From Photos to Fishing Lures, Custom Framing with Framebridge

Finally a service that doesn't cost more than the artwork itself

Earlier this month at the NYC Affordable Art Fair’s fall edition, CH favorite Shantell Martin was the official artist-in-residence, taking her black marker to the walls and floor of the programming lounge as well as displaying her own pleasantly priced illustrations. The frame choice couldn’t have been more perfect: the white mat and slim, deep frame really focused the spotlight on Martin’s black-and-white artwork. Thus …

amfAR + Shantell Martin Beach Towel

More than a summer accessory, this art and activist collaboration sends a message to act on

The Foundation for AIDS Research (aka amfAR) has joined forces with London-born, NYC-based artist Shantell Martin for a limited edition collaboration beach towel to raise awareness and funds for an HIV/AIDS cure. Born out of brainstorming sessions, the black and white towel encapsulates Martin’s trademark style and a strong message: “Be epic, cure AIDS.” We spoke with Martin about the product and the process, and …

Studio Visit: Shantell Martin

Wide awake within the illustrated walls of an English artist's Brooklyn abode

“All it cost me were pens and time,” says Shantell Martin of her Brooklyn home and studio. From the baseboards to the ceiling, the space crawls with a hand-drawn mural of Martin’s own design. The artist explains that she rents from a couple who support Martin’s scribbling habit so long as it is contained to the top floor. The walls aren’t alone—scanning the space shows …