pink background and large black font, the sticker is aptly bold and esoteric.