Disegno Gioia

Sketches from jewelry designer Guiliano Capogrossi Colognesi's latest line

On paper, self-taught jewelry designer Guiliano Capogrossi Colognesi has all it takes for his company, Disegno Gioia, to be successful. He presents beautiful and creative design concepts and has a working website on which to showcase them, but the products—with price tags of anywhere from $100,000 to $25 million—won’t be created until they’re bought first. It’s an unconventional way to sell, but as he continues …

The Sketchbook Project

How one global art community is connecting through sketchbooks

Five years ago, Shane Zucker and Steven Peterman, fed up with the challenge of making a living as artists, founded Art House as a student project. Now, the active online community has over 50,000 users and an art library that is traveling the United States. Art House’s beginnings go back to Atlanta College of Art (SCAD since bought it), where Shane was studying graphic design …

Erik Foss: Word

Artist Erik Foss reshapes the alphabet with smutty cut-outs

Co-owner of one of downtown NYC’s more notorious bars Lit Lounge and the similarly lowbrow-inspired Fuse Gallery, it most likely comes as no surprise that Erik Foss‘ “Word” series consists of pin-up girls “artfully arranged” to create a very sexy alphabet. We had the chance to see the series in person in Miami, at the Anonymous Gallery booth inside Scope. With the Art Basel bonanza …