Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design

A comprehensive book exploring the medium, far beyond cut-and-paste

Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith (who worked under the name Neasden Control Centre) who made collages for a living. Now, working as a duo known …

Elise Peterson’s #blackfolk Series Challenges the Art World’s Whiteness

From Foxy Brown, Grace Jones, Sade and more, Brooklyn-based artist Elise R. Peterson adds photos of prominent black figures to fine art paintings in a collision of creative eras. The collage series, called #blackfolk, is Peterson’s way of opening up a conversation around gender, identity, sexuality, blackness and people who are marginalized. Speaking to the FADER, she explains, “The work […] evolved into not only …

Art History in Masking Tape

Nasa Funahara, a senior at Musahino Art University in Kodaira, Japan, has recreated some of the worlds most recognizable paintings with masking tape. Unlike the bland white or blue tape found here in the States, Japan offers hundreds of varieties, all differing in color and pattern. After collecting over 450 rolls, Funahara decided to put her collection to use by cutting and pasting small bits …

A Profile of Artist Mac Premo

Filmmaker Bas Berkhout intimately delves into the NYC creative's life and process

Brooklyn-based Mac Premo aptly self-identifies as an artist and a “stuff-maker.” Peering into his studio reveals that the latter is surely a description he lives up to on a daily basis. Premo recently invited Dutch filmmaker Bas Berkhout (now based in Brooklyn) into his studio and home to learn more about his work, life and inspiration. Berkhout—largely known for his Like Knows Like series—paints an …

2014 OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome

15 artists from six different countries come together for NUfactory's ephemeral celebration of street art

At the recent private preview of the OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome, we were approached by two men in their 60s while we stood outside of the massive gates of an abandoned house in San Lorenzo. While uninvited, they were welcomed by curator Francesco Dobrovich, and we embarked on a tour together in which the men expressed an incredible knowledge of the Roman street …