Inside the Encyclopedia of Strangely Named Animals, Volume One

Documenting the undersea Wunderpus photogenicus, sarcastic fringehead and the scuttling Sparklemuffin, the Encyclopedia of Strangely Named Animals, Volume One basks in the silliness of animal names—both scientific and common. Within, children’s book authors Fredrik Colting and Melissa Medina explore a menagerie of creatures, and the stories behind their names—and Artist Vlad Stankovic provides watercolor illustrations that are reminiscent of biology books from yesteryear. Altogether, it’s …

Dan Gluibizzi: Between Friends

NSFW watercolors inspired by how we pose for cameras and modeled on photos from across the internet

Sex, bongs and the internet—these are the motifs explored in the watercolors of Portland-via-New York artist and Tumblr addict Dan Gluibizzi (pronounced “glue-busy”). Opening tomorrow, 1 March 2014, at LA’s Kopeikin Gallery, Gluibizzi’s solo exhibition “Between Friends” features his most recent studies, many of which are modeled from images he discovered through Tumblr. Explaining his chosen title, Gluibizzi tells CH, “We live in a world …

Art Basel: Other Worlds

A selection of mind-bending, multimedia works from Switzerland's expansive art show

While several works at this year’s Art Basel touched upon the animalistic side of humanity, another parallel looked to the future with otherworldly and scientifically driven design. From a Nouveau Realism throwback to forward-thinking student work, there were numerous sculptures, paintings and more to stimulate the mind’s analytical side. In studying experience design at Stockholm’s renowned Konstfack University, Farvash Razavi explores the possibilities of blending …